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A system of 200 second order differential equations

  1. Mar 24, 2013 #1
    How to solve a system of 200 second order differential equations in matlab? I know simulink can work but it takes damn long time to draw those blocks for 200 equations....
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2013 #2

    kreil

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    In a general sense, MATLAB has plenty of solvers to use for differential equations that may be of use to you. See the following page for more details:

    http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/math/ordinary-differential-equations.html

    In a more specific sense, there are entire books written on this subject, like "Solving ODE's with MATLAB" by Shampine, Gladwell, Thompson http://books.google.com/books?id=P4-9gcpqQ_AC&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=large+systems+of+differential+equations+matlab&source=bl&ots=ZXY5lehY-b&sig=BSvf1alaDOcnVsl4qtNVQL3m5UM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=iJ1QUcKWB7KF0QHSiIHwBQ&ved=0CEgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=large%20systems%20of%20differential%20equations%20matlab&f=false

    An excerpt from that book says

     
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