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I know how to solve them in Mathematica, but is there a way I can plot slope fields / integral curves?
yes there isapmcavoy said:I know how to solve them in Mathematica, but is there a way I can plot slope fields / integral curves?
<<Graphics`PlotField`
<<Graphics`Arrow`
sol1=NDSolve[{y'[x]==y[x]-x,y[0]==0.5},y,{x,0,3}];
fsol[x_]:=Evaluate[y[x]/.Flatten[sol1]];
xpt=2.6
xed=2.7
ypt=fsol[2.6]
yed=fsol[2.7]
a1=Graphics[Arrow[{xpt,ypt},{xed,yed}]];
pv=PlotVectorField[{1,y-x},{x,-3,3},{y,-3,3},PlotRange->{{-4,4},{-4,4}},
PlotPoints->25,Axes->True]
pt1=Plot[fsol[x],{x,0,2.7},PlotStyle->{{Thickness[0.01]}}]
Show[{pv,pt1,a1}]
Quicker? How about this stripped-down version:apmcavoy said:I'm not on my home computer now, but I will post it tomorrow most likely. I would have thought Wolfram would have a quicker way to do this, but I guess this is it. Thanks a lot saltydog for the information! I will try that out as soon as possible.
<<Graphics`PlotField`
sol1=NDSolve[{y'[x]==y[x]-x,y[0]==0.5},y,{x,0,3}];
pt1=Plot[Evaluate[y[x]/.sol1]
pv=PlotVectorField[{1,y-x},{x,-3,3},{y,-3,3}]
Show[{pt1,pv}]
Alright I'm sorry. That's what I get for posting it without trying it first. Some typos: (no x range in Plot). Also the <<Graphics line should be in it's own cell as it needs to be executed only once to load the package (PlotField is a library of functions).apmcavoy said:The longer way worked great. However, I couldn't get the cut-down version to work properly. Any ideas why? Thanks saltydog.
<<Graphics`PlotField`
sol1=NDSolve[{y'[x]==y[x]-x,y[0]==0.5},y,{x,0,3}];
pt1=Plot[Evaluate[y[x]/.sol1,{x,0,3}]
pv=PlotVectorField[{1,y-x},{x,-3,3},{y,-3,3}]
Show[{pt1,pv}]