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

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Infinite Expression Error NDSolve

I'm trying to figure out why I am consistently getting an infinite expression error when I'm trying to solve this DE using NDSolve. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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NDSolve There are fewer dependent variables, {V[S,t]}, than equation

I am trying to solve the BlackScholes PDE for Barrier option. It works fine for european barrier, but errors out on american boundary condition ...
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PDE with Laplacian time derivative term [duplicate]

Using Mathematica 9 I am trying to solve the 2D PDE: c1*Laplacian[-u[x,y,t],{x,y}] + c2*D[Laplacian[-u[x,y,t],{x,y}],t] == 0 (Eq.1) with time-dependent Dirichlet ...
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NDsolve with discontinuous non-numeric PDE coefficients

I want to solve the heat diffusion equation with variable thermal conductivity. So I have the following code ...
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NDSolve : Solve a single variable-coefficient ODE as series of constant-coefficient ODEs [closed]

I have a manipulator equation of the form: $M(q){q''} + C(q,q')q'+G(q) = {0}$ where $M, C$ are $6$ x $6$ matrices, and $G, q$ are $6$ x $1$ vectors and $q$ a function of time. ...
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Obtain constant from DSolve [closed]

I need to extract constant C[1] from expression which I get when solve equation. i.e. DSolve[y'[x]==1/(2x),y[x],x] In result Mathematica gives me this one <...
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Evaluate NDSolve within NDSolve

So I am attempting to solve a differential equation which includes a differential equation (i am not sure if this why my code is giving problems). I am pretty sure that everything is as its supposed ...
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DSolve -> no results

I am trying to solve a system of differential equations. ...
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How to solve the following fourth order partial differential equation including Laplacian

I wish to solve the following fourth order partial differential equation including Laplacian with the boundary conditions with the initial conditions ...
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Reject diverging solution of NDSolve

I'm trying to numerically simulate a spring system with complex stiffness. In essence systems of the form $x''(t)+ (a+ ib) x(t)=0$ For this simple example an analytic solution is easy to find. The ...
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How to solve time dependent coupled differential equations using Floquet method?

I have coupled differential equations D[X[t], t] == M[t] X[t] + R[t] where ...
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Problem with NDSolve: derivative interpreted as square [duplicate]

I am using Mathematica 9, and trying to solve a very easy differential equation with NDSolve. The code I have is s=NDSolve[{y'[x]==y[x],y[0]==1},y,{x,0,1}] but I ...
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steady state of coupled partial differential equations

I need to solve coupled differential equations(occur regularly in Phase field theory), \begin{eqnarray} \tau \frac{\partial \varphi}{\partial t} &=& W^2\frac{\partial^2 \varphi}{\partial x^2} ...
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Error accumulation in NDSolve?

I'm trying to solve this system of ODEs numerically: $$\vec{Q} = \vec{P} \times \vec{Q}$$ where vectors $\vec{P}, \vec{Q}$ have 3 components: $$\vec{Q} = \left( Q_1, Q_2, Q_3 \right) $$ $$\vec{P} = \...
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Converting integral equations to differential equations

I am trying to use Mathematica to convert integrals to differential equations, of any order. An example of an integral equation is given below, in Mathematica code. Could you please advise as to the ...
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Compiling FoldList implementation for RK4

Original I'm looking to write an integrator for a function of two variables. Here is my implementation for the RK4 update rule using FoldList. ...
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Solving non-linear ODE analytically in mathematica [closed]

I would like to solve the following differential equations $${dx\over dt}=\beta x-{{(C-x)^2}\over 4k} ,t\in[0, T]$$ where $\beta$,$C$ and $k$ are constant values. Also, the folowing terminal ...
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ParametricNDSolveValue has a problem with complex numbers

Bug introduced in version 10 and fixed in 10.3 Edited: I have simplified the example compared to before and narrowed the problem down a bit. I would like to use ...
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Trouble with differential equation

I tried to solve this differential equation: $$\epsilon y''(x)+xy'(x)=-\epsilon \pi^2 \cos(\pi x)-\pi x\sin(\pi x)$$ with boundary conditions: $y(-1)=-2, \space y(1)=0$. If we take $\epsilon=0.1$, ...
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Steady State Numerical Solution of Heat Diffusion Equation in 2D

I'v been trying to solve for the steady state of the heat diffusion equation numerically but I cant seem to get it to work. My code is ...
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Use FEM Solver for System of Nonlinear PDEs with Nonlinear Coefficients - Reaction-Diffusion

I am trying to solve a complex transient reaction-diffusion problem numerically in 2D. Let's take a simple system to start, say $$ A+B\rightarrow C \\ C \rightarrow A+B $$ with reaction rate $k_1$ ...
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Retrieving forthcoming step size from NDSolve

I'm solving a system of ODEs with a random component, which changes at each calculation step and depends on the step size. So I'm trying to realize something like this: (1) size of the forthcoming ...
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Why does DSolve return two solutions for my ODE?

