Hey cellae.
Didn't you post this in Physics Forums?
Forgive me If I'm posting in the wrong thread, but I did derive this problem after separation of variables and partial fractions..
I'm more or less questioning whether I manipulated the following equation correctly:
Say I have (1/(Ps - Pu))ln[(P - Pu)/(Ps - P)] = (r/k)t + C.
I'm trying to find t.
Provided the values; The constant eort model also has r = 0:3 per year, K = 3000 kilotons and PS = 1600 kilotons but PU = 0 kilotons. Assuming the same initial condition of P = 1410 when t = 0 calculate the time taken for the population to reach P = 1500 for this model.
[1/(1600 - 0)]ln[(1410 - 0)/(1600 - 1410)] = (0.3/3000)0 + C
(1/1600)*ln(1410/190) = C ---> C = ln(1410/190) /200
So to find t so that P(t) = 1500 we have
(1/1600)ln(1500/100) = (0.3/3000)t + [(1/1600)*ln(1410/190)
0.00169253137 = (0.3/3000)*t + 0.00125270057
-0.00125270057 -0.00125270057
0.0004398308 = (0.3/3000)t
t = (3000/0.3) * 0.0004398308 = 4.40 years.