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public interface FirstOrderDifferentialEquationsThis interface represents a first order differential equations set.
This interface should be implemented by all real first order differential equation problems before they can be handled by the integrators
FirstOrderIntegrator.integrate(org.apache.commons.math.ode.FirstOrderDifferentialEquations, double, double, double, double)method.
A first order differential equations problem, as seen by an integrator is the time derivative
dY/dtof a state vector
Y, both being one dimensional arrays. From the integrator point of view, this derivative depends only on the current time
tand on the state vector
For real problems, the derivative depends also on parameters that do not belong to the state vector (dynamical model constants for example). These constants are completely outside of the scope of this interface, the classes that implement it are allowed to handle them as they want.
int getDimension()Get the dimension of the problem.
- dimension of the problem
void computeDerivatives(double t, double y, double yDot) throws DerivativeExceptionGet the current time derivative of the state vector.
t- current value of the independent time variable
y- array containing the current value of the state vector
yDot- placeholder array where to put the time derivative of the state vector
DerivativeException- this user-defined exception should be used if an error is is triggered by user code