Calculus 8th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1285740629
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-062-1

Chapter 6 - Inverse Functions - 6.3* The Natural Exponential Function - 6.3* Exercises - Page 453: 60


$\frac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}$, $\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$

Work Step by Step

$y=e^{\lambda x}$ $y'=e^{\lambda x}\frac{d}{dx}(\lambda x)$ $y'=\lambda e^{\lambda x}$ $y''=\lambda e^{\lambda x}\frac{d}{dx}(\lambda x)$ $y''=\lambda^2 e^{\lambda x}$ $y+y'=y''$ $e^{\lambda x}+\lambda e^{\lambda x}=\lambda^2 e^{\lambda x}$ $1+\lambda=\lambda^2$ $\lambda^2-\lambda-1=0$ $\lambda=\frac{-(-1)\pm\sqrt{(-1)^2-4*1*(-1)}}{2*1}$ $\lambda=\frac{1\pm\sqrt{1+4}}{2}$ $\lambda=\frac{1\pm\sqrt{5}}{2}$ So the solutions are $\lambda=\frac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $\lambda=\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$.
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