Unformatted text preview: . The general solution is
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other points become unbounded. are equilibrium points. Solutions starting at all 3. Solution of the ODEs is based on the analysis of the algebraic equations
.
The characteristic equation is
, the two equations reduce to
One solution is
x , with a single root
. Setting
. The corresponding eigenvector is . A second linearly independent solution is obtained by finding a generalized eigenvector.
We therefore analyze the system
.
The equations reduce to the single equation
, and a second linearly independent solution is Let . We obtain x Dropping the last term, the general solution is
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