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x2 y 00 + y 0 + xy = 0; y (1) = 2, y 0 (1) = 0. Find constants c1 and c2 such that y3 = c1 y1 + c2 y2 .
Sol’n: We know that such constants exist, since y1 and y2 are a fundamental solution set. Diﬀerentiation tells us that
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y3 = c1 y1 + c2 y2 AMATH 350 Assignment #4 Solutions Winter 2013 Page 5 and setting x = 1 gives
y3 (1) = c1 y1 (1) + c2 y2 (1)
and 0
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y3 (1) = c1 y1 (1) + c2 y2 (1). That is, 2 = c1 and 0 = c1 c2 , so
c 1 = c 2 = 2. 7. (Considering the functions f (x) = x x and g (x) = x2 .)
a) Solution:
On (0, 1), f (x) = g (x), and so the functions are linearly dependent.
On ( 1, 0), f (x) = g (x), and so the functions are linearly dependent
on this interval as well.
On the full interval ( 1, 1), consider the expression k1 f (x) + k2 g (x) = 0.
For x > 0 this becomes k1 x2 + k2 x2 = 0 =) k1 = k2 ,
but for x < 0 we have instead k1 x2 + k2 x2 = 0 =) k1 = k2 ,
and so the only choice which works for all values of x 2 ( 1, 1) is k1 =
k2 = 0 .
Therefore f (x) and g (x)...
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