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A A system of DEs with variable coefficients.

  1. Jun 9, 2017 #1
    Hi. I have been trying for sometime to solve the following system of DEs analytically(Is it possible?) but no luck so far.
    $$x''(t)=-z(t)x'(t)-x(t)+y(t),$$ $$y'(t)=-z(t)y(t)+x^2(t)$$ $$z'(t)=-2z^2(t)-x(t)$$.

    With the initial conditions ##x(0)=1## , ##x'(0)=0## ,##y(0)=0## and ##z(0)=1##.

    Thanks a lot in advance.
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2017 #1

    Dr Transport

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    nonlinear.... start looking at a numerical solution
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2017 #2

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    ##z'(t)## starts at -3 and things blow up after 1.6 seconds. What do these equations represent ? How long is it supposed to run ?
     
  6. Jun 10, 2017 #3
    Hello, thanks for your responses. I solved it numerically in Mathematica before posting it here, even for different sets of initial conditions. I am trying to get an approximate analytical solution and yea, i will ask for a context regarding the equations. Our Professor did say that if needed we can neglect the ##x^2(t) ## term in ##y'(t)## but i still don't see how i can solve it.
     
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