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

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StreamPlot for Bifurcation Diagram

When we do a StreamPlot, I want to show the bifurcation when $a = 0$ transitions to $a >0$, but do not see a better way to do this than the following. ...
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Internal Shooting Method of NDSolve in combination with NDSolve`Reinitialize?

To explain my problem, I am trying to extend the BVP problem example from the help that illustrates how to use the shooting method of NDSolve: ...
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Plot Matlab icon

I started to explore this on a whim and hasn't succeeded yet… Some introduction for the icon is found here but I can't understand it very well. (I admit that, though playing with ...
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Setting plot size within vector; dynamic slider (two part question)

I have a question about the size of a plot in mathematica. I'm working on some differential equations (a simplified model of heat transfer in a building). I've programmed it so that you can set ...
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How to Invert a Multivariate Interpolating Function? [duplicate]

I used NSolve on a partial differential equation with boundary conditions to get a numerical solution that Mathematica says is of the form InterpolatingFunction. I then defined a function f(x,y) which ...
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Infinite expression 1/0.^(1/4) encountered in NDSolve

I am trying to solve very simple system of coupled differential equations using the NDSolve function, but I am getting ...
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How to apply Robin boundary condition in Mathematica

Robin condition is the boundary condition which combines the Dirichlet and Neumann condition at the same boundary. For example: At the boundary x = 0 to 2: I want to apply ...
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Maximum of NDSolve output. Problem with interpolating function

I solve a NonLinear PDE and get a solution (which for other reasons I put into a vector): SolVec1[1][[2]][x,t], where x and t are the indipendent variables. Now, I would like to get a distribution ...
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Using NDSolve for three variables as function of time

I want to be able to plot z, and r. Should I be using DSolve, NDSolve or something else? I've tried to clear it up a bit Thanks, Will ...
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Solving Rotational Equations of Motion

I'm trying to integrate the rotational equations of motion ...
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How to solve a system of partial differential equations?

Edit: since the upgrade to Mathematica 10, this problem seems solved I just want to solve a system of partial differential equations, for example: $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{l} ...
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Boundary condition is not specified on a single edge of the boundary of the domain

I am attempting to solve a PDE as prescribed in a paper I am reading; however, Mathematica doesn't seem to be happy with the way I am posing the problem. Im my case, r(t,100) is an approximation of ...
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Cannot get specific value from NDSolve (multiple functions)

I am trying to solve six connected differential equations. This is my code: ...
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Need help with solving a second order differential equation

I need help with solving this differential equation. ...
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Solving a constrained vector system with NDSolve

I'm trying to replicate the pendulum DAE example in the Documentation Center (example/ModelConstrainedSystemsAsDAEs) using Mathematica 9's vector support with NDSolve. So far I have: ...
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Use Euler method to solve differential equation

Use Euler's Method or the Modified Euler's to solve the differential equation ${dy/dt=y^2+t^2-1, y(-2)=-2}$ on $[- 2, 2]$. Take h = 0.2 (...
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Mathematica can't find constants for this differential equation

I am having problems solving this differential equation: diffeq = m x''[t] == -a E^(b*x'[t]); sol = DSolve[{diffeq, x[0] == 0, x'[0] == v0}, x[t], t] The output ...
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Partial differential equation with initial conditions

And so I want to solve the following equation, subject to these initial conditions: $\ u_{tt} - u_{xx} = 6u^5+(8+4a)u^3-(2+4a)u$ $\ u(0,x)=\tanh(x), u_t(0,x)=0$ When I use NDSolve to solve within ...
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How to solve a ParametricNDSolve issue when the system seems to be stiff?

I have a problem with ParametricNDSolve[]. Mathematica gives the warning that a stiff system is suspected. I have varied the methods but unfortunately I was not ...
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Kinetic Friction in Mathematica, weird behaviour

I found the behavoiur of Sign function weird in the code below. when $T=10$ ...
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Looping with NDSolve?

I have a series of PDE equations that are solved with NDSolve for certain variables $a$ and $b$ - Now, I want to see the output at a time $t$ as $a$ and $b$ change; so I was thinking of a loop ...
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Complicated condition for system of differential equation

I am trying to solve a series of nonlinear differential equation with complex condition as described by block diagram below. The left figure describes general concepts and the right figure describes ...
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How to use Compile with NDSolve function for large no of differential equations?

