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

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How can I speed up this multi-equation Solve problem?

I'm trying to solve a set of equations (chemical kinetics for a complex system, but don't worry about that). I ran it for 24 hours and I got no output. Here is the relatively simple code (I want to ...
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To solve an equation

I am trying to solve the equation: Solve[Re[Integrate[(2 c - (r^2) Exp[- I 1.4746])^(0.5), {r, 0, 31.7576}]] == 2.1216, c] I want to integrate an expression in ...
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Extract desired solutions from Reduce

I have the function a = 1 - 3 Sin[theta]^2 Cos[phi]^2; which I solve for 'phi' when $a=0$ sol = Reduce[a == 0, phi] which ...
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How to find these two intersections? [duplicate]

1.pv=(q1^2+q*^2-q3^2)/[2(q1+q*-q3)] q*=5.3415is the upper limit of q 2.pv+(1-2a)q+2F=2(1-a)C(q) at q=q1 and q=q3。 equation 2 is actually trying to find the intersections of two ...
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How to solve this nonlinear 2 by 2 equations?

I have a equation (x^2 + q1^2 - y^2)/2*(x + q1 - y) + (1 - 2*a)*q + 2*F = 2*(1 - a)*c[q] in q(variable) with parameters q1,a,F and function c(in variable q also, and I define it outside Solve so I can ...
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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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How to speed up minimization of function

I have the fallowing code (the functions within that code are replaced by simpler ones, but the code structure is identical): $$$$ ...
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An easier way to find the properties of an ellipse from its equation?

In this Q&A about fitting an ellipse to a set of points, there are multiple answers that generated general equations of the ellipse, like this one by @ubpdqn: However, the steps to find out the ...
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Why doesn't Roots work on a certain quartic polynomial equation?

In everything that follows I am using Roots to get the solutions to the equations. I start off with this equation: $$ \frac{A}{3}x^4 - x^2 + 2ax - b^2 = 0$$ Now ...
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Unexpected result from FullSimplify

In the following simplification why doesn't Mathematica get a zero when asked to compute "Y-Z" eventually? ...
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wolfram mathematica intersection of two surfaces [duplicate]

I use wolfram mathematica. There is a function of two variables which defines the surface z = f(x,y), the second surface is defined as z = const. How to find the line of intersection of these two ...
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Solve works with numbers but not number stored in variable

I have the code: ...
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Solve[ ] for 2 variables not returning list of two variables

I type into mathematica: Solve[2 Sin[(Sqrt[3] x - 3 y)/2] == 2 Sin[(Sqrt[3] x + 3 y)/2], {x, y}] expecting it to return a list of pairs of solutions of the form ...
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Cannot solve equation

I just started using mathematica and I'm facing a problem that I just can't solve. I want to solve the following equation: Code: ...
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HarmonicNumber problem

I am looking for all the roots of HarmonicNumber, in the domain [-30, 1] and [0, 6000] for the real and imaginary parts, respectively, and where the parameter ...
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How can I get the exact real solution of this equation?

I want to solve the equation Sqrt[x] + Sqrt[1 - x^2] == Sqrt[2 - 3 x - 4 x^2] with real solutions (in the real domain). I tried ...
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Solve set of non-linear equations with least-squares-fitting - constrain results?

I'm trying to solve a set of functions to determine the material properties from a set of measurement values. (To set up this method I just want to fit my model with some already calculated data). My ...
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NIntegrate: integrand has evaluated to non numerical values

I have pasted a code that has been giving me some trouble and errors when I try to compute. ERROR: "The integrand 1435.1232 E^(-6.4703566*10^6 s^2) deEntrance[s,phi]^2 has evaluated to ...
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How can I obtain the complex root of an equation with FindRoot

I want to obtain the complex roots of some equations that are similar,but each of them has a different condition. this difference is the value of α in these ...
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Solving a system of equations using matrix form

Please bear with me as I am a beginner at Mathematica. In the following system, all variables on the right hand side are known, except for w1, ...
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Finding integral bounds

i have this integral shown below is equal to 1, and i need to find "a" on mathematica, but I'm not sure how. integral (from 0 to a) sqrt((-50.8938 sin(8.4823 t))^2+(4-11.3097 sin(11.3097 t))^2) dt = ...
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Find all roots in the interval of nonlinear equation

I am struggling on how to find all the roots of 1+1/2^x+1/3^x==0 which lie in a given of real and imaginary interval. Solve ...
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Solving for variables that satisfy an equation

I have the following ...
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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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Solution given by Wolfram Alpha but not _Mathematica_

Why will Mathematica not give a soluion to Solve[Log[x] == Log[j, Log[j, x]], j], but Wolfram Alpha will?
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Control over the way matrix is displayed

I am wondering how to change the output format in Mathematica. For example, I have $x=\binom{3}{1}$ and $y=\binom{2}{5}$, and I want to find what linear combination of $x$ and $y$ produces ...
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Inequality test returned unevaluated

