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Unformatted text preview: Section 4.6 Variation of Parameters April 07, 2009 Variation of Parameters Todays Session The average for the exam was 68. The median was 76. The TAs will go through the exam tomorrow, and there will be a quiz. I will discuss the handin today in class. A Summary of This Session: (1) Wronskian of independent solutions. (2) Variation of parameters to find particular solution, when the forcing function is not an, exponential, a polynomial, sine, cosine, or a combination of those. Variation of Parameters Wronskian of two solutions The Wronskian of two functions y 1 and y 2 is defined by: W ( y 1 , y 2 ) = vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle y 1 y 2 y 1 y 2 vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle = y 1 y 2 y 2 y 1 Example: Find the Wronskians of the following: (a) cos t , sin t (b) t 2 + 2 t 1 , t 2 (c) e 2 t , t e 2 t Answer: (a) W ( y 1 , y 2 ) = 1; (b) W ( y 1 , y 2 ) = t 2 + 4 t + 3; (c) W ( y 1 , y 2 ) = e 4 t . Variation of Parameters Wronskian, contd Example 2: (a) Show that the wronskian of the fundamental solutions of the differential equation y 6 y + 9 y = 0 is not zero....
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2009 for the course MATH 254 taught by Professor Indik during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona Tucson.
 Spring '08
 INDIK
 Differential Equations, Equations

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