# 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Failing integration with the radau5-implementation in DotNumerics, over a discontinuity

Summary We are trying to solve some models of emission of substances to the air. In these models, emission stops at a certain point. We are using the DotNumerics implementation of radau5 We had ...
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### Stiffness emerges as number of ODEs increases

I want to solve a system of ordinary differential equations with Matlab. I need this to solve a mechanical engineering related problem. If $n$ is the number of degrees of freedom of my mechanical ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### 4th-order Runge-Kutta method for coupled harmonic oscillator

I’m attempting to write a C program to gather values from a coupled spring system: There is a wall, connected to a mass $m_1$ by a spring, then this mass is connected to a second mass $m_2$ by another ...
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### BDF2 and TR-BDF2: what is better?

What method of numerical solving ODEs is better? BDF2 or TR-BDF2? Namely, what advantages has TR-BDF2 over BDF2? The BDF2 method requires the values of $y_{n-1}$ and $y_n$ for computing $y_{n+1}$ ...
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### How can I solve coupled equations by the method of line(MOL)?

I want to solve 3 coupled PDEs equations. They depend on time, radius and length. I used the method of lines (MOL) and converted them to a system of ODEs in time. Now I want to solve them using MATLAB....
Consider the unit circle $x^2 + y^2 = 1$, it also represents the solution to the ODE $$x + y \frac{dy}{dx} = 0; y(0) = 1$$ Suppose we don't know how to solve the above equation analytically (there ...