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

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Solving recurrence sequence using an ODE

I'm trying to solve the recurrence a[n] == 0 for n < l a[l] == 1 a[n] == (l + 2(n - l) a[n - l] + (n - l)(n - 1) a[n - 1])/n(n - l + 1) for n >= l using ...
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Solving a system of non-linear differential equations

I want to solve the system of non-linear differential equations given below numerically. $$y''(t)+500y'(t)+100y(t)=-33\cos(500t)-66\cos(1000t)$$ $$300x'(t)=1000y(t)+500y'(t)-35\tanh(50x'(t))$$ ...
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Inconsistent results of second derivative of inverse fourier transform

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.2.0 I am trying to get the Green's function of a toy diffusion equation $$\frac{\partial^2 u(x,t)}{\partial x^2} = \frac{1}{\alpha^2}\...
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Efficient Table Generation & NDSolve Error

I'm currently working on solving an SEIR model with data from the CDC. I've created a function to calculate the Square difference for the model and want to create a table of values for the 4 variable ...
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Changing equations to be solved by NDSolve when an event is triggered

I am using NDSolve to solve a set of coupled differential equations. When a certain event occurs, I want two equations in the set to be changed radically, for example from ...
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Problem evaluating results of DSolve (Power::infy)

So, after browsing through older posts to see if anybody else could have had the same problem, I have come to the conclusion that I am stuck. That bothers me, especially because it should be straight ...
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How to combine DSolve and FindRoot

As my differential function is relatively complex I do not want to do the detour of finding an explicit solution via DSolve for it but rather use an FindRoot-like approach by guessing initial starting ...
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Converting function into differential version

I am looking through a journal and I came across a function that I wanted to convert to its differential version using Mathematica. Would anyone be able to get the differential version by using ...
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What am I doing wrong when using DSolve

I'm trying to solve a simple PDE in Mathematica. I just can't get Mathematica to give me an explicit analytical solution. This is the code that I made and it basically repeats in the output what I ...
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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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DSolve bvfail “For some branches of the general solution, unable to solve the conditions”

I have a problem with the DSolve function and its usage: ...
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Writing NDSolve-like functions

I've been using Mathematica for a while now, and there are multiple common tasks that I end up doing. I'd like to learn how to convert them into functions so that I can store them in some file and ...
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How to solve system of differential equations of arbitrary order (symbolic tensors)?

I am interested in solving systems of ODEs symbolicly, keeping things with arbitrary dimensions for clarity. For example, assume that $x, f(x) \in R^N$ and $A \in R^{N \times N}$, how do I solve $f'(...
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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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Non-convergance of the solution of the 1+1 partial differential equation

I am stacked with a partial differential equation as follows: This is the $\LaTeX$ expression for the equation $$ \frac{\partial y}{\partial t}=\frac{\partial^2 y(x,t)}{\partial x^2} -\left(a-\frac{1}...
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DSolve to solve a system of differential equations [duplicate]

I need to solve a system of differential equations as follows: ...
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How to draw the image of a circle under the action of a transformation of the phase flow?

How to draw the image of a circle $x^2+(y-1)^2<1/4$ under the action of a transformation of the phase flow for the equation $\dot{x}=y,\ \dot{y}=-\sin x$? Here $\dot{x}$ means $dx/dt$. Any help or ...
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Using FindFit to fit nonlinear ODE parameters, subject to a constraint (an inverse problem) [duplicate]

Similar to this post I am finding that constraints tend to make FindFit poor at finding a good fit. However, unlike the previous post, the constraints are required ...
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Differential equation of mass spring system with compliant stoppers

I would like to solve numerically the differential equation for the displacement x[t] of a mass m-spring ...
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Export to CDF fails

The code below generates the error when I attempt to export to CDF Preview: Coordinate {xde[4.69588928222656], yde[4.69588928222656]} should be a pair of numbers, or a Scaled or Offset form. ...
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Solve a PDE on a domain $\Omega$ with given boundary conditions

I'm starting to study the behavior of some PDEs and I would like to run simulations in mathematica to help me visualize solutions. For example, a prime example that I would like to study is $$ \left\{...
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Manipulating and using result of DSolve

I have an unsightly looking equation that nonetheless has an analytical solution. The solution is ugly as hell, but exists; I use the following code with the DSolve ...
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DSolve expression not evaluating

I entered the following into Mathematica: p[x_] := 4 x q[x_] := 4 Sqrt[x] - 3 f[x_] := E^-Sqrt[x] DSolve[y''[x] + p[x] y'[x] + q[x] y[x] == f[x], y[x], x] ...
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Differential equations: Solving a singular/nonlinear ODE using NDSolve

I am trying to numerically solve a rather horrible looking singular/nonlinear ode: A*(y''[x]/y[x])'' +y[x]^2==1 on the interval ...
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Singularity / stiffness / precision errors with NDSolve

