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  1. potatocake

    How do I solve this differential equation?

    (x cos(y) + x2 +y ) dx = - (x + y2 - (x2)/2 sin y ) dy I integrated both sides 1/2x2cos(y) + 1/3 x3+xy = -xy - 1/3y3+x2cos(y) Then I get x3 + 6xy + y3 = 0 Am I doing the calculations correctly? Do I need to solve it in another way?
  2. D

    I Prerequisite mathematics for intermediate mechanics?

    I will be taking intermediate mechanics next semester, and am a bit concerned about potential gaps in my mathematical knowledge. Long story short, I used to be a physics major, switched to electrical engineering, and then decided to double major after a semester in EE. The issue is that, as a...
  3. quantumCircuit

    Lotka Volterra estimate parameters from experimental data

    Namely, in the system, I have obtained the value of parameters L, M, A and D, because I treat the other organism as equal to zero, i.e., it doesn't exist, but I am struggling about the values of B and C, that are coupled with the product of x and y. Can anyone help me how to obtain those values...
  4. M

    A Solving a differential equation with two unknowns

    One thing that is given in paper (attached) is a operating set point for temperature which is given as 20 for day and 16 for night but I do not know whether its initial condition for temperature or not. Can anyone please guide me that what kind of equation is it and how can I solve it with these...
  5. O

    I The Trapping Region of the Lorenz equations

    I was dealing with nonlinear systems of differential equations like the Lorenz equations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenz_system). Now there is a trapping region of this system defined by the ellipsoid ρx^2+σy^2+σ(z-2ρ)^2<R. I wondered how this region is found and I found out that a...
  6. J

    Calculus Textbook for differentials

    Hi, I am an undergrad looking to purchase a good textbook on differentials for my course which I will be taking soon, and the textbook listed for the differentials course is this one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118531779/?tag=pfamazon01-20) which apparently is not very good. So can...
  7. The Coronavirus Curve Simulation - Numberphile

    The Coronavirus Curve Simulation - Numberphile

    Ben Sparks uses https://www.GeoGebra.org to explain (and code) the so-called SIR Model being used to predict the spread of cornavirus (COVID-19). A pretty cool way to visualize a set of differential equations.
  8. O

    How to prove this statement about the derivative of a function

    My try: ##\begin{align} \dfrac{d {r^2}}{d r} \dfrac{\partial r}{\partial p} = \dfrac{\partial {r^2}}{\partial p} \tag1\\ \dfrac{\partial r}{\partial p} = \dfrac{\partial {r^2}}{\partial p} \dfrac{1}{\dfrac{d r^2}{d r}}=\dfrac{p-a\cos\theta}{r} \tag2\\ \end{align}## By chain rule...
  9. J

    Find the range of y in a DE

    From integration by parts, and using y(10) = 0, I get the equation ##2e^{3t-30} = \frac{|y-2|}{|y+1|}.## Let ##f(t) = 2e^{3t-30}##. Since it's for t>10, f(10) = 2, and we have ##2=\frac{|y-2|}{|y+1|}##. Depending on the sign I choose to use, I get either that y=-4 or y =0. Since ##t: 10...
  10. A

    I E^mx and x^m

    I know how to solve ODEs using both methods. The problem I'm having is knowing when to use one and not the other. If someone could help clarify this for me. I can't find the correct section in my textbook.
  11. K

    Differential equation problem: Modeling the spread of a rumor on campus

    So this is what I have done: ##f'(t)=k*f(t)*(A-f(t))*(1-sin(\frac{pi*x}{12}))## ##\frac{1}{f(t)*(A-f(t))}=k*(1-sin(\frac{pi*x}{12}))## I see that the left can be written as this (using partial fractions): ##1/A(\frac{1}{f(t)}-\frac{1}{A-f(t)})## And then I take the integral on both sides and...
  12. aligator11

    Particle Dynamics Problem (kinematics)

    Summary: Mechanics problem related with Calculus (differential equations) Hi everyone, I would like some help in that task, if anyone would be willing to help :) Namely I have a problem from particle dynamics. "D:" means given info... so, D: m,g,h,b, miu. We're looking for v0 and S as given...
  13. christang_1023

