# Solving an Ordinary Differential Equation in MATLAB with the ode45-solver

Updated: Jan 5, 2020

In this short post I will show you how to solve a second order ordinary differential equation with MATLAB.

The goal is to separate a given differential equation of n-th order in **n **differential equations of first order. The following ODE for a single mass oscillator with damping **d**, external excitation **F** und spring stiffness **c** is given:

A complete instruction can be found here: **https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v9VNQsWhrDMLiVfgQL6aLLmJ2zguhdMk/view?usp=sharing**

In case you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me! The code for multiple plots and for solving the ODE can be found in my __ Github__ repo.

Keep engineering your mind!

Jousef

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