# DAE Problems

## Mathematical Specification of an DAE Problem

To define a DAE 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,du)`

(or in-place as `f(t,u,du,resid)`

). 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.

## Problem Type

### Constructors

`DAEProblem(f,u0,du0,tspan)`

: Defines the ODE with the specified functions.

### Fields

`f`

: The function in the ODE.`u0`

: The initial condition.`du0`

: The initial condition for the derivative.`tspan`

: The timespan for the problem.`callback`

: A callback to be applied to every solver which uses the problem. Defaults to a black CallbackSet, which will have no effect.`differential_vars`

: A logical array which declares which variables are the differential (non algebraic) vars (i.e.`du'`

is in the equations for this variable). Defaults to nothing. Some solvers may require this be set if an initial condition needs to be determined.

## Example Problems

Examples problems can be found in DiffEqProblemLibrary.jl.

To use a sample problem, such as `prob_dae_resrob`

, you can do something like:

```
#Pkg.add("DiffEqProblemLibrary")
using DiffEqProblemLibrary
prob = prob_dae_resrob
sol = solve(prob,IDA())
```