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Question: nonlinear differential equation with boundary conditions

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  • Subject: [mg26429] Question: nonlinear differential equation with boundary conditions
  • From: Ronald Sastrawan <sastra at fmf.uni-freiburg.de>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 00:21:49 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Rechenzentrum der Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello!
Sorry, in my last post there was a mistake in my equation.
(There should be a y^2 in the equation). The real question was:

I encountered a problem, trying to numerically solve a differential
equation.
My equation looks like:

A y''[x] - B (y[x])^2 + C Exp[-Dx] == 0
with boundary conditions: y'[0]==0 , y'[E]==0

All constants A to E are known.

Mathematica complains, that the equation is not linear. But in the
online documentation I saw many examples of nonlinear differential
equations, which all work fine. What is the difference between the
examples and my equation ? And is there a possibility to NDSolve my
equation ?

Any hint on this would be of great help to me.

Thanks a lot,

Ronald

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