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

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Complex infinities in an Euler-Lagrange equation

I now wish to solve for $L(t)$ and $H(t)$ some ugly Lagrangian (in the code below) in configuration space, respectively the length and the height of a system. I tried running the code below, with the ...
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1/0 encountered when solving an ODE

What can cause this error to show up? Clear[lambda, a, b, x, y]; ode = lambda y[x] + a b y'[x] + a (-1 + b x) y''[x] + y''''[x] == 0; DSolve[ode, y[x], x] ...
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Plotting Geodesics in Kerr

I'm interested in plotting the trajectories of null geodesics near a rotating black hole (given by the Kerr solution) which involves a system of first order differential equations. Some Context (not ...
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Error solving third order ODE in version 10. No error in V9. DSolve`DSolveKovacicDump`

This is an ode which is solved with no error in V9, but gives a very strange error in V10. Is this a regression bug? On version 9, the ode is solved with no error ...
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Symbolic solution(s) to generalized Heat equation

Symbolic solution(s) to Heat equation? or more generally,(eventually) Green functions to known PDEs I am interested in variations of the heat equation: or more generally or even more generally ...
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DSolve breaks when the ordering of independent variables aren't proper?

I encountered this when trying to solve this problem with DSolve: ...
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Use NDSolve to solve a PDE

I have the following PDE (a master equation, and $P$ is probability density, $0\le x\le1$ and $0\le y\le1$): $$ \partial_t P(x,y,t)=x\partial_xP(x,y,t)+(1-y)\partial_yP(x,y,t)+2P(x,y,t) $$ The ...
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Trouble outputting Plot

I am trying to solve a system of ODEs and plot them with Manipulate but I keep getting blank outputs. Below is my code: ...
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solution of differential equation with complex roots

How to find the solution of differential equation with complex roots For example of [{y^2 n[t]+ 2 k y n'[t] + n''[t]= M p sin(o t), n[0]==0, n'[0]==0}, n,t] given k lies between 0 to 1 which makes the ...
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Should DSolve always return solution with constant of integration?

Version 10.0 Clear[y,x]; DSolve[D[y[x], x] - y[x]^2 + y[x]*Sin[x] - Cos[x] == 0, y[x], x, GeneratedParameters -> C] or ...
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Factoring a differential equation into an operator product

Following the fundamental theorem of algebra, I can (as stated here in Sec. 1.1.4) factor an $n$th-order linear ordinary differential equation $$ a_n \frac{d^n x}{dt^n} + a_{n-1} \frac{d^{n-1} ...
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Speeding up NDSolve for system of differential equations

I am wondering if there is a way to speed up this function that solves a system of ordinary differential equations with NDSolve? Thus far I've tried specifying a few different methods such as LSODA, ...
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Numerical solution NDSolve for SIR model [closed]

I'm trying to numerically solve the SIR model. This should be simple but I'm can't understand why this is not working: ...
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Apply IC and BCs on Second - Order Linear PDE

I am now trying to solve second - order linear partial differential equation in that interested eq. has been separated into variables to simplify the procedure for Mathematica. Here is my equation; ...
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Why DSolve giving Inconsistent or redundant transcendental equation on this problem

Kamke's differential equation #574 has a solution, but Mathematica generates an error message as it tries to solve it. It still gives the solution. My question is: What could have caused Mathematica ...
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How DSolve with a multisymbol function argument

I used DSolve on a differential equation e got the following result: You may notice that C[ 1 ] is a function of the variables r and z in a defined form. If I substitute this result in my ...
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How do I subtract two contours?

Suppose I have this contour described by the equation the root $z$ of this equation $$ \frac{1}{x^2 + y^2} + \frac{1}{xz} = 2y $$ Now suppose the equation is tweaked slightly, with an addition of ...
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Poincaré Section

I have encountered somewhat the same problem as here. But with the equations, $x'(t) = p(t), p'(t) = - x(t) - y(t), y'(t) = q(t), q'(t) = - y(t) - x(t)$ My code is, ...
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Optimizing a functional using variational calculus

Here I am, trying to get the trajectory $(x(t),y(t))$ that will minimize the following Lagrangian (i.e. the integrand of the functional) between $(-1,-1)$ and $(-1,y_{eff})$ where $x_{eff}$ is defined ...
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Help to plot Poincare section for a system of delay differential equations

I'am trying to plot Poincare section for a 4-dimentional system of Delay differential equations. I don't know how to specify initial conditions. Can I use each of the code in the following ? Also how ...
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Problem with Poincare section

these are equations for some double oscillators: $x'(t)=p, p'(t)=-x-3y, y'(t)=q, q'(t)=-y-3x$ I would like to plot the Poincare section for collection of $(y,q)$ when $x=0$ and $x'(t)>0$ (or for ...
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Energy Equation: Boundary and initial condition

I'm trying to solve the energy equation and NDSolve is able to solve the problem. Even though the result is acceptable, I have always the warning "boundary and initial conditions are inconsistent". ...
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Simple differential equation to solve

Suppose we have this differential equation: $$ x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = \frac{\frac{\partial y}{\partial x}}{x+y+z}$$ I want to find $\frac{\partial y}{\partial x}$ at x=1,y=1,z=1. I tried this code but ...
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Solve differential equation with 3 variables and plotting contour

Suppose we have this equation: $$ 2 - x g(z) f \left(x, \frac{\partial y}{\partial x}\right) = 3y $$ using initial condition $y = 2$ where $g = \left| \frac{3}{2-iz} \right|$ and $f = ...
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Ndsolve, transmission line transients

