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

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Can Mathematica solve Plateau's problem (finding a minimal surface with specified boundary)?

Given a closed curve $\mathcal C$ in three dimensions, is it possible to use Mathematica's built-in functionality to compute a minimal surface whose boundary is $\mathcal C$? For simplicity, let us ...
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Initial Value Problem with initial conditions as closed region

Does Mathematica have functionality to solve an Initial Value Problem when the initial conditions consist of a closed region (rectangle) instead of a point? That is, instead of initial conditions as ...
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Plotting solutions to ODE for continuously varying parameters

I am trying to plot the solution of an ODE with continuously varying one of its three parameters. (I just fixed two of them for simplicity.) Any suggestions? ...
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EllipticF reduction

Is it possible to reduce the following Z to Legendre form Elliptic integral of the First kind? $$ \int \dfrac {\sec u\; du } {\sqrt{ (1- {(\nu \tan u)}^2 }} ..(1*)$$ With ...
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What means the definition F[t_?NumericQ] :=…? [duplicate]

I've come along a function defined in this way: F[t_?NumericQ] := NDSolve[{-u''[x] - u[x]/x == -t^2 u[x], u[x0] == x0, u'[x0] == 1}, u, {x, x0, x1}] What does ...
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Saving a plot as a pdf to use in Latex

I use the following code: sol = DSolveValue[{y'[t] == 1/(2 y[t] + 3), y[0] == 1}, y, t]; Plot[sol[t], {t, -10, 10}, ImageSize -> Small] Then I Ctrl+click the ...
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Runge-Kutta Butcher tables

I like to have the Butcher's table for Explicit (or implicit as well) Runge-Kutta method of a fixed order. I do not understand reading ...
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Differential equation with a Heavisidetheta function running for ever

So I'm trying to get the solution of the following differential equation: ...
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Solving a second order non-linear differential equation

I am trying to solve the following equation DSolve[{u''[t] + 4 u[t] + 0.1 u[t]^3 u'[t] ^2 == 0, u[0] == 1, u'[0] == 1}, u, t] Unfortunately Mathematica is ...
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PDE: Solving Burgers' equation with initial value given by a self consistency equation

I would like to solve in Mathematica the well known inviscid Burgers' equation \begin{align} \begin{cases} u_t(x,t) + u(x,t)u_x(x,t)= 0 \\ u(x,0) = m(x) \end{cases} \end{align} where $$m(x) ...
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Least effort to handle a point source inside the domain of PDE(s)

By point source I mean a constrained condition at one point inside the domain of PDE(s). For example: $$\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial t^2}=\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial ...
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NDSolve ensemble of initial points

I want to illustrate how the differential equation depends on the initial conditions. First if all differential equations: ...
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DSolve not returning a rule

I am trying to solve a PDE, but the DSolve is not returning a rule. How exactly can I get Mathematica to yield a solution? ...
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Flux continuity with NDSolve

When NDSolve is applied to model mass diffusion (or heat flow) through different materials, is the continuity of flux condition automatically satisfied at the ...
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What is the largest system of PDE you have solved with Mathematica?

I need to solve a system of partial differential equations. In the simplest case it consists of 2000 of PDE equations. In the most complex situation it consists up to 1 million of such equations. ...
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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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Find $r$,in terms of variables $U$ and $V$

I want to solve this equation, for $r$: ...
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Solving for a coordinate transformation for a rank 2 tensor

I am working on a project in general relativity, and I have a metric or rank 2 tensor $g_{ab}$ of the form, $$g =\left( \begin{array}{ccccc} f(x^a) & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & -f(x^a) ...
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Ordinary Differential Equation Question [closed]

I was wondering whether someone might be able to point me in the right direction for this ODE that I am trying to solve? It is: $$\frac{du}{dx} = \frac{x}{s}-\frac{1}{2}-\frac{u}{x}$$ with $s$ ...
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Locating Periodic Orbits

Here is the code for the numerical integration of an orbit. First the module for the definition of the equations of motion. ...
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How to control pedestrians to enter the simulation region with random functions?

I am working on simulating crowds of a cross-typed region, given that pedestrians entering from 4 gates of north, east, west and south, ...
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Solving a system of ODEs with DSolve

I am trying to solve a system of ODEs using DSolve ...
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trouble with adding a legend to a plot

I am having trouble with adding a legend to a plot. this is my code,I tryed to use serval things,like ...
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NDSolve with Explicit, Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal method

I am using Mathematica 9.0 both on Linux and Windows and I would like to integrate the Van der Pol equation numerically using various techniques such as Explicit and Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal ...
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How to prevent instability blow up in NDSolve?

