P03 - Group Project MAP 2302 In this project, well...

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Group Project MAP 2302 In this project, we’ll re-examine mass-spring systems, but with variable coefficients. But first we will help show that Einstein’s relativity formulas generalize kinetic energy in the classical sense. That is, if the speed of an object is small compared to the speed of light, then the relativistic result is extremely close to 1 2 mv 2 . 1. We first find a particular power series that will help with our calculation. ..the binomial series. (a) Use the method of integrating factors from Unit 1 to find (1 + x ) α to be a solution to the IVP below. Is it unique? (1 + x ) y 0 - αy = 0 ; y (0) = 1 (Here , α is any fixed real number . ) (b) Now we use the method of power series find a solution of the form X n =0 c n x n . Find a formula for c n +1 in terms of c n . Show that this lead to the power series: 1 + X n =0 α ( α - 1) ... ( α - ( n - 1)) n ! x n = 1 + αx + α ( α - 1) 2! x 2 + α ( α - 1)( α - 2) 3! x 3 ... (c) What is the radius of convergence of this series by ratio test? How does this compare with the minimum radius of convergence guaranteed by the differential equation? Is
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course MAP 2302 taught by Professor Tuncer during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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P03 - Group Project MAP 2302 In this project, well...

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