public interface SecondOrderDifferentialEquationsThis interface represents a second order differential equations set.
This interface should be implemented by all real second order differential equation problems before they can be handled by the integrators
SecondOrderIntegrator.integrate(org.apache.commons.math3.ode.SecondOrderDifferentialEquations, double, double, double, double, double, double)method.
A second order differential equations problem, as seen by an integrator is the second time derivative
d2Y/dt^2of a state vector
Y, both being one dimensional arrays. From the integrator point of view, this derivative depends only on the current time
t, on the state vector
Yand on the first time derivative of the state vector.
For real problems, the derivative depends also on parameters that do not belong to the state vector (dynamical model constants for example). These constants are completely outside of the scope of this interface, the classes that implement it are allowed to handle them as they want.