I am using the following code to find iteratively the functions $\Sigma(r)$, $h(r)$ and $T(r)$

Md = 10^(-9); 
P = 10; 
R = 10^4; 
α = 10^(-2); 
ϵ = 10^(-4); 
γ = 10^(-2); 
ke = 0.02*(1 + 0.6625); 
k0 = 5*10^20; 
σ = 5.67/10^8; 
Rg = 8315; 
c = 3*10^8; 
G = 6.67/10^11; 
M = 2.8*10^30; 
Ωk[r_] := Sqrt[(G*M)/r^3]; 
μ = Md/(3*Pi); 
κ = ((27*ke)/(2*σ))*(Rg/μ); 
Co[r_] := 1; 
β[r_] := 0; 
Do[Σ[r_] := (μ^(3/5)*Ωk[ r]^(2/5))(κ^5^(-1)*α^(4/5)*Co[r]^5^(-1)); 
 h[r_] := (κ*α*Σ[r]* Co[r])/Ωk[r]^5; 
 T[r_] := (1/2)*Ωk[r]* h[r]^2*(μ/Rg)*(1/(1 + β[r])); 
 Kkr[r_] := (k0*(Σ[r]/h[r]))/T[r]^(7/2); 
 β[r_] := (μ/Rg)*((4*σ)/(3*c))*(T[r]^3/(Σ[r]/h[r])); 
 Co[r_] := (1 + β[r])^4*(1 + Kkr[r]/ke), {2}]

 Plot[Σ[r],{r,10^4, 10^10}]

 Plot[h[r],{r,10^4, 10^10}]

 Plot[T[r],{r,10^4, 10^10}]

The problem is that the last line Co[r_] := (1 + β[r])^4*(1 + Kkr[r]/ke) makes the kernel crash and I don't understand why.

I am using version 10.0.

  • $\begingroup$ 1. I can't reproduce the crash using Mathematica 10.0.2 on macOS 2. Always upgrade to the latest point release, meaning that you should be using 10.0.2 and not 10.0.0 or 10.0.1 (you didn't indicate this) 3. Your code literally does not do anything. Only SetDelayed is present in Do, so it does not even matter how many iterations there are, nothing will change. See mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/8829/… $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Jan 31 '19 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Szabolcs the code is supposed to plot the functions, I forgot to add these lines. $\endgroup$ – mattiav27 Jan 31 '19 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ @mattiav27 We can build an iterative process, but it's not clear what you want to calculate. $\endgroup$ – Alex Trounev Jan 31 '19 at 14:34
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexTrounev see my other question mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/190574/8822 $\endgroup$ – mattiav27 Jan 31 '19 at 14:49

I evaluated your code in a clean Mathematica 11.3 notebook. It didn't crash any kernel, but it didn't do any iterative evaluation of Σ[r], h[r] and T[r]. All it did was define those functions and three others two times, giving the same definition each time. That is, the result is same as you would get if you did not wrapped the definitions with Do.

The plots don't work because your definitions of the functions are highly recursive without any code to stop the recursion.


Your functions have the following dependency graph


I really can't see any way to break the complex circularity of the functions. If it is possible, it requires problem domain expertise that I don't (I don't even know what the problems domain is). You will have to use your knowledge of the problem domain or seek the advice of an expert to make your problem tractable.

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  • $\begingroup$ How can I do what I want? I could not come up with a better idea. $\endgroup$ – mattiav27 Jan 31 '19 at 11:33

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