I tried, Refine[Sin[k]^2/(k^2 + k + 1) < 1/(k^2), Element[k, Integers]] $\frac{\text{Sin}[k]^2}{1+k+k^2}<\frac{1}{k^2}$ It returns unevaluated. I ...
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Code for solving numerically an integro-differential equation

First of all, I want to greet the community. This is my first question, but I hope I will be able to help answering others members questions, although I am quite new working with Mathematica. I would ...
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Solving One Equation with Two Variables

I am trying to solve an equation with two variables. It is the last step in the process of using the method of undetermined coefficients to solve a nonhomogeneous differential equation. The equation ...
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Determine Functions Given Data Points [duplicate]

Is it possible for Mathematica to solve for f(x,y) = 0 such that {x,y} contains {{0,0.5}, {1,0.5}, {0.6,0.8}, {0.4,0.2}} ? Do we need to specify f(x,y) first ? ...
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Solving a system of equations with variable coefficients

I am trying to solve a system of equation which seems to be simple but much as I tried I couldn't solve it in Mathematica and it says the coefficients need to be exact. Now, I was wondering if someone ...
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Finding solutions of polynomials system

Let $f_1,...,f_n$ be a set of polynomials in $x_1,...,x_n$ with rational coefficients. I need to check whether a system $$f_1=a_1,...,f_n=a_n$$ has a real solution for large enough count of points. ...
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find the real root

I have the following equation: \begin{equation} (y-1)^{b1} - C~~ y~~ \exp(a x)=0 \end{equation} where $a, b$ are real constants, $C$ may be a complex number. I need to find the real solution of the ...
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single root of a cubic function

As it can be shown that the function f(x)=3x^3-9x+1 has a single root in the interval abierto (0,1). Try to solve using Newton Raphson method, but that is more than a demonstration calculation
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How to solve a complicated equation system

I am trying to solve the equation system eq1==eq2 for $\sigma1$ and $\sigma2$ where eq1 and ...
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How to use `FindRoot` to solve an equation containing a parameter?

I'm trying to derive some of the results of the following paper: Electrodynamics of semiconductor-coated noble metal nanoshells, JT Manassah - Physical Review A In the paper there is matrix $\mathbf ...
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FindRoot finds a solution not found by NSolve

I am trying to solve a polynomial equation of higher order with non-integer exponents. When the order of the system is greater than 4, FindRoot provides a correct solution that is not found by NSolve. ...
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How can I find the boundary function in RegionPlot?

I have a problem with finding the function that gives the boundary curve in RegionPlot comamnd. I use the following code to make the regions in which two ...
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Numerical solution of two coupled transcendental equations with three variables

I have following set of coupled transcendental equations. $\tan^{-1} \left(\frac{\sigma+\beta}{K'-1}\right)+\tan^{-1} \left(\frac{\sigma-\beta}{K'-1}\right)=\frac{2 \sigma}{K'}\cos(\beta\tau)$ and ...
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Finding the roots of a function with a parameter

I am using a differential equation method for finding the roots of a function. My function is much more complicated but I can illustrate my problem with a trivial example. The problem occurs when ...
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Why does Equal[“string”, False] not evaluate to False?

Why does Equal["string", False] not evaluate to False? I would have thought Mathematica could prove that these two things are ...
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Finding the first five eigenvectors and values for a 500×500 matrix

I'm trying to find the first five eigenvalues and vectors of a matrix that has the following proporties: ...
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System of differential equations - solving for a constant

I will reformulate my question in the hopes it will be more intelligible. First, I defined the functions: ...
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Finding Values of All Nine Constants in q-hypergeometric Equation

I suspect that an identity of the form $$\sum_{j=-n}^{j=n}(-1)^jq^{j(5j+1)/2}=\sum_{r=0}^{n}f_{ar+bn+c}(-1)^{n-r}q^{(n-r)(dr+en+f)/2}\frac{(q;q)_{gr+hn+j}}{(q;q)_{n-r}}$$ for $a, \dots , j$ integer ...
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Strange behavior of Reduce with a cubic equation

This equation: $(\frac{-a}{x})^2=\sqrt{\frac{1}{x}}$ at $a > 0$ and $x > 0$ has a clear solution $x=a^{4/3}$, doesn't it? However, ...
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Center Manifolds

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How to correct this, `f[a_] := FindRoot[eq == 0, {x, 0.5}]`, where `eq` contains a parameter $a$, without using `eq[a]`?

I want to solve an equation with a parameter $a$, and define the result as a function of $a$. It is something like this: ...
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why doesn't NSolve find all the solutions that Solve finds?

Define d[p1_, p2_] := (p1 - p2).(p1 - p2) to be the square of the distance between two points. I am trying to solve equations like: ...
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Graphical solution of a a two-variable system containing an equation and an inequality

I'm currently studying atmospheric-gravity waves and their dispersion relations. I want to have look at values of $(x,y)$ that solve the following system : \begin{equation}\label{}(1) \left\{ ...