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TMATH 307 A Winter 2011

Name:

Midterm 1

You are allowed one sheet of notes.


You are allowed to use a calculator.
Box your answer to clearly indicate your final answer.
Please show your work for full credit.
Try to keep at least two decimal places when rounding. Exact expressions where
possible.
Make sure you have 5 pages, including this one.

1. (10)
2. (10)
3. (10)
4. (10)
5. (10)
Total (50)

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011


1. (10 points) Consider the initial value problem
ty 0 + 2y = cos t,

y() = 0.

(a) Determine an interval in which the solution is certain to exist.

(b) Solve the initial value problem.

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011


2. (10 points) Find the general solution to the following differential equation. Solve for y
for full credit.
x
y0 =
.
y(1 + x2 )

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011


3. (10 points) Dr. Vanderpool was found dead in her office at 2:45pm. Immediately, the
temperature of the body is found to be 80.0 F. After evidence from the crime scene
is collected, the temperature of the body is taken once more and found to be 76.5 F.
This temperature reading was taken exactly one hour after the first measurement. Dr.
Vanderpools office was kept at constant 70.0 F.
According to the Newtons Law of Cooling, the rate at which the body cools is proportional to the difference of body temperature u to the room temperature r.
du
= k (u r)
dt
Assuming that the victims body temperature was normal (98.6 F) prior to death, what
time did Dr. Vanderpool die?

TMATH 307 A Winter 2011


4. (10 points) Consider the initial value problem
dy
ln(y) = t,
dt

y(2) = 5.

Use Eulers method with step size h = 0.1 to estimate the value of y(2.3).

5. (10 points) Consider the first order autonomous differential equation dp


= p3 5p2 . Find
dt
all equilibrium solutions and state which ones are stable, unstable, or semi-stable.