Interface ExtendedFirstOrderDifferentialEquations

  • All Superinterfaces:

    public interface ExtendedFirstOrderDifferentialEquations
    extends FirstOrderDifferentialEquations
    This interface represents a first order differential equations set with a main set of equations and an extension set.

    This interface is a simple extension on the FirstOrderDifferentialEquations that allows to identify which part of a complete set of differential equations correspond to the main set and which part correspond to the extension set.

    One typical use case is the computation of Jacobians. The main set of equations correspond to the raw ode, and we add to this set another bunch of equations which represent the jacobians of the main set. In that case, we want the integrator to use only the main set to estimate the errors and hence the step sizes. It should not use the additional equations in this computation. If the complete ode implements this interface, the integrator will be able to know where the main set ends and where the extended set begins.

    We consider that the main set always corresponds to the first equations and the extended set to the last equations.

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    • Method Detail

      • getMainSetDimension

        int getMainSetDimension()
        Return the dimension of the main set of equations.

        The main set of equations represent the first part of an ODE state. The error estimations and adaptive step size computation should be done on this first part only, not on the final part of the state which represent an extension set of equations which are considered secondary.

        dimension of the main set of equations, must be lesser than or equal to the total dimension