## Problems Marking scheme 1. Let A be a nonzero square matrix. Is it possible that a positive integer k exists such that ?? = 0 ? For example, find ?3 for the matrix [ 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 ] A square matrix A is nilpotent of index k when ? ≠ 0 , ?2 ≠ 0 , … . . , ??−1 ≠ 0, ??? ?? = 0. In this task you will explore nilpotent matrices. 1. The matrix in the example given above is nilpotent. What is its index? ( 2 marks ) 2. Use a software program to determine which of the following matrices are nilpotent and find their indices ( 12 marks ) A. [ 0 1 0 0 ] B. [ 0 1 1 0 ] C. [ 0 0 1 0 ] D. [ 1 0 1 0 ] E. [ 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ] F. [ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 ] 3. Find 3×3 nilpotent matrices of indices 2 and 3 ( 2 marks ) 4. Find 4×4 nilpotent matrices of indices 2, 3, and 4 ( 2 marks ) 5. Find nilpotent matrix of index 5 ( 2 marks ) 6. Are nilpotent matrices invertible? prove your answer ( 3 marks ) 7. When A is nilpotent, what can you say about ?? ? prove your answer ( 3 marks ) 8. Show that if ? is nilpotent , then ? − ? is invertible ( 4 marks ) 30% 2. A radio transmitter circuit contains a resisitance of 2.0 Ω, a variable inductor of 100 − ? ℎ?????? and a voltage source of 4.0 ? . find the current ? in the circuit as a function of the time t for 0 ≤ ? ≤ 100? if the intial curent is zero. Correct solution 5% Graph the general solution 2.5% Graph the function and particular solution 2.5% 3. An object falling under the influence of gravity has a variable accelertaion given by 32 − ? , where ? represents the velocity. If the object starts from rest, find an expression for the velocity in terms of the time. Also, find the limiting value of the velocity. Correct solution 5% Graph the general solution 2.5% Graph the function and particular solution 2.5% 4. When the angular displacement ? of a pendulum is small ( less than 60), the pendulum moves with simple harmonic motion closely approximated by ?′′ + ? ? ? = 0 . Here , ?′ = ?? ?? and ? is the accelertaion due to gravity , and ? is the length of the pendulum. Find ? as a function of time ( in s ) if ? = 9.8 ?/?2, ? = 1.0 ? ? = 0.1 and ?? ?? = 0 when ? = 0 . sketch the cuve using any graphical tool. Correct solution 5% Graph the general solution 2.5% Graph the function and particular solution 2.5% 5. Find the equation relating the charge and the time in a electric circuit with the following elements: ? = 0.200 ? , ? = 8.00 Ω , ? = 1.00 ?? , ? = 0. In this circuit , ? = 0 and ? = 0.500 ? when ? = 0 Correct solution 5% Graph the general solution 2.5% Graph the function and particular solution 2.5% 6. A spring is stretched 1 m by ? 20 − ? Weight. The spring is stretched 0.5 m below the equilibrium position with the weight attached and the then released. If it is a medium that resists the motion with a force equal to 12?, where v is the velocity, sketch and find the displacement y of the weight as a function of the time. Correct solution 5% Graph the general solution 2.5% Graph the function and particular solution 2.5% 7. A 20?? inductor, a 40.0 Ω resistor, a 50.0 ?? capacitor, and voltage source of 100 ?−100?are connected in series in an electric circuit. Find the charge on the capacitor as a function of time t , if ? = 0 and ? = 0 ?ℎ?? ? = 0 Correct solution 5% Graph the general solution 2.5% Graph the function and particular solution 2.5% 10% quality and neatness and using Math equations in MS word. –

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