
Differential Equations Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations Math Forum 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
May 14th, 2018, 06:58 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2015 From: hyderabad Posts: 232 Thanks: 2  Differential Equations
I have attached the question images Q43 & Q44. These are my previous year questions, which I was unable to solve. Kindly help me. Thank you 
May 14th, 2018, 07:31 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 611 Thanks: 188 
Why don't you just plug the different solutions into the equation and see whether you get a correct result?

May 14th, 2018, 10:10 AM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,502 Thanks: 2511 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra 
That's certainly the most direct approach. I think that the first question has an error. None of them look like solutions. I suspect the second also has an error, but it does at least have a solution. 
May 15th, 2018, 10:18 PM  #4  
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2015 From: hyderabad Posts: 232 Thanks: 2  Quote:
But I'm not sure what else needs to be done to derive one of the solutions given. Q44. I have substituted the solutions in the D.E and I'm getting option A & B as solutions. Is it correct ? Last edited by Lalitha183; May 15th, 2018 at 10:59 PM.  
May 16th, 2018, 12:07 AM  #5 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,887 Thanks: 1836 
No.

May 16th, 2018, 04:03 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,261 Thanks: 894 
The characteristic equation for 43 is . r= 0 is a root. so that and [tex]r= 2 \sqrt{3}[tex] are the other 2 roots. The general solution to the differential equation is . You forgot the constant solution. For 44 if you set y= x, then y'= 1 and y''= 0 so the equation becomes x(0) 1+ 1= 0. If y= sin(x+ c) then y'= cos(x+ c) and y''= sin(x+ c). The equation becomes . If y= sinh(x+ c) then y'= cosh(x+ c) and y''= sinh(x+ c). The equation becomes [tex]sinh^2(x+ c) cosh^2(x+ c)+ 1= 0. 

Tags 
differential, equations, exam, question 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
Differential Equations  hyperbola  Calculus  34  November 26th, 2016 06:49 AM 
Partial Differential Differential Equations  rishav.roy10  Differential Equations  0  August 21st, 2013 06:59 AM 
Differential equations  Felpudio  Differential Equations  1  May 7th, 2013 07:20 AM 
God help me (Differential Equations)  suomik1988  Differential Equations  9  February 2nd, 2011 12:08 PM 
Differential Equations  Matt  Differential Equations  1  November 13th, 2009 02:34 AM 