Can You Solve These Differential Equations with Constants and Functions?

In summary, the conversation was about solving a couple of differential equations with constants and a function of Y and E. There was a mistake in the problem statement where Z was mistakenly used instead of Y. Once the mistake was corrected, the problem was solved.
  • #1
Ado
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Hi!
I need your help for solving a couple of differential equation:

dX/dt = a - b*X

dY/dt = b*(c*exp(-E) - Y) - d*exp(-E)*Y

X = X0 + f(Y, E)

with X0, a, b, c and d are constants and f, a function of Z and E.

Thank you in advance
 
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  • #2
A bit convoluted, this problem statement is. You have a differential equation for X $$
\dot x = a - bx
$$ and a regular equation, $$ x = x_0 + f(Y, E)$$ with ##z## appearing nowhere. Which is it ?
 
  • #3
Oh yes, it is a mistake ! it is not Z but Y.
 
  • #4
Problem solved!
Thanks!
 

Related to Can You Solve These Differential Equations with Constants and Functions?

1. What are differential equations and why are they important in science?

Differential equations are mathematical equations that describe how a variable changes over time, based on its rate of change. They are important in science because they allow us to model and analyze complex systems and phenomena, such as population growth, chemical reactions, and motion.

2. How do you solve a differential equation?

There are various methods for solving differential equations, depending on the type of equation and its complexity. Some common techniques include separation of variables, substitution, and the use of integrating factors. It is important to have a strong understanding of calculus and algebra to solve differential equations.

3. Can you solve a differential equation without knowing its initial conditions?

No, the initial conditions (values of the variables at a specific point in time) are necessary to solve a differential equation. They provide the starting point for the solution and without them, the equation cannot be fully solved.

4. Are there any real-world applications of solving differential equations?

Yes, differential equations are used in a wide range of scientific and engineering fields, including physics, biology, economics, and engineering. They can be used to model and predict the behavior of systems in the real world, such as the spread of diseases, the flow of fluids, and the movement of objects.

5. Is it possible to solve all differential equations?

No, not all differential equations can be solved analytically (with a closed-form solution). Some equations are too complex or have no known solution. In these cases, numerical methods can be used to approximate a solution. However, it is still important to understand the properties and behavior of differential equations even if they cannot be solved exactly.

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