Section 3.8. Read the
entire section. Answer the following questions by
7:00 am. Send an e-mail with subject line **MA251**
to selliott@utm.edu .

1) Fill in the blanks: The only solutions of the differential equation dy/dt = ky are the exponential functions y = __________ .

y(0)e^(kt)

2) Example 4 refers to equation 3.6.6. In words, what is equation 3.6.6? (Hint: what is the title of the subsection of the book in which equation 3.6.6 first appears?)

The number e
as a limit.

3) In an
exponential growth equation m(t) = m_{0} e^{kt}
, the sign of k is ________.

positive