# Any way to solve this differential equation?

```
sage: x(t)=function('x')(t)
sage: x
t |--> x(t)
sage: g(v,c)=1/sqrt(1-v^2/c^2)
sage: g
(v, c) |--> 1/sqrt(-v^2/c^2 + 1)
sage: var('a')
a
sage: ode = g(diff(x,t))*diff(x,t) == a*t
sage: ode
t |--> diff(x(t), t)/sqrt(-diff(x(t), t)^2/c^2 + 1) == a*t
sage: desolve(ode,x)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: Unable to determine independent variable, please specify.
sage: desolve(ode,[x,t])
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
NotImplementedError: Maxima was unable to solve this ODE. Consider to set option contrib_ode to True.
sage: desolve(ode,[x,t],contrib_ode=True)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
NotImplementedError: Maxima was unable to solve this ODE.
```

I can solve it by hand.

Mathematica can solve it. But I would very much prefer to learn to use Sage because it's open source.

It looks like it is Maxima that cannot solve it. But is it possible to make Sage invoke any other open source program than Maxima? Or use some trick in defining the problem that would allow Maxima to solve it?

Thank you.