[ODE] Good reference for solving LCP's?

Jon Watte (ODE) hplus-ode at mindcontrol.org
Tue Apr 24 08:11:54 MST 2007

Well, ODE does more than just solve ODEs. It solves the system of joint 
constraints, which is where the LCP solver comes in. One google term 
might be "big matrix solver" or "constraint relaxation" if you don't 
want to just plug in LCP into MathWorld.


          / h+

Megan Fox wrote:
> I realize it's a generic response, but MathWorld is an excellent
> jump-off point for anything and everything math related.  Wikipedia is
> a close second, once you have a point of reference to start from.
> I'd say start with: RK4 (Runge-Kutta)
> ... or more generally, numerical solutions to Ordinary Differential
> Equations (or ODE's, hence the name).  I'd suggest a textbook about
> Numerical Analysis period, but... mine is terrible, and everyone else
> I know has a terrible one too.  If you find a decent one, let me know,
> mine is a glorified paper-weight occasionally useful in holding down
> my solid gold class notes.
> On 4/24/07, Andrew Riehm <andrew.riehm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to understand how the physics engine works, from a numerical
>> computing perspective, and I am having a hard time finding a good
>> comprehensive overview of what a linear complimentarity problem is and
>> what methods are used to solve them.  Can anyone point me to a good
>> reference (be it an online article, a book, or a journal)?
>> --
>> Andrew Riehm
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