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Topic: cannot work a "conditional If"
Replies: 1   Last Post: Apr 24, 2013 6:16 AM

 Bob Hanlon Posts: 906 Registered: 10/29/11
Re: cannot work a "conditional If"
Posted: Apr 24, 2013 6:16 AM

Your output of signy is a list of length 1 rather than a number.
Consequently, the test in the If does not evaluate as either True or False
and the If statement returns unevaluated. Change the definition of signy to
produce a number, i.e.,

signy[t_] := y[t] /. orbit[[1]]

However, rather than use an If statement, I recommend that you use
Piecewise.

Bob Hanlon

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 3:11 AM, <patrice.haldemann@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody
>
> I am a newcomer in the mathematica world and I have been facing an issue
> for some days.
>
> I have used mathematica to solve an NDSolve and it has worked well
>
> I have tested expressions with the solution of NDSolve and its has worked
> well.
>
> Now if I use an expression in an "Conditional If", it does not work.
>
> Thank you for your help
>
>
> See below
>
> signy[t_] := y[t] /. orbit where y[t] is the solution of the NDSolve
>
> signy[1]
>
> {-1.96861}
>
> ang12[t_] := If[signy[t] > 3, 10, 6]
>
> ang12[1]
>
> If[{-1.96861} > 3, 10, 6]
>
>