# Higher Order Differential Equations

Once we are quiet familiar with several methods for solving an ordinary differential equation of first order and first degree, we can comfortably solve differential equations of second order and higher orders in first degree.

The solutions of a D.E of first order and first degree is arrived with direct involvement of integration, whereas integration is not directly involved in practical problems while arriving at the solution of the higher order equation. We also notice that the solution of a first order and first degree equation is mostly in the implicit form f ( x, y ) = c. In the case of higher order equations the solution is always in the explicit form y = f ( x ).

In this section let us discuss with higher order differential equations and the method of solving the higher order differential equations.