BUILT-IN WOLFRAM LANGUAGE SYMBOL

# DSolve

DSolve[eqn,u,x]
solves a differential equation for the function u, with independent variable x.

DSolve[eqn,u,{x,xmin,xmax}]
solves a differential equation for x between xmin and xmax.

DSolve[{eqn1,eqn2,},{u1,u2,},]
solves a list of differential equations.

DSolve[eqn,u,{x1,x2,}]
solves a partial differential equation.

DSolve[eqn,u,{x1,x2,}Ω]
solves the partial differential equation eqn over the region Ω.

## Details and OptionsDetails and Options

• DSolve can solve ordinary differential equations (ODEs), partial differential equations (PDEs), differential algebraic equations (DAEs), delay differential equations (DDEs), integral equations, integro-differential equations, and hybrid differential equations.
• The output from DSolve is controlled by the form of the dependent function u or u[x]:
•  DSolve[eqn,u,x] {{uf},…} where f is a pure function DSolve[eqn,u[x],x] {{u[x]f[x]},…} where f[x] is an expression in x
• With a pure function output, eqn/.{{uf},} can be used to verify the solution.  »
• DSolve can give implicit solutions in terms of Solve.  »
• DSolve can give solutions that include sums and integrals that cannot be carried out explicitly. Variables K[1], K[2], are used in such cases.
• Different classes of equations solvable by DSolve include:
•  u'[x]f[x,u[x]] ordinary differential equation a ∂xu[x,y]+b ∂yu[x,y]f partial differential equation f[u'[x],u[x],x]0 differential algebraic equation u'[x]f[x,u[x-x1]] delay differential equation integro-differential equation {…,WhenEvent[cond,u[x]g]} hybrid differential equation
• Boundary conditions for ODEs and DAEs can be specified by giving equations at specific points such as u[x1]a, u'[x2]b, etc.
• Boundary conditions for PDEs can be given as equations u[x,y1]a, Derivative[1,0][u][x,y1]b, etc. or as DirichletCondition[u[x,y]g[x,y],cond].
• Initial conditions for DDEs can be given as a history function g[x] in the form u[x/;x<x0]g[x].
• WhenEvent[event,action] may be included in the equations eqn to specify an action that occurs when event becomes True.
• The region Ω can be anything for which RegionQ[Ω] is True.
• N[DSolve[]] calls NDSolve or ParametricNDSolve for differential equations that cannot be solved symbolically.
• The following options can be given:
•  Assumptions \$Assumptions assumptions on parameters DiscreteVariables {} discrete variables for hybrid equations GeneratedParameters C how to name generated parameters Method Automatic what method to use
• GeneratedParameters controls the form of generated parameters; for ODEs and DAEs these are by default constants C[n] and for PDEs they are arbitrary functions C[n][].  »

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples  (2)Basic Examples  (2)

Solve a differential equation:

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Include a boundary condition:

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Get a "pure function" solution for y:

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Substitute the solution into an expression:

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