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A RK method for heat equation with dependent variables

  1. May 2, 2017 #1

    How do I solve this equation without killing the k(y) term:

    I managed to derive an analytical solution for this one. I intend to run the numerical solution via Runge-Kutta but I can't stop myself from killing the k(y) term. I'm starting to think I'm doing something wrong... It goes something like this:


    Even if I try and keep the k(y) term until I derive the systems of equations required to run Runge-Kutta, the integrator would then numerically kill it anyway. What should I do?
    Any help please?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 2, 2017 #2
    Nevermind. Solved it by using a proper substitution.
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