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 Post subject: Systems of Differential EquationsPosted: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:58:24 UTC
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Hi

I have a question about how to start solving systems of equations.

The question asks to solve an IVP of X' = [2 4]X; (2 x 2 matrix) X(0) = [1] (1 x 2 matrix)
. ..............................................[3 -2]............................[0]

Is this a problem akin to the eigenvector, where X = [x1]?
. ........................................................... [x2]

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Systems of Differential EquationsPosted: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 11:00:10 UTC
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Bryon0101 wrote:
Hi

I have a question about how to start solving systems of equations.

The question asks to solve an IVP of X' = [2 4]X; (2 x 2 matrix) X(0) = [1] (1 x 2 matrix)
. ..............................................[3 -2]............................[0]

Is this a problem akin to the eigenvector, where X = [x1]?
. ........................................................... [x2]

Thanks!

Depends on what you mean by akin. You could have just written down without ever thinking about eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

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