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MA 2327 Assignment 7 Due 7 December 2015 Id: 2327-f2015-7.m4,v 1.1 2015/12/01 23:32:47 john Exp john 1. The second order scalar equation x′′ (t) + tx(t) = 0 is equivalent to the first order system d dt x(t) x′ (t) = 0 1 −t 0 x(t) . x′ (t) (a) Calculate the first few approximations Wk (t, t0 ), but only for t0 = 0. (b) Find the fundamental matrix W (t, t0 ), but again only for t0 = 0. Note: You will get a power series in t. Its sum is not any function you are likely to be familiar with. It’s fine to leave it as an infinite sum, but the expression for the general term in the sum should be explicit. (c) Compute det W (t, t0 ). (d) Compute W (t, t0 ). Note: Once again, you won’t be able to do this completely explicitly. The best you can hope for a power series in t and t0 . 1