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Solutions for Chapter 6.3: Step Functions

Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780470458310 | Authors: William E. Boyce

Full solutions for Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems | 10th Edition

ISBN: 9780470458310

Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780470458310 | Authors: William E. Boyce

Solutions for Chapter 6.3: Step Functions

Solutions for Chapter 6.3
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Textbook: Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
Edition: 10
Author: William E. Boyce
ISBN: 9780470458310

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 6.3: Step Functions includes 40 full step-by-step solutions. Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780470458310. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, edition: 10. Since 40 problems in chapter 6.3: Step Functions have been answered, more than 10528 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Cofactor Cij.

    Remove row i and column j; multiply the determinant by (-I)i + j •

  • Conjugate Gradient Method.

    A sequence of steps (end of Chapter 9) to solve positive definite Ax = b by minimizing !x T Ax - x Tb over growing Krylov subspaces.

  • Cyclic shift

    S. Permutation with S21 = 1, S32 = 1, ... , finally SIn = 1. Its eigenvalues are the nth roots e2lrik/n of 1; eigenvectors are columns of the Fourier matrix F.

  • Diagonalizable matrix A.

    Must have n independent eigenvectors (in the columns of S; automatic with n different eigenvalues). Then S-I AS = A = eigenvalue matrix.

  • Distributive Law

    A(B + C) = AB + AC. Add then multiply, or mUltiply then add.

  • Gauss-Jordan method.

    Invert A by row operations on [A I] to reach [I A-I].

  • Inverse matrix A-I.

    Square matrix with A-I A = I and AA-l = I. No inverse if det A = 0 and rank(A) < n and Ax = 0 for a nonzero vector x. The inverses of AB and AT are B-1 A-I and (A-I)T. Cofactor formula (A-l)ij = Cji! detA.

  • Left nullspace N (AT).

    Nullspace of AT = "left nullspace" of A because y T A = OT.

  • Lucas numbers

    Ln = 2,J, 3, 4, ... satisfy Ln = L n- l +Ln- 2 = A1 +A~, with AI, A2 = (1 ± -/5)/2 from the Fibonacci matrix U~]' Compare Lo = 2 with Fo = O.

  • Normal matrix.

    If N NT = NT N, then N has orthonormal (complex) eigenvectors.

  • Nullspace matrix N.

    The columns of N are the n - r special solutions to As = O.

  • Pseudoinverse A+ (Moore-Penrose inverse).

    The n by m matrix that "inverts" A from column space back to row space, with N(A+) = N(AT). A+ A and AA+ are the projection matrices onto the row space and column space. Rank(A +) = rank(A).

  • Random matrix rand(n) or randn(n).

    MATLAB creates a matrix with random entries, uniformly distributed on [0 1] for rand and standard normal distribution for randn.

  • Rank r (A)

    = number of pivots = dimension of column space = dimension of row space.

  • Rayleigh quotient q (x) = X T Ax I x T x for symmetric A: Amin < q (x) < Amax.

    Those extremes are reached at the eigenvectors x for Amin(A) and Amax(A).

  • Reduced row echelon form R = rref(A).

    Pivots = 1; zeros above and below pivots; the r nonzero rows of R give a basis for the row space of A.

  • Schur complement S, D - C A -} B.

    Appears in block elimination on [~ g ].

  • Spanning set.

    Combinations of VI, ... ,Vm fill the space. The columns of A span C (A)!

  • Standard basis for Rn.

    Columns of n by n identity matrix (written i ,j ,k in R3).

  • Sum V + W of subs paces.

    Space of all (v in V) + (w in W). Direct sum: V n W = to}.

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