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

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Liouville theorem demonstration

My goal is to create a demonstration of the Liouville theorem in 2D phase space. I made up an interesting potential energy function $U(x) = (x-4)x^3 + 27$, so that the minimal energy of system is ...
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Trying to model Heat flow trough different materials with NDsolve

What I'm trying to achieve is model of the heat flow, in this case for the simplest 1D case,its relatively easy to do for the steady state case, but when I try to do it with NDsolve so I get the ...
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Finding the eigenfunctions of one and two dimensional Harmonic Oscillator

(Edited) For finding the ground state wave function of: $ H\psi(x) = (-1/2)d^2\psi(x)/dx^2 + (1/2)x^2\psi(x) = E \psi(x)$ I have written: ...
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Problem With NDsolve trying to simulate n-body-gravity problem

Im Trying to model a cloud of point masses that act according to gravity, what im strugeling with is the exclusion of cases where euclidian distance = 0, If I try to do it with an If statement in my ...
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How to find a particular solution using NDSolve

I'm looking for a way to find a specific solution to a differential equation. As a simplified version of my problem, here's a similar setup for a simple harmonic oscillator problem. ...
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Showing Steps of Calculations [duplicate]

I'm solving a a differential equation in Mathematica and was wondering how to show the steps, like how Wolfram|Alpha does it, in the program. Any ideas?
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Looking for an elegant way to solve a (system of) ODEs/functional equations with undetermined coefficients

I want to solve an ODE using undetermined coefficients/guess-and-verify and am looking for an elegant way to use this technique. I am running into a few ugly warts. Here is a basic implementation for ...
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Solving a Partial Differential Equation

I am trying to solve the following PDE: ...
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NDSolve :: ndode error while solving an coupled ODEs

I have a scenario where in trying to solve for the ground-state of a Hamiltonian, I require to be able to solve some coupled differential equations. Prior to this I have already set k=1 and Δ=5 $$ ...
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how to solve second order nonlinear coupled differential equations using NDSolve with hyperbolic function

i have to solve some solitons scattering through this coupled equations. i need to get two different graph, but still the graph did not come out. and also the equations quite complicated containing ...
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How to make Mathematica use the chain rule?

Lets say I have the following PDE: $$x^2 u_{xx} - u_{yy} + u_y = 0$$ And I have the following change of variables: $$ s(x,y) = x e^y \, \, \, , \, \, t(x,y) = x e^{-y}$$ How can I use Mathematica ...
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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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Euler's method for a 2nd order ODE

This is my first post on this site. Also, I'm new to Mathematica. I'm trying to solve my first problem with Mathematica. It's about solving a 2nd order differential equation. I dont have the explicit ...
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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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Solving partial differential equation with DSolve does not give a result [closed]

I am trying to solve the equation: $-(d^2/dx^2+d^2/dy^2)\psi+(x^2+y^2-2)\psi=0$ Here, is my code: ...
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Eigenvalue problem and plotting its eigenfunctions [duplicate]

How many different ways can one solve an eigenvalue problem and plot its corresponding eigenfunctions in Mathematica? For example for Harmonic Oscillator? Which one is the most accurate one? Thanks ...
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Solving two-component two-dimensional differential Equation with NDSolve (Brusselator Model)

I'm trying to solve a two-component two-dimensional reaction-diffusion differential equation system with Mathematica. The background of the model is the so called "Brusselator Model" where one can ...
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Solving a differential Equation

I am trying to solve -D[((α + γ/2)*a + β/(2*a) - R*a^3)*p[a], a] + 0.5*D[(γ*a^2 + β)*p[a], {a, 2}] == 0 with DSolve, but it ...
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NDSolve gives wrong results for “stiff system”

I have a physical problem in which I want to solve for c[e] as a function of e, where c is ...
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Solving One Equation with Two Variables

I am trying to solve an equation with two variables. It is the last step in the process of using the method of undetermined coefficients to solve a nonhomogeneous differential equation. The equation ...
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Solving for the time-evolution operator in a periodically driven system

I am looking at the Hamiltonian $$H(t)=\begin{pmatrix} 0 & e^{i\Omega t}\\ e^{-i\Omega t}& 0\end{pmatrix}$$ I am trying to solve for the unitary operator $U(t,0)=\mathcal{T}\exp(-i\int_0^t ...
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Solving a complex-valued differential equation with NDSolve

I am trying to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1+(ix)^{1.8}}$ for initial condition $x[0] =-0.9877 + i 0.1563$, where $x$ is a complex variable. I would like to plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the ...
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Error message from NDSolve using WhenEvent

I am working with the following NDSolve expression: ...
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Differential Equation in Complex Plane and Parametric Plot

I would like to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1 + (I x)^3}$, where x is complex, for some initial condition like $1 - 5 I$ and plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the real part. (A somewhat similar ...
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Complex differential equation

