# ode23

Solve nonstiff differential equations — low order method

## Syntax

## Description

`[`

,
where `t`

,`y`

] =
ode23(`odefun`

,`tspan`

,`y0`

)`tspan = [t0 tf]`

, integrates the system of
differential equations $$y\text{'}=f\left(t,y\right)$$ from `t0`

to `tf`

with
initial conditions `y0`

. Each row in the solution
array `y`

corresponds to a value returned in column
vector `t`

.

All MATLAB^{®} ODE solvers can solve systems of equations of
the form $$y\text{'}=f\left(t,y\right)$$,
or problems that involve a mass matrix, $$M\left(t,y\right)y\text{'}=f\left(t,y\right)$$.
The solvers all use similar syntaxes. The `ode23s`

solver
only can solve problems with a mass matrix if the mass matrix is constant. `ode15s`

and `ode23t`

can
solve problems with a mass matrix that is singular, known as differential-algebraic
equations (DAEs). Specify the mass matrix using the `Mass`

option
of `odeset`

.

`[`

additionally
finds where functions of (`t`

,`y`

,`te`

,`ye`

,`ie`

]
= ode23(`odefun`

,`tspan`

,`y0`

,`options`

)*t*,*y*),
called event functions, are zero. In the output, `te`

is
the time of the event, `ye`

is the solution at the
time of the event, and `ie`

is the index of the triggered
event.

For each event function, specify whether the integration is
to terminate at a zero and whether the direction of the zero crossing
matters. Do this by setting the `'Events'`

property
to a function, such as `myEventFcn`

or `@myEventFcn`

,
and creating a corresponding function: [`value`

,`isterminal`

,`direction`

]
= `myEventFcn`

(`t`

,`y`

).
For more information, see ODE Event Location.

returns
a structure that you can use with `sol`

= ode23(___)`deval`

to evaluate
the solution at any point on the interval `[t0 tf]`

.
You can use any of the input argument combinations in previous syntaxes.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## Algorithms

`ode23`

is an implementation of an explicit
Runge-Kutta (2,3) pair of Bogacki and Shampine. It may be more efficient
than `ode45`

at crude tolerances and in the presence
of moderate stiffness. `ode23`

is a single-step
solver [1], [2].

## References

[1] Bogacki, P. and L. F. Shampine, “A
3(2) pair of Runge-Kutta formulas,” *Appl. Math.
Letters*, Vol. 2, 1989, pp. 321–325.

[2] Shampine, L. F. and M. W. Reichelt, “The
MATLAB ODE Suite,” *SIAM Journal on Scientific
Computing*, Vol. 18, 1997, pp. 1–22.

## Extended Capabilities

**Introduced before R2006a**