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

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Why is Solve returning an empty list?

I evaluate ...
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Solve gives solution with ComplexInfinity -> number

I am trying to solve a cumbersome equation using ...
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2 Equations continuous at a point

I want to get continuous point between two equations. My equations are: ...
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How to Invert a Multivariate Interpolating Function? [duplicate]

I used NSolve on a partial differential equation with boundary conditions to get a numerical solution that Mathematica says is of the form InterpolatingFunction. I then defined a function f(x,y) which ...
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Solve[Tan[theta] == (b*Sin[t])/(a*Cos[t]), theta] breaks when “Reals” is added?

Mathematica solves this equation fine: Solve[ Tan[theta] == (b*Sin[t])/(a*Cos[t]), theta] // InputForm ...
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Finding equation of tangent line at a point [duplicate]

my function is defined as f[x_] = x^1.1 - 2.5 x^.5 I need to find the equation of the tangent line to the curve using the point slope form which would be something like f'[a][x+a]+f[a] a=1 and x=1 ...
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How to set up and minimize a large system of equations to resolve the individual components

I am trying to set up a system of 400*N equations to deconvolute spectral data for four different compounds. I monitored 400 different wavelengths in N solvents (3 solvents in this case). In order ...
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FindRoot gives strange results when used on an interpolating function with vector output [duplicate]

I am currently experiencing a problem when I try to use FindRoot with an interpolating function that outputs a vector. I have constructed a minimal example that ...
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What is most efficient way to convert system of equations to collection of functions?

I have the type of system M.x = b, where M is a known matrix and b is a known vector. M contains many parameters, call the entire parameter set 'a', so M => M[a]. I want to be able to efficiently ...
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Solving an identity

I am trying to solve this identity using Mathematica: $$3 \sqrt{5 \sqrt[3]{37}-16}=\sqrt[3]{a}-\sqrt[3]{b}-c $$ I know that a, ...
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Calculating derivatives of roots of equation

I am interested in calculating how the roots of an equation change as one of the variables does, when the equation is evaluated numerically rather than symbolically. I have edited this code to be ...
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Plotting the results of a system of equations

I believe this is a question of more list manipulation than plotting, but I hope you could help me. I solve numerically a system of equations of 3 variables, take only real solutions where one of the ...
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invert system of two parametric ODEs and plot results of do-loop

I can solve this system of parametric ODE (u is the parameter,while g,e and ...
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How to do Inverse formulas/Rearrange formulas in Mathematica? [duplicate]

Hi am a student in chemical engineering and I have the necessity to rearrange formulas algebraically, for example ...
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How to find integer solutions?

Following is the equation: Need to solve for integer values of x,y when a,b lies between -1000 and 1000. Problem is to find the number of integer values of pair (x,y) that satisfy it.
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Deriving least-squares equations in Mathematica

I define $Y = a + b*x + e$, and I want to find values for $a,b,$ by least squares, so I minimize $RSS = sum((Y_i - a - b*x_i)^2)$ I then take derivatives, ${d RSS \over da} = 0$ and ${d RSS \over db} ...
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Symbolic solution of system

everyone! I am sorry, but I am an abcolute novice of Mathematica (to be more precise this is my first day of using it) and even after surfing the web and all documents I am not able to solve the ...
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How do I create a list of 25 random quadratic equations in the form ax^2+bx+c?

My teacher suggests using the RandomInteger command along with the Factor command, but I cannot figure out the syntax. A, b, and c need to be non zero integers between -10 and 10.
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How to substitute the following conditions into an expression?

I have an expression: $p=a\;b\; x + b^2\; y + a\;c\; z$. I want to substitute $a\;b=1$, $b^2 = 2$ and $a\;c = 4$ to obtain $p = x + 2y + 4z$. How can I tell Mathematica to do that? I dont know how to ...
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How to get a solution for the following equation?

When I try to solve this equation using Mathematica: Solve[Exp[b*x]-c*(x^2)-a*x-1 == 0, x] /. {a -> 6.336, b -> 8, c -> 32} I don't get any result and ...
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Solve equations for all values of variables, rejecting certain types of solution

I have an expression, expr, containing 3 variables, 4 coefficients and 2 non-zero generic constants. I want to solve for the 4 coefficients such that the equation ...
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Can someone help me solve this x*y*z=180

I have one question I've been trying for a while but I can't get the result for my equation.. So I've been trying hard but I can calculate only by hand but the problem is that I am afraid to miss any ...
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How to find an approximate solution in a region when Solve or NSolve does not work?

Consider the relation x/Tan[Pi x] == y/Tan[Pi y] Solve or NSolve can't give a solution ...
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Simultaneous equations

I am trying to solve two simultaneous equations that are claimed to have 145 solutions but I believe they have 143, I want to check I am right before sending an email to my professor. Mathematica is ...
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Error when solving equations constructed with Table [duplicate]

I have a couple of questions about the problem I am trying to solve ...
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Green's Function in Mathematica

The equation I am trying to solve is: $$q \, T_1''(x)-T_1(x)(f-b \, g+i\,w \, p)=T(f_1-b \, g_1)-g_1\tag{1}$$ My professor says that $(1)$ can be solved by using Green's function $G(x,y)$, where ...
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Solve for variable in integral limit when using NIntegrate

I am trying to solve for a variable which appears in the limits of an integral, rather like in the following; ...
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FindInstance (and Solve, …) abysmally slow on a fully determined system of linear equations and inequalities: why?

