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Xy + (1 + x)y = e−x sin 2x 12. (2x + 1)y = 4x + 2y 14. y + 2y = xe−2x , y(1) = 0 16. y = (1 − y) cos x, y(π) = 2 18. xy +2y = sin x, y π2 = 1, x > 0 Solve the linear equations in Problems 19–21 by considering x as a function of y, that is, x = x(y). 19. (x + y 2 )dy = ydx 20. (2ey − x)y = 1 21. (sin 2y + x cot y)y = 1 Problems 22–23 address aspects of superposition. 22. , if it can be written as dy + P (x) y = 0. dx (a) Show that y = 0 is a solution (called the trivial solution). (b) Show that if y = y1 (x) is a solution and k is a constant, then y = ky1 (x) is also a solution.

Some Physical Models Arising as Separable Equations 33 A Cool Problem In addition to free-fall problems, separable equations arise in some simple thermodynamics applications. One such application is the following example. Suppose that a pie is removed from a hot oven and placed in a cool room. After a given period of time the pie has a temperature of 150◦ F. We want to determine the time required to cool the pie to a temperature of 80◦ F, when we can finally enjoy eating it. This example is an application of Newton’s law of cooling, which states the rate at which the temperature T (t) changes in a cooling body is proportional to the difference between the temperature of the body and the constant temperature Ts of the surrounding medium.

In the same equation suppose that a(t) > 0, and let x0 (t) be the solution for which the initial condition x(0) = b is satisfied. Show that for every positive ε > 0 there is a δ > 0, such that if we perturb the function f (t) and the number b by a quantity less than δ, then the solution x(t), t > 0, is perturbed by less than ε. The word perturbed is understood in the following sense: f (t) is replaced by f1 (t) and b is replaced by b1 where |f1 (t) − f (t)| < ε, |b1 − b| < δ. This property of the solution x(t) is called stability for persistent disturbances.