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Another Problem integrating when attempting a solution with the Poincaré Lemma

a) I think that the answer should be $d\nu=10z dx \wedge dy \wedge dz$ b) and c) are easy. d) This is part I am having troubles with. $\begin{align} i_{\hat{\mathbb{X}}_t}\beta &= ...
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Caucy Problem infinite domain- Question

Consider the following problem $$u_t-u_{xx}=p(x,t),-\infty<x<\infty,t\geq0$$ $$u(x,0^-)=0$$ The fundamental solution for this is $$u(x,t)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \int_0^t ...
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Solve an ODE $\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}+\cot x\frac{dy}{dx}+4y\csc^2x=0$

$$\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}+\cot x\frac{dy}{dx}+4y\csc^2x=0$$ I could not find any examples as to how to approach 2nd order ODEs with trigonometric coefficients. How do I solve the auxiliary equation and ...
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Two ways of finding a Potential of a Vector Field

If $\vec{F}(x,y)$ is a conservative vector field and we want to find a function $V$ such that $\nabla(V)=\vec{F}$, then one way to do it is to take an arbitrary point $(x_0,y_0)$ and then define ...
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Matlab simulation of dog chasing a rabbit pursuit curve.

Hi I'm really struggling with this problem of mine. A rabbit is running along the x-axis (0->∞) with a constant velocity vr and a dog chases the rabbit starting at some point L (0...∞) on the y-axis ...
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asymptotic problems [closed]

When is two equations asymptotically stable? ie given two differential equations how do we work it out? .......x'=-6x^2y and y'=-3y^3+6x^3.....when is this two equations asymptotically stable ?
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Sum in terms of $e^x$

Is it possible to write the sum $$ \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} 2^{2k-1} \frac{x^k}{k!}$$ in terms of $e^x$? That is, using the fact that $$e^x = \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^k}{k!}$$
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Differential equation, hint

$$x^2y'^2-2(xy-2)y' +y^2=0$$ I have tried to determine y' using x, y $$y'=-\frac{{\sqrt{1-xy}-1}^2}{x^2}$$ And I don't know what to do next.
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Homogenous Differential Equation

The problem is to solve for the general solution of: $$yy' + x = (x^2 + y^2)^{1/2}$$ My teacher said to homogenize the equation as a hint during our exam, and afterwards in the solutions he gave ...
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Using Frobenius' Theorem for 3 functions in 2 variables [on hold]

i) 1) $v= \frac{\partial u}{\partial x}$ 2) $w= \frac{\partial u}{\partial t}$ 3) $\frac{\partial v}{\partial t}= \frac{\partial w}{\partial x}$ 4) $\frac{\partial v}{\partial x}= \frac{\partial ...
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A change of form in harmonic motion

Let $x(t)=$ $c_1\cos\omega_0t+c_2\sin\omega_0t$ , $c_1=c\cdot \cos\delta$, $c_2=-c\cdot \sin\delta$, and $c>0$, can we say by this change of form $c_1$ and $c_2$ still take value on all real ...
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Using Frobenius Theorem to solve a fairly general system of 1st order PDEs

It has been proved that if $\mathbb{X}$ and $\mathbb{Y}$ be the vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^3$ given by $\mathbb{X}(x,y,z)=(1,0,p(x,y)r(z))$ $\mathbb{Y}(x,y,z)=(0,1,q(x,y)r(z))$ ...
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solving Differential Equation (hint)

$$(yy')^3 = 27x(y^2-2x^2)$$ I tried a lot, but one what i see is $yy'=(y^2)'$ and then we get $z'^3 = 216x(z-2x^2)$ I have no idea, please, hint a substitution.
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Problem integrating in problem using the Poincaré Lemma

a) It is easy to show that $d\beta=0$. b) $\begin{align}\hat{\mathbb{X}}_t &= (\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\hat{\Phi}_t) \hat{\Phi}_t^{-1}) \\ &= (\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\hat{\Phi}_t) ...
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Differential equation, for which values of 'a' does this have a bounded solution?

