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Plotting Sum of series

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Hi all,
I want to plot the tempersature distribution:
For x = 0.5 (constant) and y =0:0.1:2;
I used the code below which give me an error:
Error using plot
Data must be numeric, datetime, duration or an array convertible to double.
What am I doing wrong?
Thnx
Jan
clear
clc
x = 0.5;
h = 0.1;
ymax = 2;
y = 0:h:ymax;
syms n
T = 273+symsum(400/sinh(2*pi*n)*n*pi*(1-((-1)^n)*cos(1))/((1-(n^2)*(pi^2))^2)*sin(n*pi*x)*sinh(n*pi*y), n, 1, Inf);
plot(T,y);
xlegend("Static Temperature (c)");
ylegend("Position (m)");

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Shaun Hamilton
Shaun Hamilton on 12 Oct 2019
If you look at the output of T, you can see why you are not getting a plot. I would, plot each of the four answers for T.
jan van doorn
jan van doorn on 12 Oct 2019
symsum is defined as
symsum(function, variable, lower boundry, upper boundry)
It is a summation from n=1 to n=Inf over the function mentioned above.

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Sulaymon Eshkabilov
Sulaymon Eshkabilov on 12 Oct 2019
Hi,
In your exercise, it is more appropriate to use numerical solution approach instead of symbolic math. Here is one of the possibe solutions:
x = 0.5;
h = 0.1;
ymax = 2;
y = 0:h:ymax; T(1,:)=273*ones(size(y));
for n=1:5-1
for m = 1:numel(y)
T(n+1,m) = T(n,m)+sum(400/sinh(2*pi*n)*n*pi*(1-((-1)^n)*cos(1))/((1-(n^2)*(pi^2))^2)*sin(n*pi*x)*sinh(n*pi*y(m)));
end
end
%%
plot(y, T);
xlabel("Static Temperature (c)");
ylabel("Position (m)");
Good luck.

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Sulaymon Eshkabilov
Sulaymon Eshkabilov on 13 Oct 2019
Hi,
This exercise is pretty much the same as the previous on, e.g.:
x = 0.5;
h = 0.1;
ymax = 2;
y = 0:h:ymax; T(1,:)=ones(size(y));
for n=1:5-1
for m = 1:numel(y)
T(n+1,m) = T(n,m)+(48/(pi^6))*sum(((-1^n)/(n^3))*((-1^m)-1)/(m^3))*...;
end
end
Good luck.
jan van doorn
jan van doorn on 13 Oct 2019
Thanks for your answer, unfortunately it is not working :(
It gives me a 5 x 21 matrix for T. But I expected an array of length: numel(y).
Could you please help me one last time?
clear
clc
a = 1e-4;
t = 0.1;
x = 0.5;
h = 0.1;
ymax = 2;
y = 0:h:ymax;
T(1,:)=ones(size(y));
for n=1:5-1
for m = 1:numel(y)
T(n+1,m) = T(n,m)+(48/(pi^6))*sum(((-1^n)/(n^3))*((-1^m)-1)/(m^3))*sin(n*pi*x)*sin(m*pi*y(m))*exp(-(n^2+m^2)*pi^2*a*t);
end
end
Sulaymon Eshkabilov
Sulaymon Eshkabilov on 13 Oct 2019
Hi
From your question, I see that you'd like to set n = 1. If so, the loop will be:
T(1,:)=ones(size(y)); n=1;
for m = 1:numel(y)
T(1,m) = T(n,m)+(48/(pi^6))*sum(((-1^n)/(n^3))*((-1^m)-1)/(m^3))*sin(n*pi*x)*sin(m*pi*y(m))*exp(-(n^2+m^2)*pi^2*a*t);
end
Good luck.

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