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Unformatted text preview: B U Department of Mathematics Math 202 Differential Equations Summer 2005 First Midterm This archive is a property of Bo˘gazi¸ ci University Mathematics Department. The purpose of this archive is to organise and centralise the distribution of the exam questions and their solutions. This archive is a nonprofit service and it must remain so. Do not let anyone sell and do not buy this archive, or any portion of it. Reproduction or distribution of this archive, or any portion of it, without nonprofit purpose may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. 1. Using Abel’s Theorem and the fact that y 1 = 1 t + 1 is a particular solution of the differential equation, solve the initial value problem: ( t 2 1) y 00 + 4 ty + 2 y = 0, y (0) = 5, y (0) = 1. What is the interval of validity? Solution: y 1 y 2 y 2 y 1 = ce R p ( t ) dt , p ( t ) = 4 t t 2 1 choose c = 1 1 t + 1 y 2 + 1 ( t + 1) 2 y 2 = 1 ( t 2 1) 2 ⇒ ( t + 1) y 2 + y 2 = ( t + 1) 2 ( t 2 1) 2 ⇒ (( t + 1) y 2 ) = 1 ( t 1) 2 ⇒ ( t...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course MATH 251 taught by Professor Gurel during the Winter '11 term at Boğaziçi University.
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