Match the following equations with their direction field.

A. Set y equal to zero and look at how the derivative behaves along the x-axis.
B. Do the same for the y-axis by setting x equal to 0
C. Consider the curve in the plane defined by setting y'=0 -- this should correspond to the points
in the picture where the slope is zero.
D. Setting y' equal to a constant other than zero gives the curve of points where the slope is that
constant. These are called isoclines, and can be used to construct the direction field picture
by hand.

1. y'=-(2x+y)/(2y) 2. y'=-2+x-y 3. y'=3sin(x)+1+y

A

B

C

1.A 2.C 3.B

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2.

Match the following equations with their direction field.
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Match the following equations with their direction field.

A. Set y equal to zero and look at how the derivative behaves along the -axis.
B. Do the same for the y-axis by setting x equal to 0
C. Consider the curve in the plane defined by setting y'=0 -- this should correspond to the points
in the picture where the slope is zero.
D. Setting y' equal to a constant other than zero gives the curve of points where the slope is that
constant. These are called isoclines, and can be used to construct the direction field picture
by hand.

Consider the direction field of some differential equation dy/dt=F(t,y).
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Suppose that y(0) = 1. Then y(2) is closest to which value?

A. 0
B. 3
C. -1
D. -3
E. 1
F. -2
G. 2

E

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5.

A function y(t) satisfies the differential equation

dy/dt= -y^4 -6y^3 +16y^2

(a) What are the constant solutions of this equation? Separate your answers by commas. .

(b) For what values of y is y increasing? <y< .

(a) -8, 0,2 (b) -8<y<2

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6.

The graph of the function ƒ(x) is (the horizontal axis is x.)
Given the differential equation x'(t)=ƒ(x(t)).
List the constant (or equilibrium) solutions to this differential equation
in increasing order and indicate whether or not these equations are stable, semi-stable, or unstable.

Given the differential equation x'=-(x+2.5)(x+0.5)^3(x-1.5)^2(x-3.5).
List the constant (or equilibrium) solutions to this differential equation
in increasing order and indicate whether or not these equations are stable, semi-stable, or unstable.