# Homework Help: Mathematica plot question, dsolve

1. Jun 2, 2012

### kptsilva

Hey guys,

I'm using Mathematica to plot some graphs and I'm having a bit of a hard time.

First I have to solve the following equation,

2/3 a^2 b''[a] + (1 - w[a]) a b'[a] - (1 + w[a]) (1 - 3 c w[a]) b[a]

Boundary condition b'[0.0001]=0
Where;

w[a_] := 2*a^(3*(1 + c))/(1 + 2*a^(3*(1 + c)));

(c=1) (c is a variable but let's consider a particular instance c=1)

a goes from 10^-4 to 1000 in a log scale.

I want to plot b[a]/b[0.0001] vs. a

I've so far written a simple code but it is with errors.

c = 1;
w[a_] := 2*a^(3*(1 + c))/(1 + 2*a^(3*(1 + c)));
fun = 2/3 a^2 b''[a] + (1 - w[a]) a b'[
a] - (1 + w[a]) (1 - 3 c w[a]) b[a]
F[a_] = DSolve[{fun == 0, b'[10^(-4)] == 0}, b, a]
L = LogLinearPlot[Evaluate[F[a]/F[0.0001]], {a, 10^-4, 10},
PlotRange -> All];

2. Jun 3, 2012

### kptsilva

Hey guys,

I'm using Mathematica to plot some graphs and I'm having a bit of a hard time.

First I have to solve the following equation,

2/3 a^2 b''[a] + (1 - w[a]) a b'[a] - (1 + w[a]) (1 - 3 c w[a]) b[a]

Boundary condition b'[0.0001]=0
Where;

w[a_] := 2*a^(3*(1 + c))/(1 + 2*a^(3*(1 + c)));

(c=1) (c is a variable but let's consider a particular instance c=1)

a goes from 10^-4 to 1000 in a log scale.

I want to plot b[a]/b[0.0001] vs. a

I've so far written a simple code but it is with errors.

c = 1;
w[a_] := 2*a^(3*(1 + c))/(1 + 2*a^(3*(1 + c)));
fun = 2/3 a^2 b''[a] + (1 - w[a]) a b'[
a] - (1 + w[a]) (1 - 3 c w[a]) b[a]
F[a_] = DSolve[{fun == 0, b'[10^(-4)] == 0}, b, a]
L = LogLinearPlot[Evaluate[F[a]/F[0.0001]], {a, 10^-4, 10},
PlotRange -> All];