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OCE301, Fall 2013

Ordinary Dierential Equations: Exam 1 close-book, 70 minutes


September 25, 2013
1. (10 points) Show that ei = cos + i sin and e

= cos

i sin .

2. (16 points) Let


y(t) = a cos(!t) + b sin(!t)
(a) y(t) can be expressed as
y(t) = c1 ei!t + c2 e

i!t

determine c1 and c2 in terms of a and b.


(b) y(t) can also be expressed as
y(t) = c cos(!t

determine c and in terms of a and b.


3. (8 points) Determine the following functions to be an odd or even function, or neither.
(a) tanh3 (x) + tanh(x)
(b) sinh2 (x) + sinh(x)
(c) sinh2 (x) cosh3 (x)
(d) sinh(x) tanh(x)
4. (12 points) Are the following functions linearly independent on the given interval? Provide the
reason.
(a) eax , e

ax

x>0

(b) sin x, cos 2x


(c) sin x, cos x
2

(d) sin x, cos x

any interval
any interval
any interval

5. (10 points) Find a general solution of yy 0 + 36x = 0 and draw the trajectory of (x, y).
6. (12 points) Find the transient motion of the mass-spring system modeled by the given ODE
y + 4y + 4y = cos 4t
7. (12 points) Solve the initial value problem.
y + 0.2y + 0.26y = 1.22e0.5t ,

y(0) = 3.5, y(0)

= 0.35,

8. (10 points) What is the smallest value of the damping constant of a shock absorber in the
suspension of a wheel of a car (consisting of a spring and an absorber) that will provide
(theoretically) an oscillation-free ride if the mass of the car is 2000 kg and the spring constant
equals 4500 kg/sec2 .
9. (10 points) Find the steady-state current in the RLC-circuit with R = 12 , L = 0.4 H,
C = 1/80 F and E = 220 sin 10t V.

OCE301, Fall 2013


Ordinary Dierential Equations: Exam 1 close-book, 70 minutes
September 25, 2013
1. (10 points) Show that ei = cos + i sin , and e

= cos

i sin .

2. (8 points) Determine the following functions to be an odd or even function, or neither.


(a) sinh2 (x) cosh3 (x)
(b) sinh(x) tanh(x)
(c) tanh3 (x) + tanh(x)
(d) sinh2 (x) + sinh(x)
3. (12 points) Are the following functions linearly independent on the given interval? Provide the
reason.
(a) sin x, cos x
2

any interval

(b) sin x, cos x


ax

(c) e , e

ax

any interval

x>0

(d) sin x, cos 2x

any interval

4. (10 points) Find a general solution of yy 0 + 14x = 0 and draw the trajectory of (x, y).
5. (12 points) Find the transient motion of the mass-spring system modeled by the given ODE
y + 2y + y = cos 2t
6. (10 points) Find the steady-state current in the RLC-circuit with R = 12 , L = 0.4 H,
C = 1/80 F and E = 110 sin 10t V.
7. (10 points) What is the smallest value of the damping constant of a shock absorber in the
suspension of a wheel of a car (consisting of a spring and an absorber) that will provide
(theoretically) an oscillation-free ride if the mass of the car is 4000 kg and the spring constant
equals 2500 kg/sec2 .
8. (16 points) Let
y(t) = a cos(!t) + b sin(!t)
(a) y(t) can be expressed as
y(t) = c1 ei!t + c2 e

i!t

determine c1 and c2 in terms of a and b.


(b) y(t) can also be expressed as
y(t) = c cos(!t

determine c and in terms of a and b.


9. (12 points) Solve the initial value problem.
y + 0.2y + 0.26y = 1.22e0.5t ,

y(0) = 3.5, y(0)

= 0.35,