Questions on the analytic and numeric equation solving functions of Mathematica (Solve, Reduce, NSolve, FindRoot, DSolve, RSolve, etc.).

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Reduce return a strange result for solving a equation with radical

Reduce[1/Sqrt[x] == x + 1/(Sqrt[2] + Sqrt[3]), x] the output is unreadable and include the symbol Reduce`CADAlgVar[1].
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what am i missing? [closed]

An attempt to solve ...
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Reduce doesn't solve this equations with condition

Reduce[{4==Abs[-1+2 Cos[2A]+2 Cos[2B]+2 Cos[2(A+B)]]},{A,B},Reals] worked well, but ...
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Minimizing values of expressions dependent on more variables [closed]

I need to enforce seven expressions dependent on seven variables to be zero. However, the expressions are quite complicated and generaly I get a system of transcendental equations which only sometimes ...
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How to find numerically all roots of a function in a given range?

It is common that I search numerically for all zeros (roots) of a function in a given range. I have written two simple minded functions that perform this task, and I know of similar functions on this ...
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NDSolve does not satisfy initial conditions

For the problem I'm facing, I have three coupled diff eqns that I'm trying to solve ...
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How to solve a pair of coupled 2nd order equations using shooting method

I have a pair of equations for x[t] and y[t]. Both are 2nd order and they are coupled. Now say that I know the following ...
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Equations in a quadratic field

I would like to solve a system of equations in a quadratic field, meaning that each variable $x$ of my system can be written $a + b \sqrt{d}$, where $d$ is a fixed value. Suppose for example that I ...
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Computing planet conjunctions with 2D circular orbits still hard?

All methods I've seen for computing planetary/stellar conjuctions (when two planets or a planet and a star appear close together in the sky because their angular separation, as measured from Earth, ...
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What am I doing wrong when using Solve ( Wolfram Alpha)

It is not because we do not interpreted correctly WolframAlpha["Solve[64(!(*FractionBox[(x - *SqrtBox[(*SuperscriptBox[(x), \ (2)] - 1)]), (x + 1)]) !(*SuperscriptBox[()), \ ...
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How to change parameters to equations of physical properties they belong to in an equation?

First off, I want to apologize for my poor English as I am not a native speaker. In my physics research, I had to solve a system of equations, from which I would get a solution for the speed of an ...
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How to find roots of equation

Solve[(Cos[θ] - Cos[θi]) + (θ - θi)*Sin[θi] == 0, θ] Hi, I am new to Mathematica, and I am trying to find roots of the above equation, but not success.
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Solve struggling with two equations in two unknowns

I have a two equations and two unknowns. I tried to solve the equations with Mathematica, but it is having trouble. It has been saying Running... for quite a long time. Here is my system: ...
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Problems with solving two coupled lorenz equation with NDsolve

I have a system of two coupled lorenz equations and I'm to integrate it: ...
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Why is Solve slow for one representation and fast for an equivalent form?

When I try to solve the following: Solve[(1 - (-1 + x)^- x)^8 == 95/100 && x > 1, Reals] solve chokes. If instead I use the equivalent form: ...
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Most simple example where series expanding a root object actually fails due to branchcuts

When computing the series expansion of a Root object Mathematica throws an error like: "Because of branch cuts, the series may represent a different root of [root expression] for some values of ...
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The system can not be solved

I'm trying to solve this equation: f[a_][r_]=((a*r/12)*(1+(r/12))^n)/(((1+(r/12))^n) - 1) When I type Solve[f[a][r]==p, a] ...
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Solve overdetermined set using Mathematica?

As shown below, this is a overdetermined system. Could you teach me how to find the optimized solution in Mathematica? I know it could be solved by the method of least square, but how to realize it in ...
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Solve a symbolic underdetermined Linear System

Dear StackExchange Community, I'm trying to solve an indeterminate linear system of equations, with $n+1$ variables and $n$ equations; therefore, I need to express all $n$ other variables a function ...
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How to solve algebra equations containing integration and parameters?

I'm trying to solve two nonlinear algebra equations for two unknown parameters, U and Tf. Since some terms in these equations contain integration, and the integration also contains U and Tf. The main ...
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Solving for the roots of a trilinear system of polynomials

I have been trying to solve for the roots of the following system of trilinear polynomials: ...
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solving dynamic system by a finite difference equation approximation

I have a four dimensional dynamical system from optimal control model. I have 2 states and 2 control variables. I have already found the corresponding initial conditions for two control variables for ...
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How to find ANY solution to an underdetermined system of equations?

