Mathematical Specification of a DDE Problem
To define a DDE Problem, you simply need to give the function $f$ and the initial condition $u0$ which define an ODE:
f should be specified as
f(t,u,h) (or in-place as
h is the history function which is accessed for all delayed values. For example, the
ith component delayed by a time
tau is denoted by
h(t-tau). Note that we are not limited to numbers or vectors for
u0; one is allowed to provide
u0 as arbitrary matrices / higher dimension tensors as well.
Lags are declared separately from their use. One can use any lag by simply using the interpolant of
h at that point. However, one should use caution in order to achieve the best accuracy. When lags are declared, the solvers can more efficiently be more accurate and thus this is recommended.
isinplace optionally sets whether the function is inplace or not. This is determined automatically, but not inferred.
f: The function in the ODE.
h: The history function for the ODE before
tspan: The timespan for the problem.
constant_lags: An array of constant lags. These should be numbers corresponding to times that are used in the history function
dependent_lagsA tuple of functions for the state-dependent lags used by the history function
callback: A callback to be applied to every solver which uses the problem. Defaults to nothing.
mass_matrix: The mass-matrix. Defaults to