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

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Partial differential equation with infinity limit

How do I get Mathematica to solve the following partial differential equation $$ \frac{\partial u(y,t)}{\partial t} = \nu \frac{\partial^2 u(y,t)}{\partial y^2}+\frac{\partial U_0(t)}{\partial t}$$ ...
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Reaction-diffusion PDE with NDSolve: either very slow or very inaccurate

I am struggling to have Mathematica 10.3 solve a system of PDE's (with periodic boundary conditions and random initial conditions), but either it produces a set of very noisy InterpolatingFunction ...
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Solve and plot differential equation

I want to solve this differential equation $\qquad y'(x)=\frac{x-y(x)}{1-y(x)-x}$ and plot it's solution. But DSolve doesn's work. ...
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How to handle a special Neumann-like boundary condition in NDSolve?

How to solve the following nonlinear ODE with two algebraic equations and one boundary condition? $$y''(x)=\dfrac{2\left((x+15)y'(x)-y(x)\right)\left(y'(x)^2+1\right)}{\left(y(x)^2+x(x+30)+236\right)...
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To find a limit cycle with period 1 in NDSolve

I am trying to find a limit cycle with period 1 of an ode system. The idea is to compare the values of the system during two periods, for example, ...
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Multiple stopping constraints in NDSolve

I need to numerically solve several differential equations, with several constraints, like this : ...
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Schrödinger equation for Hydrogen atom [closed]

I'm trying to solve Schrödinger 1D equation for hydrogen atom but I found several difficulties. To get in context I want to solve this equation For Z and l real and arbitraries. To start with I ...
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How to solve the following GR PDE?

Someone could help me for solving the following GR PDE? (this code do not work yet) ...
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How to solve two ODE differential equations, numerically, with four dependent boundary condition

I have two ODE differential equations(DE) and four dependent B.C. $$y_1''(x)=-\frac{1}{2} \left(x-y_1(x)\right)$$ $$y_2''(y)=-\frac{1}{4} \left(y-y_2(y)-5\right)$$ $$y_1(0)=y_2(1)$$ $$y_1(1)=y_2(0)$$ ...
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How to define an exclusion zone for NDSolve

I need to numerically integrate a differential equation and define two exclusion zones to stop the integration. The Mathematica code looks like this : ...
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Using NDSolve to find particle trajectory

I'm trying to simulate a particle in an electric and magnetic fields, but numerically instead of analytically. This is basically solving the equation $$q \cdot \left(p'\times B\right) + q\cdot E = m ...
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NDeigensystem returns error due to mesh discretization when calculating vibrations of a cantilever

There was an transcription error in the code I provided in a previous post: NDeigensystem returns complex non-hermitian error for the calculation of vibrations of a cantilever This resulted in it ...
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WhenEvent and Resetting of Variable in PDE when operation succeeds [closed]

I have had success in using WhenEvent to reset or change a variable within NDSolve with ordinary differential equations. My ...
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Fourier-style solutions to differential equations, not piecewise polynomials

NDSolve returns piecewise polynomials. Is there any way I can get a single (non piecewise) function consisting of sines and cosines instead? Sort of a "Fourier approximation" to the solution of my ...
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Changing from Cartesian to polar coordinates in partial differential equation [duplicate]

I have a partial differential equation: $$\left(x^2+y^2\right)\frac{{{\partial ^2}u(x,y)}}{{\partial {x^2}}} + x^2\frac{{{\partial ^2}u(x,y)}}{{\partial {y^2}}}=0$$ How to change from Cartesian to ...
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System of equations is solved by NDSolve over just a tiny domain

I'm solving numerically a system of differential equations with the use of NDSolve. The numerical integration works only a very small interval of the argument. I'm ...
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Issue plotting PDE solution with manipulate

I am trying to plot the solution to the following PDE with the help of mathematica, however, when trying to employ manipulate to animate the behavior, I find that if I try this: ...
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Numerical instabilities of a convection-(non-)diffusion equation when shrinking from a square to a triangular domain

I am trying to evaluate a parameter-dependent indefinite integral using a PDE-based scheme I described here, and I'm having some trouble when I try and cut down the domain from a square to a triangle. ...
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How can I numerically pre-compute an indefinite integral with a parameter?

Suppose I have a function $f(t)$, and I want to compute its indefinite integral $$F(t)=\int_0^tf(\tau)\mathrm d\tau.$$ Moreover, suppose that, for any of a number of reasons, I require this integral ...
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Split Boundary Value Problems win Algebraic Equations

Is it possible at all to solve with NDSolve (or other built in function) a split boundary value problem with algebraic equations? Please look at the following example: ...
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Solving a simple ODE [duplicate]

I am trying to solve $y(x)' = \sqrt{y(x)}$ with initial condition $y(0)=0$ for $x\in \mathbb{R}$. I have tried this: DSolve[{y'[x] == Sqrt[y[x]], y[0] == 0}, y[x], x] but this gives {{y[x] -> x^2/4}...
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Rotating an Interpolating Function

I have used the following code to generate eigenfunctions of a PDE: ...
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Weird behaviour for a vector InterpolatingFunction inside an NDSolve

I have run into some weird behaviour on the part of NDSolve which I find pretty bizarre and which I would like to understand better. Suppose, for the sake of ...
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NDSolve memory usage [closed]

