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### Differential Equations Eulers Method

• Approximation method
• Pinpoint initial conditions and
• Find , and
• Find , and
• Repeat until approximation target value reached
• Tip: be very organized and systematic with your work flow

### Differential Equations Eulers Method

Solve for y given [dy/dx] + xy = 0 and y(0) = 5
• Separate x and y
• [dy/dx] + xy = 0
• [dy/dx] = −xy
• [dy/y] = −x  dx
• ∫[1/y] dy = ∫−x  dx
• lny + c1 = −[(x2)/2] + c2
• lny = −[(x2)/2] + c
• elny = e−[(x2)/2] + c
• y = ec e−[(x2)/2]
• 5 = ec e0
• 5 = ec
y = 5 e−[(x2)/2]
Solve for y given [dy/dx] − 2x = 0 and y(1) = 3
• [dy/dx] − 2x = 0
• [dy/dx] = 2x
• dy = 2x  dx
• ∫dy = ∫2x  dx
• y = x2 + c
• 3 = 12 + c
• 2 = c
y = x2 + 2
Solve for y given y[dy/dx] − cosx = 0 and y(0) = 2
• y[dy/dx] − cosx = 0
• y[dy/dx] = cosx
• y  dy = cosx  dx
• ∫y  dy = ∫cosx  dx
• [(y2)/2] = sinx + c1
• y2 = 2 sinx + c
• y = ±√{2 sinx + c}
• 2 = ±√{2 sin0 + c}
• 2 = ±√c
• c = 4
y = √{2 sinx + c}
Solve for y given ex [dy/dx] + e4x = 0 and y(0) = 1
• ex [dy/dx] + e4x = 0
• ex [dy/dx] = − e4x
• [dy/dx] = −e3x
• ∫dy = − ∫e3x dx
• y = −[1/3] e3x + c
• 1 = −[1/3] e0 + c
• 1 = −[1/3] + c
• c = [4/3]
y = −[1/3] e3x + [4/3]
Approximate y(.01) if y′ = 2y and y(0) = 2, using Euler's method with h = .01
• y0′ = 2(2) = 4
• x1 = x0 + h
• x1 = 0 + .01
• x1 = .01
• y1 = y0 + h  y0
• y1 = 2 + .01(4)
y(.01) ≈ 2.04
Approximate y(1.2) if y′ = 4y3 − 1 and y(1) = 2, using Euler's method with h = .1
• y0′ = 4(2)3 − 1 = 31
• x1 = 1 + .1 = 1.1
• y1 = 2 + .1(31) = 5.1
• y1′ = 4 y13 − 1 = 4 (5.1)3 − 1 = 529.604
• x2 = 1.1 + .1 = 1.2
• y2 = y1 + h  y1′ = 5.1 + .1 (529.604)
y(1.2) ≈ 58.06
Approximate y(0.5) if y′ = 2y + 3x and y(1) = 2, using Euler's method with h = .5
• y0′ = 2(2) + 3(1) = 7
• x1 = 0 + .5 = .5
• y1 = 2 + .5 (7)
y(.5) ≈ 5.5
Approximate y(2.02) if y′ = y2 + t and y(2) = 1, using Euler's method with h = .01
• y0′ = 12 + 2 = 3
• t1 = 2 + .01 = 2.01
• y1 = 1 + .01(3) = 1.03
• y1′ = y12 + t1 = 1.032 + 2.01 = 3.102727
• t2 = 2.01 + .01 = 2.02
• y2 = y1 + h  y1
• y2 = 1.03 + .01(3.102727)
y(2.02) ≈ 1.06
Solve for y given [dy/dx] + 2xy − yex = 0 and y(0) = 1
• [dy/dx] = −2xy + yex
• [dy/dx] = y(−2x + ex)
• [dy/y] = −2x + ex dx
• ∫[1/y] = ∫−2x + ex dx
• lny = −x2 + ex + c
• y = e(−x2 + ex + c)
• y = ec e(−x2 + ex)
• 1 = ec e0 + 1
• 1 = ec e1
• ec = [1/e]
y = [1/e] e(ex − x2)
Solve for y given [dy/dx] − √{1 − y2} = 0 and y(0) = 0
• [dy/dx] − √{1 − y2} = 0
• dy = √{1 − y2}
• [dy/(√{1− y2})] = 1  dx
• ∫[1/(√{1 − y2})] dy = ∫dx
• sin−1 y = x + c
• sin(sin−1 y) = sin(x + c)
• 0 = sin(0 + c)
y = sin(x)

*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.

### Differential Equations Eulers Method

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

• Intro 0:00
• Differential Equations 0:08
• Example 1
• Differential Equations: Euler's Method 2:33
• Rules
• Example 2
• Example 3 5:42
• Example 4 9:44
• Example 5 14:14