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Number of parameters for a nonlinear differential equation

  1. Jan 8, 2013 #1
    Take for example a system
    [itex]\frac{dx_i}{dt}[/itex]=(x_i,t,a,b,....) i-number of state equations.
    What would be the maximum number of parameters permitted for this system of non-linear differential equations?

    Is it finally determined by the solution space?Is there a criteria for number of parameters in a system of differential equations?
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2013 #2

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    Perhaps I am misundersanding your question. You can have any number of parameters in a differential equation.
     
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