Date: Oct 5, 2009 7:39 AM
Author: AndrĂ© Hautot
Subject: Solving differential equations in the complex plane
Hi !

How can I solve an ordinary differential equation of order n in the

complex plane following a prescribed contour ?

I can of course write my own Runge-Kutta package but is there a quickest

way to do that (maybe NDSolve but how to define the contour ??) ?

Example : NDSolve[{y'[x] == Exp[y[x]], y[1] == 1}, y, {x, 1, 3}]

fails because of a singularity in x=1+1/e.

However integrating the ODE following a path which avoids the

singularity should be possible eventually leading to a multivalued function.

Thanks for a hint.