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Topic: complex results using ODE45
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Nasser Abbasi

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Re: complex results using ODE45
Posted: Oct 15, 2013 2:14 PM
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On 10/15/2013 12:53 PM, Jeffrey wrote:
> I have the two m files given below. "a" and "T" are returned as complex with
> Why are values becoming complex?
> Please help.
> Jeff
> _______________________________
> %this is in file alpha.m
> function dadT = alpha(T,a)
> b = 20
> l= 50.1
> k=exp(l)
> ner = -36108.73
> n=1.269
> dadT = (k/b)*(exp(ner/T)) *((1-a)^n
> ________________________________________

You have missing ")" above btw. Last line.

But besides this, which I assume a cut/paste issue only,
look at the expression itself.

What happens for (1-a)^n, and "a" happens to be
larger than one?

EDU>> (1-1.5)^(1.269)

ans =

-0.2754 - 0.3104i

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