# Question:My system of equation was ODE, but Maple insists it wasn't ODE

## Question:My system of equation was ODE, but Maple insists it wasn't ODE

Maple 17

I was trying to solve a system of ODE using Maple, but to my surprise, Maple recognizes diff((phi(t), t)) as a variable which is different than t.

My code is as following:

dsys := {2*m1*(a+l*sin(phi(t)))^2*(diff(diff(theta(t), t), t))+4*m1*(a+l*sin(phi(t)))*l*cos(phi(t))*(diff(theta(t), t))*(diff(phi(t), t)) = M, 2*m1*l^2*(diff(diff(phi(t), t), t))+4*m2*l^2*sin(2*phi(t))*(diff(phi(t), t))*(diff(phi(t), t))+4*m2*l^2*sin(phi(t))^2*(diff(diff(phi(t), t), t))-2*m1*(a+l*sin(phi(t)))*l*cos(phi(t))*(diff(theta(t), t))*(diff(theta(t), t))-2*m2*l^2*(sin(2*phi(t)))(diff(phi(t), t))*(diff(phi(t), t)) = -(2*(m1+m2))*g*l*sin(phi(t))-2*k*l^2*sin(2*phi(t)), phi(0) = 0, theta(0) = 0, (D(phi))(0) = 0, (D(theta))(0) = 0}

subs({M = 10, a = .5, g = 9.81, k = .1, l = .5, m1 = 10, m2 = 1}, dsys);

dsn1 := dsolve(dsys, numeric)

The error I got was Error, (in dsolve/numeric/process_input) input system must be an ODE system, got independent variables {t, diff(phi(t), t)}

I don't get why this is happening. Could you show me what's going on?

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