Q1. To solve the ordinary differential equation ,
by Euler’s method, you need to rewrite the equation as
Q2. Given
and using a step size of h=0.3, the value of y(0.9) using Euler’s method is most nearly 35.318 36.458
658.91 Q3. Given
and using a step size of h=0.3, the best estimate of dy/dx(0.9) using Euler’s method is most nearly is
0.37319 Q4. The velocity (m/s) of a body is given as a function of time (seconds) by v(t)=200 ln(1+t) t, t≥0 Using Euler’s method with a step size of 5 seconds, the distance in meters traveled by the body from t=2 to t=12 seconds is most nearly 3133.1 3939.7 5638.0 39397 Q5. Euler’s method can be derived by using the first two terms of the Taylor series of writing the value of , that is the value of at , in terms of and all the derivatives of at . If , the explicit expression for if the first three terms of the Taylor series are chosen for the ordinary differential equation
would be
Q6. A homicide victim is found at 6:00PM in an office building that is maintained at 72˚F. When the victim was found, his body temperature was at 85 ˚F. Three hours later at 9:00PM, his body temperature was recorded at 78˚F. Assume the temperature of the body at the time of death is the normal human body temperature of 98.6˚F. The governing equation for the temperature θ of the body is
where = temperature of the body, ˚F θ_{a} = ambient temperature, ˚F t = time, hours k = constant based on thermal properties of the body and air. The estimated time of death most nearly is
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