I took a quick look for FindInstance and Solve-related questions but came up empty for the aspect that I am curious about. So ...
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NDSolve with different function lengths over time

I'm working on a cops & robbers game, and there is one single event that is very very important, the event of catching someone. I'm trying to do when any robber is catched, delete it from the ...
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How to ignore terms containing in the summation of multiplications

n=4;L=3; p0[n_Integer]:= Product[ Sum[Subscript[r, k][l, l], {l, L - 1}], {k, n}] // Expand; How to ignore terms containing three or more multiplications of [2, ...
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DSolve cannot solve for certain branches of the solution help pls

I get an error message while trying to compute this code.. help pls ...
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Symbolic matrix simplification and solving

I am trying to expand or solve an equation that contains matrices for a certain matrix, but it is not working: ...
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Behavior of Reduce with variables as domain

When using Reduce, I accidentally put a set of variables as the domain. To my surprise, it not only seems that Reduce expects ...
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Why is my PageRank result in Mathematica converging this way?

I am using this technique to find the PR of these 3 pages. It converges to something it shouldn't be. I tried the same iteration in Java and 2 pages come up with 1.333 and the other one as 0.666. ...
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How to “ReplaceAll” using a set of conditional expressions instead of a list of rules [closed]

Suppose that I have two linear functions f[x_] := f0 + f1 x g[x_] := g0 + g1 x and a (possibly rather complicated) set of conditional expressions, obtained ...
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Application on systems of equations [closed]

Lauren has 20 coins in her piggy bank, all dimes and quarters. The total amount of money is $3.05. How many of each coin does she have?
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Simulating a quick return mechanism

Last time, I got a satisfying answer for simulating a toggle mechanism, just as expected. NDSolve is great. I tried playing with it (as a matter of fact, @MichaelE2 ...
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Solving Inequalities with Gamma Function

I am wondering why Mathematica outputs that the following system "cannot be solved with the methods available to Reduce". $\frac{\Gamma(\frac{1}{2}+n)}{n-1}<\frac{\Gamma(\frac{1}{2}+k)}{k-1}$ ...
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Help to solve exponential equation over positive integers

I am trying to solve the equation $\frac{4}{9} = \big( \frac{1}{3} \big) ^n + \big( \frac{1}{3} \big) ^m $ with $n$ and $m$ both positive integers. I type into Mathematica the following In:= ...
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Solve system of non commutative operators

I'd like to use mathematica to solve systems of linear equations, where the entries are non commutative matrices. I just tried the NC package but it doesn't help so far. For example I can solve: ...
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FindRoot: Minimum Execution Time

Is there a minimum execution time for the command FindRoot? If so, can I get rid of it? For example, if I compute the time to solve the fundtion x=0, it takes around 0.27ms per evaluation: ...
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Solving coupled transcendental equations with Nsolve

I'm trying to solve a system of coupled nonlinear equations using NSolve: ...
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Mathematica Solve Hangs Indefinitely

The following code hangs ...
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Checking result for expression

I want to verify the following result: $\sum _{y=2}^{n+1} \left(\sum _{x=y-1}^n \frac{1}{x-y}\right)=n \left(H_n^{(1)}-1\right)$ In Mathematica i try with: ...
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Simplify an expression under certain condition

I have a variable A = g / (1 + g R) Actually, if the quantity (g R) >> 1 it is possible to write A as A ≈ 1/R. How can I do this in Mathematica? I tried with Assumptions, Refine, Simplify, but i can ...
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Finding all possible solutions to a math mind game

In the example below the letters shall be replaced by numbers. The numbers are from 1 to 9, and each letter has the same number ...
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Gram Schmidt Process for functions [duplicate]

I want to implement the Gram Schimdt procedure to the space of functions in the following form \begin{align}‎ ‎R(y,x)=\left\{‎ ‎\begin{array}{ll}‎ f(x,y), ‎& y\leq x\\ \\‎ g(x,y), ‎& y>x‎ ...
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Is there a giant AND symbol/How to solve tons of equations simultaneously

$$\sum_{k=1}^na_k=a_1+...+a_n$$ $$\prod_{k=1}^na_k=a_1\cdot...\cdot a_n$$ $$\large{?}\small{_{k=1}^na_k=a_1~\&\&...\&\& ~a_n}$$ What in mathematica would allow me to index logical ...
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Solving a polynomial equation with a condition of equality on roots

Let the following equation have two equal roots: f[x_] := x^3 - p x^2 + q x - r And I want to find out what the three roots are. Not knowing how to put this ...