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

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How do you find the general solution to a higher order nonhomogeneous differential equation? [migrated]

Find the general solution: y'''-3y''+3y'-y=t*exp(t) <-3rd Order y''''-2y'''+2y''=t*exp(t)*cos(t) <-4th Order
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BVP system of nonlinear coupled ODEs

Here I am, trying to solve this system of coupled ODEs (up to a minus sign): $ u''=6u^5-(8+4a)u^3+(2+4a)u+\frac{2u((w^2-s)^2+bw)}{(u^2+c)^2}$ $ w''=\frac{4w^3-4bw+b}{u^2+c}$ with the boundary ...
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Discrete sampling of interpolating function returned by NDSolve

When solving an ODE with NDSolve, Mathematica returns an interpolation function. I need a discrete sampling of this function however. Naively, I can write this as (example): ...
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Replacement rules in combination with pure functions to make a change of variables

I have defined my function in this way w = f[r,Θ] ; After some calculations i obtained my results with respect to the previous function. For instance: ...
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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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Heat Transfer equation by numerical methods

I want to solve the following heat conduction equation using numerical methods: D[u[x, t], t] -alpha*D[u[x, t], {x, 2}] == 0 u[x, 0] == 1/(1 + x^2)^0.25, u[-10, t] == u[10, t] == 0, ...
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Trying to solve a differential equation with a piecewise initial condition

I am trying to solve $$u_t=\frac{1}{4}u_{xx}$$ $-\infty<x<\infty,\: t>0$ With the initial condition $u(x,0)=\phi(x)$ where $$ \phi(x)= \left\{ \begin{array}{lr} 1 & ...
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How to find discretezation error of NDSolve

Is there a way to find out how large the truncation, round-off, and other errors that occur from discretizing a differential equation are while using the default settings in NDSolve? Or would I have ...
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ExpToTrig transforms solution to 4th order ODE into unwanted form

Mathematica gives the solution of the second order differential equation DSolve[a y''[x] + b*y[x] == 0, y[x], x] in trigonometric form ...
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How do we solve third order nonlinear differential equation f’’’+ff’-f’2-Re2 f’=0

How do we solve third order nonlinear differential equation f’’’+ff’-f’2-Re2 f’=0 f(0)=0,f'(0)=1,f(Infinity)=0 From the OP's comment: ...
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How to fit 3 data sets to a model of 4 differential equations?

I'm a biologist and a newbie in Mathematica. I want to fit three data sets to a model consisting of four differential equations and 10 parameters. I want to find the parameters best fitting to my ...
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Simplify DSolve solutions (all roots are known)

I have problem how to present the solution of the system of two differential equations in the form as in the case of one differential equation if I know the nature of roots. For example ...
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Numerical solution of coupled PDEs

First, I wish to solve this system of PDEs: $ u_{tt}-u_{xx}=-6u^5+(8+4a)u^3-(2+4a)u+\frac{2u(v^2-1)^2+bv}{(u^2+c)^2}$ $ v_{tt}-v_{xx}=\frac{4v^3+4v+b}{u^2+c}$ with the initial and boundary ...
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NDSolve in exact points - nonlinear equation (Degrees and Radians confusion)

I found solutions of two nonlinear equations, but I have three small questions. First I am in confusion because of initial value. The system is mechanical and unknown ϕ is an angle, which I set to ...
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Numerically solving an ODE for a parameter

My equation is as follows: sol = ParametricNDSolve[{(f'[r]^2 - 1) f'[r] r == 6.2 (f'[1])^2/1000, f[1] == a}, {f}, {r, 1, 3}, {a}] where the function ...
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WhenEvent for several variables

I want to solve a system of nonlinear two differential equations (say, in $\theta(x,t)$ and $\phi(x,t)$ with NDSolve, but I want to stop the evaluation when one of ...
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How to transform transfer functions into differential equations?

is there a way with Mathematica to transform transferfunctions (Laplace) into differential equations? Let's say I have the transfer function $\frac{Y(s)}{U(s)}=\text{Kp} \left(\frac{1}{s ...
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Boundary Value Problem- using NDSolve or another method

I am trying to solve a set of coupled partial differential equations, with defined boundary conditions using mathematica. Here are the equations and the boundary conditions. ...
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Shooting method problem

I am trying to solve the BVP problem: $ u''-u'=-6u^5+(8+4a)u^3-(2+4a)u, u(0.001)=1, u(10)=-1, u'(0.001)=-0.001$ ...
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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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How do I solve a PDE with a strange boundary condition?

