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

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Problems with Solve when constraining solutions to a range

I have the following code ...
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How To Replace $\rightarrow$ by $==$ in Mathematica's Output when using Solve

I want to create equations out of the output (solutions) produced by Mathematica when using the Solve functions. For argument's sake, consider the following. ...
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Solve for values which produce negative real Eigenvalues?

Given an n x n matrix "A", with one or more unknown parameters, I'd like to show a plot of which values produce stability (negative Eigenvalues). For example, say you have a simple mass-spring-damper ...
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How to solve ArcSinh equation for many differents parameters?

I am totally stuck trying to solve the equation below (1/2) x Sqrt[1 + 4 a^2 x^2] + ArcSinh[2 a x]/(4 a) == d Where a and ...
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Can I find constants in a function?

Let's say, I have a function with a constant, e.g. $y(x)=x+c$, and a condition $y(0) = 5$. I want to type in something like Solve[{y[x]=x+c, y[0] =5}, {c}] and get ...
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How do I plot the differential of this function?

Suppose I have this function: $$z(x,y) = \left| \frac{ \frac{1}{3x +iy} -2x}{iy + \frac{1}{x}} \right| $$ I want the contour plot of $\frac{\partial z}{\partial x}$ with axes $(x,y)$. Tried this ...
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Whats the most efficient way to solve an equation numericaly (because it has no analitical solution)

So, I think the problem that Im having is simple but, still, Im not sure on how to do it. I have an equation with no analitical solution: $a_1 \sin \left(2 \theta \right)+a_2 \sin \left(2 ...
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Finding maximum value with position from Table of values

I have this table of values, how do I find the maximum value? i.e. find $z_{max}(x,y)$ ...
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LinearSolve failing to find solution to system of linear equations of 64 variables

I've got a 64x64 Matrix L for which I want to find the solution to the matrix equation L . x == rho. L is defined as ...
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FindRoot with vector functions

I'm trying to solve a system of non-linear equations with FindRoot, and I get the answer, but also a ...
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NSolve for high degree univariate polynomials

I am trying to solve a high degree univariate polynomial using Mathematica's NSolve command. But when I plug the solutions generated by Mathematica back to the equations, the equations are massive ...
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Get Cos[2 x] in “Solve”

My goal is to get an analytical solution of x ( $\lambda$ in the problem), when $\epsilon$ (f[x] in the problem) is maximum (use inverse form). I found that if I can use trigonometric identity ...
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How do I get all possible solutions in an underdetermined system? [duplicate]

I have two problems which I'd like to solve with Mathematica. If I have a system of two equations with three unknowns, how can I get to list all possible solutions for the unknowns? Here is what I ...
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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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Mathematica Solve Hangs Indefinitely

The following code hangs ...
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Discrete inequality plotting

I have an equation like this: $${20 \choose k}\cdot \sum_{i=0}^k {k \choose i}\cdot i \leq 1+f$$. I want to plot this inequality as the dependency between k and ...
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General form of a linear transformation

Let $v_1 = \begin{bmatrix} 2 \\ -1 \end{bmatrix}$ and $v_2=\begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ -1 \end{bmatrix}$ and let $A= \begin{bmatrix} 3 & 2 \\ -2 & 1 \end{bmatrix}$ be a matrix for $T\colon \Bbb ...
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ReplaceAll a list of rules to an equation

Given the following equation and rule, how would I Solve the equation for tr, k and ...
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Approximate solution to system of polynomial equations

I'd like to solve approximately the following system of equations for $a_1$, $a_2$, $\alpha_1$ and $\alpha_2$ all real and nonzero: ...
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NSolve cannot solve system of equations in Mathematica

I have the following two equations: ...
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Finding shortest non-zero vector $x$ satisfying $Ax=0 \pmod q$

Let $n$, $m$, and $q$ be positive integers (with $m > n$), and $A$ be a matrix over $\mathbb{Z}_q^{n \times m}$. Using Mathematica, I want to find the shortest non-zero vectors $x \in ...
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Solving Intervals

In a recent question I posed, it was noted that by design, Sqrt[ blah] only returns the positive branch, even though we might want to obtain all possible symbolic solutions. So, taking care to avoid ...
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Graph and manipulate DSolve result

Given a DSolve example: ...
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Tricks for solving (lots of) coupled nonlinear equations numerically?

