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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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 ...
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Ordinary differenial equation with numerical right hand side

I'm interested in solving a differential equation in which I don't know the analytical form of the right hand side, I only know its numerical value for a finite set of values of the independent ...
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How do I find the default ODE solver tolerances in Matlab?

You can set the Absolute or Relative ODE solver tolerances in Matlab with the options structure from an odeset command. But how do I find the default values for the ...
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Integrating direct dynamics form more than 1 second does not give back the correct result

I am trying to simulate a robot manipulator dynamics in SciLab. Basically, I generated a step function that has constant acceleration for half of the time and then the same acceleration but negative ...
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Are there shortcuts for numerically approximating systems of ordinary differential equations when autonomous?

Existing algorithms for solving ODEs handle functions $\frac{dy}{dt} = f(y, t)$, where $y \in \mathbb R^n$. But in many physical systems, the differential equation is autonomous, so $\frac{dy}{dt} = f(...
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Estimating error at mid timesteps for Runge-Kutta methods

When a timestep $h$ is rejected using a Runge-Kutta pair, such as Dormand–Prince, the algorithm resumes from the same initial point $t$ with a smaller timestep. A different idea is to resume at an ...
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Can a second-order ODE be “inconsistent” with its boundary conditions?

I am trying to solve a set of coupled, nonlinear ODEs. The only dependent variable is a 1-dimensional spatial coordinate, let's call it $x$. For now, I've managed to approximate away some of the ...
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Solving an ODE from many starting points

I have a situation where I'm interested in solving the same ODE many times, from different initial locations. More precisely, I'm interested in solving an ODE of the form \begin{align} \frac{dx}{dt} &...
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Solving for a set of coupled ODEs to get correct variable values

My question is about how I can solve a coupled system of ODE's, and print out the variables in a plot. I am solving for an q value and an e value, seen in this set of coupled ODE's below: $$ \begin{...
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Numerical solution for eigenvectors and eigenvalues of a Sturm-Liouville problem

I have to deal with the following problem in my research: $$\left[\frac{1}{D}F_{x}\right]_{x} + \frac{f D_{x}}{c D^{2}}F = 0$$ with boundary conditions $$F(0) = 0$$ $$F_{x}(L) = 0$$ where $f$ is ...
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Methods for precise solution of an ODE whose solution terminates at a singularity

I'm working on a fun open-source project to calculate the trajectories of objects near black holes. This is obviously not the first time anyone has done this sort of thing, but I have some design ...
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Error control and sequence acceleration at the same time

In a posteriori error control for solving ODEs, one typically computes two different approximate solutions, one of which being "more accurate" and one of which being "less accurate". If $y_q^{n+1}$ is ...
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Which solvers for BVP in python are the best? Is there something better that scipy.integrate.solve_bvp?

I am trying to solve a boundary value problem with Python. I have been using scipy.integrate.solve_bvp but the result that it is giving me is completely wrong. Basically my code is as follows: ...
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Avoiding divergent solutions with `odeint`? shooting method

I am trying to solve an equation in Python. Basically what I want to do is to solve the equation: $$ \frac{1}{x^2}\frac{d}{dx}\left(Gam \frac{dL}{dx}\right)+L\left(\frac{a^2x^2}{Gam}-m^2\right)=0 $$ ...
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Parallel integration of dynamical systems

I need to solve the following problem: $$ \begin{cases} \dot{\vec{x(t)}} = A\vec{x(t)} + u(t)D\vec{x(t)} + u(t)\vec{b}, & x \in (0, T), \\ \vec{x(0)} = \vec{0}, \end{cases}$$ where $u(t)$ is known ...
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Prescribing variables as an excitation in Runge-Kutta method

I am using Runge-Kutta to solve a $3 \times 3$ 2nd order linear ODE $$M x'' + C x' + K x = 0$$ and initial conditions are all zeros. Then I prescribe the 2nd variable to follow a given path. As for ...
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ODE system with discontinuous right-hand-side

I have a 1st order ODE system. One of the equations is piecewise function of 2 of the dependent variables. I try to solve it in Python environment. \begin{align}\dot x_1 &= x_2 - x_3\\ \dot x_2 &...
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System of ordinary differential equations - time complexity of initial value problem

I am interested in knowing what the time complexity is (in Big-$\mathcal O$ notation) for solving system of $N$ differential equations? I am using ode15s in ...
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Scipy odeint Unexpected Results

I am attempting to numerically integrate the equation $$\frac{\mathrm{dP} }{\mathrm{d} r}=-\left ( P+\rho\left ( r \right ) \right )\frac{m\left ( r \right )+4\pi r^{3}P}{r\left [ r-2m\left ( r \...
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Finite differenced eigenvalue prob. of inhomogeneous boundary conditions?

I am basically asking about eigenvalue problems of differential equations using some finite difference method (FDM). Usually the system is subject to some boundary conditions (BC), e.g., Dirichlet or ...
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What does “symplectic” mean in reference to numerical integrators, and does SciPy's odeint use them?

In this comment I wrote: ...default SciPy integrator, which I'm assuming only uses symplectic methods. in which I am refering to SciPy's odeint, which uses ...
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How to account for the interface between two different phases in a discretized diffusion model?

