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Re: Simultaneous ODEs

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  • Subject: [mg70891] Re: Simultaneous ODEs
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 03:54:57 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ei19ne$95d$>

Yes, DSolve will solve a system of 2nd order DE's; however, if there is 
no analytic solution, Mathematica cannot do the impossible. Try NDSolve for a 
numerical solution in that case.


Virgil Stokes wrote:
> I am having some problems with a system of 3 ordinary differential equations, 
> each of 2nd order.
> Does DSolve generalize to systems of 2nd order ODEs?
> --V. Stokes

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