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

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Trouble Discretizing a ParametricRegion; Joukowsky Map and Wing Profiles

I'm trying to compue a mesh of full 2D region delimited by the a circle transformed with a Complex map. ...
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Strange constants in a PDE solution by DSolve

I'm solving the following PDE: DSolve[F''[ξ] + (Ω^2 - M^2 Exp[2 α ξ]) F[ξ] == 0, F[ξ], ξ] And Mathematica gives a general solution in terms of modified Bessel ...
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representation of custom deformation on a meshgrid

I am trying to represent 2D deformations on a rectangular grid. In Mathematica 10, there is a method to solve the elastic differential equations and then represent the deformation as presented here: ...
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EquationTrekker PropertyValue errors

In Mathematica 10.0.2, the basic example for EquationTrekker in the documentation is: ...
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NDSolve: Equation with interpolating function [closed]

I have a question regarding DSolve and NDSolve functions in Mathematica 10. For instance, I'd like to solve an ODE: ...
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Solve a differential equation with an integral inside?

I am trying to solve this differential equation in Mathematica: y'[t]+integral from 0 to t of y[x]dx =e^(-t) where y[0]=0. Is this possible?
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Water Hammer - Numerically solving system of PDEs

I'm trying to use Mathematica to solve the water hammer effect. ...
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Parametric Plotting

I am trying to make a parametric plot of the x and y displacements of a vibration problem. When trying to plot the parametric curve won't show up.
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when DSolve fails

I am doing this mathematical problem $c*G_{vv}+ d*G_{u} + e*G_{v} +f*G=0$, where $c, d, e$ and $f$- are constant coefficients. I already know that this is second order PDE and we classify it by ...
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Time-dependent mesh deformation

I want to display the result of a deformation with a mesh, but I solved the deformation with a time dependency. So I have two functions: uxsol[t,x,y] and ...
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Introduction to Vectors and NDSolve

I want to use NDSolve for a complicated equation that contains vectors. I am still new to Mathematica, and have really enjoyed what I have learned thus far. Concerning this question, I have already ...
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How to generate pure function solution using NDSolve

Suppose i have an equation NDSolve[{ca'[t]== -0.1*ca[t]*cb[t], cb'[t]== -0.1*2*ca[t]*cb[t], ca[0]== 10, cb[0]== 12},{ca,cb},{t,0,5}] how can i get the ...
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Problem solving a nonlinear differential equation with specific boundary conditions

I am trying to solve the following differential equation: DSolve[{y''[x] == A*B (y[x])^2, y'[0] == -B*C, y'[-D] == 0}, y[x], x] For my system, this ...
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Maximising solutions of NDSolve [duplicate]

I have the following system of differential equations ...
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Boundary value problem: complicated functionals

I am trying to solve a non-linear boundary value problem where the differential equation is a convoluted function of the variable I am trying to solve for. The equation below presents the final form ...
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Fractals or other patterns in the quadruple linked pendulum

This will seem like a physics question, but I'm looking for something to do in Mathematica specifically. I've successfully modeled a quadruple linked pendulum by setting up the ODEs and solving them ...
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Plotting Poincare sections for a pendulum

Now before you direct me to this page, I'll start by saying that I'm not really using Hamiltonian mechanics to do this problem. I've already done the Lagrangian and I have solutions for both angles. I ...
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Using NDSolve on a vector-valued PDE

I would like to use NDSolve to evaluate a PDE involving a vector valued function. For instance, I'm looking for something like a heat equation with vector-valued ...
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How can I assign a vector unknown function to solve the ODE system?

I noted that using non-scalar variables is convenient when a system of differential equations is governed by a process that may be difficult to express symbolically. Taking a example from the tutorial ...
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Difficulty understanding Inverse functions are being used by Solve

I am still having difficulty with the differential equation $$\frac{dy}{dt}=y^2-y,\quad y(0)=2$$ Consider: ...
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2 DOF Spring Mass Damper with NDsolve and Equation of Motion in Matrix Form

I'll preface this with the fact that I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm new to Mathematica, I've only used it to solve simple ODEs with NDsolve. I'm trying to solve ...
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How to solve this Integral equation

D[x[t] - x[t - 1]/(2 E), {t, 3}] + Integrate[E^(-δ)*x[t - δ]/5^t, {δ, 2, 2.5}] == 0 I found solve this problem is hard with Mathematica. I also find a article ...
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How to put constraints on NDSolve[] solution

Assumed the following example of double pendulum by Thison (Answered by Jens): Animation of double pendulum Imagine that in the given animation(i.e. http://i.stack.imgur.com/p4TgL.gif ), the second ...
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Mathematica won't plot the a function that is solved from NDSolve

I have used NDSolve to solve for a function (an angle of a triple pendulum), and now I wish to plot the derivative of that function (the angular velocity). ...
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Misunderstanding of Function Notation

I have: sol = DSolve[{y'[t] == y[t]^2 - y[t], y[0] == c}, y[t], t]; y[t_, c_] := y[t] /. First[sol]; Then: y[t,c] Produces ...
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DSolve for first order nonlinear equation is solution numerical or analytical?