I have tried to set up a model for the diffusion of a gas into a liquid. The two media are next to each other and the geometry is spherical because the system should simulate the diffusion out of a ...
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Implementation details for high order IMEX methods by Kennedy and Carpenter

This question is a continuation of Fourth order IMEX Runge-Kutta method, concerning the implementation. Is seems to me that the first implicit stage value involves a direct evaluation, rather than ...
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Runge-Kutta timestep in atomic units

I'm using 4th order RK to solve the schroedinger equation in atomic units. Say I want to simulate 400fs in intervals of h=10fs, then in atomic units this is h=413a.u and 400fs=16500a.u. 4RK involves ...
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Finite difference for 2nd order ode $y'^2+y y''+\frac{2}{x} y y' -0.1 y^2=0$ with $y'(1)=0$ and $y(1)=1$

How to solve second order non-linear ODE $$y'^2+y y''+\frac{2}{x} y y' -0.1 y^2=0$$ subject to $y'(1)=0$ and $y(1)=1$ over the interval $0 < x \le 1$. I turned the equation to a PDE $y'^2+y y''+\...
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Do there exist low-storage Runge–Kutta methods with an order larger than four?

I’m trying to find a Runge–Kutta integrator that only requires the absolute minimum of storage, i.e. it fulfills one of the following three, presumably equivalent criteria: Each evaluation of the ...
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Is the time step size of a Rosenbrock method for stiff systems iteratively calculated?

I have an ODE system of the general form y' = k(y)(x) + q(z)(x) x' = a(z)(x) + b(x)(x) where k,q,a and b are also dependent on the states x and y. The ...
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Comparing Algorithmic complexity, ODE Solvers (Big O)

I am currently using the following three methods to solve differential equations: 4th order Runge Kutta Method Euler Method Internal scipy methods: ...
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Why naively chopped finite difference matrix works for different ODE boundary conditions

We know finite difference method (FDM) can replace $y''(x)$ as $\frac{1}{h^2}[y(x+h)+y(x-h)-2y(x)]$ or so. One naive way to write down the matrix of the differential operator is like the following, ...
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Algorithm for finding initial conditions of differential equations given trajectory

Let's say I'm given a system of three first-order differential equations in three variables, where all of the equations are known, and we additionally know the trajectory of two of the variables at a ...
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Inverse problem in linear ODE

I have a linear ordinary differential equation (ODE) with a system matrix with constant coefficients: $$\dot{y}(t) = \mathcal{A}\; y(t), \quad y(0) = y_0$$ with $y(t) \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times 1}$ and $...
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Bulirsch-Stoer algorithm to solve simple chemistry. Spanning long time intervals after stationarity

Hi all and thank you in advance. I am working on a time-dependent transport-chemistry model to study the composition of planetary atmospheres. The equations are the following $$\frac{\partial n(z,t)}...
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4th order runge-kutta and harmonic oscillator [closed]

I am trying to solve equations of motion for an harmonic oscillator using 4th order runge kutta method, but as a result I get almost constant velocity and position; I feel that the problem is that I ...
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Method to solve linear, first order ODE of generalized matrix matrix form

The equation and its meaning: Consider two sets $(A)_{l=0,...,m_a},$,$(B)_{l=0,...,m_b}$ of hermitian matrices and a set of positive semidefinite matrices $(C)_{l=0,...,m_c}$. Each matrix has the ...
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Learning differential equations: a textbook

I am a Computational Biology master's student and I would like to study differential equations (both ODEs and PDEs). I tried to have a look at the available textbooks but what I found is either too ...
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Speeding up ODEINT stiff example [closed]

I am trying the implement the following odeint solver example but my differential equations are different. https://github.com/headmyshoulder/odeint-v2/blob/master/examples/stiff_system.cpp The ...
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Verifying that ODE integration generates Theoretical Stationary distribution

I am trying to simulate an ODE, like $ \dot{x} = \xi(x) $ that should have a stationary distribution (a la Stat Mech). Assuming that my ODE algorithm generates time samples of my system state $ x $ ...
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One Dimensional Schrodinger's Equation solution using Numerov Method

I have been trying to solve Time Independent Schrodinger's equation in one dimension using Numerov Method as discussed in this excellent lecture notes I found on net. The Numerov method can solve an ...
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Parameter identification for first order ODE

I have two arrays $f(z)$ and $z$ both indexed by k and I want to solve $\frac{df}{dz}=\mu(1-f)$ to find $\mu(z)$ What would be the best numerical method to solve this equation?
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``scipy.odeint`` giving different answer than analytical

I was using scipy.integrate.odeint function , the ode is $$\frac{y\ dx - x\ dy}{(x+y)^2} + dy = dx$$ with solution $$y^2 - x^2 - y = c (x + y)\ .$$ Solving it ...
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Solving systems of nonlinear ODEs in epidemiology

I have a 9 systems of nonlinear ODEs to solve. I want to determine the endemic equilibrium points. How do I go about it? I tried manual calculation but it becomes cumbersome. Can software be used ...
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implicit odes solution using fdm

I am solving a non linear second order implicit initial value problem using finite difference method, but my results do not converge. Please guide me with an example, how we can apply finite ...