I have a question related to the usage of the Symbolic Toolbox to solve differential equations.
Suppose I have already defined the differential equation associated with a mass-spring system:
syms x(t) m k
eq_undamped = m*diff(x,2) + k*x == 0 ;
Now, suppose I want to add the damping term to the left hand of the equation defined above:
v = diff(x) ;
damping = b*v ;
How can I add damping to the left hand side of eq_undamped, obtaining something like:
eq_damped = m*diff(x,2) + k*x + b*diff(x) == 0 ;
I would like not to enter the equation above manually, but combining the previously defined eq_undamped and damping.
Thanks in advance for your reply!