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

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How to handle NDSolve::ndsz problem (singularity problem)

I have 2 second order differential equations (non-linear). The physics behind them is correct. I verified the equations many times. It is a solid pendulum with a mass-spring at the end of it. Now, ...
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Manipulate a Differential Equation result

I want to Manipulate the result of Differential Equation like : ...
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Differentiating an unknown solution to a PDE

Sorry if this question is too basic -- I'm not very familiar with Mathematica. I am interested in a way to systematically address the following sort of problem: Suppose that $u=u(x,y)$ is a function ...
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Interpreting the interpolating function and saving data to plot with external program

So far I have been solving non-linear pdes with NDSolve and then plotting the result with the in-built Plot3D and ...
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Integro-differential equation

I have to numerically solve a nonlinear partial integro-differential equation using Mathematica. This is my equation, $$\frac{\partial y(x,t)}{\partial t}=\int_{-\infty}^\infty K_0(|x-u|) ...
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Change variables in differential expressions

I have a fairly complicated differential expression in terms of a variable r and two unknown functions of r, B[r] and n[r]. I want to do a Taylor expansion of this around r=infinity. I want to do this ...
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I failed to solve a set of one-dimension fluid mechanics PDEs with NDSolve

The fluid here has been assumed as single component perfect gas i.e. it obeys the equation $p=ρ R T$, the thermal conductivity is assumed as a constant, so the equation set is: ...
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Multiple simultaneous events in EventLocator method for NDSolve

I'm using NDSolve to integrate a system of ODEs, and EventLocator to stop the integration when it leaves a certain region in phase space. This works perfectly as it should. However, I've also added ...
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3- dimensional plot of 2-dimensional systems of differential equations

Let's take this first example of a 2D output: ...
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Animation of Differential Equations from NDSolve with ParametricPlot3D and Evaluate

I have a system of differential equations (referred to as "s") and use NDSolve to obtain the solution. I substitute the interpolated functions for the original ...
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vectorial ODE in mathematica with matrix exponentials

I want to solve the following equation in mathematica : DSolve[{X'[t] == A.X[t], X[0] == ( {{0},{0}} )}, X[t], t] It is a system of 2 ODEs coupled by the matrix A, ...
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Can DSolve solve systems with unspecified function coefficients?

I am an economic research student with no previous experience with Mathematica, so please pardon me if my questions sounds really stupid. I am hoping to solve a system of nonlinear ODEs symbolically. ...
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Could the PrecisionGoal for NDSolve be a negative number?

The help of Mathematica doesn't say so much about the PrecisionGoal for NDSolve, and I never considered much about it even after ...
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Fourier series of interpolating function result of NDSolve

I am having a tough time formulating the right question but here goes. I know that solving the pde as in here gives me an interpolating function. I understand that the interpolating function object ...
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How to set the initial condition? (to make IC and BC consistent)

I want to find the initial condition which fits mixed boundary condition of Phi[r, Theta, t]. The original initial condition in text is Phi[r, Theta, 0] == 1 . ...
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I ran into an error when I was trying to solve a PDE with a piecewise initial condition by NDSolve

This is a very simple one-dimensional heat-conduct equation, the only special part of it is the piecewise initial condition: ...
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How can I plot the direction field for a differential equation?

I'd like to plot the graph of the direction field for a differential equation, to get a feel for it. I'm a novice, right now, when it comes to plotting in Mathematica, so I'm hoping that someone can ...
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Efficient Langevin Equation Solver

This question is not about good algorithms for solving stochastic differential equations. It is about how to implement simple codes in Mathematica efficiently exploiting Mathematica's programming ...
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Function output from DSolve

I want to get a function as output form DSolve. For Example : sol = DSolve[{Q''[t] + 40 Q'[t] + 625 Q[t] == 100*Cos[10*t], Q[0] == 0, Q'[0] == 0}, Q[t], t] I ...
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How to use results of NDsolve[] for further solving of ODEs?

I have a system of ODEs with 10 eqns. I can solve the first 5 independently. How can I use those results to solve for the remaining 5? An easy example would be $\dot{x}=f(x), \quad \dot{y}=g(x,y)$ ...
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Problem with Eventlocator Method for NDSolve

I want to solve the ode and plot the solution v[x] for different values of parameter a where ...
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Solution of numerical vector equation

Suppose I have a vector equation: Y'[t]==rhs[Y[t]] and Y[0]==ConstantArray[0,n] where "rhs[Y[t]]" is a black box function ...
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Optimizing an energy functional in mathematica using variational calculus

I have an energy functional which I want to optimize using calculus of variation. It would be nice if someone could please post a working example using mathematica. The procedure is as follows, ...
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Backward compatibility issues while DumpSaving Interpolation polynomials

I have bkwrd compatibility issues when I save my NDSolve result (which is an interpolating polynomia) using DumpSave from Mathematica 8 on Windows 7 and then try ...
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How to tell mathematica not to resolve stiffness issues

Very often I solve partial differential equations that are nonlinear and could be up to 4th order. In these cases, it is usual for the solution determined by ...
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Problem with the DSolve function

OK guys, here's the thing, Mathematica does not return a solution for this system of differential equations: ...
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Laplacian or Grad of an InterpolatingFunction

For obtaining a Schlieren image from an equation for density, I need to calculate the first derivative of density and make a contour plot. The below code snippet calculates the first derivative w.r.t ...
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How to solve a Differential Equation with DSolve with Function Coefficient?

