[Maxima] ode2 problem (negative log arguments)
rupert.swarbrick at lineone.net
Tue Aug 28 10:36:03 CDT 2007
I was hoping to use ode2 to solve for me the following ode:
'diff(p,x) = 1/(W-x) - ((R-1)/(W-x)-1)*p;
(or at least get it into closed form in a single integral). The values
for x range over [0,W], which means that the answer ode2 gives from
which has %e^log(x-W) in it is not suitable! Doing the problem via an
integrating factor is possible (I ended up doing it on paper) but I was
wondering whether there was some way of telling maxima the information
I know about x and W.
This is an IVP by the way, with p(0)=0.
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