I have the following code to solve a PDE: ...
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Issue in NDSolve and unknown error

I try to solve a simple BVP: $A {v}''(t)+B v(t)=f(t)$ where $A, B$ — $5\times 5$ matrices, $f(t)$ — 5-dimentional vector-function with the use of NDSolve. Each component of $f(t)$ is a combination ...
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DSolve versus DSolveValue [closed]

I've just discovered the new command DSolveValue in Mathematica 10. Is this new command now the preferred instead of DSolve? Is it the better command to teach to students? Same question for ...
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Implement functions that depend on previous value in NDSolve

I want to numerically solve a system of differential equations in Mathematica, say for example $\frac{dx}{dt} = f(x,y,t) \\ \frac{dy}{dt} = g(x,y,t)$ for $x(t), y(t)$. However, the functions depend ...
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NDSolve and maximum number of steps reached

I am newbie at Mathematica but I need to solve differential equation so I took my chances and tried to use this powerful tool to solve this equation: $$\frac{d}{dx}\left([\cos(2\pi ...
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Plot multiple solutions of a system of differential equations with different values of constant c by using NDsolve

I am traying to solve system of differential equations with different values of constant c then plot the solution with different values of the constant c. where c= 2.2758, 2.04822, 1.82064, 1.59306, ...
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To get a certain value of NDsolve of the solution [closed]

I need to solve the differential equations for different values. Once it is solved I want to take, for example, x[29] for each initial condition and plot it as a function of this initial conditions. I ...
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Alternatives to FiniteElement as Spatial Discretization Method for NDSolve

Finite Element Programming: [...] It is possible to skip this section and continue with the discretization stage and make use of the initialized data structures ...
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RegionPlot from NDSolve

I am having quite a headache using RegionPlot to see the region of acceptance of certain coupled differential equation. I shall elaborate and try to be as ...
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Solving a discontinuous differential-algebraic equation system for plasticity behaviour

I need to solve a discontinuous equation which is typical in theory of plasticity. For a simple case I get the following equation system (reformulated for numerical implementation): $s(t) = ...
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Trouble understanding NeumannValue and Inactive/Formal PDEs

I read all documentation about the Finite Element Method in Mathematica 10, and I read some questions here, but I'm still unable to properly understand how to use the ...
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Help to numerically solve ODE

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/912076/time-period-of-ode Trying to numerically compute and compare the time period of an oscillation with the analytical solution suggested by Robert Israel. ...
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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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Strange constants in a PDE solution by DSolve

I'm solving the following PDE: DSolve[F''[ξ] + (Ω^2 - M^2 Exp[2 α ξ]) F[ξ] == 0, F[ξ], ξ] And Mathematica gives a general solution in terms of modified Bessel ...
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representation of custom deformation on a meshgrid

I am trying to represent 2D deformations on a rectangular grid. In Mathematica 10, there is a method to solve the elastic differential equations and then represent the deformation as presented here: ...
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EquationTrekker PropertyValue errors

In Mathematica 10.0.2, the basic example for EquationTrekker in the documentation is: ...
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NDSolve: Equation with interpolating function [closed]

I have a question regarding DSolve and NDSolve functions in Mathematica 10. For instance, I'd like to solve an ODE: ...
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Solve a differential equation with an integral inside?

I am trying to solve this differential equation in Mathematica: y'[t]+integral from 0 to t of y[x]dx =e^(-t) where y[0]=0. Is this possible?
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Water Hammer - Numerically solving system of PDEs

I'm trying to use Mathematica to solve the water hammer effect. ...
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Parametric Plotting

I am trying to make a parametric plot of the x and y displacements of a vibration problem. When trying to plot the parametric curve won't show up.
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when DSolve fails

I am doing this mathematical problem $c*G_{vv}+ d*G_{u} + e*G_{v} +f*G=0$, where $c, d, e$ and $f$- are constant coefficients. I already know that this is second order PDE and we classify it by ...
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Time-dependent mesh deformation

I want to display the result of a deformation with a mesh, but I solved the deformation with a time dependency. So I have two functions: uxsol[t,x,y] and ...
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Introduction to Vectors and NDSolve

I want to use NDSolve for a complicated equation that contains vectors. I am still new to Mathematica, and have really enjoyed what I have learned thus far. Concerning this question, I have already ...
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How to generate pure function solution using NDSolve

Suppose i have an equation NDSolve[{ca'[t]== -0.1*ca[t]*cb[t], cb'[t]== -0.1*2*ca[t]*cb[t], ca[0]== 10, cb[0]== 12},{ca,cb},{t,0,5}] how can i get the ...