I wanted to solve the differential equation: $y’ = (1+2x)\sqrt{y}$ with $y(0) = 1$. It can be done by hand, and to check my answer I typed the following in Mathematica ...
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Why can't Mathematica DSolve my equation? [closed]

I am trying to solve $\begin{cases} v(t) = A \cdot e^{kt} \\ v(t) = s'(t) \\ s(0) = 0 \\ v(0) = A \\ v(6000) = 299792458 \\ s(6000) = 2.37 \cdot 10^{16} \end{cases}$ for $A$ and $k$. But neither of ...
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NDSolve returns asymmetric solution to a symmetric equation

I am trying to find the potential of a conducting cylindrical electrode by solving the Laplace's equation. Both, the boundary conditions and the equation are symmetric w.r.t. the change $r\to-r$. ...
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NDSolve-Problem (Calculating field lines)

I want to calculate the field lines of a quite nasty vectorfield. In general the method works fine - except, one of the components of the VF gets 0 - then NDSolve ...
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Modeling a stellar atmosphere

I'm trying to model a stellar atmosphere using Mathematica. Basically I'm working in a physical and chemical model which combined should give me a profile of the chemical abundance in the atmosphere. ...
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WhenEvent used in a PDE to output independent variable

I want to use WhenEvent with a PDE after it has reached steady state. I'm posting a system of 2 equations (my real system has 6) and I'm solving the advection-diffusion-reaction 2nd order PDE. First ...
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Smoothing a unit step function

I want to smooth a unit step function for use in NDSolve so this function is a smooth function of time (t). How can I do the ...
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Using periodic boundary conditions in NDSolve

I need to solve a 2D linear elliptical equation in polar coordinates using NDSolve, but I can’t seem to get Mathematica to accept the required periodic boundary conditions. My actual differential ...
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How to use NDSolve with discontinuities at internal boundaries?

I don’t know how to impose discontinuous internal boundary conditions (BCs) in NDSolve, so I’ve set up an example problem to illustrate my issue. Consider the simple first-order ODE for $f(z)$ on the ...
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Solve differential equation using a integral form boundary condition

I have a second order differential equation and I want to solve it analytically (DSolve) and numerically (NDSolve) with ...
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How can I check that the general solution obeys the original differential equation?

For example: I solved the following differential equation: y''[x] == (λ x^(3/4) y[x])/Sqrt[1-x] that 0<x<1 with the ...
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How can I use NDSolve with a variable parameter?

I'm a new user and I can't understand how to solve this function for variable values of vr (for example vr from 0 to 5 in steps ...
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Solving differential equation (Analytical or Numerical)

I want to solve the following differential equation for $0 < x < 1$ ...
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NDSolve Problems with Cardiovascular Modeling [duplicate]

I am trying to use 27 simultaneous differential equations to model the cardiovascular system. I have the following code, however, the output isn't giving interpolating functions, but rather another ...
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When using NDsolve, how to determine the positions of steady states?

I am currently trying to numerically solve a set of ordinary differential equations of chemical kinetics. However, I want to implement perturbations only when system reach steady states. For example ...
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Animating a 3D shape along path a (2D and 3D) parametric function curve [Update]

I have a 3D object under the action of gravity field.The trajectory of path is a parabola.I would like to animate , as in the example GIF. ...
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Confirming conservation laws for complex valued functions

Consider the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (I would like to do this for a more complicated set of equations, but to gain understanding I'll consider this simplified case) $$A_t+iA_{xx}+i|A|^2A =0,$$ ...
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NIntegrate a function containing NDSolve

I am having an issue integrating a function for which I am getting values for when I evaluate it. ...
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DSolve misses a solution of a differential equation

[Note that in the cited duplicate, DSolve not finding solution I expected, the general solution returned by DSolve is missing a solution for quite different reasons ...
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How do I solve this ODE numerically in Mathematica?

I want to solve these equations numerically in Mathematica and plot them. \begin{equation} u'(t)=1.5\,u(t)\,v(t)-u(t) \space \space \space \text{and} \space \space u(0)=0.001 \end{equation} \begin{...
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Solving differential equation but keeping showing running

I am trying to solve this differential equation, see the command below. But the cell keeps showing that it is running without giving any answer for a very long time. Eventually I had to abort it. Does ...
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KdV equation - wavebreaking and Galerkin method [closed]

I want to show how a wave given by the initial condition: $$ \begin{equation*} \begin{split} u(x, 0) = \left\{\def\arraystretch{1.2}% \begin{array}{@{}c@{\quad}l@{}} 1 - x^2 & \text{for $\...
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NDSolve and Plotting

So I am having an issue using NDSolve and plotting the function. So I have two different NDSolve calls in my plotting function. (...
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Substituting ParametricNDSolve for NDSolve

This is my first post so let me know if I need to format things differently. I have been using NDSolve for most problems which optimize parameters for ODEs. I believe that ParametricNDSolve would be ...
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Finding when a ODE returns to starting position

I am trying to discover when these ODE return to their start position. I am using coordinates that have a periodicity of {Pi/2, 2Pi, 2Pi}. To accomplish this I have had to use mod. The ODE are ...
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How to optimize a cost function which involve the solution of a ODE system using the NMinmize?

I have created a cost function, the value of which depends on the solution of a ODE (ordinary differential equation). The parameters of the ODE are not determined, and my goal is to determine them ...