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

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Wrong answer from DSolve?

I was trying to solve the initial value problem $$u'(t) = \sqrt{u(t)} + \frac{1}{n+1}, \, u(0) = 0$$ using DSolve: ...
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Solving with DSolve recursively

I need to find $f(x,n)$ in the interval [0,1] defined by recursion, \begin{equation} \frac{d f(x,n+1)}{dx} = f(x,n) \end{equation} with boundary conditions $f(0,n+1) = 1$ and $f(x,0)=1+ x $ Using ...
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Solution of differential equation in terms of incomplete gamma function

I need help in solving equation 15 and 16 either manually or in Mathematica to get the solution in terms of the incomplete gamma function. This is what Mathematica tells me. I can't understand ...
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How to use initial fixed timestep, then decrease it according to dependent variable, while spatial stepsize is fixed

I am trying to solve an advection equation. I want to force constant spatial step size (x dimension) with the “MethodOfLines” option, whereas I want to use initially fixed time step size 0.01 then ...
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Why I can not get the plot when I use NDSolve`ProcessSolutions?

Why I can not get the plot when I use NDSolve`ProcessSolutions? Anyone can give me a clue. Thanks a lot! ...
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Trouble to assign solution of differential equation to a function

I have written a function to Solve the following differential equation where the number n (called in my code Nphoton) is a variable. Nevertheless I have troubles to assign the solutions ...
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DSolve results not what expected

I have the following formula: s'[t] == 230.94 Tan[0.914743 - 0.138564 t] When I solve this by hand I get: ...
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Solve Laplace equation using NDSolve

I am new to Mathematica, a friend recommended this software and started using it, in fact download the trial version to know. I recently did a program in C to calculate numerically the solution to ...
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Save output of NDSolve to a file

I am solving following differential equation using Mathematica, ...
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Simpler code evaluating Dickman's function?

I've read here that Mathematica 10 can Obtain symbolic solutions to delay differential equations. Would that help in numericaly evaluating Dickman's function $\rho(u)$ ? It is a delay differential ...
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reconstruct a 3D curve from discrete curvature and torsion

I tried to reconstruct a 3D curve with given curvature and torsion. I saw some threads talking about using runge kutta. However, as far as I see that they required curvature and torsion were ...
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Calculating a potential function using the finite element method

This is my first attempt to use the Finite Element method available in version 10. There are questions and I am very open to suggestions. My example is flow around a cylinder which is a well known ...
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How can one use differential boundary conditions with helmholzSolve?

I can not get the helmholzSolve function provided by Mark McClure and user21 to work for a case that I want to constrain the spacial derivative of a boundary. In ...
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Differential Equations: Solving a second order ODE with DSolve

I have the following equation h''[η] + (2 a'/a) h'[η] + (k)^2 h[η] == 0 2 a'/a = 1.3551 with boundary conditions ...
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DSolve not returning “trivial” solutions [duplicate]

When I enter this DSolve[y'[x]^2 + y[x]^2 == 1, y[x], x] the answer I get is ...
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NDSolve fails for certain choices of parameters and solve range

I'm trying to solve a pair of coupled ODEs with NDSolve. I know roughly what the solution should look like (both should give periodic functions, pi/2 out of phase, the amplitude of which damp towards ...
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Numerically solving systems of (first order) linear delay differential equations

I was wondering, how to solve such a system with mathematica? I found the NDsolve function, but in the reference is not mentioned if it is possible to solve a system of equations.
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NDSolve not returning the expected solution

I'm trying to simulate a simple circuit with Mathematica. The equation of the circuit is $R \dfrac{dQ}{dt} + \dfrac{Q(t)}{C} = f_{sig}(t)$. This is the definition of $f_{sign}$, and the function ...
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Numerically integrating solution obtained from NDSolve method

In the following example, $u(x)$ is found numerically using NDSolve method. ...
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Error when extending 1-dimensional PDE to 2 dimensions

I want to calculate how magnetic flux is trapped in a superconductor near the interface superconductor/vacuum. This problem already was solved analytically by J. Pearl for cylindrical symmetry (if ...
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Extract data from NDSolveValue result

Okay this is a very newbie question. I have coded a sample problem that solves the heat diffusion equation on an annulus. Here's what I have: ...
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Driven simple harmonic oscillator — amplitude of steady state motion

I am (partly as an exercise to understand Mathematica) trying to model the response of a damped simple harmonic oscillator to a sinusoidal driving force. I can solve the differential equation with ...
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PDE with Stefan Conditions, a.k.a variable boundary

I want to solve the one-dimensional one-phase Stefan problem, but I don't know how to make Mathematica understand the conditions. If you are not familiar with what I'm asking please refer to this ...
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Real and Imaginary parts of solutions to a complex linear ODE system

Consider a complex linear ODE system $x'=Ax$, where $$A=\left( \begin{matrix} 0&1\\ -2&-i \end{matrix}\right). $$ One can first find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors using ...
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Differential equations with a complex variable