Let $f(t) = f(t$) be the 2pi periodic("sawtooth wave"), f(t) = t for $0 \leq t \leq 2\pi$ and consider the equation $$y^{\prime \prime} + a^2y = f$$ For which values of $a$ (here $a$ >0) does this ...
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Differential Equation help: $\frac{dy}{dx}=\frac{y-3}{x^2 +y^2}$

The question is: solve for $y,$ $\dfrac{dy}{dx}=\dfrac{y-3}{x^2 +y^2}$ given it passes through $(0,1)$. I am struggling to find a way to separate the variables. Also as a side question, if you have ...
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What's your math question? Be specific. [closed]

I have got a book and in the example they are using $$\Delta E = \frac{(\Delta v)^2}{2*m_e}$$ It is using uncertanity principle to get uncertanity in velocity. But as per math should not it be ...
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how to solve Schrödinger equation

I would like to solve a complete solutions of the Schrödinger equation for a particle with time & position dependent mass ($m(x,t)$) moving in a potential $V(x,t)$. Any suggestions to solve ...
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Factoring Quadratic

I have used the substitution P = dy/dx to solve a first-order D.E of degree 4, so I got this: I have to show that the above statement can be written as: I tried to factor out first by taking p a ...
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Solving a PDE with Feynman-Kac Formula

I'm trying to solve this PDE using Feynman-Kac formula Now i follow the regular steps Here is where I don't know how to proceed. How do I calculate this expectation?
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Separable equation

I had $y=e^{4\ln|x|}+e^{4C}$, then simplified to $y=e^4 \cdot e^{\ln|x|} +e^{4C}=A\ln|x|+C_2$. This seems to be wrong and should've been $e^{\ln|x^4|}+e^{4C}$. Why is what I initially did wrong? ...
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Does the reduction of order yield the general solution of a differential equation?

Given a ODE of order 2, $$c_0(x) y''+c_1(x) y'+ c_2(x) y=q(x)$$ if we somehow find a solution $h(x)$ for homogeneous equation, then we can reduce the order of the non-homogeneous equation by letting ...
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Reducing a system of differential equations

Let $\mathbf F$ be a system of 1st order differential equations in $n>3$ variables $$\mathbf{F} : \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$$ $$\frac{d\mathbf{u}}{dt} = \mathbf{F}(\mathbf{u})$$ such that ...
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Inverse Laplace transform shifting error

I am doing the inverse Laplace transform of the function: $\frac{e^{-s}}{s-1}$. I am solving and receiving the answer: $e^t\mathcal{U}(t-1)$, however the correct answer is $e^{t-1}\mathcal{U}(t-1).$ ...
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directional derivatives and gradient

It is raining and rainwater is running off an ellipsoidal dome with equation 4 x^ 2 + y ^2 + 4 z^ 2 = 16, where z ≥ 0. Given that gravity will cause the raindrops to slide down the dome as rapidly as ...
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1st order differential equation with x(t) and y(t) in one equation

$y$ and $x$ are all in term of $t$ but after I have found the integrating factor and multiply is to the both side, then RHS will become $xe^{Rt/L}$ and don't know how to continue integrating the ...
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Suppose you have a set of data. Find a formula for the curve y=ax^3 using least squares [closed]

I am really stuck on this theoretical question, practicing for my final. What are the exact steps needed to get to this point?
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How do you do this Laplace transform?

How do you do the Laplace transform of the following equation? I know there's a trig identity in here somewhere, but I've got no idea how to do/use it. $$\mathcal{L}\lbrace\cos{4t}\cos{2t}\rbrace$$
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Find the frequencies that produce resonance in system of second order differential equations [closed]

The Eigen values are lamda= -5 and -2. A. What frequencies (w) would produce resonance in the system of second order differential equations x1''=-3x1 + 2x2 + coswt x2''=x1 - 4x2 + cos wt B. find ...
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Describing non-vanishing $1$-forms on two dimensional manifolds.

Let $h_1 \mathrm{d}x_1 + h_2 \mathrm{d}x_2$ be a non-vanishing $1$-form on a $2$-dimensional manifold. Why do locally exist smooth functions $f,g$ with $f\mathrm{d}g= h_1 \mathrm{d}x_1 + h_2 ...
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Solving Special Function Equations Using Lie Symmetries

The lie group + representation theory approach to special functions & how they solve the ode's arising in physics is absolutely amazing. I've given an example of it's power below on Bessel's ...
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ordinary differential equation solving

I have a diffeq: I have a nonlinear Diffeq: $$\frac{d^2x}{dt^2}+\beta \frac{dx}{dt}+\varepsilon e^{- \lambda x} = f(t) $$ where $f(t)$ is a function that is known, and $\beta$ and $\lambda$ are ...
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What is a good text which introduces ODE in a very general setting?

