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

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Euler's method for a 2nd order ODE

This is my first post on this site. Also, I'm new to Mathematica. I'm trying to solve my first problem with Mathematica. It's about solving a 2nd order differential equation. I dont have the explicit ...
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Schrödinger eigenvalue problem in two dimensions (Harmonic Oscillator)

I read here the discussion about how to solve a one-dimensional eigenvalue problem. I am wondering, how can one generalize these methods to two dimensions? For example: ...
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Solving partial differential equation with DSolve does not give a result [closed]

I am trying to solve the equation: $-(d^2/dx^2+d^2/dy^2)\psi+(x^2+y^2-2)\psi=0$ Here, is my code: ...
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Eigenvalue problem and plotting its eigenfunctions [duplicate]

How many different ways can one solve an eigenvalue problem and plot its corresponding eigenfunctions in Mathematica? For example for Harmonic Oscillator? Which one is the most accurate one? Thanks ...
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Solving two-component two-dimensional differential Equation with NDSolve (Brusselator Model)

I'm trying to solve a two-component two-dimensional reaction-diffusion differential equation system with Mathematica. The background of the model is the so called "Brusselator Model" where one can ...
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Solving a differential Equation

I am trying to solve -D[((α + γ/2)*a + β/(2*a) - R*a^3)*p[a], a] + 0.5*D[(γ*a^2 + β)*p[a], {a, 2}] == 0 with DSolve, but it ...
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NDSolve gives wrong results for “stiff system”

I have a physical problem in which I want to solve for c[e] as a function of e, where c is ...
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Solving One Equation with Two Variables

I am trying to solve an equation with two variables. It is the last step in the process of using the method of undetermined coefficients to solve a nonhomogeneous differential equation. The equation ...
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Solving for the time-evolution operator in a periodically driven system

I am looking at the Hamiltonian $$H(t)=\begin{pmatrix} 0 & e^{i\Omega t}\\ e^{-i\Omega t}& 0\end{pmatrix}$$ I am trying to solve for the unitary operator $U(t,0)=\mathcal{T}\exp(-i\int_0^t ...
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Solving a complex-valued differential equation with NDSolve

I am trying to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1+(ix)^{1.8}}$ for initial condition $x[0] =-0.9877 + i 0.1563$, where $x$ is a complex variable. I would like to plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the ...
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Error message from NDSolve using WhenEvent

I am working with the following NDSolve expression: ...
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Differential Equation in Complex Plane and Parametric Plot

I would like to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1 + (I x)^3}$, where x is complex, for some initial condition like $1 - 5 I$ and plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the real part. (A somewhat similar ...
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Complex differential equation

I want to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{(1-x^2)}$, where $x$ is complex. When I solve it by hand and analytically for some initial value and draw the imaginary part versus the real part, I obtain an ellipse, as ...
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Runge-Kutta 2nd Order ODE Solver

Suppose I have a 2nd order ODE of the form y''(t) = 1/y with y(0) = 0 and y'(0) = 10, and ...
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why I can not find the correct derivative with D

the coupled ODE is ...
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Plot slope field in Mathematica for a difficult differential equation

I am trying to plot slope field for $\ddot{a}(t)$ for this differential equation but I don't know how to $\frac{d}{dt}\ddot{a}(t)=2\frac{\dot{a}(t)}{a(t)}\ddot{a}(t)$ I want to show that already ...
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Finding the roots of a function with a parameter

I am using a differential equation method for finding the roots of a function. My function is much more complicated but I can illustrate my problem with a trivial example. The problem occurs when ...
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Creating a 3D List Line Plot From Discrete Points

Given the following Runge-Kutta ODE solver and the graphical output below, how do I get a 3D line plot instead of a 3D point plot? I see that there is no ListLinePlot3D function, so I thought it might ...
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How to set initial guess in NDSolve

I'm trying to solve a BVP using NDSolve and I want to impose the starting initial guess. I googled and looked at the help, but I couldn't find this option. ...
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System of differential equations - solving for a constant

I will reformulate my question in the hopes it will be more intelligible. First, I defined the functions: ...
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Solving differential equation - initial condition

I want to solve the differential equation: DSolve[{R''[ρ] + 2 /ρ R'[ρ] + (1 - (l (l + 1))/ρ^2) R[ρ] == 0}, R[ρ], ρ] This works fine and outputs: ...
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How can I get the time steps chosen by NDSolve when the Method -> “ExplicitRungeKutta” option is given?

