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Unformatted text preview: MATH314, Modeling Realizable Phenomena Practice Midterm Gidon Eshel, Physics Department, Bard College AnnandaleonHudson, NY 125045000, x7232, geshel@bard.edu . Remember: succinct and to the point and very clearly printed, no cursive ever. (1) Explain clearly in a sentence the Principle of Parsimony. (2) For the scalar linear model dx dt = x please (a) point out the state vector, (b) obtain the general solution and state what information you need for it to be com plete, (c) define, and characterize the condition(s) for, instability. (3) For the model df dt = f 10 fg dg dt = 10 fg g, please (a) Write down the state vector. (b) Identify the coefficients and describe briefly their biological roles. (c) Point out sources of nonlinearities. (d) Linearize about a general state (i.e., a nonspecific symbolic state whose compo nents can take on any value within a specific set please point out what that set is)....
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