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Explicitly solve the many differential equations that we shall encounter to understand how the solutions evolve. EXERCISE 1-7 What would happen if there were a time when P(t) ¼ K? An equilibrium state is one in which the quantity in question remains constant over time. These will be the values for which the derivative is zero. In Eq. (1-19), they will be where P ¼ 0 and P ¼ K. VII. ANALYZING EQUILIBRIUM STATES Suppose that we have an equation of the type: dP ¼ f ðPÞ: dt (1-20) This shows that the rate of change depends only on the value of the population and not on when that value is attained.
Similarly, if P is slightly greater than p2, then f(P) > 0, and the derivative is positive, so P will increase and again move away from p2. In either case, if P is slightly different than p2, then P will move away from p2. A point such as p2 is called an unstable equilibrium point. A physical example of stable and unstable equilibrium points is shown in Figure 1-12. If a roller coaster cart is stopped at the positions indicated, it will remain there. If the cart is at positions 2 or 3 and is nudged gently, it will return to its original position.
Example 1-2 ....................... Harvesting a Renewable Resource. As the world’s population grows, humans must be increasingly conscious that natural resources are limited. The food supply is one resource that can be exploited in catastrophic ways. For example, overharvesting has led to the collapse of important fisheries in several areas of the world. The question of determining ecologically sustainable approaches to harvesting is 25 26 An Invitation to Biomathematics Chapter One therefore of critical importance (Smith and Link ).