# Definition:Airy's Equation

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## Definition

**Airy's equation** is the second order ODE:

- $y'' = x y$

## Also presented as

Sometimes certain conventional symbols are used:

- $\phi'' - t \phi = 0$

## Also known as

**Airy's equation** is also known as **the Stokes equation**, or **Stokes' equation**, for George Gabriel Stokes.

## Also see

## Source of Name

This entry was named for George Biddell Airy.

## Sources

- 1962: J.C. Burkill:
*The Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text I$: Existence of Solutions: $1$. Some problems for investigation