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Re: NIntegrate in NDSolve?
*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg89067] Re: [mg89038] NIntegrate in NDSolve?
*From*: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
*Date*: Sun, 25 May 2008 03:19:48 -0400 (EDT)
*Reply-to*: hanlonr at cox.net
Use symbolic solution
sol1 = y[t] /.
DSolve[{y'[t] == Integrate[z y[t], {z, 0, 1}], y[0] == 1}, y[t], t][[1]]
E^(t/2)
Plot[sol1, {t, 0, 1}]
Or use symbolic solution for intermediate step
sol2 = y[t] /.
NDSolve[{y'[t] == Integrate[z y[t], {z, 0, 1}], y[0] == 1},
y[t], {t, 0, 1}];
Plot[sol2, {t, 0, 1}]
Or restrict the numerical integration to evaluate only with numerical arguments.
f[a_, t_?NumericQ] := NIntegrate[z a, {z, 0, 1}];
sol3 = y[t] /. NDSolve[{y'[t] == f[ y[t], t], y[0] == 1}, y[t], {t, 0, 1}];
Plot[sol3, {t, 0, 1}]
Bob Hanlon
---- EcoTheory <carroll.ian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, This is my first Mathematica question ... of many to come, I'm sure. My question is, can you use NIntegrate within NDSolve? My attempts lead to this error:
>
> NIntegrate::inum : Integrand is non - numerical etc.
>
> Here is a simple example:
> NDSolve[{y'[t] == NIntegrate[z y[t], {z, 0, 1}], y[0] == 1}, y[t], {t, 0, 1}]
>
> As far as I can tell, Mathematica does not believe that y[t] is a number. But shouldn't the numerical solver give y[t] as a number to NIntegrate?
>
> Obviously, Mathematica can do this problem easily enough using Integrate instead of NIntegrate, but it cannot integrate the messier double integral in the actual system of ODE's I want to solve. Thanks for suggestions.
>
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