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*Subject*: [mg24404] Getting number out of NDSolve
*From*: colton at socrates.berkeley.edu (John S. Colton)
*Date*: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 00:58:04 -0400 (EDT)
*Organization*: University of California at Berkeley
*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Hi, all,
I used Mathematica's function NDSolve to solve some coupled
differential equations.
Following the example in the manual, the command was something like
this:
sol = NDSolve[{ x1''[t] + eta x1'[t] + 2 Pi Sin[2 Pi x1[t]] - k
(x2[t]-x1[t]-a12[t]) == 0,
x2''[t] + eta x2'[t] + 2 Pi Sin[2 Pi x2[t]] - k (x3[t]-x2[t]-a23[t])
+ k (x2[t]-x1[t]-a12[t]) == 0,
x3''[t] + eta x3'[t] + 2 Pi Sin[2 Pi x3[t]] + k (x3[t]-x2[t]-a23[t])
== 0,
x1[0] == 0, x2[0] == 1, x3[0] == 2, x1'[0] == x2'[0] == x3'[0] == 0},
{x1,x2,x3},{t,0,tmax}]
(a12 and a23 functions were defined earlier, as well as the eta and k
constants)
Then, to plot the solutions, I used something like this:
Plot[{Evaluate[x1[t] /. sol],Evaluate[x2[t] /. sol],Evaluate[x3[t] /.
sol]}, {t,0,tmax}]
Worked just great! Solutions looked like what I expected.
However, when attempting to get a number for the functions x1,x2, or
x3, for a particular time, all my attempts fail short.
I've tried things like N[x1[tmax]], or Evaluate[x1[tmax] /. sol, or
Evaluate[x1[t] /. sol /. t -> tmax, etc,etc. I can't get anything to
spit out a number.
I appreciate any help.
John
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