Differential Equation Calculator

Solve differential equations

The calculator will try to find the solution of the given ODE: first-order, second-order, nth-order, separable, linear, exact, Bernoulli, homogeneous, or inhomogeneous.

Initial conditions are also supported.

Enter an equation (and, optionally, the initial conditions):
For example, y''(x)+25y(x)=0, y(0)=1, y'(0)=2.
Write `y'(x)` instead of `(dy)/(dx)`, `y''(x)` instead of `(d^2y)/(dx^2)`, etc.

If the calculator did not compute something or you have identified an error, or you have a suggestion/feedback, please write it in the comments below.

Introducing an Online Differential Equation Calculator designed for students, teachers, and math experts, a platform that expertly solves complex differential equations and provides accurate answers.

How to Use the Differential Equation Calculator?

  • Input

    Enter the differential equation in the provided input box. If necessary, enter the initial conditions.

  • Calculation

    With all the information entered, click the "Calculate" button to initiate the calculation process.

  • Result

    In moments, the calculator will display the solution.

What Is Differential Equation?

A differential equation is a mathematical equation that involves functions and their derivatives. It plays a fundamental role in various areas, such as physics, engineering, economics, and biology.

Understanding the intricacies of differential equations can be challenging, but our differential equation calculator simplifies the process for you. It provides the solution.

What Are the Different Types of Differential Equations?

Different differential equations are classified primarily based on the types of functions involved and the order of the highest derivative present. The primary types include:

  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) include a function of a single variable and its derivatives.

    The general form of a first-order ODE is


    where $$$y^{\prime}$$$ is the first derivative of $$$y$$$ with respect to $$$x$$$.

    An example of a first-order ODE is $$$y^{\prime}+2y=3$$$. The equation relates the function $$$y(x)$$$ to its derivative $$$y^{\prime}$$$ and constants.

  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). These involve a function of multiple variables and their partial derivatives.

    The general form for a function of two variables is


    where $$$u_x$$$ and $$$u_y$$$ are the partial derivatives of $$$u$$$ with respect to $$$x$$$ and $$$y$$$, respectively.

    The heat equation is an example of a PDE:

    $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=k\left(\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial y^2}+\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial z^2}\right),$$

    where $$$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}$$$ is the time derivative, $$$k$$$ is a constant, and $$$\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial y^2}+\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial z^2}$$$ is the Laplacian, representing a second-order spatial derivative.

  • Linear and Nonlinear Differential Equations: If a DE can be expressed linearly with respect to the unknown function and its derivatives, it's a linear DE.

    An equation is linear if it can be expressed in the following form:


    where the coefficients $$$a_i(x)$$$, $$$i=\overline{1,2,..n}$$$, are constants or functions of the independent variable $$$x$$$ but not of $$$y$$$ or its derivatives.

    An example of a linear DE is $$$y^{\prime\prime}-4y^{\prime}+4y=0$$$.

    An example of a nonlinear DE would be $$$y^{\prime\prime}+y^{\prime}y=0$$$.

  • Homogeneous and Nonhomogeneous Differential Equations: If $$$g(x)=0$$$, the equation is homogeneous; otherwise, it is nonhomogeneous.

    An example of a homogeneous DE would be $$$y^{\prime}+y^2=0$$$.

    An example of a nonhomogeneous DE is $$$y^{\prime}+4y=3x+5$$$.

Why Choose Our Differential Equation Calculator?

  • Accuracy and Precision

    Our calculator is designed using advanced algorithms to provide accurate and correct solutions to differential equations.

  • User-Friendly Interface

    With a clean and intuitive design, even those new to differential equations can easily navigate and utilize our calculator.

  • Fast Calculations

    Time is of the essence. Our calculator delivers solutions quickly.


What is the purpose of the eMathHelp's Differential Equation Calculator?

The purpose of our calculator is to provide users with accurate solutions to a wide range of differential equations.

Which types of differential equations can I solve using this calculator?

The calculator can handle different types of ordinary differential equations, including linear and nonlinear.

How quickly will I receive a solution after inputting my equation?

Our calculator is designed for quick calculations. Typically, you'll receive your solution within moments after clicking the "Calculate" button.

How does eMathHelp's calculator compare to other online differential equation solvers?

Our calculator is known for its user-friendly interface and the wide range of equations it can handle.