I have certain systems of equations for which I need ANY solution if one exists. Can I get MMa to just do that? This doesn't work: ...
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Find *all* numerical solutions to cosine based equality

To help with http://astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/11456/ I'm trying to find all numerical solutions to: 5.20427*Sin[0.529699*t] == Sin[2*Pi*t] Since the period of the first function is ...
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Solving SDE: $\frac{dy(t)}{dt}=(c+\sigma_wW(t))y(t)+\epsilon(t) $ in Mathematica

I want to solve this differential equation $\frac{dy(t)}{dt}=(c+\sigma_w W(t))y(t)+\epsilon(t) $. For details see ...
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NDSolve with NIntegrate [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica and I'm trying to use it to solve some equation like: NDSolve[x'[t]+NIntegrate[x[tau],{tau,0,t}]==20,x,{t,0,10}] But it keeps giving me ...
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Matrix issue with NDSolve

I am solving a differential matrix equation with NDSolve. ...
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Problem in understanding PDE solution

I solved the PDE shown below and I got the solution. I am new to this tool. In the solution, I have a constant multiplied by a vector like function (please refer second term of the solution). What ...
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Plotting a dispersion curve with complex wavevectors [duplicate]

I want to reproduce a dispersion curve from P. Zou's thesis found here: http://www.ipd.anl.gov/anlpubs/2001/06/39620.pdf on Pg. 31, Eq. 2.13. The problem is, the code below only gives values for the ...
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Easy way to solve a matrix equation for a matrix?

I have two sets of $10\times 10$ matrices $M1,M2,M3,M4,M5$ and $N1,N2,N3,N4,N5$ and I want to solve a set of equations for these matrices ...
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Choosing appropriate WorkingPrecision when solving numerical system of equations [closed]

Consider a linear system of equations, which is conveniently written as A.x=y. The matrix A has dimensions ...
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How to use ForAll to prove things about functions?

Suppose I first declare: $Assumptions = ForAll[{a,b}, b > a, f[b] > f[a]] I (wrongly, as it turns out) assume that that this would cause ...
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Suggestions for solving a large linear system

I have a system of $\approx 200,000$ linear equations in $\approx 40,000$ variables (with rational coefficients) and I would like to determine the dimension of the solution space, which I know to be ...
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More issues Integrate, NIntegrate, FindRoot

I'm trying to solve a system of 3 non-linear equations using FindRoot and Integrate. If I start FindRoot[] close to the right answer, it works well but returns a bunch of error messages first. ...
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Problem with solving coupled differential equations

The following code seem to produce an output that appears to be independent of the parameter "fg". It is possible that the way the code is written might be causing it, but how can one fix this ...
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Trying to find parameters for a system of inequalities

So I have a system of 4-dimensional system of ODEs and I'm trying to find any values of parameters that satisfy properties I need. In this picture, I want two basins of attraction, one of which the ...
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Solve slower in versions 9 and 10

With some systems of equations, Solve is much slower in versions 9 and 10 than in earlier versions, apparently because it is doing more simplification of the ...
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Inputting values into the variables without having to input the matrix all over again

I'm practicing using LU decomposition on Mathematica. I am able to find the L & U matrices, specifically the variables. However, i find it tedious having to input the newly found values and form ...
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How to use function, NIntegrate, FindRoot together? [duplicate]

Using a function in NIntegrate works fine... ...
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Potential flow over cylinder with FEM: Pressure field is flipped

Much in the fashion of a few problems already answered on Mathematica.SE (1, 2), I am trying to solve the Laplace equation in velocity potential $\phi$ to simulate irrotational, inviscid flow over a ...
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Multivariate Equation solving [closed]

I have the following equation: r^(1 + Rho) - r^Rho (-1 + Mu) - z Rho == 0 I searched the list but I couldn't come up with a solution. Any help is appreciated. ...
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Solve an inequality involving a sum with a parameter

Good day. I am new to Mathematica and I am looking for advice. Is it possible to solve $$\sum_{k=0}^{n} \frac{p^k}{k!}>0$$ for $n$ where $p$ is a parameter? When I do ...
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Use Solve[] with Bessel, gamma, and hypergeometric functions?

I need to find values of {a,b,c} such that the 0th, 2nd, and 4th order moments of f[x]=Exp[-ax^4 - bx^2 - c] will equal respectively {1,2,10}. I didn't really expect this to work, and it didn't: ...
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Order of a pole

Is there a simple way to determine the order of the poles of a rational function? I have a difficult function where I need Mathematica to find the poles. It would be interesting to also know what the ...
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Finding solution of equation with differentials [closed]

I am trying to find the point of maximum exponential curvature, where the exponent equation is: y = 0.2e^(0.4x) I know the equation for this point is: k = y'' / [(1+y')²]^(3/2) How can I code this ...
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How do I assign the solutions of an equation to separate variables? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner to Mathematica. Here's my question. I'd like to store the output(s) of a Solve command to variable(s) that can be manipulated later. For example, I would like x1 and x2 to be the two ...
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Exclusions found but Solve and Reduce don't find exclusions

I have the following from Stan Wagons Mathematica in Action. ...
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“Reduce” an expression in terms of a sub-expression

Newbie here. I've been trying to use Reduce to solve a rather long equation. The evaluation has been running for more than hour now, but still hasn't stopped. I've got an inkling that if I were to ...