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Boundary value problems in Mathematica 3.0

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  • Subject: [mg5831] Boundary value problems in Mathematica 3.0
  • From: bpsafran at weizmann.weizmann.ac.il (Sam Safran)
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 03:42:55 -0500
  • Organization: Weizmann Institute of Science, Computation Center.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have started using Mathematica 3.0 on a Silicon Graphics,
Iris workstation.  My application involves solving a two
point boundary value problem with a nonlinear differential
equation.  In the Mathematica book and in the Help, it
does mention that version 3.0 supports two point boundary
value problems and I could not find any caveat that says
that it only works for linear equations.  However whenever
I try it, the boundary value problems are solved only for
linear differential equations; when I try to solve nonlinear
differential equations I get an error that says I am not
using linear equations.

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?

Thanks.

-- 
Sam Safran
bpsafran at weizmann.weizmann.ac.il


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