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

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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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Extracting coefficients from a partial differential equation

Frequently, I come across the following problem: How to rewrite a complicated partial differential equation in a more clear way? I would like to create some order by collecting terms that are equal. ...
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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. $$r^2\frac{d^2f}{dr^2} = 2f(1-f)(1-2f)+\frac{r^2}{4}h^2(f-1)$$ ...
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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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Issue with the NDSolve code

With this procedure, one may determine an eigen-value function $R(a)$ for any given $\Xi$ (say 0, 25, 50, 75, 100) ...
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Partial Differential Equation in Parallel

is there any native way to implement multi-core parallel solving of PDE in Wolfram Mathematica? WM 10 now supports Finite Elements Method, but it is actually useless without parallelization. Usually ...
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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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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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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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Solving a system of ODEs with the Runge-Kutta method

I´m trying to solve a system of ODEs using a fourth-order Runge-Kutta method. I have to recreate certain results to obtain my degree. But I'm a beginner at Mathematica programming and with the ...
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Using NDSolve to produce 10,000 points of a solution

I am beginning to read the Differential Equations Laboratory Workbook by Borelli and the preface begins with an image. I understand how to use NDSolveValue (at a ...
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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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3- dimensional plot of 2-dimensional systems of differential equations

Let's take this first example of a 2D output: ...
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Can NDSolve handle discountinuos data?

It is possible to numerically solve a differential equation if not-smooth data are involved? For example the following instruction return the error NDSolve::bvdisc: ...
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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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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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Catching only the first event in NDSolve EventLocator

I have a system of ODEs that I solve. During the integration process, there's an event that I want to catch, but I want to (a) continue the integration after the event and (b) catch only the first ...
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Finding a 3d curve from torsion and curvature with NDSolve

I'm trying to use the Frenet–Serret formulas to find the curve that matches the torsion and curvature I specify numerically with an InterpolatingFunction. The ...
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Getting clearer StreamPlot output

When I do a StreamPlotof a rather complicated pair of differential equations, it loses some details. For example: ...
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Symmetry-finding packages

Where can I find the most up-to-date or whatever you consider to be the most useful symmetry-finding package for differential equations? I do not intend to restrict to, but would like to include ...
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Poisson PDE over a irregular region with FDM

The problem modeled by the Poisson PDE is related to the torsion of prismatic beams and I use the Finite Differences Method (FDM). I've managed to solve the equation over a rectangle region with ...
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Problem when defining function through NIntegrate and NDSolve and Interpolation - Bug?

More than a single question, I have some doubts about the output of certain functions when defined through the result of other calculations. I am an active user of Mathematica, but maybe I haven't ...
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Using physical dimensions in Mathematica DSolve

I would like to calculate a system of two differential equations in Mathematica using DSolve, like: ...
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Is it possible to do vector calculus in Mathematica?

I am trying to rearrange and manipulate some vector differential equations in Mathematica. As far as I understand you have to tell Mathematica that a variable is a vector by specifying the components ...
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Very long Refine/Solve batch run - is my code broken, or just complicated?

So I'm trying to run some Mathematica code in batch mode from my university cluster. Specifically, I'm trying to find the equilibria of a system of ordinary differential equations. Inspired by the ...
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Plotting separatrices for nonlinear system

Consider the system: \begin{align*} x'&=(1-x-y)x\\ y'&=(4-7x-3y)y \end{align*} The system has a saddle point at (1/4,3/4). How can I plot the separatrices on the phase portrait having domain ...
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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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Working with a system of differential equations that cannot be solved explicitly

I have to work a lot with three functions $\;o_1(t), o_2(t), o_3(t)\;$ that are solutions to the certain system of differential equations: ...
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How to use WhenEvent with a vector ODE in NDSolve

I have an ODE system I'd like to specify as a vector equation in NDSolve. I'm not clear on how to use WhenEvent for a system ...
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Modelling a Rocket Launch using NDSolve

I'm trying to model a rocket launch with Mathematica but I've run into a little problem since I don't know how to turn the thrust off. I'm using Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation plus an added ...
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Long running ToElementMesh with very “large” domains

I'm trying to solve a system of PDE over a large domain. This doesn't means I need to have a huge amount of mesh points and mesh elements to discretize the domain. Just that the domains has a big ...
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How do I find the best parameter to fit my data if the model is a interpolating function?

Hi I have a question regarding to find the best parameters for my model to fit my data. I have 3 ordinary equation, and I now just picked some parameters (...
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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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Detecting nearly simultaneous WhenEvents in NDSolve

I am trying to solve a system of (many) coupled nonlinear ODEs. I need to decouple some of the equations (i.e. set the time derivatives of some of the dependent variables to zero) at various points in ...
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Solving a PDE with a spatially piecewise-constant material parameter

I would like to solve equation for the 2D distribution of an electrical potential in the conductive medium: $$\nabla\cdot(\sigma\nabla f) = 0$$ where $f=f(x,y)$ is the electric potential (in 2D) and ...
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Specifying mesh in NDSolve

I am trying to solve a system of one-dimensional two-point boundary-value problems with NDSolve. I would like use a fixed mesh (specified by me) in the calculation. Is there a way to do this? The ...
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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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DSolve giving strange error messages solving a PDE

Consider this set of PDE $$\left( x^{2}+y^{2}\right) \dfrac {\partial u}{\partial x}+n x y\dfrac{\partial u}{\partial y}=0$$ have general solution $$u\left( x,y\right) =f\left( \dfrac {1}{n-1}\dfrac ...
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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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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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Kernel quits without error in NDSolveValue

I am using the latest 10.1. The following single line command makes the kernel quit without error message (just a beep): ...
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How to graph a series of coupled oscillators and watch the wave move along them

Here are the differential equations that set's up the 11 coupled oscillators. ...
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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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Kinetic Friction in Mathematica, weird behaviour

I found the behavoiur of Sign function weird in the code below. when $T=10$ ...
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How to deal with zero in NDSolve in mathematica?

I would like to solve the following ODEs $$\begin{cases} x'(t)&=y\\ y'(t)&=-y(t)/t-e^{x(t)},\\ x(0)&=1,\\y(0)&=0, \end{cases}$$ (EDIT : The second equation used to be $y'(t) = ...
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Lyapunov Exponent

Does anyone know a (simple) Mathematica code for computing the Lyuponov Exponent for the Rossler System? Thank you Rossler System: ...
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NDSolve and WhenEvent Causing Excess Work

When I use the following system model = {x'[t] == x[t] (1 - x[t]) - x[t] y[t], y'[t] == x[t] y[t] - y[t], x[0] == 0.5, y[0] == 0.5} with the ...
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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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Trouble with ParametricNDSolveValue

I have this: ...
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Simplifying general solutions of differential equations (driven harmonic oscillator)

Solving general differential equations in Mathematica usually leads to somewhat unsightly results. As an example, consider the solution of the driven, damped harmonic oscillator: ...