Is there a way to solve the following ODE for general integral values of $m$

\begin{align} \frac{\partial A(x)}{ \partial x} = -A(x)^m + \frac1x \label{rec}\tag{1} \end{align}

I have some ways to approach this problem for a special case of $m=2$. For this case, if we substitute $A(x) = \frac{u^\prime(x)}{u(x)}$, we would get a differential equation of the form, $$u^{\prime\prime}(x) = \frac{u(x)}x$$ And, it is possible to write a solution for this equation in terms of Bessel functions. But I don't know how to generalize this for higher $m$.

Any help would be appreciated!


This is a Chini differential equation, but the Chini invariant depends on $x$. I don't think a closed-form solution is known in general. Maple does find the general solution for $n=2$:

$$ A \left( x \right) =-{\frac {-c {{ I}_{0}\left(2\,\sqrt {x}\right)}+{{ K}_{0}\left(2\,\sqrt {x}\right)}}{\sqrt {x} \left( { \it c}\,{{ I}_{1}\left(2\,\sqrt {x}\right)}+{{ K}_{1}\left(2 \,\sqrt {x}\right)} \right) }} $$

but not for $m=3$.






This belongs to an Abel equation of the second kind.

Let $u=x-A^{-m}$ ,

Then $x=u+A^{-m}$


$\therefore u\left(\dfrac{du}{dA}-mA^{-m-1}\right)=-A^{-m}(u+A^{-m})$




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