Unformatted text preview: 320 CHAPTER 5 NONLINEAR SYSTEMS which at (0. 0) is equal to (‘3?) so the linearized system at (0, 0) is (we could also see this by “dropping the higher order terms“). (c) The eigenvalues of the linearized system at the origin are l and 1. so the origin is a saddle.
The linearized system decouples, so solutions approach the origin along the xaxis and tend
away form the origin along the yaxis. 5. (a) Using separation of variables (or simple guessing). we have x0) = 10:" . (b) The equation
dy _=_ 3
dr 4x +y is a ﬁrstorder. linear equation. We write the equation as Therefore. the integrating factor is e". Multiplying both sides of the equation by 9" yields
‘0 r 3 r
( d! y) e — 41: e . Note that the lefthand side is just the derivative of ye" and the righthand side is —4x3e"3’ e“
since x(t) = we" . Therefore we have i 9",
dry 4r ‘3'e" = “use . = 4X3€ After integrating and simplifying, we have
y(r) = x3e'3' + (yo — xgk‘. (c) The general solution of the system is
x0) = x0e"
y(t) = x3?” + (yo — x3)e‘. (d) For all solutions, x(r) —> 0 as t > 00. For a solution to tend to the origin as r —> 00, we must have 370‘) —> 0, and this can happen only if yo  x3 = 0. (e) Since 1: = we", we see that a solution will tend toward the origin as r —> 00 only if
x0 = 0. In that case, y(t) = yoe‘. and y(!) v 0 as t > —oo. ...
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