Trivial Solution of Homogeneous Linear 1st Order ODE

Theorem

$\dfrac {\d y} {\d x} + \map Q x y = 0$

has the particular solution:

$\map y x = 0$

that is, the zero constant function.

This particular solution is referred to as the trivial solution.

Proof

We have:

$\map {\dfrac {\d} {\d x} } 0 = 0$

from which:

$\dfrac {\d y} {\d x} + \map Q x y = 0$

Hence the result.

$\blacksquare$