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TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

Name:

Midterm 2

You are allowed one sheet of notes.

Try to keep at least two decimal places when rounding. Exact expressions where
possible.
Make sure you have 7 pages, including this one.

1. (10)
2. (10)
3. (10)
4. (10)
5. (10)
6. (10)
Total (60)

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

1. (10 points) Solve the initial value problem
(

y 00 2y 0 + 5y = 0
y(0) = 1, y 0 (0) = 3.

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

2. (10 points) Given that y1 = t is a solution of t2 y 00 + 2t y 0 2 y = 0, t > 0, find the
second linearly independent solution.

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

3. (10 points) Write down the form of a particular solution to the non-homogeneous differential equation below. You DO NOT have to solve the for the coefficients.
(a) y 00 + y 0 2y = e5t cos(2t)

(b) y 00 + y 0 2y = 3e2t + 7t2

(c) y 00 + 9y = 2 cos(3t)

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

4. (10 points) An object with mass m kg is hung on a spring with spring coefficient 2 N/m.
The spring is also attached to a viscous damper with damping coefficient 6 N s/m.
(a) Determine the value of m for which the system is critically damped.

(b) Let m = 5 kg. Compute the quasi frequency of the spring mass system in this case.

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

5. (10 points) Find the general solution to the given differential equation.
y 00 2 y 0 + y =

et
.
1 + t2

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

6. (10 points) Compute the following:
(a) (2 + 3i)(5 i)

(b)

5i
2 + 3i