Questions tagged [ode]

Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) contain functions of only one independent variable, and one or more of their derivatives with respect to that variable. This tag is intended for questions on modeling phenomena with ODEs, solving ODEs, and other related aspects.

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How to the determine the initial conditions of the following coupled non-linear ODEs

I am trying to determine the roots (initial conditions) of θ' and f'' in the set of ODEs below so I can solve as an initial value problem using the Runge-Kutta method. I tried using newton-raphson but ...
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Why does the numerical solution of an ODE move away from an unstable equilibrium?

I wish to simulate the behaviour of a double-pendulum-like system. The system is a 2-degrees-of-freedom robot manipulator that is not actuated and will, therefore, behave mostly like a double-pendulum ...
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Going back in time in an initial value problem

Consider an initial value problem (IVP) $y'=f(t,y)$ with the initial value given by $y(t=0) = 0$. If I need to find $y(t^*)$, hence finding the path for $y$ in $t \in [0,t^*]$ and $t^*<0$; is the ...
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What are systematic ways of approximating a non-smooth (non-continuously differentiable) system dynamic to be n-smooth?

I have a system dynamic that is non-smooth because it has several signum and absolute value functions in it (three-tank level control). I can obviously choose different sigmoid functions to ...
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$L^\infty$ stability property of an ODE

Suppose we have the initial-value problem on $(0,L)$: $$ \frac{d u(x)}{d x} = f(x) u(x),\, \qquad x\in\Omega,\,~~ u(0) = u_0, $$ I am reading a claim that says if we multiply the ODE by $u$ and ...
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Symplectic linear multistep method?

I'm doing a gravitational n-body simulator and I'm thinking of implementing linear multistep methods like Adam-Bashforth. But is there any symplectic multistep methods?
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Computing Trajectory Equations of Kerr Geodesics

I want to numerically solve the trajectory equations of a Kerr geodesic given by wikipedia in Matlab. The trajectories look like: I implemented the equations and solved it with the standard Runge-...
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Forward and backward integration — cause of errors

I write a test program to integrate foward on $[0,T_f]$ and then backward on $[T_f,0]$ from the endpoint of the forward integration an Hamiltonian system: $$ \dot q(t) = \frac{\partial H}{\partial p}(...
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Finding the polynomial for the solution of an ODE

I’m stuck trying to solve part (b) and (c) of the below problem, but part (b) is the one of main concern here as I think (c) should follow easily once (b) is completed. I don’t know where to start ...
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Finite dimensional optimization problem over dynamical system

I am interested in solving numerically the following mathematical problem Consider an ode of the form $$ \dot q(t) = f(q(t),t_1,\ldots, t_N),\qquad t\in [0,T], $$ where $q\in \mathbb{R}^n$ is the ...
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Is there any explicit symplectic Runge-Kutta method?

As far as I know, all the symplectic Runge-Kutta methods are implicit which need to solve non-linear equations during the calculation. Is there any explicit method? If not, why?
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Online Parameter Estimation using steepest descent

I have a first order system which is described by the following differential equation: dx/dt = -a*x + b*u where u is the input <...
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Discretization with non-constant matrix containg entries form unknown vector

Consider a system of PDEs $$ \begin{cases} u_t = \nabla \cdot (D(u)\nabla u) + \frac{c}{K_U+c}u-ku\\ c_t = d_c\Delta c -\frac{\nu_U c}{K_U + c}u \end{cases} $$ with some boundary conditions. Here, $D(...
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Dormand–Prince 5(4): How to update the stepsize and make accept/reject decision?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormand–Prince_method I want to implement the Dormand-Prince 4(5) version to solve Initial Value problems. Using regular notation I have $A$ matrix and the $c,b,\hat{b}$ ...
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Is there a database/website with Butcher tableaus?

I have started investigating in mostly Runge Kutta and Runge Kutta Nyström methods and there one of the only differences between the methods of the same type is their Butcher tableu. For the most ...
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How to implement adaptive step size Runge-Kutta Cash-Karp?

