APPLICATION OF FIRST-ORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
G. Mahata 1 , D.S Raut 1, C. Parida 1, S. Baral 1, S. Mandangi 1
1 Department of Mathematics C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar-752054, India
This study introduced real life application of first order differential equation. In this paper We basically discussed about different types of differential equation and the solution of first order differential equation and application of first order differential equation in different field of science and technology. Further, Newton’s law of cooling and orthogonal trajectory has been incorporated. Study about convective boundary condition and it is used for increasing the temperature.
Received 29 August 2022
Accepted 20 September 2022
Published 08 October 2022
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Keywords: Differential Equations, Orthogonal Trajectory, Radiation
The equation contains one or more than one derivative is known as differential equations or in other words we can say the equation that contain derivative of one or more dependent variable with respect to one or more independent variables. Differential equations have remarkable ability to predict the world around us. They are used in a wide variety of disciplines, from biology, economics, chemistry, and engineering. The differential equation which contains only first order derivative is known as first order differential equation. Basically, we divide differential equation into two categories that are ordinary differential equation and partial differential equation. The ordinary differential equation contains unknown functions of one independent variable whereas the partial differential equation contains unknown function of more than one independent variable. We discussed more about this further in this paper. In this paper we are going to discussed about first order differential equations and its solution and its application to heat convection in fluid.
First order differential equation has a lot of application in the area of heat transfer which is discovered by Karthikeyan and Srinivasan . Also, the first order differential equation has many applications in temperature problem basically the ordinary differential equation. From which Hassan and Zakari found the use of newton’s law of cooling in solving some practical problem of first order ordinary differential equations. Mahanta et al. (2015, 2016) carried the analysis convective boundary condition. Rehan Hsu (2018) studied the first order differential equations and newtons law of cooling. Keryzig , Caronongan Hsu (n.d.), Michael Keryszig (2006). carried the solution of first order and applications of differential equations has been considerd.
2. TYPES OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION
· Ordinary differential equations
The equations where the derivatives are taken with respect to only one variable is known as ordinary differential equations.
For e. g. dy/dx = sinx
· Partial differential equations
The equation in which one variable depends on more than one variable is known as partial differential equations.
For e. g.
· Linear differential equations
The linear differential equation is of the form dy/dx+p(x)y=Q(x)
· Non-linear differential equations
A non-linear differential equation that is not a linear equation in the unknown function and its derivatives.
It is of the form
· Homogeneous and non-homogeneous differential equations
A homogeneous equation does have zero on the right side of the equality while a non-homogeneous equations have a function on right side of the equations.
For e. g. (homogeneous differential equation)
(non-homogeneous differential equation)
Now our main focus is on solutions of first order differential equation and its application
3. Solution of first order differential equations
1) Using integrating factor
The linear differential equation is of the form
Then the integrating factor is defined by the formula
Then the general solution is
2) Method of variation of a constant
This method is similar to integrating factor method. finding the general solution of the homogeneous equation is the first necessary step.
The homogeneous equation is
The general solution of the homogeneous equation always contains a constant C. The value of C we get after substituting the solution into the non-homogeneous differential equation. This method is known as method of variation of a constant.
The solution in both of above method is always same.
Solve the differential equation
The given equation is already in a standard form,
Therefore p(x)= 2x and q(x)= x
Now Y(x)= =
· Application of first-order differential equation to heat convection in fluid
1) Heat transferring
Heat transferring is a process of transfer of heat from a body with higher temperature to a body with lower temperature. Hear the difference between the temperature is called potential for which transfer of heat is happen. There is different mode for heat transferring which are as follow
The process by which the heat is transfer from hot end of an object to its cold end is called conduction. It is also known as thermal conduction or heat conduction. Basically, in solid heat is transferred by the process of conduction.
The process by which fluid molecules moves from higher temperature region to lower temperature region is called convection.
Radiation is the transfer of energy with the help of electromagnetic wave. It is generated by the emission of electromagnetic wave.
So above we have seen that heat flowing in solid by the process of conduction which we can determined by Fourier law. And we see in fluid, heat flowing by convection which we can determine by Newton’s law of cooling.
