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WeBWorK assignment number WW1 VectorFields is due : 01/15/2011 at 06:00pm EST. The (* replace with url for the course home page *) for the course contains the syllabus, grading policy and other information.

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1. (1 pt) Match each vector field with its graph.

2. (1 pt) ? ? ? ? 1. 2. 3. 4. F(x, y) = F(x, y) = F(x, y) = F(x, y) = x, −y −y, x x, y y, x Match each vector field with its graph.

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y) = −yi + x j A B C A B C D (Click on a graph to enlarge it. disdisdisdis2 −x −y . F(x. −y ? 4. F = −x. ? 1. F = x. ? 3. H(x. (1 pt) Match each vector field with its graph. An attractive force whose magnitude decreases as tance increases. y ? 1. 5. ? 2.• • • • • • F E B A D C 3.) (Click on a graph to enlarge it) Correct Answers: • C • A • B Correct Answers: • • • • C B A D 4. An attractive force whose magnitude increases as tance increases. 2 + y2 x2 + y2 x ? 3. F = . G(x. (1 pt) Each vector field shown shown represents the force on a particle at different points in the plane as a result of another particle at the origin. (1 pt) Match each vector field with its graph. A repulsive force whose magnitude increases as tance increases. y) = xi − y j ? 2. y) = xi + y j ? 3. ? 1. F = . ? 4. x2 + y2 x2 + y2 x y ? 2. Match each vector field with its description. A repulsive force whose magnitude decreases as tance increases.

y . • F.D with the vector fields F below. All the vectors point away from the origin. The length of each vector is 34. • C. • B. . • A. All the vectors point away from the origin. The vectors decrease in length as you move away from the origin. • E. where r = x. The length of each vector is 34. Select all that apply. Select all that apply. The vectors increase in length as you move away from the origin. (1 pt) Sketch the vector field F(r) = 2r in the plane. All the vectors point in the same direction. • D. • A. y . (1 pt) Sketch the vector field F(x. • C. √ • F. All the vectors point away from the origin. The vectors decrease in length as you move away from the origin. All the vectors point toward the origin. • D. All the vectors point in the same direction. 3 A. The length of each vector is 2. • B. y) = 3i + 5 j in the plane. (1 pt) Match the plots labeled A . The vectors decrease in length as you move away from the origin. • D. The length of each vector is 1. Select all that apply. Correct Answers: • EF 9. • A. The vectors increase in length as you move away from the origin. All the vectors point toward the origin. • G. 7.Correct Answers: • BE A B 8. • E. All the vectors point toward the origin. y) = − r in the || r ||3 plane. The vectors increase in length as you move away from the origin. where r = x.) Correct Answers: • A • D • C • B 6. • C. • E. • B. (1 pt) Sketch the vector field F(x. C D Correct Answers: • AF (Click on a graph to enlarge it.

10. This is shown in the figure below (vectors are shown with a dot at their tail). On a sheet of paper. sketch the vector field and the flow. 4*x 4*y a*eˆ(4*t) b*eˆ(4*t) . 1/x x − 2. dt dt the system of differential equations is x = 4x and y = 4y (b) Note that x and y are proportional to x and y. F = • • • • A D B C y. x + 1 Correct Answers: B. Thus they are both exponentials. Correct Answers: • • • • 4 D. F = 4. respectively. sin y y. C. for some constant a. we have the non-parametric representation of the flow. F = 3. y(t) = be4t . find the system of differential equations associated with the vector field: x = y = (b) Solve the system you found above to find the flow x(t) = y(t) = (Your solution for x should involve a constant a. and for y a constant b.1.) SOLUTION (a) As dx dy v(t) = i+ j. F = 2. If we eliminate t from the expressions for x(t) and y(t). (1 pt) Consider the vector field v = 4xi + 4y j. and we have x(t) = ae4t . x 1. (a) After sketching the vector field and flow.

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