Re: How to set up a diff equation for circuit with a diode?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg62807] Re: How to set up a diff equation for circuit with a diode?*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 13:41:20 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: The University of Western Australia*References*: <dn0v2m$8g2$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <dn0v2m$8g2$1 at smc.vnet.net>, "siliconmike" <siliconmike at yahoo.com> wrote: > I'm kind of curious how to set up a nonlinear differential equation and > then solve it using NDSolve in case of the following setup: > > Battery V in series with a diode, R and L. > > To simplify, we may assume that diode is a pure conducting device in > forward direction and pure blocking device in the reverse direction. > > Now how to set up a differential equation for the current I(t), that is > solvable using NDSolve? Actually, this is an example in the built-in documentation. Evaluate FrontEndExecute[FrontEnd`HelpBrowserLookup[ "DemosLink", "Chaotic Circuit"]] and click on the "Demos" link. Cheers, Paul _______________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: 61 8 6488 2734 School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul