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Two methods of finding a function $f$ such that $Mdx+Ndy=0$ on the curves $f(x,y)=c$

this problem is from my class,i did one way and got one answer,professor did it in another way and got another answer.question is:Find $f(x,y)=constant$ where differential equation is ...
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Solving a particular system of differential equations

The problem I'm trying to solve is this: $X'(t) \in \mathbb{R}^3 \,, \, \omega = (\omega_1,\omega_2,\omega_3) $ Find the general solution for $$X'(t) = \omega \times X(t)$$ After doing the cross ...
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Is it possible to write the curl in terms of the infinitesimal rotation tensor?

Is it possible to write the curl in terms of the infinitesimal rotation tensor? Basically, we can write the curl as a matrix operator $$ curl=\begin{bmatrix} 0 & -\partial z & \partial ...
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Differential equation by separation of variables [closed]

Solve the differential equation $dx + e^{5x} dy = 0$ by separation of variables.
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Proving Differential equation [closed]

Prove that $y=x^3+3$ is a solution of the differential Equation $xy''-2y'= 0$.
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Solving $\frac{\partial z}{\partial x} + \frac{\partial z}{\partial y} = 0$ by changing variables

Transform the differential equation $\frac{\partial z}{\partial x} + \frac{\partial z}{\partial y} = 0 $ by introducing new variables $x = u+v$ and $y=u-v$. then solve it. I which I could show ...
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Particular solution of reducible to homogeneous equation

Verify that $y=x-5$ is a particular solution of the equation $$\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{2y+6}{x+y+1}\ .$$ This is when $y'=1$ but this is not given as a condition in the question. How would you write the ...
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Computation of the Frenet-Serret trihedron in $\Bbb L^3$ (Lorentz-Minkowski space)

Consider $\Bbb L^3 = (\Bbb R^3, \langle , \rangle)$, with the convention $$\langle (x_1,y_1,z_1), (x_2,y_2,z_2)\rangle = x_1x_2+y_1y_2 - z_1z_2$$ and $\| v \| = \sqrt{|\langle v, v \rangle|}$. Let ...
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Variable substitution in second order PDE

Consider the the PDE $$A(x, y)\partial_{xx} u + B(x, y)\partial_{xy}u + C(x, y)\partial_{yy}u=h(x, y) $$ Now I want to make a variable substitution $\xi=f(x, y), \eta=g(x,y)$, so I can get $u$ as a ...
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Let $f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^m $ be differentiable and $K \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be compact and convex. Show $f$ is Lipschitz on $K$.

The Assignment: Let $f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^m $ be continuously partial differentiable and let $K \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be compact and convex. Show $f$ is Lipschitz on $K$. A ...
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Is speed a function of position?

Let $x$ be a smooth function from $[0,\infty)$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$ satisfying the following differential equation $x''(t) = f(x(t))$, where $f$ is a smooth function from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to itself. Then ...
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Let U be open and $f: U \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be partial differentiable.

The Assignment: Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be open and $f : U \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be partial differentiable and let all partial directional derivatives be continous function on $U$. Show ...
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Partial differentiation for multi variables

A Candy company makes 2 types of candy A & B for which the average costs are 2 & 3euros per kg respectively. $Q_a$ & $Q_b$ (a & b subscript) are the kg that can be sold each week and ...
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The Stable Manifold Theorem Applications

Definition: Let $\phi_t(x)$ be the flow of the nonlinear system $x'=f(x)$. The global stable manifold of $x'=f(x)$ at $0$ is defined by: $$W^s(0)=\bigcup_{t\leq 0}\phi_t(S)$$ Where $S$ is a ...
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Calculus based question

For those who knows this stuff this is probably an easy question, but I don't know in general where I should consult to learn solution of this type of problems. So, beside providing solution/hint if ...
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How to think when solving $3\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}+5\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}=0$?

Solve this differential equation $$3\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}+5\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}=0$$ Usually, when we get these problems, they tell us what variable change is smart to do and we just ...
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1answer
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existence of the solution of Neumann problem in $\mathbb{R}^3$

Let $D\subset \mathbb{R}^3$. Let $D$ be connected subset of $\mathbb{R}^3$. Show that there is not any solution of the system of equation \begin{equation} \Delta u=f \text{ in } D, ...
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Chain rule and multivariable differentiation

Given that $F: (\mathbb{R}^3) \longrightarrow (\mathbb{R}^2)$ is defined as $F(x,y,z) = (x^2+y+z, x+y^2+xz)$, find all the linear functions defined as $g: (\mathbb{R}^2) \longrightarrow ...
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How to compute time ordered Exponential?

So say you have a matrix dependent on a variable t: $$A(t)$$ how do you compute $$e^{A(t)}$$ It seems Sylvester's formula, my standard method of computing matrix exponentials can't be applied ...
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How do I solve $F = \nabla\times G$ for $G$?

Given the vector valued function $F(x,y,z) = (xz,-yz,y)$ find $G$ such that $F = \nabla\times G$ I let $G(x,y,z) = (G_1,G_2,G_3)$ and expanded $\nabla \times G$ then equated the components to $F$ but ...
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Solution in common for two differential equations

Consider: $E1: y''-4y'+4y=0$ Solution: $y(x)=c_1 e^{2x}+c_2 x e^{2x} $ $E2: y''-2ay'+(a^2-1)y=0$ Solution: $y(x)=c_1 e^{(a+1)x}+c_2 e^{(a-1)x} $ For what values of $a$, $E1$ and $E2$ have ...
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Derivation of Euler Lagrange Equation

I was reading on the derivation of the Euler Lagrange Equations (in the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%E2%80%93Lagrange_equation focusing on: "Derivation of one-dimensional Euler–Lagrange ...
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Need helping proving that something is differentiable but not continuously differentiable

I need some help please proving that a function is differentiable at $(0,0)$ but not continuously differentiable at $(0,0)$. The function is as follows... (from $\mathbb{R}^2$ to $\mathbb{R}$) ...
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predictor-corrector method and stability

A predictor-corrector method for the approximate solution of $y'=f(t,y)$ uses \begin{equation} y_{n+1}-y_{n}=hf_{n} \tag P \end{equation} as predictor and \begin{equation} ...
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Solution for a differential equation

If $x^n$ is a solution for the equation: $y''y'y=48x^9$, what is the value of $n$? I have the choices: 2, 1, 3, 4, or 6. I dont know how to resolve $y''y'y=0$, but maybe i dont need to do it. ...
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Find coeficients for differential equation given a solution

For: $y''+ay'+by=0$ Given one of the solutions: $y(x)=e^x cos(x)$ Whats the value of $a+b$ ? I need some help with this, i dont know where to start.
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Differential Equations - Method of Undetermined Coefficients for products of polynomials and sines

Consider $y''+y= 2x \sin (x)$ I have the solution for the homogeneous equation. Now i am trying to guess a particular solution for: $2x \sin (x)$ My first guess was: $(Ax+B) \cos x + (Cx +D) \sin ...
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Linearization of Implicit ODE (Equations of Motion)

let's say we have a system with vector $q_{(t)}$ representing the degrees of freedom (DoF), and state vector $ x_{(t)} = \left \{ \begin{array}{c c} q_{(t)} \\ \dot{q_{(t)}} \end{array} \right \}$ ...
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how to introduce time into calculus of variations for image processing?

I'm studying some topics about calculus of variation applied to image processing. I'd like to understand how to introduce time parameter to evolve an image in an iterative way. For example, let's ...
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Differential equation have no particular solution for initial condition

Does the following diferential equation have a particular solution? $y'=(y-1)(y+1), y(0)=1$ The general solution is: $\frac{1-e^{2x+2C}}{1+e^{2x+2C}}$ But then: $\frac{1-e^{2C}}{1+e^{2C}}=1$ $C$ ...
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How to resolve this diferential equation $y^2 y^{\prime}=x^3$

I see it is non-linear, but not sure if that is important here. I got the solution for the homogeneous in this way: $$y^2 y^\prime=0 \rightarrow y^\prime=0 \rightarrow \frac{dy}{dx}=0\rightarrow ...
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Minimizing the following objective function with matrices

Suppose $A$ and $B$ are known matrices, and we are to find matrix $X$ that minimizes the following function, $$\frac{1}{2}||X||^2+\frac{1}{2}||X^TAX-B||^2$$ Taking the relevant derivative w.r.t $X$ ...
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Compatibility Condition of the Poisson Equation with Neumann Boundary Conditions

I am trying to solve the following general Poisson equation with homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions in a rectangular domain ($0 \le x \le L$ and $0 \le y \le H$). $$ \frac{\partial^2 ...
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Finding function given its Jacobian and the initial condition

Consider continuously differentiable function $f:\mathbb{R}^k\mapsto \mathbb{R}^k$. We know that $f(x_0)=y_0$ and the Jacobian matrix is given for all $x$. I'd like to know the explicit for of the ...
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$\textbf c(t)$ is a flow line on $\textbf F = -\nabla V$, prove $V(\textbf c(t))$ is a decreasing function of $t$.

