# Question:how to obtain this transformation using dchange?

## Question:how to obtain this transformation using dchange?

Maple 2021

on DLMF page, they show this transformation on independent variable for second order ode

https://dlmf.nist.gov/1.13#Px7

About half way down the page, under Elimination of First Derivative by Change of Independent Variable section.

I tried to verify it using Maple dchange. But the problem it looks like dchange wants the old variable to be on the left side (z in this example) and the new variable (eta in this example) to be on the right side in the transformation. But on the above web page, it is the other way around.

Here are my attempts

```restart;
ode:=diff(w(z),z\$2)+f(z)*diff(w(z),z)+g(z)*w(z)=0;

tranformation:=eta=int(exp(-int(f(z),z)),z);

PDEtools:-dchange({tranformation},ode,known={z},unknown={eta});
PDEtools:-dchange({tranformation},ode,{eta},known={z});
PDEtools:-dchange({tranformation},ode,{eta});
```

All give errors

Error, (in dchange/info) missing a list with the new variables
Error, (in dchange/info) the new variables are not contained in the rhs of the direct transformation equations
Error, (in dchange/info) the new variables are not contained in the rhs of the direct transformation equations

The problem it does not seem possible to invert the transformation shown on the webpage, so that the old variable z show on the left side and the new variable (eta) on the right side.

Why is this restriction on dchange  Since one tells it which is the new variable and which is the old variable? May be I am not using dchange correctly in this example.

Any suggestion for a workaround to use dchange to verify the above result?

Here is my hand derivation (pdf file attached also)

Can the above be done using dchange?

Maple 2021.2 on windows 10

sol.pdf

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