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Re: Manipulating differential equations

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  • Subject: [mg18576] Re: Manipulating differential equations
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevinmccann at Home.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 01:01:19 -0400
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Try this:

f[x_]=Exp[a x];

dg2=dg1/.c->f


Kevin

Martin Heimann <martin.heimann at bgc-jena.mpg.de> wrote in message
news:7m6jti$2mc at smc.vnet.net...
> Dear colleagues,
>
> I would like to insert test functions into an expression that contains
> differentials:
>
> dg1 = c''[x] + g c'[x]
>
> I would like e.g. to replace c[x] by Exp[-a x]:
>
> dg1/.c[x]->Exp[-a x]
>
> but this doesn't work; one has to put substitution rules for each of the
> derivatives explicitly. Is there a more elegant way to achieve this?
>
> Cheers,
> Martin Heimann
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