## Geometric Completion of Differential Systems using Numeric-Symbolic Continuation (2002)

Venue: | SIGSAM Bulletin |

Citations: | 8 - 6 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Reid02geometriccompletion,

author = {Greg Reid and Chris Smith},

title = {Geometric Completion of Differential Systems using Numeric-Symbolic Continuation},

journal = {SIGSAM Bulletin},

year = {2002},

volume = {36},

pages = {1--17}

}

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### Abstract

Symbolic algorithms using a finite number of exact differentiations and eliminations are able to reduce over and under-determined systems of polynomially nonlinear differential equations to involutive form. The output involutive form enables the identification of consistent initial values, and eases the application of exact or numerical integration methods. Motivated to avoid expression swell of pure symbolic approaches and with the desire to handle systems with approximate coefficients, we propose the use of homotopy continuation methods to perform the differentialelimination process on such non-square systems. Examples such as the classic index 3 Pendulum illustrate the new procedure. Our approach uses slicing by random linear subspaces to intersect its jet components in finitely many points. Generation of enough generic points enables irreducible jet components of the differential system to be interpolated. 1