I am trying to solve numerically a system of linear ODEs with some quickly varying driving functions. The basic command is: ...
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Nonlinear coefficients are not supported in this version of NDSolve [duplicate]

Thanks to the answers in other questions, I am aware of the fact that NDSolve produces Nonlinear coefficients are not supported in this version of NDSolve when some boundary conditions are ...
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Phase Portrait to Differential Equation [closed]

I posted this question on Math.SE and have received a satisfactory answer in the context of that website. I am re-posting it here to get input from Mathematica users. Why would I receive a different ...
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$4$-d system of second order PDEs

I have a $4$-dimensional nonlinear system of second order PDEs with periodic boundary conditions. Let $y(t,x)=(y_1(t,x),...,y_4(t,x))$ with $t \in \mathbb{R}$ and $x \in [0,1]$ then the system is $$\...
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Solve a nonlinear PDE equation with a Neumann boundary condition

I am trying to use Mathematica 10 to solve a PDE $$u_t=u_{xx}+u_{yy}+u(1-u),$$ in the unit disk $(x,y) \in D=\{(x,y):x^2+y^2<1\}$, with the Neumann boundary condtion $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial n}...
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Trouble solving a system of 2 ODE's with NDSolve

I'm trying to solve a system of two coupled second-order ordinary differential equations using Mathematica's NDSolve. The functions of r that appear in the equations are ...
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Plot multiple functions with different but overlapping intervals

Suppose I numerically solve a differential equation by using sol = ParametricNDSolve[{y'[x] == b y[x], y[0] == 1}, y, {x, 0, 0.3}, {b}] And then I want to plot $...
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Solving a quasi- or nonlinear PDE

Is the following PDE solvable in mathematica 9? When i solve it, the DSolve command does not do anything. ...
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How to numerically solve a 1-d time-independent Schrödinger equation?

The point is to solve the eigensystem of the given Hamiltonian. I tried ParametricNDSolve combined with FindRoot to search for ...
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Non Standard Eigenfunction Plots of the Laplacian Over the Unit Square

I have recently been plotting eigenfunctions of the laplacian over the unit square using the NDEigensystem command. However, I have noticed something in the plots ...
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How can I solve a 3D heat transfer partial differential equation? [closed]

It's a problem about heat transfer. Here is the equation : Is it solvable using this software? Edit Sorry, I'm new to Mathematica. I have the following code for this problem ...
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NDSolve::bcedge error when solving PDE on a square region

I am solving a 2D PDE system: ...
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FindRoot of interpolating function from NDSolve

I am having issues finding the root of an interpolating function obtained from NDSolve. For example: ...
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How to select coefficient of an exponential function

Suppose I have these set of equations: sol = DSolve[{ x'[t] == -RandomReal[]*x[t] + y[t], y'[t] == x[t] - *y[t] , x[0] == 1, y[0] == 0}, {x[t], y[t]}, t] The ...
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Numerically Solving Helmholtz over the Rectangle - Why does this code only give eigenfunctions of the form $u_{m1}$ [closed]

I have been following the method for numerically solving the Helmholtz equation in this example (the answer by User21) and have come across two problems. I have been implementing the method for a 2x1 ...
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Solving quantum harmonic oscillator in 1D for a displacement of the ground state as initial state [NDSolve]

As an exercise, I want to numerically solve the quantum harmonic oscillator in 1D. ...
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NDEigensystem producing imaginary eigenfrequencies for the vibrations of a cantilever [closed]

We are trying to use NDEigensystem to solve for the vibrational modes of a cantilever with triangular cross-section. However, many of the solutions provided by NDEigensystem have imaginary ...
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Assigning multiple solutions different replacement names

Let's say we are solving a homogeneous differential equation, such as $$y^{\prime\prime} + a y^{\prime} + b y = 0$$ with characteristic equation $$s^2 + a s+ b = 0.$$ Using the ...
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Trying to simulate pulse width modulation

I am trying to simulate a pulse width modulated signal in a NDSolve, but i have a hard time passing the signal function in. This is my code: ...
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Bug? Problem with derivative of interpolating function from FEM

Bug introduced in 10 or earlier and fixed in version 10.4 I am really not sure if this is a bug or I am missing something very trivial. QUESTION: What I am missing in order to obtain the partial ...
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How to plot dy/dx and y together for a differential equation? [duplicate]

For the differential equation y'(x)+a*y(x)=d, how to plot y'(x) and y(x) for given values ...
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Problem in trying to solve a differential equation [closed]

I'm trying to solve a differential equation but not getting a solution. Some references I read gave me hits about using a runge kutta method. I'm new to the software, any hints regarding this error ...
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Help numerically solve this non-linear PDE with singularity

I have trouble finding a numerical solution to the partial differential equation below. It seems to be a singularity in the solution somewhere, so I searched online and found that it is suggested to ...
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Differential equations expressed in operator form [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a workable operator representation of differential equations in Mathematica? I think it would make solving my differential equations easier, but I have no idea how to do it. ...
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Problems when solving a nonlinear PDE system with NDSolve

The nonlinear PDE system is actually extracted from a research paper published in 2000 Here is the paper link The authors solved the system by using an ordinary differential equation integrator in ...
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Paramter Scans and $\chi^2$ Test in Mathematica

Is there any in-built function or a recommended package that enables one to find, say, 10 Parameters, which are used as boundary conditions in NDSolve, that minimize $\chi^2$? ...