Definition:Differential Equation/Solution/Historical Note

From ProofWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Historical Note on Solution to Differential Equation

The original name for a solution to a differential equation that Jacob Bernoulli used in $1689$ was integral.

Leonhard Paul Euler used the term particular integral in his Institutiones Calculi Integralis of $1768$, but the latter term has more recently taken on a more precise definition.

The term solution was first used by Joseph Louis Lagrange in $1774$.

This terminology became established under the influence of Jules Henri Poincaré.