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Re: Inv.Interpol.Function

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  • Subject: [mg36720] Re: Inv.Interpol.Function
  • From: Erich Mueller <emueller at>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 04:16:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • References: <am95s4$k3d$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

A slick way to solve this particular problem is to use NDSolve.  The
inverse function t[y] sattisfies the differential equation


with the inital condition


So the following command should give an interpolating function for t[y]
(you should change the 1 in {y,0,1} to whatever the appropriate value is)



On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, martin skogstad wrote:

> Dear NG
> Mabye this is too simple, but I cant just figure it out
> I want to get an inverse function for y[t] where
> y[t_]:=NIntegrate[R[x]^4,{x,0,t}] /. ndsolution[[1]]
> and
> R[t] is an interpolatingfunction(R>0 from NDSolve) on the interval 0=<t=<T
> after that I hope to be able to calculate the integral :
> a = (1/y[T])*
>         NIntegrate[R[InvFunction[y[t]]*Cos[y[t]], {y[t], 0, y[T]}]
> it works with a constant instead of R[t].
> Hope you can help, and that the above is understandable.
> Martin Skogstad

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