Steady-state solutions in an algebra of generalized functions

Todor D. Todorov

Formulas for the solutions of initial value problems for ordinary differential equations with singular $\delta^{(n)}$-like driving terms are derived in the framework of an algebra of generalized functions (of Colombeau type) over a field of generalized scalars. Some of the solutions might have physical meaning - such as of the electrical current after lightning or under superconductivity - but do not have counterparts in the theory of Schwartz distributions. What is somewhat unusual (compared with other similar works) is the involvement of infinitely large constants, such as $\delta(0)$, in some of the formulas for the solutions.