Is Mathematica able to handle ordinary differential equations where the variable itself is complex? I am looking for solutions of ODE systems of the form $$\left\{ \begin{align} i\frac{da_1}{dt} ...
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Optimizing Monte Carlo simulation of a Pred-Prey model

My assignment and code As part of an assignment for one of my classes, I'm trying to run a "massive" Monte Carlo simulation in Parallel on the follow model: ...
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Getting message DSolve::conarg:

I want to solve a simple linear PDE about $p_0$ which is a function of ξ, ζ and τ. However, the boundary condition is defined at ζ = h, which is a function of ξ and ...
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Fitting numerical model to experimental data

I have diffusion equation with the initial/boundary conditions: ...
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Neumann boundary conditions in NDSolve over nontrivial region

The problem I would like to solve involves diffusion in the following region ...
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When event and “stop integration”

I am using NDSolve, to solve for an equation. At some point, I want it to stop integrating and keep a constant value for the solution from the point it stopped changing. I tried setting the derivative ...
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Specifying initial conditions for a PDE

I have simple diffusion equation with point source at c(0, t) = 1 and initial condition c(elsewhere, 0) = 0. How should I apply ...
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Wrong values at the boundary of differential equation solution

I have a second order ordinary differential equation and want to solve it numerically. Although I have specified values at the boundary, Mathematica solution does not match with boundary conditions. ...
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How do I set up conditions at infinity?

I having trouble with this equation: $$ -\frac{(2 m \text{U0}) \Psi (\rho ,z) \left(1-e^{-\text{} \left(\frac{z}{d}\right)^2-\left(\frac{2 \rho -(r+R)}{R-r}\right)^2}\right)}{h^2}+\frac{\partial ...
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Error when using EquationTrekker

I just got to know EquationTrakker because I need to do phase graphs for my classes. When I load it ...
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NDSolve solution violates initial conditions

I have the following code: ...
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Two problems with NDSolve when using Method -> Projection

I tried to solve a system first order differential equations together with a constraint equation. I use the Method -> Projection to check if the constraint holds ...
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DSolve not finding solution I expected

Try to solve the following ODE via DSolve $$ \left\{\begin{aligned} y'(x)+2 y(x) e^x-y(x)^2 &= e^{2 x}+e^x \\ y'(0) &=1 \end{aligned}\right. $$ The ...
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How can I apply calculus to functions obtained from NDSolve?

Originally, I asked the question below, but the real underlying issue is as follows: When we solve an ODE numerically, I get the answer like this: ...
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How to tell NDSolve about known relations of the exact solution

The solution to this system of differential equations: ...
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Customizing display of partial differential equations

I am manipulating partial differential equations symbolically, and would like to get the easily readable form $\rho \frac{\partial v}{\partial t}$, leaving variables implicit. Based on suggestions ...
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Need help solving a system of two 1st order nonlinear differential equations

The original system of equations reads: $\begin{cases} f'(r) + f(r) \left(a(r) - \frac{1}{r}\right) = 0,\\ f^2(r) + a'(r) + \frac{a(r)}{r} - 1 = 0\,, \end{cases}$ with boundary conditions $f(0) = ...
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DSolve solves PDE only without boundary condition, but fails otherwise

I'm trying to solve for Te[w, Pprobe, t] in a partial differential equation. What's surprising is that it manages to solve it when I don't put in any initial ...
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EquationTrekker-like behavior for state space?

EquationTrekker is great for phase space plots, however I want to plot the results of $$\phi '(t)=-b \sin (\phi (t))+g \sin (\Phi (t)-\phi (t))+1\\\Phi '(t)=g y ...
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Issue in ParallelTable after evaluating another function using NDSolve and FindRoot. What is wrong with this inverse?

I am trying to find the inverse of a function which is defined through NDSolve and NIntegrate. The question is pretty similar ...
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Already solved DE, now I need to rearrange and plot

I have solved for $z(w,x,y)$ in a differential equation: $$ 3\frac{\partial z}{\partial y} = 2(z-1) + (1-wy^2 )x $$ And I obtained the general solution: $z = f(w,x,y)$ Now putting in $x=0$, we have ...
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How to solve fluid flow problem based on Navier-Stokes equations?

Does anyone know or can provide any examples how fluid flow problem can be formulated and solved in Wolfram Language? Simplest cases of 1D or 2D flows based on Navier-Stokes equations or even their ...
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Solve simple differential equation - Error?

I get the error "The function Te appears with no arguments." when running this code. I'm not sure why. Is it because of the $Abs[\Gamma]$ ? ...
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how to solve ODE with boundary at infinity

y''[x]-x y[x]==0 y[0]==AiryAi[0], y[infinity]==0 the analytic solution to this ODE is the Airy function y[x]=AiryAi[x] if I ...
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Plotting a solution of the Allee Effect

I am doing a project on the Allee Effect. I am able to successfully create a stability analysis. That is, I can find the relevant equilibrium points ($y_e = 0,\ y_e = \alpha$ and $y_e=k$) and draw ...