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

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Publishing results obtained in Mathematica

I've been using Mathematica to solve nonlinear partial differential equations for my doctoral research for the last 2 years or so. I am not an expert in Mathematica or mathematics and I am an engineer ...
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What method does NDSolve use for solving PDEs?

What is NDSolve's mode of operation? I use it to solve partial differential equations and never gave it too much thought. Recently, I came across this question. ...
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How can you compute Itō Integrals with Mathematica?

How can you compute Itō Integrals with Mathematica? I tried searching through the documentations but I didn't find anything. P.S. I was not at all sure how to tag this question. I had to put in at ...
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NDSolve does not give me the expected solution

I have an assignment where I need to compute chemical reactions by solving ODEs. I use NDSolve to do this. However, for one problem it does not give me the ...
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NDSolve Problem

I am trying to solve a chemical equilibrium ODE with NDSolve where one function is the argument to another. I.E. My equations look like: ...
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PDE Boundary Conditions

I am solving a PDE using Mathematica and I would like to know how to implement the condition that the two-variable function y[t,s] is zero whenever ...
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Very long Refine/Solve batch run - is my code broken, or just complicated?

So I'm trying to run some Mathematica code in batch mode from my university cluster. Specifically, I'm trying to find the equilibria of a system of ordinary differential equations. Inspired by the ...
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Extracting coefficients from a partial differential equation

Frequently, I come across the following problem: How to rewrite a complicated partial differential equation in a more clear way? I would like to create some order by collecting terms that are equal. ...
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Using physical dimensions in Mathematica DSolve

I would like to calculate a system of two differential equations in Mathematica using DSolve, like: ...
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Creating Plots for a Family of Solutions

I am wondering how do you set the parameters appropriately for $a_n,\,\alpha,\,\text{and }b_n$ to plot the family of solution of: $u_n(r,t) = [a_n\cos(k_n\alpha t)+b_n\sin(k_n\alpha t)]J_0(k_nr)$ ...
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Evaluation of a Variable Coefficient PDE

I am trying to render the solution of the following partial differential equation: $$ u = u(x,y)~;\quad \frac1{x^{2/3}}\partial_xu + x^3\partial_yu + \partial_y^2u + \partial_x^3u = 0 $$ ...
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Solution Curves and Order of Evaluation Question

I'm new to Mathematica, so I thought I'd try to exercise some solution curves. Consider a simple first order ODE: $y'(x)=\cos(x)$. We know the solution will be of the form $y = \sin(x)+c$ I ...
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How to apply restrictions to the “integrated” variable, when using NDSolve?

I have to integrate an energy along a path. I know the energy at the "beginning" of the path (energy[0]), and I can determine the energy change (gain and loss) ...
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MaxSteps and Computing time issue for Solving Differential equation in Mathematica

When we solve differential equation numerically using NDSolve then sometimes we get error like NDSolve::mxst: Maximum steps reached According to Mathematica docs ...
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How to use NDSolve to track equilibrium?

I am looking for an extension of NDSolve where integration runs until certain variables are settled at an equilibrium. Now I have a working solution in my sleeves ...
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How to guarantee that NDSolve correctly detects abrupt changes in parameters?

When using NDSolve, I often have parameters that, in most of their domain, have a constant or null variation, but that suffer from abrupt variations on a very small ...