Questions on the symbolic (DSolve, DifferentialRoot) and numerical (NDSolve) solutions of differential equations in Mathematica.

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How to solve a nonlinear coupled PDE with initial and some boundary values

I would like to solve the following nonlinear coupled PDE with a mix of initial conditions and boundary values: ...
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No solution with DSOLVE

I have been trying to solve the following system of ODEs: \begin{eqnarray} ...
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Substitution of a function in a differential equation

Suppose we have a differential equation as follows: g[t_] := t/2 m[t_] := t/3 A[t_] := {{g[t], 1}, {1, m[t]}} p'[t] == A[t]. p[t], p[0] == {1, 0} ...
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Output is Input for a Differential with Sign?

Here's the problem: For one of my classes, we're supposed to use Mathematica to solve the equation y''=y-b*y' for a variety of b values and specified boundary conditions and plot the outputs. There I ...
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NDSolve and Piecewise functions

I want to clarify upfront, This is not a please help me get the answer to my homework question. I know what I need to do I just do not know how to get mathematica to do it. I am working on an ...
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How to update Plot and some output inside NDSolve callback (StepMonitor)

I have the following problem. I am calling NDSolve to solve a system of first order differential equations (nothing fancy), except that the number of equations measures in thousands and the number ...
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Question about using NDSolve with a matrix equation

I tried to use NDSolve to study a matrix-valued differential backward equation. The following program seems to work: ...
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NDSolve giving the wrong solution?

I'm considering the non-linear second order ODE DE $=0$, with DE given by ...
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NDSolve Wave Equation - Triangular Wave Pulse Inital Condition

I am trying to solve a simple damped wave equation with transparent boundary conditions with triangular shaped piecewise function as my initial condition. I understand that there are issues with this ...
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Can I use the values of interpolating points from NDSolve's output? And How?‎

The output of NDSolve is a (list of)InterpolatingFunction(s). In standard output format the ‎elements of interpolation are not ...
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Can Mathematica solve this equation with NDSolve?

Here is my code: ...
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How to remove error at large time in NDSolve

I am kind of amazed by the fact that Mathematica V9 can't solve a linearly damped wave equation at large time t=200 while Mathematica V8 does without giving me a huge deviation. Intuitively, an ...
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Coordinate free differential forms package

I am looking for a package in Mathematica which can handle differential forms in a coordinate free manner. I am aware of several packages which do differential forms, but it seems that for all of them ...
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How to explain NDSolve that functions must be positive only?

I have a simple system of differential equations to solve but both functions should be positive: x[t] > 0 and y[t] > 0 for all t. I was not able to explain NDSolve this fact so it goes x[t] < 0 ...
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How to solve time dependent Optical Bloch Equations for a three level system?

I am trying to solve the optical block equations for three level system which are time dependent, which i generated using the "Atomic Density Matrix" package. When i use the command to solve this 9 ...
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How to get the series coefficient of a function defined by a differential equation [duplicate]

I need a Taylor series approximation for $x(t)$, which is defined by the following differential equation. $\frac{dx}{dt}=-k_1 x+(1-x)k_2 e^{-k_3 t}$, $x(0)=0$ ...
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How to propel the integration of time a little bit further? Numerical solution can not evolve to the max time

I try to solve a nonlinear partial differential equation. I obtain a numerical solution which can not continue to the max time I set, I always receive message NDSolve::ndcf: Repeated convergence ...
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Coupled Nonlinear Differential Equations Problem

I have a big problem solving a set of coupled nonlinear differential equations using NDSolve. Solving the equations by themselves works quite well but if I want ...
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Second order differential equation

Hey guys I need someone to give me a hand on this. I don't know if this is too complicated or it's just the lack of knowledge I have on Mathematica. I'm trying to solve the following equation but ...
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Wrong answer from DSolve?

I was trying to solve the initial value problem $$u'(t) = \sqrt{u(t)} + \frac{1}{n+1}, \, u(0) = 0$$ using DSolve: ...
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Solving with DSolve recursively

I need to find $f(x,n)$ in the interval [0,1] defined by recursion, \begin{equation} \frac{d f(x,n+1)}{dx} = f(x,n) \end{equation} with boundary conditions $f(0,n+1) = 1$ and $f(x,0)=1+ x $ Using ...
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Solution of differential equation in terms of incomplete gamma function

I need help in solving equation 15 and 16 either manually or in Mathematica to get the solution in terms of the incomplete gamma function. This is what Mathematica tells me. I can't understand ...
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Solving a system of DAE on mathematica

I am having trouble solving a system of Differential Algebraic equations of mathematica, the solution I get is just zeros although it should give me an answer, here is my code: ...
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How to use initial fixed timestep, then decrease it according to dependent variable, while spatial stepsize is fixed

I am trying to solve an advection equation. I want to force constant spatial step size (x dimension) with the “MethodOfLines” option, whereas I want to use initially fixed time step size 0.01 then ...
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Why I can not get the plot when I use NDSolve`ProcessSolutions?