Suppose I have v[x_] = (1.453 Sech[x + 1])^2 + I Sech[x + 1] Tanh[x + 1] And I have to solve the equation: ...
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optimization problem with NDSolve

I want to minimize the function fcc. When fcc is calculated for a specified point the answer is correct: ...
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Optimizing a function involving NDSolve results in error messages

I want to minimize a function f with NMinimize but an error occurs that says: ...
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How can I eliminate a function in a system of PDEs, Maple-style?

Maple can separate and eliminate a function in a system of PDE equations, with casesplit in the PDEtools package. How to do ...
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Eliminate doesn't work in Mathematica

Hello Mathematica users, I have problems trying to eliminate variable $Q(x,y)$ froma PDE, but Mathematica output is just True. The problem is that I already found ...
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Inconsistent initial and boundary conditions

I have a 4th order nonlinear PDE with the following BCs and IC: ...
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Incorrect solution of diffusion equation with Neumann boundary conditions

I want to set up a PDE model, which takes a two-dimensional diffusion equation into account. The key problem is that I have some trouble in solving the two-dimensional diffusion equation numerically. ...
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Plotting with NDSolve`StateData`

This question is a continuation of this. As answered by J.M., I am able to iterate a solution. However, I am unable to plot it. I am sure that this has to do with my inability to understand how the ...
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NDSolve and results of the previous computations

I want to solve following system of ODEs: $ \Bigg\{ \begin{array}{} \frac{\partial C}{\partial t}=\frac{2W_b}{Rsin(\theta)}(1-\frac{C}{\gamma})+\frac{\nu}{\pi R^2}\frac{\partial C}{\partial Z} ...
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How to Solve this ODE with Mixed Boundary condition

I have an ODE equation which is sort of y''[x] + 2 y'[x]/x + .0001 (y[x])^3 ==0 subject to the boundary conditions ...
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Starting NDSolve from intermediate time step?

I always wondered if I could start NDSolve from an intermediate time step. What I mean is, in the code sample below, if I were to run my solution from ...
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DSolve cannot solve for certain branches of the solution

Update - This has been fixed in 10.0.0 Could somebody please tell me, why I am always getting an error message when trying to run the following code: ...
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How can I solve a difference-differential equation?

How do I ask Mathematica to try to solve a recursive relation that defines a sequence of functions? For example, suppose I know that $g_n(x) = g_{n-1}'(x)$ for $n > 0$ and that $g_0(x) = e^{2x}$. ...
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Solving an ODE numerically

I really appreciate it if anyone helps me with this: How can I solve this ODE and plot the answer for $x$ on $[0.6,5]$: $$ \begin{align*} -2xy'[x] = y''[x]+ 47.21 (-.0025 x^6 & + ...
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Controlling the time step in NDSolve?

I generally use NDSolve for stiff non linear partial differential equations of 4th order. I find that a BDF1 method generally does well to placate my beast of a PDE. I've also tried out ...
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NIntegrate is resetting my variables and not giving me a result?

I am trying to check if mass conservation holds by integrating the area under a curve but to no avail. ...
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What does MaxStepFraction do?

I find that with NDSolve[...] while solving a partial differential equation, changing the MaxStepFraction from ...
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Setting the DifferenceOrder Option

I've been playing around with Method in NDSolve[...] and can't quite seem to figure out how to force ...
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NDSolve, Schrödinger equation, and decaying solution

I am trying to solve a Schrödinger equation for a particle hitting a step potential using NDSolve in Mathematica. Here is my code: ...
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How to set the NDSolve method to LSODA

I notice that off all the Method options available for NDSolve[...], LSODA is invoked quite ...
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Publishing results obtained in Mathematica

I've been using Mathematica to solve nonlinear partial differential equations for my doctoral research for the last 2 years or so. I am not an expert in Mathematica or mathematics and I am an engineer ...
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What method does NDSolve use for solving PDEs?

What is NDSolve's mode of operation? I use it to solve partial differential equations and never gave it too much thought. Recently, I came across this question. ...
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How can you compute Itō Integrals with Mathematica?

How can you compute Itō Integrals with Mathematica? I tried searching through the documentations but I didn't find anything. P.S. I was not at all sure how to tag this question. I had to put in at ...