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

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Need help solving a system of two 1st order nonlinear differential equations

The original system of equations reads: $\begin{cases} f'(r) + f(r) \left(a(r) - \frac{1}{r}\right) = 0,\\ f^2(r) + a'(r) + \frac{a(r)}{r} - 1 = 0\,, \end{cases}$ with boundary conditions $f(0) = ...
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Can't solve equation having complex coefficients

Why can't Mathematica solve $\quad\quad\frac{1-i}{\sqrt{2}}=e^{i \alpha } \tan \left(\frac{\beta }{2}\right)$ with the restrictions $\alpha \in [0, 2 \, \pi)$ and $\beta \in [0,\pi]$: ...
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How many times do the two given curves intersect at the origin?

I'm reading/studying on my own a book about algebraic curves. I'm trying to find a way for Mathematica help me with the following (the book, ISBN: 038731802X, allows me to use any CAS / program. ...
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Issue in ParallelTable after evaluating another function using NDSolve and FindRoot. What is wrong with this inverse?

I am trying to find the inverse of a function which is defined through NDSolve and NIntegrate. The question is pretty similar ...
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Already solved DE, now I need to rearrange and plot

I have solved for $z(w,x,y)$ in a differential equation: $$ 3\frac{\partial z}{\partial y} = 2(z-1) + (1-wy^2 )x $$ And I obtained the general solution: $z = f(w,x,y)$ Now putting in $x=0$, we have ...
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Solve simple differential equation - Error?

I get the error "The function Te appears with no arguments." when running this code. I'm not sure why. Is it because of the $Abs[\Gamma]$ ? ...
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Best way to determine polynomial coefficients in series expansion

I would like to solve the equation $$h'(\boldsymbol{x}_1)\left[B_1\boldsymbol{x}_1+g_1(\boldsymbol{x_1},h(\boldsymbol{x}_1))\right]=B_2h(\boldsymbol{x}_1)+g_2(\boldsymbol{x}_1,h(\boldsymbol{x}_1))$$ ...
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Could not solve a set of equations with available mathematica tools

The problem I described below is an simplified way of expressing it.(Sorry that I still did not figure out a way to copy the code to here.) The actual equation is like What I am trying to find is ...
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Solving a Trigonometric parameter

I have a similar case as given before : Solving a Trigonometric function with one parameter Let: m = 1; Dx = 100; ν = 0.25; b = 1; and, ...
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Quartic equation [closed]

After using Solve I am choosing the physical root of my equation and dealing further with this root. However, when I am changing parameters using Manipulate, I clearly see not smooth behaviour. Is ...
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Using Solve but getting no output

I am trying to solve a model using a constant-elasticity-of-substitution production function, but when I try to solve the first order conditions, I just keep getting back what I typed. ...
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Solving equations with QuantityVariable

I'm trying to understand how to easily solve equations that use QuantityVariable. Why does this fail? ...
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Resources/ best practices for exploratory economic theory work

This is a little general, so I will try to make it as specific as possible. I used Mathematica a fair amount to derive and check analytical solutions to problems in theoretical economics. Lots of ...
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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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How to extract only real solutions from the result of Solve

For Example, I have the following polynomial equations: $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \dfrac{2025 (208 x+5 (y-3446))}{52 (y+90)^2}+\dfrac{300 (8 x-21 y+1920) (y-80)}{7 (x+30)^3}+\frac{300 (80 x-21 ...
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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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Solving minimum length confidence interval problem

I'm trying to find the minimum length of a confidence interval for the variance from a sample iid with normal distribution. I tried ...
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Solving the magic backyard puzzle with MMA

I was trying to solve this puzzle using mma It looks like the generalization of the magic square. Anyway here my attempt:- There are four columns $(x,y,z,w)$ and nine rowa which are denoted by the ...
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How can Mathematica solve 7 equations and want to find 7 variables [duplicate]

I have 7 equations as below * e1 := (1 - a) p Subscript[A, 0] Subscript[s, K ] ! *SubsuperscriptBox[(s), (L), (-a)] = (1 - b) Subscript[B, 0] (1 - Subscript[s, K]) (1 - Subscript[s, ...
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How do I solve for one variable in terms of other variables in Mathematica?

I'm fairly new to Mathematica, and I'm trying to solve a complicated equation with multiple variables. I've tried the following... ...
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Solving an Equation (Recursively)

I have the following Values: $a[0]=1;a[1]=0;a[2]=0;a[3]=0;a[4]=\frac{g_2}{20};a[5]=0$. I need to compute the value of $b[n]$ in the following equation $$a[n]=\sum _{m=0}^{n} (m-2) \;\;a[m] ...
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How do I solve for the real and complex parts of an equation simultaneously?

If I were to have an equation, say something similar to... (1-Sqrt[x - I y])/(1+Sqrt[x - I y]) = A + I B Where I = Sqrt[-1], is there a way for Mathematica to ...
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Why can NSolve only solve this system of equations after trivial substitution?

