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How does MATLAB software (ode solvers) solve complex differential equations?

Asked by Omid

Omid (view profile)

on 1 May 2013

I am wondering how MATLAB software solves complex differential equations (numeric solutions with the ode solvers); it breaks differential equation into two parts, real and imaginary part, and it solves each part separately or it uses some form of transformation like polar transformation?

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Answer by Shashank Prasanna

Shashank Prasanna (view profile)

on 1 May 2013

http://www.mathworks.com/support/solutions/en/data/1-15I1T/index.html

The short answer is that it will treat it as it is: sum of real and img separately.

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Walter Roberson

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on 1 May 2013

? That link only says that it handles it "properly", and does not describe how it implements it.

Shashank Prasanna

Shashank Prasanna (view profile)

on 1 May 2013

I guess I meant to say there is no explicit transformation happening underneath.

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