Re: A "singular" equation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg14764] Re: A "singular" equation*From*: "W. K. Bertram" <wkb at ansto.gov.au>*Date*: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 03:07:56 -0500*Organization*: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation*References*: <728ke6$ego@smc.vnet.net> <72dpl4$lh7$3@dragonfly.wolfram.com>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Allan Hayes wrote: > Patrick McLean wrote in message <728ke6$ego at smc.vnet.net>... > >Trying to solve an ode ("Euler's" equation) Mathematica consistently > >crashes as follows: > > > >% math > >Mathematica 3.0 for Solaris > >Copyright 1988-96 Wolfram Research, Inc. > > -- Terminal graphics initialized -- > > > >In[1]:= DSolve[(1-x^2)y'[x]^2==(1-y[x]^2),y[x],x] Bus Error (core > >dumped) > >% > > > >This seems pretty bad form, I must say. > > > > Patrick, > I agree that it should work. > Not that it is any consolation, but it calculates OK on Windows. Not for me it doesn't!. I'm have Mathematica version 3.00 on a 200Mhz Pentium Pro with 64Mb RAM running Windows95. When I try to solve the above equation I get a "This program has performed an illegal operation ..." message and I have to quit the kernel and restart it. Bill