MAE 140 Midterm Examination #2 Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 9:30am – 10:50am, SSPA 1100 Total Possible Score: 30 Points

. No Books/Notes/Calculators/Computers/Phones. Problem 1 (15 Points): Integrating Factor and Ordinary Differential Equation Consider this ordinary differential equation (ODE) for y t  with t0 :

dy 2  y=4 t dt t
(10 Points) Find the general solution y t  with t0 , using the integrating factor method or any other analytical method. Please make sure to show clearly each analytical step of your solution starting from the ODE. (5 Points) Find the particular solution condition y 1=2 and the ODE.

y t  with t0 that satisfies the boundary

Problem 2 (15 Points): Power Series and Ordinary Differential Equation Consider this ordinary differential equation (ODE) for y  x :

2 y ' ' x y ' 3 y=0 .
(5 Points) Find the recurrence relation for the coefficients of power series solutions about the point x=0 that satisfy the ODE, using the power series method. (10 Points) Find two power series solutions of the ODE, about the point x=0 , such that one satisfies y 0=1 with y ' 0 =0 and the other one satisfies y 0=0 with y ' 0 =1 . It is sufficient to state only the first four nonzero terms in each series.

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