How do I solve the PDE with boundary value like this $$u(t,x,y)=0, \textrm{when } F(x,y)=0$$ using DSolve? As a specific example, I want to solve heat equation $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial ...
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NDSolve Initial Condition Returned as True [closed]

I am attempting to use an NDSolve solution as an initial condition for another NDSolve as suggested in this post: Using NDSolve solution as initial condition for another NDSolve ; however, Mathematica ...
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NDSolve example - analytical vs numerical solution. How to specify initial conditions?

So, I have the following equation: y[t]^-3 == w^2 y[t]/t^2 + y''[t] where w^2 = (t0 k0)^2. Analytic solution is easy to ...
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NDsolve with variable end-point

I want to plot the solution a coupled ODEs as a function of the end point only. Mathematica code: ...
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Invariant error plot for an arbitray system of ODE

i try to use InvariantErrorPlot command for a generic system of ODE but i find only example with pre-building equations from Mathematica Packages. This is one of ...
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NDSolve_ODESolve_Plotsolution [duplicate]

I am trying to use mathematica to solve this problem. Thank you! Given the ODE $$ -\frac{a^2 V_0}{2} f''(x)-V_0\cos\big(\frac{2\pi x}{a}\big) f(x)=E f(x) $$ (a,V_0) are positive real constants. Find ...
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Are there some other ways to solve a second PDE except DSolve?

I have a partial differential equation as follows: $$\frac{\partial p(x,t)}{\partial t}=\text{Dp} \frac{\partial ^2p(x,t)}{\partial x^2}-\frac{p(x,t)-\text{p0}}{\tau }$$ What I try to do was to get ...
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The output is the same as Input when I add the boundary conditions to a PDE

I am trying to solve a PDE in the first order with specific boundary conditions. When I solve use DSolve without the boundary conditions, Mathematica gives me an answer in an arbitrary function. When ...
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Initial and boundary value errors

NDSolve::ivone: Boundary values may only be specified for one independent variable. Initial values may only be specified at one value of the other independent variable. >> I keep getting this, ...
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How to visualize slope fields of differential equations without vectors?

I'm looking to visualize slope fields of differential equations for my differential equations course. Every example I see draws them as vectors, adding unnecessary "arrows" that, to me, are visually ...
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NDSolve::ndsz:At t==0.000039576, step size is effectively zero

I adjusted my code accordinly to the advice I got. However I still have a problem with this code which now looks like this: ...
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Problems with NDSolve and stiffness

I am trying to solve an ODE in chemical kinetics: $$\begin{align*} \frac{\mathrm d[x]}{\mathrm dt} &= -k_1 [x][y]\\ \frac{\mathrm d[y]}{\mathrm dt} &= k_1 [x][y] - k_3[y] \end{align*}$$ My ...
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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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How to obtain differential equations of motion using Lagrangian dynamics?

I'm confused to find a set of differential equations of motion of a pair of masses, m1 and m2 joined by a spring of constant ...
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How do I pull from a data list for parameter values in a system of ODEs and then solve and plot?

I have a parameter set list and I would like to solve a system of ODEs multiple times using each parameter set in the list. Then I would like each set of solutions to be graphed on the same plot. ...
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Boundary Condition Problem with Green's Function

My temperature distribution looks like: Mean wire temperature is : To[x_] := 2 c1 Cosh[x a1] + a2 And it is continuous at two points. In positive part: ...
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How do you explicitly define Box Operator (D'Alembert operator)? [duplicate]

I wanted to see how one can define a box operator in mathematica? $$ \Box\phi=(-\frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial t^{2}}+\frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial x^{2}}+\frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial ...
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Find an equations of motion using Euler Eqution [closed]

I am a completely new to Mathematica, so my question and code may look silly. I need to find a equation of motion of a point particle of mass m moving in a potential V(x) = A abs[x]^n. (n=1,2,3,4,5,6. ...
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Shooting method for solving 3rd Oder ODE with RK method

This is my 3rd Order IVP. D[y[x], {x, 3}] == (m/2)*((D[y[x], x])^2 - 1) - ((m + 1)/2)* y*(D[y[x], {x, 2}])^2. Initial conditions given are as follows ...
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NDSolve with varying PrecisionGoal and WorkingPrecision

Sometimes we need higher numerical precision to deal with large number cancellation in an equation. But if this cancellation happens only in a small (and known) parameter space, would it be possible ...
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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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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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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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Using new symbol in WhenEvent in NDSolve

This is an example in Mathematica's help document. ...
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Solving Rotational Equations of Motion

I'm trying to integrate the rotational equations of motion ...