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

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NDSolve with initial condition: initial conditions did not evaluate to an array of numbers of depth 1(for 1D) or 2 (for 2D) on spatial grid

I have the following naive code to solve a PDE in two spatial dimensions (x,y) with periodic boundary conditions: ...
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DSolve for Second Order Differential

I have an equation y''[t] + w^2*Sin[y[t]] == 0 So I'm using DSolve like this: ...
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Simplifying an answer returned by DSolveValue

Consider the IVP: $$x'=\frac92-\frac{x}{300+2t},\quad x(0)=0$$ Working the solution by hand, the answer is: $$x(t)=450+3t-\frac{4500\sqrt3}{\sqrt{300+2t}}$$ Entering code and then attempting to ...
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Eliminating NDSolve Instability

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Plot all curves in a table with a single color

I want all of my solutions in a table to be the same color. My attempt: ...
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Trouble using Manipulate and NDsolve for coupled ODE's

I'm aware that there are a few threads on the topic of solving coupled ODEs using NDSolve and Manipulate. Based on those, I ...
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Selecting values over lists for discrete inputs in NDSolve [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to simulate a step response in a simple tank system with NDSolve. I would like it to start at say time 2 (the precise time is not important). ...
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NDSolve is running an extremely long time: how can I save the existing data?

I am trying to solve a PDE by the following code. It takes 1 hour or so to reach t=25.72 but about 20 hours to reach t=25.72404031638060174049337306126853310997. Actually, the time step is extremely ...
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Variables within functions within DSolve

Hi I am just beginning to learn Mathematica and this is my first time I have been exposed to any type of coding. I am encountering a problem in a basic physics problem. For example we are always ...
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Too high differential order in boundary conditions?

The following boundary value problem has a unique solution: $$ \begin{cases} x''-x=0\\ x''(0)=0\\ x(1)=1 \end{cases}\\ \text{General solution: } x=c_1 \sinh{t}+c_2\cosh{t}\\ \text{Solution for BVP: } ...
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Improving the look of a specific direction field

I wrote: ...
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Strange behavior with Show command

I enter this: ...
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Preventing complex term in a differential equation solution

I am solving the initial value problem: $$y'=\frac{t+1}{t(t+4)},\quad y(-1)=0$$ I believe the correct answer is $$y=\frac14\left[\ln(-t)+3\ln(4+t)-3\ln 3\right]$$ with an interval of existence ...
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Boundary sphere partial differential equation

I am trying to solve partial differential equation in spherical coordinates $(\theta,\phi)$,but I don't know how to properly include boundary conditions of $\theta$. For $\phi$ it is periodic, but ...
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Fick's Law over Implicit Regions

I'm trying to solve 2D Fick's law of diffusion from the boundaries of a triangle (future shapes will include more complex implicit regions). I'm able to model diffusion without time in complex ...
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Long running ToElementMesh with very “large” domains

This is fixed in version 10.3. I'm trying to solve a system of PDE over a large domain. This doesn't means I need to have a huge amount of mesh points and mesh elements to discretize the domain. ...
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Extraneous reaped data with NDSolve and WhenEvent

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.1 In exploring What is the range of values $x$ for which $f(x)$ is higher than $k$ over a given domain?, I came across the following strange ...
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Can Mathematica solve Plateau's problem (finding a minimal surface with specified boundary)?

Given a closed curve $\mathcal C$ in three dimensions, is it possible to use Mathematica's built-in functionality to compute a minimal surface whose boundary is $\mathcal C$? For simplicity, let us ...
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Initial Value Problem with initial conditions as closed region

Does Mathematica have functionality to solve an Initial Value Problem when the initial conditions consist of a closed region (rectangle) instead of a point? That is, instead of initial conditions as ...
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Plotting solutions to ODE for continuously varying parameters

I am trying to plot the solution of an ODE with continuously varying one of its three parameters. (I just fixed two of them for simplicity.) Any suggestions? ...
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EllipticF reduction

Is it possible to reduce the following Z to Legendre form Elliptic integral of the First kind? $$ \int \dfrac {\sec u\; du } {\sqrt{ (1- {(\nu \tan u)}^2 }} ..(1*)$$ With ...
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What means the definition F[t_?NumericQ] :=…? [duplicate]

I've come along a function defined in this way: F[t_?NumericQ] := NDSolve[{-u''[x] - u[x]/x == -t^2 u[x], u[x0] == x0, u'[x0] == 1}, u, {x, x0, x1}] What does ...
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Saving a plot as a pdf to use in Latex

I use the following code: sol = DSolveValue[{y'[t] == 1/(2 y[t] + 3), y[0] == 1}, y, t]; Plot[sol[t], {t, -10, 10}, ImageSize -> Small] Then I Ctrl+click the ...
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Runge-Kutta Butcher tables

