function predator_prey_midpoint_explicit_test ( tspan, p0, n )
%*****************************************************************************80
%
%% predator_prey_midpoint_explicit_test: predator-prey ODE using midpoint_explicit().
%
% Discussion:
%
% The physical system under consideration is a pair of animal populations.
%
% The PREY reproduce rapidly; for each animal alive at the beginning of the
% year, two more will be born by the end of the year. The prey do not have
% a natural death rate; instead, they only die by being eaten by the predator.
% Every prey animal has 1 chance in 1000 of being eaten in a given year by
% a given predator.
%
% The PREDATORS only die of starvation, but this happens very quickly.
% If unfed, a predator will tend to starve in about 1/10 of a year.
% On the other hand, the predator reproduction rate is dependent on
% eating prey, and the chances of this depend on the number of available prey.
%
% The resulting differential equations can be written:
%
% PREY(0) = 5000
% PRED(0) = 100
%
% d PREY / dT = 2 * PREY(T) - 0.001 * PREY(T) * PRED(T)
% d PRED / dT = - 10 * PRED(T) + 0.002 * PREY(T) * PRED(T)
%
% Here, the initial values (5000,100) are a somewhat arbitrary starting point.
%
% The pair of ordinary differential equations that result have an interesting
% behavior. For certain choices of the interaction coefficients (such as
% those given here), the populations of predator and prey will tend to
% a periodic oscillation. The two populations will be out of phase; the number
% of prey will rise, then after a delay, the predators will rise as the prey
% begins to fall, causing the predator population to crash again.
%
% There is a conserved quantity, which here would be:
% E(r,f) = 0.002 r + 0.001 f - 10 ln(r) - 2 ln(f)
%
% Licensing:
%
% This code is distributed under the GNU LGPL license.
%
% Modified:
%
% 05 April 2021
%
% Author:
%
% John Burkardt
%
% Reference:
%
% George Lindfield, John Penny,
% Numerical Methods Using MATLAB,
% Second Edition,
% Prentice Hall, 1999,
% ISBN: 0-13-012641-1,
% LC: QA297.P45.
%
% Input:
%
% real TSPAN = [ T0, TMAX ], the initial and final times.
% A reasonable value might be [ 0, 5 ].
%
% real P0 = [ PREY, PRED ], the initial number of prey and predators.
% A reasonable value might be [ 5000, 100 ].
%
% integer N: the number of time steps.
%
fprintf ( 1, '\n' );
fprintf ( 1, 'predator_prey_midpoint_explicit_test\n' );
fprintf ( 1, '\n' );
fprintf ( 1, ' A pair of ordinary differential equations for a population\n' );
fprintf ( 1, ' of predators and prey are solved using midpoint_fixed().\n' );
fprintf ( 1, '\n' );
fprintf ( 1, ' The exact solution shows periodic behavior, with a fixed\n' );
fprintf ( 1, ' period and amplitude.\n' );
f = @ predator_prey_deriv;
[ t, pout ] = midpoint_explicit ( f, tspan, p0, n );
%
% Plot the solution.
%
plot ( pout(:,1), pout(:,2), 'linewidth', 2 );
grid ( 'on' );
xlabel ( 'Rabbits' );
ylabel ( 'Foxes' );
title ( 'midpoint\_explicit: Predator Prey Phase Plot' )
filename = 'predator_prey_midpoint_explicit.png';
print ( '-dpng', filename );
fprintf ( 1, ' Graphics saved as "%s"\n', filename );
fprintf ( 1, '\n' );
fprintf ( 1, 'predator_prey_midpoint_explicit_test\n' );
fprintf ( 1, ' Normal end of execution.\n' );
return
end