I am trying to solve an ODE with NDSolve using the "ExplicitRungeKutta" method. I need to know exactly which time steps ...
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How do I fit NDSolve result to experimental data? [duplicate]

I have two coupled ordinary differential equations which I solve numerically in Mathematica, but now I want to fit the solution with experimental data. I do following, (the experimental data ...
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How to use results of Dsolve and get derivative of that? [duplicate]

How can I use the result of DSolve and differentiate it' result? Here for example I want to, first find urf from solving: ...
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NDSolve::ndsz problem

I'm using NDSolve to solve a set of coupled differential equation which depend on a variable x. I noticed that when I set the range of x from a small value to a large value, I obtain solutions. But ...
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Using variable with delay in WhenEvents in NDSolve

I have a system of differential equations which is solved correctly. However, I want to trigger two events, one of which depends on the "time elapsed" after of the first event trigger. Is it possible ...
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Solving a system of three differential equations

I'm trying to create this coloured graph which I'm going to animate, but I'm stuck with solving a system of three differential equations: ...
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Better way to check conservation in NDSolve

The partial differential equation in the NDSolve below is conservative (by construction) of $\int_{-1}^{+1} p(t,z)\ dz$ for all $t$. ...
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Can't Solve a system of differential equations, Solve takes too long

My question is probably not really interesting but I really need help on this because I won't have access to a more powerful computer. So my model contains 7 equations : ...
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RSolve works slow and does not give an analytical solution for solving high order linear difference equations

RSolve@@{{a[n]-a[n-10]==101}~Join~Table[a[i+1]==101+10i,{i,0,9}],a[n],n} I want to get the exact form of general formulas, but ...
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Animation of double pendulum

Sadly, I am a completely newbie. I am studying Physics and in our theoretical physics class we got the task to solve the double pendulum using Mathematica. We just got the program, but no introduction ...
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Zooming into Parametric Animation Plot that Uses InterpolatingFunctions

I have an interplanetary trajectory solver that calculates a spacecraft route from Earth to Mars, and I am trying to zoom into the spacecraft when it reaches its Mars intercept orbit but am having ...
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PDE combined with ODE 1D

I try to solve the following system of PDE coupled with ODE: $$\theta_t - a\theta_{xx} + b\kappa_a(\theta^4-\varphi)=0,$$ $$-\alpha\varphi_{xx} + \kappa_a(\varphi - \theta^4) = 0,$$ $$-a\theta_x + ...
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Determine frequency of oscillations

I am wondering how I could determine the frequency of oscillations of a differential model equation? How could I find the frequency from this example given in Mathematica Documentation: ...
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Bilateral Laplace Transform

I am trying to solve a linear ODE for a Kolmogorov forward equation to get a stationary distribution of a random variable. The easiest approach may be to transform the ODE with a two-sided Laplace ...
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Why do identifiers of the form ${\tt c}k\$nnn$ appear in the rules returned by my function?

I want to define a function, PolynomialInterpolation to find the coefficients of a polynomial interpolation function. My trial is as shown below: ...
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Solving an ODE, where the coefficients are implicit functions of time, not in closed form [duplicate]

I have an ODE, say of the first order for simplicity, and of the form, $A.x'[t] =B$. The coefficients are functions of time and x[t], not in closed form. I can define the coefficients, $A$ and $B$, ...
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Find minimum value of function which calls NDsolve [duplicate]

I have defined a function which takes a coefficient for a differential equation as an argument, solves the differential equation with NDSolve, and returns the value of the solution at time t=10. I can ...
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How to choose a solution of a differential equation?

I am trying to solve the following differential equation: ...
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How to specify initial condition including integral equations in the case of the dirac equations?

Hi I am trying to solve a system of differential equation with NDSolve. The problem is I have like $3$ (maybe $5$) boundary conditions, but only $2$ differential ...
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Why do NDSolve and OutputResponse not evaluate non-analytic functions numerically?

test = OutputResponse[TransferFunctionModel[1/(1 + s), s], Exp[-(1/t)], {t, 0, 10}] does not evaluate. If Exp[-(1/t)] is ...
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How to check a solution of a partial differential equations?

Here is a system which Maple can solve, but Mathematica cannot. ...
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Symbolically solve a system of coupled second order differential equations

I have posted a similar question in another forum where the general consensus seems to suggest that it is not possible to symbolic solve a system of coupled second order differential equations with ...
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Parallel computation of NDSolve and a problem

I used this code to solve a system of differential equations: ...
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How to study the sign of an expression including a function, with conditions on the function?

I'm trying to study the sign of an expression, having information on some of my parameters. I don't know how to code these conditions. For example, I want to know when this expression: ...
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How to change a parameter dynamically inside NDSolve

I have no idea how to dynamically update a parameter inside NDSolve. For example consider following first-order DE: ...
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To solve Cylinderical PDE

I want to solve this PDE. I have tried to solve it with NDSolve but found error 'Boundary values may only be specified for one independent variable. Initial ...
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Parallel computation of a system of differential equation

I need to solve a system of differential equations which contains, at minimum, ten thousands of differential equations. Actually, I am trying to solve density matrix equation. It's like something ...
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Modelling Hysteresis with a Differential Equation

I want to implement the bulk ferromagnetic hysteresis model (mostly the Jiles-Atherton Model), see http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/6043/1/PhD_99-1.pdf page 44 equation (30). The needed ...
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Solving the Helmholtz equation in polar coordinates

I'm trying to (as a simple starter) find the solution to Helmholtz equation in polar coordinates -- I already know what it is and can derive it by hand, but just want to start here before asking ...