I am trying to use NDSolve to analyze transients in transmission lines. I started with this simple one: ...
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Plot integration curve of a system of ODEs

I'm really n00b in Mathematica, so please bear with me, as this seems to be my only option to learn how to do what I wany to do. I have a system of two differential equations: ...
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Implicitly differentiate an equation, then solve the resulting equation

Suppose I have an extremely tedious equation to differentiate and want mathematica to help do the differentiation and solve. Consider a less tedious equation: $$y (x,z) = sin \left(\frac{1}{x} ...
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Pass model parameters to NDSolve'Reinitialize

I am wondering if there is a way to pass parameter values during the NDSolve'Reinitialize step of the NDSolve process? I've read that one way to possibly speed up repeated calls to NDSolve is to ...
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Numerical solution of the hyperbolic equation

I am trying to solve the following hyperbolic equation with given boundary conditions: I choose as initial condition $u=1$, and evolve the above hyperbolic equation until reaching a stationary ...
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Using NDSolve to solve Equation of Motion in cylindrical coordinates

I have a set of coupled differential equations which represents the equation of motion of a particle in cylindrical coordinates with the following Hamiltonian: $$ H=\frac{1}{2m} \left( p_r^2 + ...
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Unexpected behaviour plotting a PDE solution

I'm solving some coupled PDEs (Eb1 and Ef1) and what I plot for Eb1 appears to be correct. However, for some reason, when I go to plot Ef1, I get nothing. MWE is below (beginning is constants and ...
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Im trying to model balls in a box with NDsolve, but the balls keep escaping the box

This Code produces a box filled with balls at different positions with random charges on them and then calculates their motion according to Coulombs law. rendering the electric field as well as the ...
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Compiled NormFunction

I would like to use a user-defined NormFunction with NDSolve, e.g., NormFunction -> (Norm[Take[#, 2], \[Infinity]] &) which says that the infinity norm ...
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Coupled ODEs with boundary conditions - DSolve Error

I'm relatively new to mathematica and I can't find the error here. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that vx, vy, vz aren't blue on my mathematica - as in, they already have some assigned ...
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Liouville theorem demonstration

My goal is to create a demonstration of the Liouville theorem in 2D phase space. I made up an interesting potential energy function $U(x) = (x-4)x^3 + 27$, so that the minimal energy of system is ...
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Trying to model Heat flow trough different materials with NDsolve

What I'm trying to achieve is model of the heat flow, in this case for the simplest 1D case,its relatively easy to do for the steady state case, but when I try to do it with NDsolve so I get the ...
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Finding the eigenfunctions of one and two dimensional Harmonic Oscillator

(Edited) For finding the ground state wave function of: $ H\psi(x) = (-1/2)d^2\psi(x)/dx^2 + (1/2)x^2\psi(x) = E \psi(x)$ I have written: ...
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Problem With NDsolve trying to simulate n-body-gravity problem

Im Trying to model a cloud of point masses that act according to gravity, what im strugeling with is the exclusion of cases where euclidian distance = 0, If I try to do it with an If statement in my ...
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How to find a particular solution using NDSolve

I'm looking for a way to find a specific solution to a differential equation. As a simplified version of my problem, here's a similar setup for a simple harmonic oscillator problem. ...
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Showing Steps of Calculations [duplicate]

I'm solving a a differential equation in Mathematica and was wondering how to show the steps, like how Wolfram|Alpha does it, in the program. Any ideas?
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Looking for an elegant way to solve a (system of) ODEs/functional equations with undetermined coefficients

I want to solve an ODE using undetermined coefficients/guess-and-verify and am looking for an elegant way to use this technique. I am running into a few ugly warts. Here is a basic implementation for ...
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Solving a Partial Differential Equation

I am trying to solve the following PDE: ...
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NDSolve :: ndode error while solving an coupled ODEs

I have a scenario where in trying to solve for the ground-state of a Hamiltonian, I require to be able to solve some coupled differential equations. Prior to this I have already set k=1 and Δ=5 $$ ...
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how to solve second order nonlinear coupled differential equations using NDSolve with hyperbolic function

i have to solve some solitons scattering through this coupled equations. i need to get two different graph, but still the graph did not come out. and also the equations quite complicated containing ...
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How to make Mathematica use the chain rule?

Lets say I have the following PDE: $$x^2 u_{xx} - u_{yy} + u_y = 0$$ And I have the following change of variables: $$ s(x,y) = x e^y \, \, \, , \, \, t(x,y) = x e^{-y}$$ How can I use Mathematica ...
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RK4 Gravity Simulator

I have the following RK4 solver which splits the two 2nd order ODEs, used to calculate x and y positions under the influence of a gravitating body where $$x''(t)=\frac{G m ...
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Euler's method for a 2nd order ODE

This is my first post on this site. Also, I'm new to Mathematica. I'm trying to solve my first problem with Mathematica. It's about solving a 2nd order differential equation. I dont have the explicit ...
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Schroedinger eigenvalue problem in two dimensions (Harmonic Oscillator)

I read here, the discussion about how to solve one dimensional eigenvalue problem. I am wondering, how can one generalize these methods to two dimensions. For example: ...
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Solving partial differential equation with DSolve does not give a result [closed]

I am trying to solve the equation: $-(d^2/dx^2+d^2/dy^2)\psi+(x^2+y^2-2)\psi=0$ Here, is my code: ...