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Ode existence help

  1. Oct 10, 2010 #1
    Given the equation y'= xg(x,y) , suppose that g and (partial) dg/dy are defined and continuous for all (x,y). Show the following:

    1) y(x)=0 is a solution

    2)if y=y(x), x in (a,b) is a solution and if y(x0)>0, x0 in (a,b), then y(x)>0 for all x in (a,b)

    Please i need your help.
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  3. Oct 10, 2010 #2


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    You can't- it's not true. For example, supose g(x,y)= 1 so the equation is y'= x. Then [itex]y(x)= (1/2)x^2+ C[/itex]. y(x)= 0 is not a solution since then y'= 0 and so [itex]y'= 0\ne x[/itex]. there may be some other condition that you have left out.

  4. Oct 11, 2010 #3
    sorry for mistake. I am sending the correct version of the problem now.

    i need answer for (ii) and (iii)

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