Hi I'm new to mathematica so I may have a somewhat trivial question. my code below solves and plots the results of a first order nonlinear ODE. The solutions mathematica gives me contains & and #1 ...
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Numerically Simulating a Simple Differential Equation: RC Circuit

I need to learn to simulate a differential equation in Mathematica. The differential equation that I need to simulate is complicated, without an analytical solution. However, I am brand new to ...
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Breaking out of NDSolve

I am solving a coupled set of differential equations with NDSolve for 6 unknown functions of time. At a certain point in time, the system hits a singular point where the potential governing the ...
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NDSolve solution does not satisfy boundary conditions

I am trying to solve a 1st order non-linear ODE ...
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Plotting phase portrait from NDSolve (i.e., must plot x'[x], where $x=x(t)$)

I'm doing a double pendulum system and I wish to plot the phase portraits for each angle. I've successfully used NDSolve to solve for each of the angles. Let's just ...
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How to solve Fuzzy Differential Equations

How to solve Fuzzy Differential Equations using DSolve or NDSolve, Or Differential Equations with fuzzy number as initial conditions
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Plotting ODE solutions with two parameters

I have a system of two first-order ODEs with two parameters, a and b and I'm trying to plot the solution curve in the X-Y plane at a given initial condition for various parameter values. Can someone ...
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Why is my output equal to my input?

I tried to solve a system of differential equations with the code below: ...
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Turning arrowheads off

My thinking was that Arrowheads[0] would turn off the arrowheads. ...
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Can anyone help me to get the solution of this first order ODE?

$\ y'(x)=-\sqrt(y(x)^3)$ with initial condition $\ y(0)=-2$. In fact, this is an example here in page 3-4 ...
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Direction Field for an Ordinary Differential Equation [duplicate]

I have found links for plot the direction field of a differential equation. For example: How can I plot the direction field for a differential equation? And: Plotting the direction field of a ...
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How can I improve speed of code that generates an orbit plot?

I am attempting to generate an orbit for the "time 2 Pi map" of a forced damped pendulum. The example comes from page 57 in the Chaos text by Alligood,Sauer and Yorke, see Figure 2.7. The code ...
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The use of Evaluate in NDSolve and Plotting the answer [duplicate]

I am having a bit of hard time understanding the use of Evaluate when plotting the output of NDSolve. From the documentation, I enter: ...
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System of differential equations on a directed graph

I want to use Mathematica to model blood flow through a capillary network. The approach we are using is going to be to create a directed graph, and have a system of differential equations at each ...
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Maxwell propagator problem 2D [closed]

Hi folks I`m trying to turn certain matlab code to mathematica but for some reason it doesnt really want to do it could you please assist me a bit. Thanks The matlab code is as follows: ...
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NDSolve and strange “nonlinear coefficients problem”

I'm stuck solving the following problem. I defined two functions as follows: $$ \varphi(\lambda) = \frac{\left((\lambda-2)^2-1 \right)^2}{4}$$ $$ \gamma(\lambda) = \varepsilon^2 ...
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Can't use my own discontinuous coefficient within NDSolve

I want to evaluate the pendulum's motion with changing equilibrium state given by eqilValue[t]: ...
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DSolve bvlim error due to Boundary condition at infinity

I am solving an Ode using Mathematica that has boundary condition at infinity which is why Mathematica is showing error message. Please help to tackle this problem. ...
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Non-separable partial differential equation in polar coordinates

I'm trying to solve the Schroedinger equation in 2D for a system interacting via a dipole potential. This means, in effect, I'm trying to solve the nonlinear PDE $$ -\frac{1}{r} ...
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Coefficients of a DiffEq [closed]

I'm attempting a Do[] recursion on Coefficient[] with the end goal to use it to find the coefficients of an nth order diffeq. The following is a basic example of what I'm trying to do, subbing a ...
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Troubles with FindFit for ODE

I need to use FindFit for ODE with arbitary number of parameters. This code (from documentation) works: ...
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Plotting and Analysing derivatives of solution of differential equation [closed]

Using NDSolve I found the solution for the differential equation that governs the dynamics of a simple pendulum. How do I plot the derivatives of the solution? Also, I would like to find the ...
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Strange behavior of the Evaluate function

I am solving a system of differential equation whose unknown are saved under variable vec={C00,C01,C10,C11} and the solutions are saved under variable ...
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using Module in NDSolve

I am trying to solve a set of two wave equations where solution of first equation defines initial conditions for the second one. And I would like to use Module to define those equations as a function ...
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Help deciphering Neumann Value

Version 10 has an option for NDSolve called "NeumannValue" which is supposed to allow you to specify boundary conditions of the form $\vec{n} . (c \nabla u + \alpha u -\gamma) = g-q u$ but there is no ...