I want to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{(1-x^2)}$, where $x$ is complex. When I solve it by hand and analytically for some initial value and draw the imaginary part versus the real part, I obtain an ellipse, as ...
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Runge-Kutta 2nd Order ODE Solver

Suppose I have a 2nd order ODE of the form y''(t) = 1/y with y(0) = 0 and y'(0) = 10, and ...
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Plot slope field in Mathematica for a difficult differential equation

I am trying to plot slope field for $\ddot{a}(t)$ for this differential equation but I don't know how to $\frac{d}{dt}\ddot{a}(t)=2\frac{\dot{a}(t)}{a(t)}\ddot{a}(t)$ I want to show that already ...
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Finding the roots of a function with a parameter

I am using a differential equation method for finding the roots of a function. My function is much more complicated but I can illustrate my problem with a trivial example. The problem occurs when ...
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Creating a 3D List Line Plot From Discrete Points

Given the following Runge-Kutta ODE solver and the graphical output below, how do I get a 3D line plot instead of a 3D point plot? I see that there is no ListLinePlot3D function, so I thought it might ...
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How to set initial guess in NDSolve

I'm trying to solve a BVP using NDSolve and I want to impose the starting initial guess. I googled and looked at the help, but I couldn't find this option. ...
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System of differential equations - solving for a constant

I will reformulate my question in the hopes it will be more intelligible. First, I defined the functions: ...
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Solving differential equation - initial condition

I want to solve the differential equation: DSolve[{R''[ρ] + 2 /ρ R'[ρ] + (1 - (l (l + 1))/ρ^2) R[ρ] == 0}, R[ρ], ρ] This works fine and outputs: ...
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How can I get the time steps chosen by NDSolve when the Method -> “ExplicitRungeKutta” option is given?

I am trying to solve an ODE with NDSolve using the "ExplicitRungeKutta" method. I need to know exactly which time steps ...
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How do I fit NDSolve result to experimental data? [duplicate]

I have two coupled ordinary differential equations which I solve numerically in Mathematica, but now I want to fit the solution with experimental data. I do following, (the experimental data ...
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How to use results of Dsolve and get derivative of that? [duplicate]

How can I use the result of DSolve and differentiate it' result? Here for example I want to, first find urf from solving: ...
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Calculate inverse laplace transform by integration with four singular points?

I have a function U[s,x] to do inverse Laplace transform for analytical solution, as following ...
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NDSolve::ndsz problem

I'm using NDSolve to solve a set of coupled differential equation which depend on a variable x. I noticed that when I set the range of x from a small value to a large value, I obtain solutions. But ...
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Using variable with delay in WhenEvents in NDSolve

I have a system of differential equations which is solved correctly. However, I want to trigger two events, one of which depends on the "time elapsed" after of the first event trigger. Is it possible ...
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Solving a system of three differential equations

I'm trying to create this coloured graph which I'm going to animate, but I'm stuck with solving a system of three differential equations: ...
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Better way to check conservation in NDSolve

The partial differential equation in the NDSolve below is conservative (by construction) of $\int_{-1}^{+1} p(t,z)\ dz$ for all $t$. ...
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Can't Solve a system of differential equations, Solve takes too long

My question is probably not really interesting but I really need help on this because I won't have access to a more powerful computer. So my model contains 7 equations : ...
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RSolve works slow and does not give an analytical solution for solving high order linear difference equations

RSolve@@{{a[n]-a[n-10]==101}~Join~Table[a[i+1]==101+10i,{i,0,9}],a[n],n} I want to get the exact form of general formulas, but ...
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Animation of double pendulum

Sadly, I am a completely newbie. I am studying Physics and in our theoretical physics class we got the task to solve the double pendulum using Mathematica. We just got the program, but no introduction ...
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Zooming into Parametric Animation Plot that Uses InterpolatingFunctions

I have an interplanetary trajectory solver that calculates a spacecraft route from Earth to Mars, and I am trying to zoom into the spacecraft when it reaches its Mars intercept orbit but am having ...
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Combined Elliptic-Parabolic PDE in 1D [closed]

Here is an example of solving a system of parabolic and elliptic PDE: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/NDSolveDAE.html (see the subsection "Combined Elliptic-Parabolic PDE in 1D"). ...
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PDE combined with ODE 1D

I try to solve the following system of PDE coupled with ODE: $$\theta_t - a\theta_{xx} + b\kappa_a(\theta^4-\varphi)=0,$$ $$-\alpha\varphi_{xx} + \kappa_a(\varphi - \theta^4) = 0,$$ $$-a\theta_x + ...
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Determine frequency of oscillations

I am wondering how I could determine the frequency of oscillations of a differential model equation? How could I find the frequency from this example given in Mathematica Documentation: ...
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Ideas for NDSolve?

I'm currently trying to find a numerical solution to a differential equation of the form: D[W[X], {X, 4}] ==(-(1/(delta + G - (G X)/L)^2) + 1/(delta + (G X)/L)^2) ...