[SciPy-user] simple PDE tools?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Jun 24 14:38:50 CDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 14:33, Zachary Pincus <zachary.pincus@yale.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm trying to solve an optimization problem that might be best
> approached by formulating it as a "physical" system of interacting
> particles (certain of which have attractions to and repulsions from
> certain others). I could then write an energy term for the system at a
> given state, and a term for the forces on each particle in that state.
> Are there any simple PDE tools available that I could use to time-step
> something like this until convergence? I've looked into FiPy, which
> looks like it's more set up for continuum modeling (like level sets,
> heat flow, etc.) than just time-integrating the forces on a set of
> particles.

Wouldn't that be an ODE, then?

Robert Kern

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though it had an underlying truth."
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