Trying to implement an adaptive step size Runge-Kutta Cash-Karp but failing with this error: ...
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Calculate the Bloch wave

The eigenvalue problem $$\frac{d^2u}{dx^2}+2i k\frac{du}{dx}-[k^2-6\sin(x)^2]u(x)=-\mu u(x)$$ gives the first five eigenvalues with $k=0$ or $k=1$ which are $2.06$, $2.26$, $5.16$, $6.81$, and $7....
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Time sampling changes solution

I'm currently trying to solve a problem using numerical methods. The set-up is rather long, so I apologize in advance... TL;DR: My solutions change depending on how big my steps are and I don't know ...
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Solve ODE with non-negative and maximization constraints

My task is to solve $$\eta_k\frac{d^2C_k}{dz}(z)=-e_k, k = 1,2,3$$ $$C_k\ge0$$ $$C_1(0)=0, C_2(0)=A, C_3(0)=0$$ $$C_1(L)=B, \frac{dC_2}{dz}(L)=0, \frac{dC_3}{dz}(L)=0$$ with $$e_1 = -\beta_1-\beta_3$...
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What's the minimum step size that can be used in Euler's method before it becomes unreliable?

In particular, if Euler's method is implemented on a computer, what's the minimum step size that can be used before rounding errors cause the Euler approximations to become completely unreliable? I ...
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Formulation of the least-squares parameter estimation problem

I have a system of 10 ordinary differential equations of the form, $$\frac{dy_1}{dt} = f1(V1,k1,y1,y2)\\ \vdots \\ \frac{dy_{10}}{dt} = f_{10}(V_{10},k_{10},y_{9},y_{10}) $$ I want to estimate the ...
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What is the state of the art in solving stiff initial value problems?

I'm looking for current references on solving stiff ODEs. Most of what I know (say, BDF methods) apparently date back to the 1980's, and I feel like a lot of progress should have been made in that ...
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Solving differential equation in Python with variable coefficients (I just know the coefficients numerically)

I am trying to implement a routine to solve a differential equation in Python. Basically the kind of equation that I am interested in solving is of the form: $\displaystyle \frac{d}{dx^2} \left(x y(x)...
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Translating grid with extrusion speed

I am putting into MATLAB code the equations that describe a plastic extrusion process. From a paper, I found I should use a spatial grid that translates with the extrusion speed, being the reference ...
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Non-linear Boundary Value Problem. How to compute the Jacobian?

Consider a Boundary Value Problem: $$ \delta u''+u(u'-1) =0 \Leftrightarrow u''=\frac{-u(u'-1)}{\delta}=:f(t,u',u), \\ u(0)=a, u(1)=b $$ $\delta,a,b$ are known parameters. I want to implement Newton'...
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What does the exponential function mean in numerical ODE solving formulas?

I'm trying to read papers on numerical ODE algorithms and I always seem to stumble upon huge amounts of exponentials multiplied by each other. For example in New families of symplectic splitting ...
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What is ABA and BAB schemes when talking about numerical integrators

I have read a lot about numerical integrators (ode solvers) lately and tried reading a few papers but I have stumbled upon something that I can't understand and it's something called ABA and BAB. ...
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Efficient approach for solving matrix plus diagonal matrix system that varies in time

When solving a system of ODEs, as part of a preconditioner, I get the system $(A + D(t))x = b(t)$ where $A$ is a sparse matrix and $D(t)$ is diagonal. I'm currently solving this by taking the LU-...
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Actual global error vs theoretical global error: How to combine theory with practice

I have implemented an Adams Bashforth 4 method to solve an Initial Value Problem for an ODE and I am testing it against the test equation: $y'=\lambda y$ with $y(0)=1$ with the exact solution: $y(t)=...
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Mass Matrix and how to handle it (ODEs) - References

I'm interested in a good reference/paper about how to handle numerically a mass-matrix system as \begin{align} \mathbf{M}(t,y)\dot{y} =F(y,t) \end{align} I know that such a problem can be solved by ...
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Discrete maximum principle for discretized ODE

I discretized the following ODE using central finite differences for 1st and 2nd derivatives: $$u''-bu'=f(u), x\in (0,1)\\u(0)=1, u'(1)=0\\ b>0, f:\mathbb{R_{\ge 0}}\to \mathbb{R}_{\ge 0}$$ The ...
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Non linear Parametric BVP with inequalities

Consider a non linear ode in dimension $10$: $\dot x = f(t,x,\lambda)$ where $\lambda$ is a vector of $p$ parameters. Consider a boundary value problem of the form : $\dot x(t) = f(t,x(t),\lambda)$ ...
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Adam Bashforth 4 method: how to determine starting values and stil keep the the order of accuracy

I am using an Adam Bashforth 4 method to solve an IVP problem so I need other numerical method to estimate the first 3 values. I am very much interested in finding a way to estimate the first 3 values ...
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Combining multiple coupled 1st order equations in python

