Hence the xed point (R, J) = (0.0) is a saddle point if a2 < b2 and a stable node
if a2 > b2 . The eigenvalues and corresponding eigenvectors are
A,=a+b, v,=(l,l), x12=ab, v2=(1,1).
Since a+b > ab, th
w=1+e¢=l+%saz+0(2). (57)
Now for the physical interpretation. The Dufng equation describes the un-
damped motion of a unit mass attached to a nonlinear spring with restoring force
F(x)= x£x3. We can u
stepsize A: = 0.1. The solutions have the shape expected from Section 2.3. I
Computers are indispensable for studying dynamical systems. We will use them
liberally throughout this book, and you should
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Assignment 6.
Due Tuesday Mar. 23
1. Show that the function
1
1
1
F (x, y) = x2 + x4 + y 2
2
4
2
is an integral of motion for the system
y = x + x3 .
x = y,
Hin
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EXAMPLE 6.3.6:
Show that the system it = 13' , j): l + x + y2 has no closed orbits.
Sciatica: This system has no xed points: if j: = 0, then x = 0 and so
52: 1+ )22 at 0. By Theorem 6.8.2, closed orbi
where weve used (2) to eliminate dt. (That was the second trick.)
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Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Assignment 3.
Due Thursday Feb. 25
1. Write the general solution to the system of two uncoupled harmonic oscillators
x1 = 1 y1
y1 = 1 x1
x2 = 2 y2
y2 = 2
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Assignment 2.
Due Thursday Feb. 4
1. Use the denition of stability, instability, and asymptotic stability of a
xed point to prove that x = 0 is, respectively, A
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Assignment 1.
Due Thursday Jan. 14
1. Solve the following triangular system:
x = xy
y =y+z
z=1
(Assume the general initial condition: x(0) = x0 , y(0) = y0 , z
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Assignment 4.
Due Thursday Mar. 4
1. Determine the type of the xed point (attracting/repelling node, center,
x
x
stable/unstable focus, saddle) for the system
=
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Solutions to Assignment 1 (part 1).
1. Solve the following triangular system:
x = xy
y =y+z
z=1
(Assume the general initial condition: x(0) = x0 , y(0) = y0 ,
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Solutions to Assignment 2.
1. Use the denition of stability, instability, and asymptotic stability of a
xed point to prove that x = 0 is, respectively, AS, U, a
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Solutions to Assignment 3.
1. Write the general solution to the system of two uncoupled harmonic oscillators
x1 = 1 y1
y1 = 1 x1
x2 = 2 y2
y2 = 2 x2
in the a
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Assignment 7.
Due Tuesday Apr. 6
1. (a) For the scalar ow x = (x a)(x 2a), determine the xed points
x (a) and their stability, where possible, by a linear appro
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Assignment 5.
Due Tuesday Mar. 16
In addition to the following, Question 3 from Assignment 4 is due.
1. The following is a mathematical model for combat where x
MATHEM ATICS 3100
INTRODUCTION TO DYNAM ICAL SYSTEM S
MATH 3100: Introduction to Dynamical Systems
If a differential equation (flow) or difference equation (map) is nonlinear, It usually cannot be sol
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Solutions to Assignment 7.
1. (a) For the scalar ow x = (x a)(x 2a), determine the xed points x (a) and their
stability, where possible, by a linear approximati
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Solutions to Assignment 6.
1. Show that the function
1
1
1
F (x, y) = x2 + x4 + y 2
2
4
2
is an integral of motion for the system
y = x + x3 .
x = y,
Hint: use
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Solutions to Assignment 4.
1. Determine the type of the xed point (attracting/repelling node, center,
x
x
stable/unstable focus, saddle) for the system
=A
for e
Math 3100 Dynamical Systems Winter 2010
Solutions to Assignment 5.
1. The following is a mathematical model for combat where x(t) represents
the number of tanks used by the aggressing army, and y(t) r