Why I can not get the plot when I use NDSolve`ProcessSolutions? Anyone can give me a clue. Thanks a lot! ...
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Trouble to assign solution of differential equation to a function

I have written a function to Solve the following differential equation where the number n (called in my code Nphoton) is a variable. Nevertheless I have troubles to assign the solutions ...
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DSolve results not what expected

I have the following formula: s'[t] == 230.94 Tan[0.914743 - 0.138564 t] When I solve this by hand I get: ...
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Solve Laplace equation using NDSolve

I am new to Mathematica, a friend recommended this software and started using it, in fact download the trial version to know. I recently did a program in C to calculate numerically the solution to ...
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Save output of NDSolve to a file

I am solving following differential equation using Mathematica, ...
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Simpler code evaluating Dickman's function?

I've read here that Mathematica 10 can Obtain symbolic solutions to delay differential equations. Would that help in numericaly evaluating Dickman's function $\rho(u)$ ? It is a delay differential ...
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reconstruct a 3D curve from discrete curvature and torsion

I tried to reconstruct a 3D curve with given curvature and torsion. I saw some threads talking about using runge kutta. However, as far as I see that they required curvature and torsion were ...
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Calculating a potential function using the finite element method

This is my first attempt to use the Finite Element method available in version 10. There are questions and I am very open to suggestions. My example is flow around a cylinder which is a well known ...
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How can one use differential boundary conditions with helmholzSolve?

I can not get the helmholzSolve function provided by Mark McClure and user21 to work for a case that I want to constrain the spacial derivative of a boundary. In particular, I am looking at the ...
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Differential Equations: Solving a second order ODE with DSolve

I have the following equation h''[η] + (2 a'/a) h'[η] + (k)^2 h[η] == 0 2 a'/a = 1.3551 with boundary conditions ...
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DSolve not returning “trivial” solutions [duplicate]

When I enter this DSolve[y'[x]^2 + y[x]^2 == 1, y[x], x] the answer I get is ...
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NDSolve fails for certain choices of parameters and solve range

I'm trying to solve a pair of coupled ODEs with NDSolve. I know roughly what the solution should look like (both should give periodic functions, pi/2 out of phase, the amplitude of which damp towards ...
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Numerically solving systems of (first order) linear delay differential equations

I was wondering, how to solve such a system with mathematica? I found the NDsolve function, but in the reference is not mentioned if it is possible to solve a system of equations.
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NDSolve not returning the expected solution

I'm trying to simulate a simple circuit with Mathematica. The equation of the circuit is $R \dfrac{dQ}{dt} + \dfrac{Q(t)}{C} = f_{sig}(t)$. This is the definition of $f_{sign}$, and the function ...
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Numerically integrating solution obtained from NDSolve method

In the following example, $u(x)$ is found numerically using NDSolve method. ...
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Error when extending 1-dimensional PDE to 2 dimensions

I want to calculate how magnetic flux is trapped in a superconductor near the interface superconductor/vacuum. This problem already was solved analytically by J. Pearl for cylindrical symmetry (if ...
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Extract data from NDSolveValue result

Okay this is a very newbie question. I have coded a sample problem that solves the heat diffusion equation on an annulus. Here's what I have: ...
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Driven simple harmonic oscillator — amplitude of steady state motion

I am (partly as an exercise to understand Mathematica) trying to model the response of a damped simple harmonic oscillator to a sinusoidal driving force. I can solve the differential equation with ...
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PDE with Stefan Conditions, a.k.a variable boundary

I want to solve the one-dimensional one-phase Stefan problem, but I don't know how to make Mathematica understand the conditions. If you are not familiar with what I'm asking please refer to this ...
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Real and Imaginary parts of solutions to a complex linear ODE system

Consider a complex linear ODE system $x'=Ax$, where $$A=\left( \begin{matrix} 0&1\\ -2&-i \end{matrix}\right). $$ One can first find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors using ...
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Differential equations with a complex variable

Is Mathematica able to handle ordinary differential equations where the variable itself is complex? I am looking for solutions of ODE systems of the form $$\left\{ \begin{align} i\frac{da_1}{dt} ...
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Optimizing Monte Carlo simulation of a Pred-Prey model

My assignment and code As part of an assignment for one of my classes, I'm trying to run a "massive" Monte Carlo simulation in Parallel on the follow model: ...
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Getting message DSolve::conarg:

I want to solve a simple linear PDE about $p_0$ which is a function of ξ, ζ and τ. However, the boundary condition is defined at ζ = h, which is a function of ξ and ...
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Fitting numerical model to experimental data

I have diffusion equation with the initial/boundary conditions: ...
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Neumann boundary conditions in NDSolve over nontrivial region

The problem I would like to solve involves diffusion in the following region ...
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When event and “stop integration”

I am using NDSolve, to solve for an equation. At some point, I want it to stop integrating and keep a constant value for the solution from the point it stopped changing. I tried setting the derivative ...