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solve differential and fractional differential equation for y and system of equations for x(t) and y(t).

Calling Sequence Parameters Description Examples References Source

Calling Sequence

dsolve(eq, y)
dsolve(right side of eq, y,x)
dsolve(right side of eq, y,x,n)
dsolve(eq 1, eq 2)


eq - equation.
y - default unknown y(x).
x - variable x.
n - the nth order of equation.


For first order differential equation, there are 3 ways to input derivative:
1. y'
2. y(1,x)
3. ds(y) or ds(y,x)
where ds() is a derivative holder.

For second order differential equation, there are 3 ways to input derivative:
1. y''
2. y(2,x)
3. ds(y,x,2)
where y'' is two sinlge quote sign, instead one double quote sign.

For fractional order differential equation, there are 2 ways to input derivative:
1. y(0.5,x)
2. ds(y,x,0.5)

Solution can be tested by odetest(). If odetest(solution,eq) give 0, solution satisfy the equation.


Input first order equation:
> y(1,x)=2y
> y'=2y
> ds(y)=2y
Click the dsolve button to call dsolve():
> dsolve(y(1,x)=2y)
> dsolve(y'=2y)
> dsolve(ds(y)=2y)
> dsolve(2y,y,x)

Input second order equation:
> y(2,x)=2y
> ds(y,x,2)=2y
> y''=2y
> dsolve(ds(y,x,2)=2y)
> dsolve(y''=2y)
> dsolve(2y,y,x,2)

Input fractional 0.5 order equation:
> ds(y,x,0.5)=2y
> dsolve(ds(y,x,0.5)=2y)
> dsolve(2y,y,x,0.5)


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