I like to have the Butcher's table for Explicit (or implicit as well) Runge-Kutta method of a fixed order. I do not understand reading ...
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Differential equation with a Heavisidetheta function running for ever

So I'm trying to get the solution of the following differential equation: ...
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Solving a second order non-linear differential equation

I am trying to solve the following equation DSolve[{u''[t] + 4 u[t] + 0.1 u[t]^3 u'[t] ^2 == 0, u[0] == 1, u'[0] == 1}, u, t] Unfortunately Mathematica is ...
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PDE: Solving Burgers' equation with initial value given by a self consistency equation

I would like to solve in Mathematica the well known inviscid Burgers' equation \begin{align} \begin{cases} u_t(x,t) + u(x,t)u_x(x,t)= 0 \\ u(x,0) = m(x) \end{cases} \end{align} where $$m(x) ...
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Least effort to handle a point source inside the domain of PDE(s)

By point source I mean a constrained condition at one point inside the domain of PDE(s). For example: $$\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial t^2}=\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial ...
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NDSolve ensemble of initial points

I want to illustrate how the differential equation depends on the initial conditions. First if all differential equations: ...
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DSolve not returning a rule

I am trying to solve a PDE, but the DSolve is not returning a rule. How exactly can I get Mathematica to yield a solution? ...
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What is the largest system of PDE you have solved with Mathematica? [closed]

I need to solve a system of partial differential equations. In the simplest case it consists of 2000 of PDE equations. In the most complex situation it consists up to 1 million of such equations. ...
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mathematica 10 not showing numerical solution of differential equations?

I just got the new mathematica version 10 and tried to solve the following system of differential equation. $$r^2\frac{d^2f}{dr^2} = 2f(1-f)(1-2f)+\frac{r^2}{4}h^2(f-1)$$ ...
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Find $r$,in terms of variables $U$ and $V$

I want to solve this equation, for $r$: ...
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Ordinary Differential Equation Question [closed]

I was wondering whether someone might be able to point me in the right direction for this ODE that I am trying to solve? It is: $$\frac{du}{dx} = \frac{x}{s}-\frac{1}{2}-\frac{u}{x}$$ with $s$ ...
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Locating Periodic Orbits

Here is the code for the numerical integration of an orbit. First the module for the definition of the equations of motion. ...
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How to control pedestrians to enter the simulation region with random functions?

I am working on simulating crowds of a cross-typed region, given that pedestrians entering from 4 gates of north, east, west and south, ...
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Solving a system of ODEs with DSolve

I am trying to solve a system of ODEs using DSolve ...
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trouble with adding a legend to a plot

I am having trouble with adding a legend to a plot. this is my code,I tryed to use serval things,like ...
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NDSolve with Explicit, Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal method

I am using Mathematica 9.0 both on Linux and Windows and I would like to integrate the Van der Pol equation numerically using various techniques such as Explicit and Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal ...
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How to prevent instability blow up in NDSolve?

I have the following code to solve a PDE: ...
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Issue in NDSolve and unknown error

I try to solve a simple BVP: $A {v}''(t)+B v(t)=f(t)$ where $A, B$ — $5\times 5$ matrices, $f(t)$ — 5-dimentional vector-function with the use of NDSolve. Each component of $f(t)$ is a combination ...
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DSolve versus DSolveValue [closed]

I've just discovered the new command DSolveValue in Mathematica 10. Is this new command now the preferred instead of DSolve? Is it the better command to teach to students? Same question for ...
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Implement functions that depend on previous value in NDSolve

I want to numerically solve a system of differential equations in Mathematica, say for example $\frac{dx}{dt} = f(x,y,t) \\ \frac{dy}{dt} = g(x,y,t)$ for $x(t), y(t)$. However, the functions depend ...
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NDSolve and maximum number of steps reached

I am newbie at Mathematica but I need to solve differential equation so I took my chances and tried to use this powerful tool to solve this equation: $$\frac{d}{dx}\left([\cos(2\pi ...
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Plot multiple solutions of a system of differential equations with different values of constant c by using NDsolve

I am traying to solve system of differential equations with different values of constant c then plot the solution with different values of the constant c. where c= 2.2758, 2.04822, 1.82064, 1.59306, ...
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To get a certain value of NDsolve of the solution [closed]

I need to solve the differential equations for different values. Once it is solved I want to take, for example, x[29] for each initial condition and plot it as a function of this initial conditions. I ...
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Alternatives to FiniteElement as Spatial Discretization Method for NDSolve

Finite Element Programming: [...] It is possible to skip this section and continue with the discretization stage and make use of the initialized data structures ...