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ODE Boundary Conditions (BC)
Two categories of BC:
- Initial Value Problem (IVP): all yi are given at some starting point ts, and solution is needed from ts to tf.
- Two-point Boundary Value Problem (BVP): yi are specified at two or more t, e.g. some at ts, some at tf (only one BC needed for each y).
Generally, IVP much easier to solve than 2-pt BVP, so consider this first.