DSolve question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg88746] DSolve question*From*: igwood <igwood at yahoo.co.jp>*Date*: Thu, 15 May 2008 07:50:15 -0400 (EDT)

Hi everyone. I'm looking for help using the result of DSolve. In the code below the DSolve statements in In[3] and In[4] find i1[t] and i2[t] respectively in terms of variable t and a constant a1, a2 respectively. Then, numerical values for a1 and a2 will be found by simultaneous equations equating i1[t] and i2[t] in the FindRoot statement in In[7]. However, I havenâ??t been able to make Mathematica relate the i1[t], i2[t] in FindRoot to the i1[t], i2[t] resulting from DSolve. Iâ??ve tried several ways and finally the way below and always get errors. On the other hand if I COPY and PASTE the DSolve output Out[3], Out[4] following the -> into the lhs of i1[t] = lhs, then the FindRoot gives me the a1, and similar for a2.. If anyone can instruct me on how to get the FindRoot to recognize the i1[t], i2[t] found from DSolve I would appreciate it. I guess in other words, how do I get output of DSolve to be a usable function. In my own reply to this post I will paste the example of the code where COPY/PASTE has been used as described above to give numerical values for a1, a2. Thanks in advance. In[1]:= Duty = .6; SWfreq = 1*10^6; Vin = 3.2; Vout = 1.8; L = 4.7*10^-7; R = 0.008; In[2]:= Dt1 = Duty (1/SWfreq); Dt2 = (1 - Duty) (1/SWfreq); VL2 = - Vout; VL1 = Vin - Vout; T = 1/SWfreq; In[3]:= it1 = Simplify[DSolve[{L i1'[t] + R i1[t] - VL1 == 0, i1[0] == a1}, i1[t], t]] Out[3]= {{i1[t] -> 175.+ (-175. + 1. a1) E^(-17021.3 t)}} In[4]:= it2 = Simplify[DSolve[{L i2'[t] + R i2[t] - VL2 == 0, i2[0] == a2}, i2[t], t]] Out[4]= {{i2[t] -> -225. + (225.+ 1. a2) E^(-17021.3 t)}} In[5]:= i1[t_] = i1[t] /. it1 Out[5]= {175.+ (-175. + 1. a1) E^(-17021.3 t)} In[6]:= i2[t_] = i2[t] /. it2 Out[6]= {-225. + (225.+ 1. a2) E^(-17021.3 t)} In[7]:= FindRoot[{i1[0] == i2[T], i1[Dt1] == i2[Dt1]}, {a1, 0}, {a2, 0}] During evaluation of In[7]:= Thread::tdlen: Objects of unequal length \ in {0,{-0.983123}}+{{1.,0}} cannot be combined. >> During evaluation of In[7]:= Thread::tdlen: Objects of unequal length \ in {{1.,0}}+{0,{-0.983123}} cannot be combined. >> During evaluation of In[7]:= Thread::tdlen: Objects of unequal length \ in {0,{-0.989839}}+{{0.989839,0}} cannot be combined. >> During evaluation of In[7]:= General::stop: Further output of \ Thread::tdlen will be suppressed during this calculation. >> During evaluation of In[7]:= FindRoot::njnum: The Jacobian is not a \ matrix of numbers at {a1,a2} = {0.,0.}. >> Out[7]= {a1 -> 0., a2 -> 0.}