By Colm T. Whelan
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If ???? is negative, then we have a decreasing population, for example, radioactive nuclei that decay probabilistically. 4. Radioactive Decay. 53) ???????? N(t) being the number of atoms at time t, ???? is known as the decay constant and is characteristic of a given species. 53) states that the rate of decay is proportional to the number of radioactive nuclei present. Let N0 be the number present at time t = 0. 4 Plot of N(t) = 10e????t . ???? = +1, solid line; ???? = −1, dashed line. is the solution. 4). 5).
66) c2 (x) + s2 (x) = 1 f 2 (x) + g 2 (x) = 1 The functions F1 (x) = f (x)c(x) − s(x)g(x) F2 (x) = f (x)s(x) + c(x)g(x) are such that dF1 (x) dF2 (x) = =0 ???????? ???????? Hence a = f (x)c(x) − s(x)g(x) b = f (x)s(x) + c(x)g(x) where a and b are constants. Substituting the values at x = 0 yields 0 = f (x)c(x) − s(x)g(x) 1 = f (x)s(x) + c(x)g(x) Hence 0 = f (x)c2 (x) − c(x)s(x)g(x) s(x) = f (x)s2 (x) + s(x)c(x)g(x) Adding the last two lines yields s(x) = f (x) Hence s′ (x) = f ′ (x) Hence c(x) = g(x) ◾ Clearly, the functions c(x), s(x) have all the properties of the sin(x) and cos(x) of trigonometry.
5. ln (????????) = ln x + ln a. 5 Plot of y = ln x. Proof: Consider F(x) = ln(????????) − ln(x) d ln(????????) ???????????? d ln(x) − d(????????) ???????? ???????? 1 1 = a− ???????? x =0 F ′ (x) = Thus, F(x) = c, where c is constant. Now take x = 1 and we have F(1) = ln(a) = c. 5. ln(xn ) = n ln x Proof: Clearly true for n = 1, assume to be true for n = N, that is, assume ln xN = N ln x. ln(xN+1 ) = ln(x(xN )) = ln x + ln xN = ln x + N ln x = (N + 1) ln x Thus, by principle of induction, true for all N. 56) that as x → ∞ ln( 1x ) → −∞.