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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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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Solving an ODE using shooting method

I have been trying to solve the following nonlinear ordinary differential equation: $$-\Phi''-\frac{3}{r}\Phi'+\Phi-\frac{3}{2}\Phi^{2}+\frac{\alpha}{2}\Phi^{3}=0$$ with boundary conditions $$\Phi'(...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nonlinear ODE to solve Duffing's equation

I am trying to solve the Duffing's equation in MATLAB. $ m\ddot{y}+c\dot{y}+ky+k_{3}y^{3} = f(t) $ where $ f(t) = A \sin{\omega t}$ To do that I wrote a function to be given to the ode45. ...
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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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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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Which Runge-Kutta method is more accurate: Dormand-Prince or Cash-Karp?

I simply want to know whether the Dormand-Prince Numerical Method or the Cash-Karp Numerical Method is more accurate.
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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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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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What's the state of the art in parallel ODE methods?

I'm currently looking into parallel methods for ODE integration. There is a lot of new and old literature out there describing a wide range of approaches, but I haven't found any recent surveys or ...
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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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Adaptive Timestepping for Stong Stability Preserving (SSP) Runge-Kutta Methods

Are there error estimators and research on adaptive timestepping schemes for SSPRK methods? My Googling could not uncover papers which addressed this, so I was wondering if there was anything ...
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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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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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maltab ode solver- user defined criteria to stop calculations

is there a way to add a user defined convergence criteria to an ode solver so that the solution is stopped? I know that Matlab uses absolute and relative tolerances but would that suffice in solving ...
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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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How to implement an integral condition when solving a BVP in MatLab

I am trying to solve a coupled system of ODE's using MATLAB's bvp4c function. I want to impose the condition that $$\int_{0}^{\pi} y_{1}(t) y_{1}(t) dt = 1,$$ where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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