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public interface FirstOrderDifferentialEquations
This 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.jscience.mathematics.analysis.ode.FirstOrderDifferentialEquations, double, double[], double, double[])
method.
A first order differential equations problem, as seen by an
integrator is the time derivative dY/dt
of a state
vector Y
, both being one dimensional arrays. From the
integrator point of view, this derivative depends only on the
current time t
and on the state vector
Y
.
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.
FirstOrderIntegrator
,
FirstOrderConverter
,
SecondOrderDifferentialEquations
,
ArraySliceMappable
Method Summary  

void 
computeDerivatives(double t,
double[] y,
double[] yDot)
Get the current time derivative of the state vector. 
int 
getDimension()
Get the dimension of the problem. 
Method Detail 

int getDimension()
void computeDerivatives(double t, double[] y, double[] yDot) throws DerivativeException
t
 current value of the independant time variabley
 array containing the current value of the state vectoryDot
 placeholder array where to put the time derivative of the
state vector
DerivativeException
 this exception is propagated to the caller
if the underlying user function triggers one


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