I'm having serious troubles with solving translating 3 coupled differential equations into python. The 3 DE's stem from a 4th order DE used to calculate the bending moment of an underwater pipeline ...
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Unexpected solutions solving an ODE using odeint

I am trying to solve a system of 8 coupled differential equations using scipy's odeint. I have already written my code and it runs fine, but the solutions I get are completely different from what I ...
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Numerical solving Lotka-Volterra ODE in R

Aim: I am trying to numerically solve a Lotka-Volterra ODE in R, using de sde.sim() function in the sde package. I would like to use the ...
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SDE solver in python: manual determination of integrator step size (dt)

Aim: I am trying to solve a system of SDEs, while using the SDEint package in python 3.x. It is a system of SDEs adapted from and inspired by the Zombie Apocalypse ...
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calculating integral for an ODE system

I have an ODE system defining a mathematical model of a biological system, say $$ \frac{da}{dt}=f_1(a,b,\ldots,z,p)\\ \frac{db}{dt}=f_2(a,b,\ldots,z,p)\\ \cdots\\ \frac{dz}{dt}=f_n(a,b,\ldots,z,p) $$ ...
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Approximation of ODE solution using Taylor series methods

This is my first post on here, so please excuse mistakes if any. I am trying to plot out the difference between two ODE solvers based on Taylor series: 1st order acccurate: $x(t_0 + h) = x(t_0) + ...
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Derivation of backward differentiation formulas(BDF)

I have been reading upon numerical techniques that are used to solve stiff ordinary differential equations. From the description given here, I could follow the steps till equation (5). I am finding ...
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Wrong results for $2$ stage multistep method $y_{n+2} - y_n = h\left[(1/3)f_{n+2} + (4/3)f_{n+1} + (1/3)f_n\right]$

I need to fix a code to utilise the $2$ stage multistep method : $$y_{n+2} - y_n = h\left[(1/3)f_{n+2} + (4/3)f_{n+1} + (1/3)f_n\right]$$ Since this is an implicit method, I used a Newton-Raphson ...
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Solution of constrained system of ODEs

Can someone point me in a direction to solve this kind of integral constrained system of ODEs. \begin{align} &\int_0^{1/2}\dot{y}^2(t)=p\\ &2\lambda_1\ddot{y}(t)+\pi cos(\pi y(t))=0\\ &y(...
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Scipy Two-point Boundary value Problem

Nonlinear ODE Statement I would like to use scipy to solve the following: u'' + (u')^2 = sin(x) u(0)=0, u(1)=1 where u = u(x). Approach I am looking at the ...
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Shooting method implementation

I have a trouble of defining a Jacobian matrix for my problem. Basically, I have 4 differential equations to be solved. $$ \begin{aligned} \dot x_1(t)&=x_2(t)\\ \dot x_2(t)&=p_2(t)−\sqrt 2 ...
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ODE: should Euler implicit be more accurate than Euler explicit for a given computational step?

I am aware than Euler explicit is conditionally stable, and Euler implicit is unconditionally stable. And I am aware that it is probably pointless to use Euler implicit with a small computational step ...
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Numerical solution of two coupled nonlinear eigenvalue problems

I would like to numerically solve the following system of coupled nonlinear differential equations: $$ -\frac{\hbar^2}{2m_a} \frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2}\psi_a + V_{ext}\psi_a + \left( g_a |...
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Step-size selection for an Trapezoidal Method ODE solver (ode23t)

I was reading the documentation of the MatLab ODE solver ode23t, and I've seen that the trapezoidal rule is used. Moreover, the error is estimated by ...
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How to solve an implicit ODE with forward Euler?

Consider the implicit ODE $$ M(y)\dot{y} = F(t,y) $$ If $M$ is non-singular for all $y$ How to use the forward-Euler method to numerically solve for $y$ without inverting $M(y)$? I only came out ...
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How well do explicit Runge-Kutta “tableau” methods compare to the state of the art ODE solvers and when do they fail?

How well do explicit Runge-Kutta "tableau" methods compare to the state of the art ODE solvers and when do they fail? I've been reading Butcher's ODE book and he does a good job at introducing ...
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Euler Method Instability. Why?

I am currently enjoying writing computational codes as a hobby. Right now I've worked out an Euler method and results are pretty good with up to $x=1$. Over $x=1$, instability starts to kick in. May I ...