### Author Topic: Question Regarding Homework Assignment 2.1 #30  (Read 1169 times)

#### Zeya Chen

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• Karma: 1 ##### Question Regarding Homework Assignment 2.1 #30
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:58:18 AM »
30) Find the value of y0 for which the solution of the initial value problem
$$y′−y=1+3\sin(t)\qquad y(0)=y_0$$
remains finite as $t\to \infty$.

It's clearly to see that the integrating factor is $e^{-t}$.        OK. V.I.

Then $y(t) = e^{t}\int e^{-t } \bigl(1 + 3\sin(t)\bigr)\,dt + ce^t$,                      I fixed it
which can be easily solved as implies
$$y(t) = - 1 - \frac{3}{2}\bigl(\sin(t) + \cos(t)\bigr) + ce^t$$
But how can we interpret the term "remains finite as $t\to \infty$" into algebraic language  for solving this initial value problem?
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 01:04:44 PM by Victor Ivrii »

#### Victor Ivrii ##### Re: Question Regarding Homework Assignment 2.1 #30
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 01:06:34 PM »
What should be $c$ in order to $y(t)$ be bounded as $t\to +\infty$? In this case $y(0)=?$

#### Zeya Chen

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• Karma: 1 ##### Re: Question Regarding Homework Assignment 2.1 #30
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 01:16:46 PM » Please look how I modified your post. This is how mathematics should be typed. Also it is not important that $e^t$ is increasing but that it is unbounded as $t\to \infty$.