For your information, I have studied almost all undergraduate mathematics except for differential equation and I'm really comfortable with what I have learned. Moreover, I have taken an one semester ...
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method of characteristics in a nutshell

Good morning everybody, I need a quick reference for the following inhomogeneous first-order pde... namely $$f(x,y,z)=A\partial_x\varphi+B\partial_y\varphi+C\partial_z\varphi,$$ where $\varphi\in ...
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Diffusion-Reaction PDE - radial coordinate

I am trying to obtain an expression for the concentration $C$ based on this stationary equation : $\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = \frac{1}{r} \frac{d}{dr} \left(r \frac{\partial C}{\partial ...
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Optimal time control for the system of two non-linear ODE

I have the following system of two non-linear ODE with one control variable (modified model of Lotka-Volterra): Here is $\alpha, \beta, \gamma, \delta$ - some constants, $u$ - control variable. ...
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Solution existence on $ax + by = c$

I have to produce an program which resolve the following equation: $ax + by = c$ With the following condition: $a$, $b$ and $c$ are known positive integer. $x$ and $y$ are positive ...
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when does a partial differential equation have unique solution?

The differential equation $ xu_x + yu_y = 2u$ satisfying the initial conditions $y = xg(x), u=f(x)$ with $f(x) = 2x, g(x) = 1$, has no solution $f(x) = 2x^2, g(x) =1$, has infinite number of ...
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Identifying Hamiltonian Systems with Phase Portrait

the following is a homework question (that isn't going to be graded) and I'm not sure how to do it. I know that the solution trajectories cannot cross the H(x,y)=constant curves, but I'm not sure ...
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Linear differential equation with fundamental solutions $\sin x$ and $e^x$

How could I just make a differential equation out of the blue that has the fundamental solutions $y=c_1\sin x$ and $y=c_2e^x$.
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Do these “algebraically well behaved” Function Spaces, exist?

Do there exist any Sets of Functions which are some combination of: Algebraically Closed: In the sense of Algebraic Functions. Differentially Closed: In the sense of Differentially Closed Fields. ...
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find the nullclines

I don't know how to find the nullclines in the system (see picture attached) according to my professor (0,0) is one of them. I'm so confuse looking for it.
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show that the bifurcation occur at an exact point

Hi I'm having trouble with this problem. I have everything completed, but not the parte where I have to show that the saddle node bifurcation occur at k= -a + 1/2(a)^(1/2) and k= -a - 1/2(a)^(1/2). I ...
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Solution of a differential equation with problem of Cauchy

The question is the next: What can I say from the existence, uniqueness and continuos dependence of the solution? Is this a strongly continuos one-parameter group or a semigroup. $ \left\{ ...
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Why can $1 + \cos(t+y) + \cos(t+y)(\frac{dy}{dt}) = 0$ be written in the form $(\frac{d}{dt})\lbrack t + \sin(t+y) \rbrack = 0$?

I'm reading Differential Equations and Their Applications by Martin Braun. In subsection 1.9, which deals with exact equations, the author writes: Example 1. The equation $1 + \cos(t+y) + ...
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DE Power Series solution centered at $0$ but DE not defined at $0$.

I took a test in which I was asked to give a solution in terms of a power series for the equation: $$x^2y''(x)-xy'(x)+(1-x)y(x)=0,~~~~~~~x>0.$$ At first I began to work on a power series centered ...
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Questio on general differential equations

Let $f$, $g$ be functions. If $f+g$, $f+g+1$, $f+2g$ are solution to $$L[y]=y'' + p(x)y' +(q(x)-x^2)y=x,$$ where $x>0$. Solve $L[y]=x$, $x>0$ using variation of parameters undetermined ...
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A sufficient condition that domain of solution of differential equation became $\mathbb R$

If $ f:\mathbb R^n\to \mathbb R $ be bounded and continous then differential equation $$x'=f(x)$$ has a solution with domain $\mathbb R$. outlook of proof : if the maximal domain of solution is ...
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Tough second order differential equation2

I have asked similar question before but it turns out that the $E_0$ depends on (r,z). It makes the solution complicated. Any comments appreciated. ...
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about construction of Liapunov function [closed]

I want to ask what should I choose $a$ and $b$?? Because there is a sine function what can i do? It is easy to show V is positive definite,But how about dV/dt??