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desolve_system where boundary values are functions of the dependent variable

asked 2012-06-06 03:37:32 -0500

Daniel Farrell gravatar image

updated 2012-06-06 03:40:07 -0500

I am using desolve_system() to solve a boundary value problem. The equations are very simple but I'm having a bit of difficulty trying to include the boundary conditions. The system of equations and boundary conditions are,

System of differential equations with boundary values.

This is the code that I'm using in sage. How can I include the boundary values in this problem?

var('I_1 I_2 I0 R0 R1 x alpha D')
I_1 = function('I_1', x)
I_2 = function('I_2', x)
eq1 =  diff(I_1,x) == -alpha * I_1
eq2 = -diff(I_2,x) == -alpha * I_2
sol = desolve_system( [eq1, eq2], [I_1, I_2], ivar=x)
# How can I include these?
#BV1: I_1(x=0)==A*I_2(x=0) + C
#BV2: I_2(x=D)==B*I_1(x=D)
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answered 2012-06-06 09:37:44 -0500

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var('I_1 I_2 I0 A B C D c c1 c2 x alpha D')
I_1 = function('I_1', x)
I_2 = function('I_2', x)
eq1 =  diff(I_1,x) == -alpha * I_1
eq2 = -diff(I_2,x) == -alpha * I_2
sol1 = desolve( eq1,I_1,ivar=x)
sol2 = desolve( eq2,I_2,ivar=x)
print "I_1 =",sol1.subs(sol[0][0])
print "I_2 =",sol2.subs(sol[0][1])

#I_1 = -C*e^(2*D*alpha - alpha*x)/(A*B - e^(2*D*alpha))
#I_2 = -B*C*e^(alpha*x)/(A*B - e^(2*D*alpha))
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Thank you very much, that's a very clever solution.

Daniel Farrell gravatar imageDaniel Farrell ( 2012-06-06 15:16:49 -0500 )edit

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