I have a relatively simple 2nd Order ODE problem I'm trying to solve numerically $p'' + \frac{1}{r}p' = A(\frac{p(r)}{p(r) + k_{m}})$ where $A = 7.5795*10^9$ and $k_{m} = 1$. So trying to get ...
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Numerical solution of Bessel-like equation using NDSolve

I need to calculate solution of Bessel-like equation having general form: $\frac{d^2F}{dr^2}+\frac{1}{r}\frac{dF}{dr}+Q(r)F(r)=0$. Problems come from the points near $r=0$ leading to numeric errors. ...
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PDE Solving in mathematica

I'd like to ask how I might go about solving this equation: $\frac{\partial Ci}{\partial t} + \frac{1}{r^2}\frac{\partial (r^2 Ci)}{\partial r} = D\frac{1}{r^2}\frac{\partial}{\partial r}(r^2\frac{\...
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Defining a curved region for NDSolve

I have an equation to solve using NDSolve which involves two parameters: $en$ and $k$. The equation produces a set of curves when $en$ is plotted against $k$. In ...
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parameter NDSolve

the question I need to solve is: t x'[t] == -x[t] + y[t], t y'[t] == -5 t^2/x[t]^2 + x[t] - y[t], x[1] == 4, x[b] == 1 in order to solve the coupled ...
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How to work with differentials explicitly?

When working with differential equations with independent (e.g. t )and dependent (e.g., x[t]) variables Mathematica expresses ...
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Can Mathematica solve integro-differential equations?

I have integro-differential equations like this: ...
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Using ParametricNDSolveValue with initial conditions of another ParametricNDSolveValue

I have a system of parameter-dependent ODEs, which I can solve using ParametricNDSolveValue. Now, I have another ODE, which has as initial condition the solution of ...
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Solving differential equations with sums (power series) [duplicate]

I have sets of 10 differential equations, but for this purpose I'll demonstrate what I need on one example that can be solved by hand. My equation is this: $$4GJ\Omega(\theta)\Omega'(\theta)\xi^\...
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Can Mathematica solve this sort of functional/differential equation?

I am looking for differentiable functions $f$ from the unit interval to itself that satisfy the following equation $\forall\:p \in \left( 0,1 \right)$: $$1-p-f(f(p))-f(p)f'(f(p))=0$$ Is there a way ...
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Numerical solution of coupled ODEs with boundary conditions

I have to solve the following set of ODEs and just can't get good results using Mathematica $$ r\frac{d}{dr}\left(\frac{1}{r}\frac{d}{dr}A(r)\right)-\xi^2F(r)^2\left(A(r)-1\right)=0 $$ $$ \frac{1}{r}\...
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Solve a total derivative - independent vs. dependent variables

I am trying to force mathematica to solve a generally defined function for d lp: In a reduced version, w depends on l2, ...
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Solving a system of nonlinear coupled ODEs

I tried using NDSolve to solve the following system of equations: ...
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NDSolve error when solving pde [closed]

I am trying to calculate speed of viscous fluid in a rotating hollow sphere. The sphere is rotating round z axis. The fluid is incompressible. I used Navier-Stockes equations. The only boundry ...
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Jumps in NDSolve results

I need to compute using NDSolve routine, some function $F(x)$, having two possible values $F_1(x)$ and $F_2(x)$ depending on whether the argument exceeds some ...
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LMS distance from a point to an InterpolatingFunction

I have a short script to NDSolve a second-order nonlinear BVP, which as its output produces an InterpolatingFunction object. I ...
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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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Solving Killing equations

Is it possible to solve Killing equations in Mathematica for a general vector? I am looking for a way to create Killing equations and then find what the vectors are, but I have a problem with this. ...
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StreamPlot using NDSolve gives error messages

StreamPlot[{x[0], x'[0]} /. NDSolve[{x''[t] == 1, x'[0] == v0, x[0] == x0}, {x, x'}, {t, 0, 1}], {x0, -2, 2}, {v0, -2, 2}] The above code gives me the errors ...
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Checking differential equation solution

I have this differential equation: eq=D[ψ[r],r]+A*ψ[r]-(B/(A*r))ψ[r]==0; And DSolve sucessfully solves it: ...
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Avoiding zero (empty set) solution with NDSolve

I'm trying to use NDSolve for a chemical kinetics equation where the rate of conversion is given by this relationship as typed in Mathematica: ...
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Solving a diffusion equation

I need to solve a particular diffusion equation with NO boundaries (see eqn. (2.10) in: Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 19:137-62 (1981).) with nu = cost. $$\partial\...
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NDSolve and memory usage

After some googling, i've found similar problems around, but didn't find a 100% satisfactory answer, so let me ask here: I'd like to solve a 1+1 problem using the method of lines. In spherical ...
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Plotting the direction field of a differential equation

I have to sketch the direction field for the following differential equation: $$\frac{dy}{dx}=\frac{-0.02 y +0.00002 xy}{0.08 x-0.001xy}$$ This is the code I used, which gives an incorrect plot: <...
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NDSolve Issue with initial conditions

I am trying to implement a Poincare section for a gravitational movement on the plane $(x,y)$. Here is the code I wrote ...