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    System of DE's.

    Please help. Solve
    dx/dt + y = sint , x(0)=2
    dy/dt + x = cost , y(0)=0

    this is one problem that comes in my laplace transform chapter. Any method can be used
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    From DE 1: \displaystyle \frac{dx}{dt} + y = \sin{t}

    \displaystyle y = -\frac{dx}{dt} + \sin{t}

    \displaystyle \frac{dy}{dt} = -\frac{d^2x}{dt^2} + \cos{t}.


    Substituting into DE 2:

    \displaystyle -\frac{d^2x}{dt^2} + \cos{t} + x = \cos{t}

    \displaystyle -\frac{d^2x}{dt^2} + x = 0

    \displaystyle \frac{d^2x}{dt^2} - x = 0.


    Now, the characteristic equation is \displaystyle m^2 - 1 = 0

    \displaystyle m^2 = 1

    \displaystyle m = \pm 1.


    So the solution to the homogeneous equation is \displaystyle x = Ae^{t} + Be^{-t}.

    Follow a similar process to find \displaystyle y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    From DE 1: \displaystyle \frac{dx}{dt} + y = \sin{t}

    \displaystyle y = -\frac{dx}{dt} + \sin{t}

    \displaystyle \frac{dy}{dt} = -\frac{d^2x}{dt^2} + \cos{t}.


    Substituting into DE 2:

    \displaystyle -\frac{d^2x}{dt^2} + \cos{t} + x = \cos{t}

    \displaystyle -\frac{d^2x}{dt^2} + x = 0

    \displaystyle \frac{d^2x}{dt^2} - x = 0.


    Now, the characteristic equation is \displaystyle m^2 - 1 = 0

    \displaystyle m^2 = 1

    \displaystyle m = \pm 1.


    So the solution to the homogeneous equation is \displaystyle x = Ae^{t} + Be^{-t}.

    Follow a similar process to find \displaystyle y.
    But if we do like this , we may not be able to make use of the condition given in the question. Can i ?. Please respond. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafi98 View Post
    But if we do like this , we may not be able to make use of the condition given in the question. Can i ?. Please respond. Thank you
    Find \displaystyle y first, see what you get.
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    What is small letter a and b . And i dont know the formula of your second reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafi98 View Post
    Please help. Solve
    dx/dt + y = sint , x(0)=2
    dy/dt + x = cost , y(0)=0

    this is one problem that comes in my laplace transform chapter. Any method can be used
    From the second DE

    \displaystyle \frac{dy}{dt} + x = \cos{t}

    \displaystyle x = -\frac{dy}{dt} + \cos{t}

    \displaystyle \frac{dx}{dt} = -\frac{d^2y}{dt^2} - \sin{t}.

    Substitute into the first DE and solve for \displaystyle y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafi98 View Post
    Please help. Solve
    dx/dt + y = sint , x(0)=2
    dy/dt + x = cost , y(0)=0

    this is one problem that comes in my laplace transform chapter. Any method can be used
    apply the Laplace Transform and get

    s\widehat x(s)-x(0)+\widehat y(s)=\dfrac1{s^2+1} and s\widehat y(s)-y(0)+\widehat x(s)=\dfrac s{s^2+1}, the rest is algebra and a matter of finding inverse transforms.
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