Let $\textbf c(t)$ be a flow line of a gradient field $\textbf F = -\nabla V$. Prove that $V(\textbf c(t))$ is a decreasing function of $t$. We have not learned Line Integrals, so I would assume this ...
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how to solve this homogeneous differention equation ?

$dy/dx= (2x+3y+4)/(4x+6y+5)$. I am trying to solve this homogeneous Ds, but don't understand how to solve it. I believe the first step is to solve this: 1) $y=u x$ 2) $dy/dx = u+x \cdot du/dx$ then ...
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A proof of a theorem of Liouville

I need some reference for the proof of the following theorem attributed to Liouville: Theorem: Let $f(x):\Omega\longrightarrow \mathbb R^n$ a $C^2$ function where $\Omega$ is an open subset of ...
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Multivariable differential equation

Given $u=f(2x-y)+g(x-2y)$, show that $$2 \frac{\mathrm{d}^2 u}{\mathrm{d}x^2} + 5 \frac{\mathrm{d}^2 u}{\mathrm{d}x\,\mathrm{d}y} + 2\frac{\mathrm{d}^2 u}{\mathrm{d}y^2} = 0.$$ I'm not even sure where ...
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Second Order Derivative of a function $f:R^2\to R^2$

The Exercise: My Work: Part 1: $$ Df=\left( \begin{array}{ccc} D_1f_1 & D_2f_1\\ D_1f_2 & D_2f_2 \\\end{array} \right) $$ $$f_1(x,y)=\sin x+\sin y$$ $$f_2(x,y)=\cos x+\cos y$$ $$ ...
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Existence and Uniqueness Theorem--Question Regarding Regions

I have a question. Suppose I have a differential equation for which I want to find the values at which $f(x,y)$ and $∂f/∂y$ are discontinuous, that I might know the points at which more than one ...
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Directional derivatives, linear maps, and uniform convergence

The Exercise Let $f(x,y)=x$ if $|y|>x^2$ and $f(x,y)=0$ otherwise. Show that all the directional derivatives of $f$ exist at the origin but there does not exist a linear map $D$ such that ...
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Directional Differentiability follows from Multivariate Differentiability

The Exercise: "Suppose that a function $f: R^n \to R^m$ is differentiable at $x \in R^n$. Show that the directional derivative of $f$ in any direction $v\in R^n$ at $x$ exists and $D_vf(x)=Df(x)(v)$" ...
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Derivative of a Linear Map

I'm devastatingly incompetent at linear algebra and multivariable calculus. I just cannot understand it at all. Here's the easiest problem from my homework, and my attempt at solving it, and where I ...
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Integrating two equations that equal, what happens to the constant on one of the sides?

In class, we were talking about Newton's 3rd law and how to integrate. $\int(g)dt = \int(y''(t))dt \implies g(t) + C = y'(t)$ I am confused about why the right hand side of the equation doesn't get ...
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Tricky Differential Equation Problem

I am unsure of how to tackle the following differential equation: $$ dx+ x\,dy = e^{-y}\sec^2y\,dy$$ I have done the following so far: $$dx + x\,dy = e^{-y} \sec^2y \, dy$$ $$=>dx = e^{-y} ...
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Four equations with three variables!

I have these four equations: $$\left\{\begin{matrix} A_1 = A_c -D \theta cos(\phi)\\ A_2 = A_c -D \theta cos(\phi-\pi/2)\\ A_3 = A_c -D \theta cos(\phi-\pi)\\ A_4 = A_c -D \theta cos(\phi-3\pi/2) ...
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Help with solving for a flow curve:

So I'm preparing for a final exam in multivariable and our textbook posed the following question: find the flow lines of F(x,y) = (-y, x) Which I can't seem to solve correctly. We are told that a ...
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Motion in three dimensions with friction.

I am trying to represent the motion of an object in three-dimensional space that is undergoing acceleration, friction, and drag, where: acceleration = $\vec A$ friction = $F$ drag = $D$ The ...
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How to find other solutions to this vectorproblem?

Suppose I have a vector field $\mathbf{A}(x,y,z)$, of which I know: $$ \mathbf{A}(x,y,0)=(1+\alpha x)\hat{z}$$ Thus, I know the value of $\mathbf{A}$ in the $xy$-plane. Say, within ...
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analytical solution for system of nonlinear ODEs in two dimensions

This ODE comes out of a system of self propelled particles (http://www.foelsche.com/swarm). Currently this system is linear -- I want to add a nonlinear friction/drag. Every particle has the following ...