       Re: How do I get a DSolve'd function

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• Subject: [mg54440] Re: [mg54384] How do I get a DSolve'd function
• From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
• Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 00:10:22 -0500 (EST)
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```This will work for your purposes:

Block[{f = dummyfunction},
sol = DSolve[{f'[x] == -3f[x], f == 10}, f, x]]
f = dummyfunction /. sol[]
Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 10}]

Regards,

On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 02:33:01 -0500 (EST), Skirmantas
<skirmantas.janusonis at yale.edu> wrote:
> I hope this is the last question for now.
>
> I can solve a differential equation and plot it by doing something
> like this:
>
> sol=DSolve[{f'[x]==-3f[x],f==10},f,x]
> Plot[f/.sol,{x,0,10}]
>
> But how do I get the function f[x] itself? I want to be able to input
> f[x] and get its definition. Or do Plot[f[x],{x,0,10}]. Or define
> y[x_]:=f[x]^2.
>
> f[x]/.sol or f[x_]:=f[x]/.sol or f[x_]:=sol[[n,n,n]] do not work.
>
> What if the solution is a function with many variables, say u[x,y,z]?
> What's the correct way to "get" it?
>
>

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Chris Chiasson
Kettering University
Mechanical Engineering