I have a system of 6 non-linear (quadratic) coupled equations with 6 complex unknowns \begin{align*} |x_1|^2 + |x_2|^2 + |x_3|^2 &= a\\ x_1 x_4^* + x_3 x_5^* &= b + c i\\ x_1 ...
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Find the dimensions of a cylindrical can that will minimize the cost of the material

A cylindrical can is to be made to hold 1 L of oil. Find the dimensions that will minimize the cost of the metal to manufacture the can. This is a standard calculus problem. The volume of the ...
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Characterising the set of parameters that satisfy a system of non-linear equations

I am looking for a solution to the following problem and could not find an answer so far. I have a quintic equation, $f(x;a,b,c,\cdots)-x=0$, where $x$ is the variable with respect to which I need the ...
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Solving systems of equations

So I have a set of equations like 12 of them but 13 variables. However I would like to find the numerical value of the roots for the maximum value of a particular variable. I don't know how to do that ...
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NSolve for complicated equation involving double cross product

I have the following issue. I am trying to solve a 3-vector equation for the vector slx, sly, and ...
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FindRoot: getting number of iteration [closed]

I'm using FindRoot to solve a nonlinear system. I'd like to see what FindRoot is doing while computation, something like the display option for Matlab fsolve. At the end of the day, I want the number ...
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Solve never terminates with simultaneous equation set

I have the following set of simultaneous equations that I want to solve symbolically. The two unknowns are $a$ and $d$. $a=\frac{c*(d/10)}{1 + (f/130) + (d/50)} - \frac{a}{1 + (a/100) + (d/100) + ...
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Equating coefficients in a non-power-series equation

How can I use Mathematica to equate coefficients in a non-power-series equation? For example, I would like to take an equation like the following: ...
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Symbolic matrix equation

I am looking to a system of equations of the form $\pi =\pi P$, the one encountered in Markov chain theory. My $P$ variable is: ...
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Passing f[x][[1]] to FindRoot [duplicate]

FindRoot seems to fail for most examples of the form f[x_?NumericQ] := {x - 3 , x^3}; FindRoot[f[x][[1]], {x, 3}] ...
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Can plot a function, NSolve takes too long

I'm new to Mathematica, so maybe mine is an easy to solve issue, but I haven't been able to figure it out. I have a series of linear ODEs I solve using for: ...
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Prandtl-Meyer function

I'm trying to solve for Mach number based on the given Prandtl-Meyer function, however I keep getting odd error. Here is my code: ...
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Find a single max value

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Calibrating Precision in calculations

As the title says, I encounter an irritating problem which has to do with the accuracy or the precision used in the calculations. To be more specific, I have the following code: ...
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Forcing evaluation of ArgMax

How to force evaluation of ArgMax before its output gets used in Solve? Background: I'm trying to solve for the Nash ...
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Using 'Reduce' to solve a set of inequalities, specified by a list

I have a two lists $LHS$ and $RHS$, both of size $n$. I want to solve a system of inequalities of the form: $$LHS[1] \leq RHS[1]$$ $$LHS[2] \leq RHS[2]$$ $$LHS[3] \leq RHS[3]$$ $$\vdots$$ ...
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Using previous two solutions as a start point in FindRoot

I need to solve a sequence of equations and I want the starting point of each new FindRoot to be the solution of the earlier FindRoot, increased or decreased by a a bit in the following way: Some ...
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Solving matrix equation

How can I solve the forward equation S[t]=C+A*S[t+1]*(Inverse((I-B*S(t+1)))*A for t=1 to t=10 and ...
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Singularity on a simple Plot

While solving quartic equation ...
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Finding roots of a function with a varying parameter

So I'm brand new to Mathematica, and basically what I want to do is find the roots of a function at varying time intervals. The function I'm using is: ...
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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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How to obtain all solutions for Cos[x] Cosh[x] == 1?

Both analytical solutions or all numerical solutions are good enough. FindRoot may be a possible solution, any better solution? ...
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strictly positive solution to $Ax=b$

How to find in mathematica one real strictly positive solution, if any, of $Ax=b$. A is rectangular matrix. Thanks
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Numerical solution of two equations in two functions

I would like to obtain a solution to the following two equations ...
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Why is ((v k)^-n (k v^n - v k^n))/(n - 1) == b so hard for Mathematica to solve (for v)?

I've tried using both Solve and Reduce. For something that takes maybe 3 minutes to solve with paper and pencil, I'm very ...
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`Solve` with variables as single vector

Say I have a set of equations where the unknown variables are the elements of a vector $c=(c_1,c_2,\ldots)$ and want to solve it for $c$. Is there a way to do this with ...
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Export data from NDSolve when they meet a certain condition

I need to export to a txt file the data from the following system of equations: ...