I'm going over old exam questions for the final. I'm not sure what the departament will put on the exams so I'm trying to go over as much as possible, but I having problems figuring certain problems out:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1)

y^(5) + 3y^(4) - 5y''' - 15'' + 4y' + 12y = 0

How do you find the five solutions to the equation and then put it into the 5 dimensional system of first order equations.

2)

Let A be a square matrix, and let Y be a fundamental matrix for the homogeneous linear system x' = Ax.

a) Verify by substituion that e^tA and (YY_0)^-1 are both solutions to the matrix IVP E(t)' = AE(t), E(0) = I, where Y_0 = Y(0).

All I can intepret from this is the e^tA = (YY_0)^-1 so if I can find Y I can slove this...but nothing else...

b) Find e^-A

A = [[1 2],[2,1]]

Any help would be apprecaited, thank you

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