By Mircea V. Soare, Petre P. Teodorescu, Ileana Toma (auth.)

The current publication has its resource within the authors’ desire to create a bridge among the mathematical and the technical disciplines, which want a stable wisdom of a robust mathematical device. the need of such an interdisciplinary paintings drove the authors to put up a primary e-book to this target with Editura Tehnica, Bucharest, Romania.

The current ebook is a brand new, English variation of the amount released in 1999. It includes many advancements about the theoretical (mathematical) info, in addition to new themes, utilizing enlarged and up-to-date references. purely traditional differential equations and their recommendations in an analytical body have been thought of, leaving apart their numerical approach.

The *problem* is first of all said in its mechanical body. Then the *mathematical model* is decided up, emphasizing at the one hand the actual importance taking part in the a part of the unknown functionality and however the legislation of mechanics that bring about a regular differential equation or procedure. The *solution* is then received through specifying the mathematical tools defined within the corresponding theoretical presentation. ultimately a *mechanical interpretation* of the answer is equipped, this giving upward thrust to an entire wisdom of the studied phenomenon.

The variety of purposes used to be elevated, and plenty of of those difficulties look at the moment in engineering.

*Audience*Mechanical and civil engineers, physicists, utilized mathematicians, astronomers and scholars. the necessities are classes of trouble-free research and algebra, as given at a technical collage. On a bigger scale, all these drawn to utilizing mathematical types and techniques in quite a few fields, like mechanics, civil and mechanical engineering, and folks excited about educating or layout will locate this paintings indispensable.

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Figure 1. 7. The elliptic oscillator We see that r ≤ r0 + v 0 / ω for any t, so that all the points of the trajectory lay at finite distance. The trajectory is a closed curve, surrounding the centre O, which is a stable position of equilibrium; the orbit can be included in an arbitrarily small circle and the particle velocity can be also arbitrarily small. The motion is periodic, as the particle returns at the same point r (t + T ) = r (t ) with the same velocity v(t + T ) = v(t ) , after the same period of time T= 2π m .

B) Solution. 2. We must find a fundamental system of solutions for the scalar equation &y& − ω 2 y = 0 , searching them in the exponential form e αt . We get the characteristic equation α 2 − ω 2 = 0 , allowing the real and distinct roots ±ω . Using the hyperbolic functions, we obtain the solutions cosh ωt , sinh ωt , that form a fundamental system. The vector solution of (a) is r (t ) = A cosh ωt + B sinh ωt , (c) with A and B arbitrary constant vectors. 8) v0 sinh ωt , ω v(t ) = v 0 cosh ωt + ωr0 sinh ωt.

2) must satisfy some non-zero conditions y (α ) = A, y (β ) = B, α, β ∈ I , α < β . 96) In this case, we make the change of function y (x ) = z (x ) + h(x ) , with h chosen such that h(α ) = A, h(β) = B . The new unknown function z (x ) will obviously satisfy a semihomogeneous two-point problem. Examples of Green functions 1. 1 x − t . Consequently, the 2 Green function for the associated semi-homogeneous two-point problem is The fundamental solution for the ODE y ′′ = 0 is K (x, t ) = C1 (t ) + xC 2 (t ) + 1 x −t .