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Good day people I am modelling a "water bottle rocket" using basic Continuum Mechanics. I have found a equation describing the acceleration of the rocket. I need to integrate this function to find ...
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I have a large system (N>100) of equations $\frac{d\vec{P}}{dt}= A(t) + B(t) \vec{P} + \vec{P}^T C(t) \vec{P}$ where $\vec{P}$ is a vector of N functions of the variable t. What is the correct ...
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Classifying local behavior of fixed points using eigenvalues from linear stability analysis of 3D system

I've learned about classification of fixed points of 2D systems using linear stability analysis and I am wondering how if at all I can apply the same process to analyzing local behavior of fixed ...
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Let $\begin{cases} \dot x = f({\bf u}) \\ \dot y = g({\bf u}) \\ \dot z = h({\bf u})\end{cases}$ be a well-defined nonlinear system with ${\bf u} = (x,y,z)$ and restricted to domain $x,y,z \geq 0$. ...
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Python numerical solution for a nonlinear second order ODE with two boundary conditions

I want to solve numerical the next equation, in Python $$u''(x) = \left( a - \Big(b\big(u(x)^{2}\big)\Big) \right) \big(u'(x)\big)^{3}$$ it is a nonlinear second order $ODE$ with two $B.C$. ...
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(system of) nonlinear equations and instability

I heard that a system of nonlinear equations is unstable. I am curious of how "instability" is defined, and why do nonlinear equations show instability? Edit: OK, so what about contexts in matrices ...