Matrix M[t] and and Hamiltonian of same order L^n x L^n. ...
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How to choose MaxStepFraction for optimal speed of NDSolve

I'm trying to use NDSolve to solve a 1D Schrodinger's equation, and it seems that MaxStepFraction has huge effect on the ...
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Problem with Plot of Solution for NDSolve [closed]

I'm trying to plot the solution of an equation using NDSolve. For some reason nothing shows up in the plot. I checked the output of the interpolating function and it doesn't look like there is ...
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Differential equation of a physical property which can not be below zero

A simple question but maybe also interesting for others. I have the simple differential equation: a'[t] == -r The quantity a has a physical meaning and can not ...
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Piecewise of different functions

You know, NDsolve coupled with Piecewise can be used to solve a series of discontinuous differential equations. But what if one of the function is different? For example: ...
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Eliminate complex answer to differential equation

I've tried the following: ...
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Asymptotic series [duplicate]

I need to solve the following problem. I have the following function: Erf[Sqrt[a x^2 + b y^2]]/Sqrt[a x^2 + b y^2], where x and y are variables and a and b ...
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Solving an ODE with parameters and conditions

I am trying to use Mathematica to solve a relatively simple ODE involving parameter(s). I would like to use a set of conditions to solve for the particular solution of the ODE. I understand how to ...
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Possible bug with FourierTransform linearity

Each component is easily transformed but the sum is not: FourierTransform[f''[x], x, k] FourierTransform[f'[x], x, k] ...
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Error in using EventLocator in NDSolve

I have a problem in using EventLocator in Mathematica 9. However, this error doesn't show up in Mathematica 8 on my labtop. My code is, ...
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Error entering equation in DSolve

I entered a command incorrectly as follows: DSolve[{y'[x]=y[x]},y[x],x] I am now experiencing: ...
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Unable to Solve Two-Point Boundary Value Problem

I'm trying to solve the equation -u''[x] + ((x - k)^2 - en[x]) u[x] == 0 using the boundary conditions ...
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Awkward Two-Point Boundary Value ODE

I'm trying to solve the following differential equation: -u''(x) + ((x-k)^2 -en)u(x)=0 with boundary conditions u(0)=0 and u(infinity)=0. Implementing this is Mathematica has led me to very cumbersome ...
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help to plot Poincare section for double pendulum

I am reading a book about classical mechanics. In the chapter about chaos, it gives the simplified and scaled equations for double pendulum as $$ \frac{d}{dt}\left[ \begin{matrix} \alpha \\[3mm] ...
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Differential equation with random variable

How can I derive analytically or compute numerically the solution to following differential equation $$ dy/dt = y\cdot X\cdot (y\cdot X - g(y,X))\cdot X $$ where X is a random variable (e.g. from a ...
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Fitting data using a differential equation

I have data generated from two functions given below. How can I go about finding a fit of the form: y'[x] == -(a + b/(c + d y[x] + e F[x] )) where a,b,c,d,e are ...
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Animation of 2 Differential Equations - 1 Independent Variable

I have effectively 1 differential equation that had to be broken up into 2 (max number of steps reached). I have gotten the solutions for both using NDSolve and have plotted each together. Now, I am ...
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Error messages from NDSOlve

I am trying to solve a boundary value problem with NDSolve. The code is: ...
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DSolve not giving solution expected

I'm trying to solve the ODE $\frac{\partial M}{\partial \tau} = [ 4 c_3 N(\tau) + c_1 ] M(\tau),$ where $N(\tau) = \frac{q}{2 c_3} \frac{ 1 }{c_2 e^{2 q \tau} + 1} - \left ( \frac{ q + c_1}{4 c_3} ...
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Working with a system of differential equations that cannot be solved explicitly

I have to work a lot with three functions $\;o_1(t), o_2(t), o_3(t)\;$ that are solutions to the certain system of differential equations: ...
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Nonrectangular region for NDSolve

I have a PDE with mixed boundaries (Neumann and Dirichlet on some sides) in the region $(t,x,y) \in \left( 0, T\right) \times\left\{ -L \leq x \leq L, 0 \leq y \leq h(x) \right\}$ where $h(x)$ is ...
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Inconsistent behavior of WhenEvent[ ]

Consider the following simple example: ...
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Problems with WhenEvent

Any help/explanations will be highly appreciated: This works: ...
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Finding a 3d curve from torsion and curvature with NDSolve

I'm trying to use the Frenet–Serret formulas to find the curve that matches the torsion and curvature I specify numerically with an InterpolatingFunction. The ...
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No response from DSolve

Using optimal control theory, I am trying to find the optimal paths of d and k such that they will maximize profit as given by lc: ...
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Understanding NDSolve::ndsz

I'm working on a largeish system of differential equations where I encounter the NDSolve::ndsz step size is effectively zero; singularity or stiff system suspected ...
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Resonance Curve using NDSolve

I am trying to make a resonance curve like this one below, using NDSolve. I tried to use code as below. Basically I try to hold solution for a w (driving frequency value) using NumericQ and then ...
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shooting method and stifness problem for NDSolve

I'm trying to solve numerically the following differential equation: 1/r[x]^5 + k/Sqrt[1 + r'[x]^2] - (k r[x]r''[x])/(1 + r'[x]^2)^(3/2) == 0 I can set boundary ...