s = 
    {m'[r] == α*r^2 ϵ[r], 
     p'[r] == -(r0/r)*((p[r] + ϵ[r]) (m[r] + α r^3* p[r]))/(r - 2 r0*m[r]), 
     m[10] == 1, p[10.] == 1}, 
    {m, p}, 
    {r, 10, 100}]

I have given all the values of the parameters. Need solution for p[r], m[r]. But it is showing :

NDSolve:: ndnum, r, 10.] NDSolve:Encountered non-numerical value for a derivative at r == 10.

Can any one solve the problem?


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    $\begingroup$ If my answer works for you, please consider upvoting and accepting it! $\endgroup$ – Rebel-Scum Jun 1 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ What happens when you plug in r = 10 and the initial condition into the DE and solve for r’? Do you get a numeric value? Or are there undefined symbols? $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 Jun 1 at 20:37
  • $\begingroup$ It is writing the same equation replacing every parameter with there values except p[r], m[r] and r. $\endgroup$ – Sovan Jun 2 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ You should post complete code that will reproduce the problem. $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 Jun 5 at 21:17

You need to give values to both of the parameters and define $\epsilon[r]$. Doing so, works nicely:

s=NDSolve[{m'[r]==a*r^2 e[r],p'[r]==-(r0/r)*((p[r]+e[r]) 
(m[r]+a r^3*p[r]))/(r-2r0*m[r]),m[10]==1,p[10]==1},{m,p},{r,10,100}][[1]];

LogPlot[{m[r],p[r]}/.s//Evaluate,{r,10,100},Frame->True,PlotLegends->{"m(r)", "p(r)"}]

Feel free to adapt this to your problem.

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    $\begingroup$ Ok. Thanks for your reply. I will do this and let you know tomorrow. $\endgroup$ – Sovan Jun 2 at 20:48
  • $\begingroup$ Actually my e[r_] is a little complicated. e[r_]:=3p[r]+4B-(16/27)*mu*T(mu^2-2 mu*T+T^2). where B :=160 and mu := 10^19 $\endgroup$ – Sovan Jun 5 at 8:25
  • $\begingroup$ I have posted my problem in the answer section of the post. Please check and give me a solution if possible $\endgroup$ – Sovan Jun 5 at 8:27
  • $\begingroup$ Thee problem in this case is that mu (the Planck mass?) is too large and then Mathematica complains about stiffness. Also, you don't give the value of T in your problem. One possible solution would be to redefine all quantities in terms of mu (ie absorb it), so that you don't have huge numbers. $\endgroup$ – Rebel-Scum Jun 5 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ Btw, for future reference, please always try to post questions will fully working code (=all definitions and values for all parameters) as otherwise we cannot fix the code. $\endgroup$ – Rebel-Scum Jun 5 at 15:36

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