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# ode_root

ordinary differential equation solver with root finding

### Calling Sequence

y,rd[,w,iw]=ode("root",y0,t0,t [,rtol [,atol]],f [,jac],ng,g [,w,iw])

### Arguments

- y0
real vector or matrix (initial conditions).

- t0
real scalar (initial time).

- t
real vector (times at which the solution is computed).

- f
external i.e. function or character string or list.

- rtol,atol
real constants or real vectors of the same size as

`y`

.- jac
external i.e. function or character string or list.

- w,iw
real vectors.

- ng
integer.

- g
external i.e. function or character string or list.

### Description

With this syntax (first argument equal to `"root"`

)
`ode`

computes the solution of the differential equation
`dy/dt=f(t,y)`

until the state `y(t)`

crosses the surface `g(t,y)=0`

.

`g`

should give the equation of the surface. It is
an external i.e. a function with specified syntax, or the name of a
Fortran subroutine or a C function (character string) with specified
calling sequence or a list.

If `g`

is a function the syntax should be as
follows:

z = g(t,y)

where `t`

is a real scalar (time) and
`y`

a real vector (state). It returns a vector of size
`ng`

which corresponds to the `ng`

constraints. If `g`

is a character string it refers to
the name of a Fortran subroutine or a C function, with the following
calling sequence: `g(n,t,y,ng,gout)`

where
`ng`

is the number of constraints and
`gout`

is the value of `g`

(output of
the program). If `g`

is a list the same conventions as
for `f`

apply (see ode help).

Ouput `rd`

is a `1 x k`

vector.
The first entry contains the stopping time. Other entries indicate which
components of `g`

have changed sign. `k`

larger than 2 indicates that more than one surface
(`(k-1)`

surfaces) have been simultaneously
traversed.

Other arguments and other options are the same as for
`ode`

, see the ode help.

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