"Bill Greene" wrote in message <kj6kqr$pn2$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...
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> > I'm trying to solve an equation of the form del^2(u) = f(u) for a nonpolynomial function f. I really can't see how to do this with the gui, which seems to only be able to solve very basic equations. I have been told that it is possible to export the scripts and define the equation manually, but really have not managed to find any examples of that being done.
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> > I would appreciate links to documentation that explain this very much!
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> In fact, this equation can be solved using the pdetool GUI.
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> You can enter your expression for f as a string in the PDE Specification Dialog.
> More details on the form of this expression can be found here:
> http://www.mathworks.com/help/pde/ug/scalarcoefficientsinstringform.html
> You also have to check the "Use nonlinear solver' box in the Solve Parameters dialog
> before pressing the solve button.
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> If you would rather solve the equation using the command line interface, an example
> is here:
> http://www.mathworks.com/help/pde/examples/minimalsurfaceproblemontheunitdisk.html
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> Bill
Thanks bill, this is very useful. Do you happen to know if there is a way to use pre defined functions of u? Or would I have to manually code this.
On a side note, do you know of any guides on how to edit the script generated by the gui, as it doesn't really seem to bear much resemblance to the commands you would use when manually coding the problem? (Apologies if these are trivial questions, my google searches aren't really turning out much)
