# Math Help - Lipschitz condition

1. ## Lipschitz condition

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to get my head around this whole Lipschitz condition business, and while I understand the principle, I'm having trouble understanding it mathematically. I have the example IVP:

y'(t) = t*sqrt(|y|)

Which with y(0) = 0, fails on IVP solvers. Apparently this can be explained in terms of a Lipschitz condition, but I haven't got a clue where to start proving it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

2. If we write the DE as...

$y^{'} = f(t,y)$ (1)

... we observe that for $y=0$ the partial derivative $f_{y}$ has a singularity and the the Lipschitz aren't satisfied. As consequence of that the IVP...

$y^{'} = t\cdot \sqrt{|y|}$ , $y(0)=0$ (2)

... has more that one solution, among them $y= \frac{t^{4}}{16}$ and $y = 0$...

Kind regards

$\chi$ $\sigma$