Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2015/Question B 4 (a)
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Question B 4 (a) 

Consider the differential equation system where has the eigenvalues and with the corresponding eigenvectors

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Hint 

Recall that the general solution form to the differential equation system using the eigenvalueeigenvector pairs of the matrix 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Recall that the general solution to the differential equation system is
Plugging in the given eigenvalueeigenvector pairs, we have
