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# ODESOLVE error

## ODESOLVE error

(OP)
Hi,

I am beginner in MATHCAD and I want to define an ODESOLVE matrix , but i get an error telling that i dint define the initial conditions.. but the error is actually not that.. could someone please help me with this issue..? Please check the attached MATHCAD file..
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### RE: ODESOLVE error

Hi,
Without getting too deeply into it, what is "Phi"? - first row after "Given"

### RE: ODESOLVE error

(OP)
Hi,

It is the heavyside step function (to switch functions).. but I don't think that's the problem..

### RE: ODESOLVE error

Yes, that is precisely were I think the problem is - although I don't have proof at this time. By using the Heaviside Function, though, you are basically adding another equation to the mix which would require new boundary conditions. Odesolve likes continuous functions.

### RE: ODESOLVE error

Also, what is N.i(t)? I've overlooked it before.

### RE: ODESOLVE error

Beside the unknown function N.i(t), which I replaced by constant 1, I spotted some other errors:
Third equation: C.m(t) and C.s(t) should be replaced by C.m and C.s
Last equation: There is a typo between the last parenthesis and the P.N. There is a tiny decimal point inbetween which would be interporeted as multiplication by 0 - not intended, I guess.

Nevertheless the system will still fail with (as usual in solve blocks in general) a not much helpful error message.

I don't think that the Heaviside function will cause the problem. The factor phi is zero anyway so it would have no effect. If you replace it by any constant, the system will still fail.

### RE: ODESOLVE error

(OP)
@rmix22... thanks for ur response!!yes.. the error is not with the heavy side function..I kind of figured out the error yesterday and the system works now...

### RE: ODESOLVE error

So what was the problem?
You may consider posting the file here for reference

### RE: ODESOLVE error

(OP)
its exactly the same as you mentioned.. with change from dynamic to fixed variable and the multiplication dot...
but then the system is not completely correct with its calculations.. I have to check with the math part anyways...

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