### Author Topic: sec 9.2 question 18  (Read 1027 times)

#### youjianz

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« on: December 05, 2018, 08:14:47 PM »
im not sure how i able to solve this question

can someone give the answer for this

#### Qingyang Wei

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 09:04:44 PM »
For part a): We can write $$\frac{dy/dt}{dx/dt} = \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{-8x}{2y}$$
This is a separable equation, so we can write it as
$$2ydy=-8xdx$$
Integrate both sides and get
$$y^2 +c_1 = -4x^2 +c_2$$
rearrange, and let $C = c_2 - c_1$, we  get
$$y^2 + 4x^2 = C$$. This is the expression $H(x,y)=C$ that all trajectories of the system satisfies.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 09:07:00 PM by Qingyang Wei »

#### Qingyang Wei

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 09:12:04 PM »
Sorry, that previous post was for question 18 of 9.2 on the 10th edition of the book. If you are looking at the 11th edition then that's not the answer for that. Sorry if it causes any confusion.

Just to clarify, is the question you are asking this one?
$$\frac{dx}{dt}=2x^2y - 3x^2 - 4y, \frac{dy}{dt} = -2xy^2 + 6xy$$
a) Find an equation of the form $H(x,y)=c$ and b) plot several level curves of the function $H$.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 09:17:01 PM by Qingyang Wei »

#### Qingyang Wei

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:34:57 PM »
For the question 18 on the 11th edition, we can write down $$\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{-2xy^2 + 6xy}{2x^2y - 3x^2 - 4y}$$
And we can rearrange the equation as:
$$(2x^2y - 3x^2 - 4y)\frac{dy}{dx} + (2xy^2 - 6xy) = 0$$

Now does this equation looks like a type of equations we encountered before? Can you solve this with the methods we learned previously?

#### Victor Ivrii ##### Re: sec 9.2 question 18
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 02:49:21 PM »
May be it is exact? Or you can find an integrating factor.