Re: Mathematica newbie question : NDSolve

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg40273] Re: Mathematica newbie question : NDSolve*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 05:19:11 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: The University of Western Australia*References*: <b5efsh$675$1@smc.vnet.net> <b5hcc8$m0j$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <b5hcc8$m0j$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au> wrote: > In article <b5efsh$675$1 at smc.vnet.net>, > sriramr at asdl.gatech.edu (Sriram Rallabhandi) wrote: > > > I'm new to Mathematica. I'm using the following code to solve a > > bi-harmomic PDE in two parameters u,v. The final output is the 3D > > coordinate values: x[u,v],y[u,v],z[u,v]. I get the error attached even > > though i have the boundary and initial conditions specified. > > Can someone point me in the right direction?? > > Presently, NDSolve is not capable of solving such problems. I should also mention that you could use the Calculus`VariationalMethods` package. You need to supply a judiciously chosen trial function that satisfies the boundary conditions and depends on a set of variational parameters. Cheers, Paul -- Paul Abbott Phone: +61 8 9380 2734 School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 9380 1014 The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009 mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul