I am unable to understand why the general solution is a "bigger set of solutions" than the complete solution.

What is the intuition behind this?

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The general solution involves arbitrary function of known function's $u$ and $v$, while the complete solution involves arbitrary constants. The arbitrary function is more general than arbitrary constants as it include all possible functions of variable and constants, so I think that's the reason.


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