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I have to solve an equation in the form:

d^2(V)/dt^2 = A d^2(V)/dx^2 + B d(V)/dt

x= space
t= time
A,B= constants

How can I get it with matlab?

thanks
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Reply mail.plutus (24) 11/28/2006 2:39:39 PM

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pdetool doesn't work?
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matt wrote:
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> pdetool doesn't work?

Hi,

pdetool does not take into account de d/dt term...
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Reply mail.plutus (24) 12/5/2006 2:27:43 PM

steve wrote:
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> matt wrote:
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>> pdetool doesn't work?
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> Hi,
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> pdetool does not take into account de d/dt term...

If A and B are constants, than you can solve this PDE in closed form.
Otherwise, why not just use finite differences?

HTH,

Greg
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Reply gregvwDEL (117) 12/5/2006 4:01:50 PM

Anything available for finite differences using matlab?

Greg von Winckel wrote:
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> steve wrote:
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>> matt wrote:
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>>> pdetool doesn't work?
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>> Hi,
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>> pdetool does not take into account de d/dt term...
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> If A and B are constants, than you can solve this PDE in closed
> form.
> Otherwise, why not just use finite differences?
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> HTH,
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> Greg
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Reply mail.plutus (24) 12/5/2006 5:15:06 PM

The easiest thing would be to discretize in x using centered
differences and then time-step the resulting system of ODEs using
ode45.

What are your boundary conditions for x? I presume you have initial
data for V(x,0) and Vt(x,0)?
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Reply gregvwDEL (117) 12/5/2006 5:40:39 PM

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