Re: Re: Boundary value problems in Mathematica 3.0
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- Subject: [mg5938] Re: [mg5841] Re: Boundary value problems in Mathematica 3.0
- From: seanross at worldnet.att.net
- Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 00:04:42 -0500
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Sirpa Saarinen wrote:
> bpsafran at weizmann.weizmann.ac.il (Sam Safran) writes:
> >[ Clipped from: comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica ]
> >Is this the situation for Mathematica 3.0 on other machines
> >(e.g. Mac) and is it true that the boundary value problems
> >are only for linear differential equations? Are there any
> >packages or add-ons that will do non linear equations with
> >two point boundary conditions?
> Yes, this is true. Mathematica 3.0 only solves linear boundary
> value problems. I do not know the answer to your second question,
> maybe someone else can answer this.
> Sirpa Saarinen
> saarinen at wolfram.com
You can certainly linearize any non-linear DE by treating a variable as
a constant, solving the remainder and iterating on the "constant" one.
The broader response to your question, though, is that mathematica can
certainly solve a non-linear differential equation just like c or
fortran can. It is a powerful programming language, not just a
collection of nifty functions.
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