I wasn't sure if I should post this in homework help or here, since it qualifies as both, so if this is in the wrong section, let me know and I will delete and repost it accordingly. Anyway... The instructions are (verbatim): "show that the given system is almost linear near the origin and sicuss the type and stability of the critical point at the origin." The problem I'm having trouble with is: http://i41.tinypic.com/ne6aua.jpg It's a picture I hosted because I honestly don't know latex at all so I typed it in maple. Any ideas? Thanks.