[SciPy-User] Odeint Integration Method and its time step

Pauli Virtanen pav+sp@iki...
Mon Dec 14 04:33:31 CST 2009

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:03:18 +0000, Athanasios Anastasiou wrote:
> This is all understood but doesn't answer the question (or somehow, i
> don't get it).
> You need to know how long was an object accelerating for to derive its
> velocity and also how long did the object travel at that velocity to

You don't: Newton's equations for e.g. a coupled mass system are 
autonomous (have no explicit dependence on time). In a form where you can 
use odeint, they read

	dx/dt = v(t)
	dv/dt = F(x(t)) / m

Check your a math textbook or Wikipedia for more information about ODEs.

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