NEWTON’S LAW OF COOLING
Let Q= heat absorbed
T =temperature of the body
Newton’s law of cooling state that the temperature of the body and its surrounding is directly proportional to the rate of cooling of the body.
or dQ = h [
Now integrating on both sides, we get
Hear , so heat transform from
Again, for a body of mass ‘M’, specific heat ‘’, temperature of the body ‘T’ kept in surrounding temperature ‘’
Then, heat = mass*specific heat*body temperature
I. e. Q = M
Now rate of colling is given by
Hence, we found that
Due to specific heat and mass of the body treated as constant so,
Hence the above explanation suggested that as the time increases the difference between the body temperature and surrounding temperature increases so that the rate of temperature decreases.
A body cools from 75 to 55 in 10 minutes when the surrounding temperature is 31. At what average temperature will its rate of cooling be ¼ to that at the start.
Let be the temperature of the surrounding
Consider a colling from
Initial temperature = =
Final temperature =
Time taken t = 10 min
Consider the rate of cooling when the temperature was
Rate of cooling = ¼
Hence at temperature 39.5 the rate of cooling be ¼th that at the start.
A heated metal ball is placed in cooler surroundings. Its rate of cooling is 2 per minute when its temperature is 60 and 1.2 per minute when its temperature is 52. Find the temperature of the surroundings and the rate of cooling when the temperature of the ball is 48.
Let b e the temperature of the surrounding
Consider a cooling at 60:
Temperature = 60
Rate of cooling = 2 per minute
By newton’s law of cooling,
Consider a cooling at 52:
Rate of cooling = 1.2 per minute
Again, by newton’s law of cooling,
Now dividing equation (1) by (2) we get,
Substituting in equation (2) we get,
1.2 = h (52-40)
To find rate of cooling at 48:
By newton’s law of cooling,
Hence temperature of the surrounding is 40 and rate of cooling at 48 is 0.8 per minute.
Application of first order differential equation: Orthogonal trajectory
Before going to know what, orthogonal trajectory is, we have to know trajectory first.
A curve which cut every member of a given family of curve is called trajectory.
· Orthogonal trajectory
A curve which cuts every member of a family of curve at right angle is called orthogonal trajectory. Or in other words it is the family of curve that intersect perpendicularly to another family of curve.
If we have a family of curve given by F(x,y,a) = 0 and another family of curve G(x,y,b). then the tangent of the curve is perpendicular to each other. Where a and b are arbitrary constant.
Orthogonal trajectories are used in mathematics for example as curve coordinate system or appear in physics as electric field and its equipotential curve.
Step to find orthogonal trajectory:
Case 1- for cartesian curve
1) Differentiate the given equation of family of curve and eliminate the parameter
3) Solve the new differential equation and get orthogonal trajectory.
Case – 2 for polar curve
1) Differentiate the given equation of family of curve with respect to .
3) Solve new differential equation and get required solution
Find the orthogonal trajectory of .
Differentiate the given equation w.r.t x
Integrating on both the side
Hence, the orthogonal trajectory of
Find the orthogonal trajectory of family of parabola
Differentiate both the side w.r.t x
Putting the value of a in the given equation of curve we get,
This equation is same as equation (1), so if we integrate this, we get the given curve
Hence the orthogonal trajectory of is itself.
Find the orthogonal trajectory of cardio’s
Differentiate both the side w.r.t
Eliminate a from given equation
Integrating on both side
, where b = c/2
Hence r = b (1+cos θ) is the orthogonal trajectory of r = a(1-cos θ)
In this paper we discussed applications of first order differential equation that is newtons law of cooling and orthogonal trajectory. Newton’s law of cooling states that the rate at which an objects cools is directly proportional to the difference in temperature between the object and its surrounding. It explains how fast an object is cool down. However, it works only if the difference in temperature between body and its surrounding must be small, the loss of heat from the body should be by radiation only. And the major limitation of newtons law of cooling is that the temperature of the surrounding must remain constant during the cooling of the body.
Whereas orthogonal trajectory is the tangent of two curve which are perpendicular to each other. Here we see the use of first order differential equation which allow these variables to be expressed dynamically as a differential equation for the unknown position of the body as a function of time. It has a major role in forensic science. The are many such application of first order differential equation such as population growth and decay, drug distribution in human body, survivability with AIDS, radioactive decay and carbon dating, economics, and finance etc. finally this paper believed that many problems of science and technology in future can be solve by using first order differential equation.
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