Session Overview
We can copy Taylor’s series for e^{x} to define e^{At} for a matrix A. If A is diagonalizable, we can use Λ to find the exact value of e^{At}. This allows us to solve systems of differential equations du / dt = Au the same way we solved equations like dy / dt = ky. |
Session Activities
Lecture Video and Summary
- Watch the video lecture Lecture 23: Differential Equations and exp(At)
- Read the accompanying lecture summary (PDF)
- Lecture video transcript (PDF)
Suggested Reading
- Read Section 6.3 in the 4^{th} or 5^{th} edition.
Problem Solving Video
- Watch the recitation video on Problem Solving: Differential Equations and exp(At)
- Recitation video transcript (PDF)
- 观看视频: 习题讲解 – 微分方程指数矩阵(At) [watch this recitation in Mandarin]
Check Yourself
Problems and Solutions
Work the problems on your own and check your answers when you’re done.