    Solve the differential equation of motional emf

    . Above is the figure of the problem. I am trying to solve x(t) and differentiate it to obtain v(t); however, I have difficulty solving the differential equation shown below. $$ v(t)=\int a(t)dt=\int \frac{B(\varepsilon-Blv)d}{Rm}dt \Rightarrow \frac{dx}{dt}=\frac{B\varepsilon...
  14. R

    Differential equation

    Homework Statement Homework Equations euler ##e^{ix} = cos(x) + i*sin(x)## ##e^{-ix} = cos(x) - i*sin(x)## The Attempt at a Solution I'm starting with differential equations and I'm trying to understand this solution including complex numbers: First we determine the zeros. I understand that...
  15. JD_PM

    Proving that a vector field is conservative

    Homework Statement Homework Equations $$F = \nabla \phi$$ The Attempt at a Solution Let's focus on determining why this vector field is conservative. The answer is the following: [/B] I get everything till it starts playing with the constant of integration once the straightforward...
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    I Solution of the 1D heat equation

    $$\frac{\partial T}{\partial t}=\alpha\frac{\partial^2 T}{\partial^2 t}$$ with an initial condition and boundary conditions $$T(x,0)=T_0$$ $$T(L,t)=T_0$$ $$-k\left.\frac{\partial T}{\partial x}\right|_{x=0}=2A\cos^2\left(\frac{\omega t}{2}\right)=A(\cos\omega t+1)$$ where $A=V_0^2/(8RhL)$...
  17. Z

    Differential Equation with an Initial condition

    Homework Statement x(dy/dx) = 3y +x4cos(x), y(2pi)=0 Homework Equations N/A The Attempt at a Solution I've tried a couple different ways to make this separable, but you always carry over a 1/dx or 1/dy term and I can never fully separate this. I've also tried to do a Bernoulli differential...
  18. T

    A Determine PDE Boundary Condition via Analytical solution

    I am trying to determine an outer boundary condition for the following PDE at ##r=r_m##: $$ \frac{\sigma_I}{r} \frac{\partial}{\partial r} \left(r \frac{\partial z(r,t)}{\partial r} \right)=\rho_D gz(r,t)-p(r,t)-4 \mu_T \frac{\partial^2z(r,t)}{\partial r^2} \frac{\partial z(r,t)}{\partial t} $$...
  19. thoraxepi

    I Transfer Function relating momentum and force

    Hey all, I hope this is the correct forum section to post this in. I heard about this problem from a youtube video but I've not been able to simulate it because the video was meant only for an introduction into PID control. Here's the problem: A remote control helicopter is hovering just...
  20. W

    Finding Orthogonal Trajectories (differential equations)

    Homework Statement Find Orthogonal Trajectories of ##\frac{x^2}{a}-\frac{y^2}{a-1}=1## Hint Substitute a new independent variable w ##x^2=w## and an new dependent variable z ##y^2=z## Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution substituting ##x## and ##y## I get...
  21. Jozefina Gramatikova

    Separate the following PDE as much as possible

    Homework Statement [/B] Homework Equations [/B] The Attempt at a Solution [/B] Could you tell me is there something specific that I need to the with sin(xy)? Thanks
  22. P

    I Rewriting ODEs

    Hi! When we want to look at different singular points for e.g Bessel's eq. $$u´´(x) + \frac{u'(x)}{x} + (1- \frac{n^2}{x^2})u(x)$$. We usually evaluate the equation letting x= 1/z. But I don't algebraically see how such a substitution ends up with $$w´´(z) +( \frac{2}{z}-...
  23. A

    I Linearity of DE's

    Hey all, I don't understand what makes a differential equation (DE) linear. I found this: "x y' = 1 is non-linear because y' is not multiplied by a constant" but then also this: "x' + (t^2)x = 0 is linear in x". t^2 also isn't a constant. So why is this equation linear?
  24. Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 01: General Introduction

    Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 01: General Introduction

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  25. Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 02: Examples I

    Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 02: Examples I

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  26. Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 03: Examples II

    Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 03: Examples II

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  27. Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 04: Examples III

    Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 04: Examples III

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  28. Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 05: Linear Algebra I

    Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 05: Linear Algebra I

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  29. Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 06: Linear Algebra II

    Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 06: Linear Algebra II

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  30. Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 07: Linear Algebra III

    Differential Equations and Applications (NPTEL):- Lecture 07: Linear Algebra III

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