The first system immediately yields {}, but the second, equivalent, system yields the solution {{k -> 4.96048, tl1 -> 1.64842, tl2 -> 2.07466}} : ...
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What is that Root[…] inside the answer represent? [duplicate]

So I am encountering this situation, in which mathematica doesn't give me the answer, but in a form of "Root". How do I interpret this ? what is the number after the "&" represent? How should I ...
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How to handle infeasible points in FindRoot?

I am calling FindRoot[f[x,y],{{x,xInit,xMin,xMax},{y,yInit,yMin,yMax}}] where for some points {x,y}, ...
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Finding Roots of Non-linear Systems: Rescaling polynomials

I'm trying to get all isolated finite equilibria of a moderate multi-dimensional non-linear system of equations. Particularly I have 9 independent variables and third order at most. It turns out that, ...
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NSolve for large models

I'm a Mathematica rookie running version 7.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (February 19, 2009) on a 2010 MacBook Pro. (I'm also a stackexchange "newbie" who originally posted this on stackoverflow, thus ...
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Simplifying a symbolic product of rational powers

I'm trying to symbolically evaluate a lot of equations that can consist of up to 10 parameters. The form of these expressions is a product/quotient of rational powers of the mentioned parameters, ...
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Numerically Integrating to find a Maximum using NDSolve

I am trying to numerically find an equilibrium (maximum) of a function using its differential. The following is a simplified version. ...
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Some question on “Reduce”

Is this my mistake? I am trying to solve ...
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Finding linearly independent combination of vectors with a certain symmetry property

I have two linearly independent vectors $v_1$ and $v_2$. Is there a way for me using Mathematica to find two linear combinations $w_1$ and $w_2$ such that: $w_1$ and $w_2$ are linearly independent. ...
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Can someone please help me to state assumption?

I am currently trying to solve under what condition does the following term will be zero? ...
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Aborts and beeps without error warning

I have a piece of code that generates a figure, performing a calculation to generate each pixel. At a certain resolution it runs fine, but after a high enough resolution it fails. Mathematica beeps ...
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Eigenvectors inside a maniupulate function

I am trying to make a physics application and it requires that the eigenvectors be taken for a 3x3 matrix. It is my intention that Mathematica never have to deal with the matrices symbolically. ...
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Mathematica unable to solve equation numerically while Wolfram|Alpha can

I want to solve the following equation 2 x == Sinh[x] Mathematica is unable to do so ...
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Solve gives a solution which is contradicted by an example

I have the problem as described in the title. Here is the code: ...
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Mathematica Solve function does not solve double exponential

I am trying to solve: Exp[-a Exp[-x/b] - c Exp[-x/d]] == Y to x, and using the command ...
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NSolve missing solutions in Mathematica 10

Running Mathematica 8.0.4 and 10.0.0 on a Windows 8.1 machine. Processed the same code with both kernels: ...
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Solve symbolically a transcendental trigonometric equation and plot its solutions

I currently have the equation below for a beam with a hinge at various locations, the variable a can vary between 0 and 0.5. $$ Tan\left( {a\sqrt \alpha } \right) + Tan\left\{ {\left( {1 - a} ...
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A problem with “RiccatiSolve::ncsol: Cannot compute a stabilizing solution to the matrix equation ”

I have a SSM ( State Space Model ) and I want to calculate its optimum gains unisng LQOutputRegulatorGains[] command. When I run the code, it solves the equations ...
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Backsubstituting solution into FindRoot and Plot

I want to find roots from a transcendental equation using FindRoot as a function of a real parameter and then plot the solutions vs. the parameter. The following commands work perfectly: ...
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Simple differential equation to solve

Suppose we have this differential equation: $$ x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = \frac{\frac{\partial y}{\partial x}}{x+y+z}$$ I want to find $\frac{\partial y}{\partial x}$ at x=1,y=1,z=1. I tried this code but ...
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Nonlinear FEM and FindRoot

I'm trying to develop a kind of nonlinear FEM application using mathematica to solve a bvp like the following: $$ \gamma(u') ~u^{iv} + 2 \gamma'(u') u''' u''+ u''^3 = f(x) $$ where $u = ...
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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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How to calculate the unknown quantity in an infinite series?

I'd like to calculate x value in this equation. Basically, I tried to 2 types of method which are FindRoot and NSolve. But, I have failed the calculation caused by these errors up to now. If ...
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Coupled ODEs with boundary conditions - DSolve Error

I'm relatively new to mathematica and I can't find the error here. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that vx, vy, vz aren't blue on my mathematica - as in, they already have some assigned ...
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NSolve for system of polynomial equations

I would like to find all the solutions to the following system of 8 polynomial equations for the variables w1, w2, w3, w4, w5, w6, w7, w8 ...
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Problems with Solve

I am having a problem similar to the previous question here. Solve either takes forever (I assume infinity) to run or returns an error. I have tried various combinations of using Round, Chop, N and ...
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How to fix problems solving for values of BSpline function?

I generated a spline function called f using the BSplineFunction with domain {t,0,1}. ...