       Solving Ordinary differential equations by NDSolve

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• Subject: [mg104962] Solving Ordinary differential equations by NDSolve
• From: Allamarein <matteo.diplomacy at gmail.com>
• Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 05:55:30 -0500 (EST)

```I'd solve this ODE:

V'[t] == A Sqrt[2 (Po (V0/V[t])^gamma - Pa)/rho
IC: V == V0

I wrote this code:

d = 2*10^-2 ;
A = d^2  3.14/4;
Po = 5 *101325;
Pa = 1*101325 ;
rho = 1000 ;
V0 = 5*10^-3 ;
gamma = 1.14;
sol = NDSolve[{
V'[t] == A Sqrt[2 (Po (V0/V[t])^gamma - Pa)/ rho],
V == V0},
{V}, {t, 0, 9},
MaxSteps -> 1000000, AccuracyGoal -> 10, PrecisionGoal -> 10];
v[t_] := V[t] /. sol[];
Plot[Evaluate[V[t] /. sol]*1000, {t, 0, 9}, PlotRange -> All]
Grid[Table[{t, v[t]}, {t, 0, 9, 1}]]

If it can be useful, I can underline units of these variables:
d [m]
P0, Pa [Pa]
rho [kg/m^3]
V [m^3]
gamma [--]
t [sec]

Running this code, V has got comlex part. This is impossible, because
it's a volume.
I should re-write my ODE in order NDSolve can digest better or I can
set an option in my code where I suggest " V must be positive and
real"?

```

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