# Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems - Boyce W.E.

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x2 + 2xy

7 di = x dx x2 y + y3 dy 2xy + 1

dx

2. (x + y) dx _ (x _ y) dy = 0

y(0) = 0 4. (x + ey) dy _ dx = 0

dy

6. x^- + xy = 1 _ y, y(1) = 0

dx

Hint: Let u = x2.

dy sin x

x/ + 2 y = -------------,

dx x

y(2) = 1

x2 + 2y

11. (x2 + y) dx + (x + ey) dy = 0

13. xdy _ ydx = (xy)l/2 dx

14. (x + y) dx + (x + 2y) dy = 0,

15. (ex + 1) dy = y _ ye*

dx

T = e2' + 3. y

dx

10. (3/ + 2xy) dx _ (2xy + x2) dy = 0 dy 1

12 dx + y = T+ex

y(2) = 3

xdy _ ydx = 2x2y2 dy, y(1) = -2

16 dy - x2+y2

. dx x2

18. (2y + 3x) dx = —xdy

20. / = e^

21. x/ = y + xey/x 23. x/ + y _ y2e2x = 0

22

dy x2 _ 1

y(_1) = 1

dx y2 + 1

24. 2 sin y cos x dx + cos y sin xdy = 0

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25. (2y - xryy) dx +[xr+y. - yH dy~ 0

26. (2y + 1) dx + ( x—y)dy = 0

27. (cos2y — sinx) dx — 2tanxsin2ydy = 0

28 dy= 3x2 — 2 y — y3 29 dy = 2y + Ó x2 — y2

' dx 2x + 3xy2 ' dx 2x

30. dy = ------y^ , y(0) = 1

dx 1 — 2xy2

31. (x2y + xy — y) dx + (x2y — 2x2) dy = 0

^ dy 3x2y+y2 ^

32. — =--------5-------, y(1) = —2

dx 2x3 + 3xy

Two books mentioned in Section 2.3 are:

Bailey, N. T. J., The Mathematical Theory of Infectious Diseases and Its Applications (2nd ed.) (New York: Hafner Press, 1975).

Clark, Colin W., Mathematical Bioeconomics (2nd ed.) (New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1990).

An introduction to population dynamics in general is:

Frauenthal, J. C., Introduction to Population Modeling (Boston: Birkhauser, 1980).

A fuller discussion of the proof of the fundamental existence and uniqueness theorem can be found in many more advanced books on differential equations. Two that are reasonably accessible to elementary readers are:

Coddington, E. A., An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1961; New York: Dover, 1989).

Brauer, F., and Nohel, J., The Qualitative Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations (New York: Benjamin, 1969; New York: Dover, 1989).

A valuable compendium of methods for solving differential equations is:

Zwillinger, D., Handbook of Differential Equations (3rd ed.) (San Diego: Academic Press, 1998).

A general reference on difference equations is:

Mickens, R. E., Difference Equations, Theory and Applications (2nd ed.) (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990).

An elementary treatment of chaotic solutions of difference equations is:

Devaney, R. L., Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1990).

CHAPTER

3

Second Order Linear Equations

Linear equations of second order are of crucial importance in the study of differential equations for two main reasons. The first is that linear equations have a rich theoretical structure that underlies a number of systematic methods of solution. Further, a substantial portion of this structure and these methods are understandable at a fairly elementary mathematical level. In order to present the key ideas in the simplest possible context, we describe them in this chapter for second order equations. Another reason to study second order linear equations is that they are vital to any serious investigation of the classical areas of mathematical physics. One cannot go very far in the development of fluid mechanics, heat conduction, wave motion, or electromagnetic phenomena without finding it necessary to solve second order linear differential equations. As an example, we discuss the oscillations of some basic mechanical and electrical systems at the end of the chapter.

3.1 Homogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients

where f is some given function. Usually, we will denote the independent variable by t since time is often the independent variable in physical problems, but sometimes we

A second order ordinary differential equation has the form

(1)

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Chapter 3. Second Order Linear Equations

will use x instead. We will use y, or occasionally some other letter, to designate the dependent variable. Equation (1) is said to be linear if the function f has the form

f(t, y, ddj = g(t) - p(t)d - q(t)y, (2)

that is, if f is linear in y and y'. In Eq. (2) g, p, and q are specified functions of the independent variable t but do not depend on y. In this case we usually rewrite Eq. (1) as

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