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Homework Help: Fundamental Set of solutions

  1. Mar 13, 2008 #1
    Suppose that p and q are continuous on some open interval I and suppose that y1 and y2 are solutions o the ode
    y''+(t)t'+q(t)y=0

    a. Suppose that y1 , y2 is a fundamental set of solutions. Prove that z1, z2 given by z1=y1+y2, z2=y1-y2 is also a fundamental set of solutions.

    b. prove that if y1 and y2 achieve a maximu or a minimumat the ame point in I, then they cannot form a fundamental set of solutions on this interval

    c. Prove that if y1 and y2 form a fundamental set of solutions on I, then they cannot have a common inflection point in I, unless p and q are both 0 at this point

    d. if 0[tex]\Iin[/tex] show that y(t)=t^3 cannot be a solution of the ODE on I.
     
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