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

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Can Mathematica solve Plateau's problem (finding a minimal surface with specified boundary)?

Given a closed curve $\mathcal C$ in three dimensions, is it possible to use Mathematica's built-in functionality to compute a minimal surface whose boundary is $\mathcal C$? For simplicity, let us ...
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Initial Value Problem with initial conditions as closed region

Does Mathematica have functionality to solve an Initial Value Problem when the initial conditions consist of a closed region (rectangle) instead of a point? That is, instead of initial conditions as ...
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Plotting solutions to ODE for continuously varying parameters

I am trying to plot the solution of an ODE with continuously varying one of its three parameters. (I just fixed two of them for simplicity.) Any suggestions? ...
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EllipticF reduction

Is it possible to reduce the following Z to Legendre form Elliptic integral of the First kind? $$ \int \dfrac {\sec u\; du } {\sqrt{ (1- {(\nu \tan u)}^2 }} ..(1*)$$ With ...
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What means the definition F[t_?NumericQ] :=…? [duplicate]

I've come along a function defined in this way: F[t_?NumericQ] := NDSolve[{-u''[x] - u[x]/x == -t^2 u[x], u[x0] == x0, u'[x0] == 1}, u, {x, x0, x1}] What does ...
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Saving a plot as a pdf to use in Latex

I use the following code: sol = DSolveValue[{y'[t] == 1/(2 y[t] + 3), y[0] == 1}, y, t]; Plot[sol[t], {t, -10, 10}, ImageSize -> Small] Then I Ctrl+click the ...
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Runge-Kutta Butcher tables

I like to have the Butcher's table for Explicit (or implicit as well) Runge-Kutta method of a fixed order. I do not understand reading http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2013/09/10/numerical-methods-runge-...
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Differential equation with a Heavisidetheta function running for ever

So I'm trying to get the solution of the following differential equation: ...
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Solving a second order non-linear differential equation

I am trying to solve the following equation DSolve[{u''[t] + 4 u[t] + 0.1 u[t]^3 u'[t] ^2 == 0, u[0] == 1, u'[0] == 1}, u, t] Unfortunately Mathematica is ...
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PDE: Solving Burgers' equation with initial value given by a self consistency equation

I would like to solve in Mathematica the well known inviscid Burgers' equation \begin{align} \begin{cases} u_t(x,t) + u(x,t)u_x(x,t)= 0 \\ u(x,0) = m(x) \end{cases} \end{align} where $$m(x) =\tanh(...
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Least effort to handle a point source inside the domain of PDE(s)

By point source I mean a constrained condition at one point inside the domain of PDE(s). For example: $$\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial t^2}=\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\...
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NDSolve ensemble of initial points

I want to illustrate how the differential equation depends on the initial conditions. First if all differential equations: ...
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DSolve not returning a rule

I am trying to solve a PDE, but the DSolve is not returning a rule. How exactly can I get Mathematica to yield a solution? ...
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What is the largest system of PDE you have solved with Mathematica? [closed]

I need to solve a system of partial differential equations. In the simplest case it consists of 2000 of PDE equations. In the most complex situation it consists up to 1 million of such equations. ...
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mathematica 10 not showing numerical solution of differential equations?

I just got the new mathematica version 10 and tried to solve the following system of differential equation. $$r^2\frac{d^2f}{dr^2} = 2f(1-f)(1-2f)+\frac{r^2}{4}h^2(f-1)$$ $$\frac{d}{dr}\left[r^2\frac{...
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Find $r$,in terms of variables $U$ and $V$

I want to solve this equation, for $r$: ...
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Ordinary Differential Equation Question [closed]

I was wondering whether someone might be able to point me in the right direction for this ODE that I am trying to solve? It is: $$\frac{du}{dx} = \frac{x}{s}-\frac{1}{2}-\frac{u}{x}$$ with $s$ ...
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Locating Periodic Orbits

Here is the code for the numerical integration of an orbit. First the module for the definition of the equations of motion. ...
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How to control pedestrians to enter the simulation region with random functions?

I am working on simulating crowds of a cross-typed region, given that pedestrians entering from 4 gates of north, east, west and south, ...
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Solving a system of ODEs with DSolve

I am trying to solve a system of ODEs using DSolve ...
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trouble with adding a legend to a plot

I am having trouble with adding a legend to a plot. this is my code,I tryed to use serval things,like ...
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NDSolve with Explicit, Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal method

I am using Mathematica 9.0 both on Linux and Windows and I would like to integrate the Van der Pol equation numerically using various techniques such as Explicit and Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal ...
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How to prevent instability blow up in NDSolve?

I have the following code to solve a PDE: ...
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Issue in NDSolve and unknown error

I try to solve a simple BVP: $A {v}''(t)+B v(t)=f(t)$ where $A, B$ — $5\times 5$ matrices, $f(t)$ — 5-dimentional vector-function with the use of NDSolve. Each component of $f(t)$ is a combination ...
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DSolve versus DSolveValue [closed]

I've just discovered the new command DSolveValue in Mathematica 10. Is this new command now the preferred instead of DSolve? Is ...
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Implement functions that depend on previous value in NDSolve

I want to numerically solve a system of differential equations in Mathematica, say for example $\frac{dx}{dt} = f(x,y,t) \\ \frac{dy}{dt} = g(x,y,t)$ for $x(t), y(t)$. However, the functions depend ...
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NDSolve and maximum number of steps reached

I am newbie at Mathematica but I need to solve differential equation so I took my chances and tried to use this powerful tool to solve this equation: $$\frac{d}{dx}\left([\cos(2\pi x)+1]\frac{du(x)}{...
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Plot multiple solutions of a system of differential equations with different values of constant c by using NDsolve

I am traying to solve system of differential equations with different values of constant c then plot the solution with different values of the constant c. where c= 2.2758, 2.04822, 1.82064, 1.59306, 1....
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Alternatives to FiniteElement as Spatial Discretization Method for NDSolve

Finite Element Programming: [...] It is possible to skip this section and continue with the discretization stage and make use of the initialized data structures ...
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RegionPlot from NDSolve

I am having quite a headache using RegionPlot to see the region of acceptance of certain coupled differential equation. I shall elaborate and try to be as ...
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Solving a discontinuous differential-algebraic equation system for plasticity behaviour

I need to solve a discontinuous equation which is typical in theory of plasticity. For a simple case I get the following equation system (reformulated for numerical implementation): $s(t) = \frac{\...
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Trouble understanding NeumannValue and Inactive/Formal PDEs

I read all documentation about the Finite Element Method in Mathematica 10, and I read some questions here, but I'm still unable to properly understand how to use the ...
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Help to numerically solve ODE

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/912076/time-period-of-ode Trying to numerically compute and compare the time period of an oscillation with the analytical solution suggested by Robert Israel. ...
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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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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 ...