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

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NDSolve is running an extremely long time: how can I save the existing data?

I am trying to solve a PDE by the following code. It takes 1 hour or so to reach t=25.72 but about 20 hours to reach t=25.72404031638060174049337306126853310997. Actually, the time step is extremely ...
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Proving large inequality in 6 variables

I have arrived at a very large inequality in 6 variables that I would like to prove is true. The command I have tried is the following: ...
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How can I get all solutions of a system of equations with Reduce?

The post What is the difference between Reduce and Solve? discusses the difference between Reduce and Solve. Now, with the ...
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Fick's Law over Implicit Regions

I'm trying to solve 2D Fick's law of diffusion from the boundaries of a triangle (future shapes will include more complex implicit regions). I'm able to model diffusion without time in complex ...
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Defining Solutions to FindRoot a functions of parameters-Part II

Here's a similar question as the the preceding question with the same title, but this time with vectors, which I need to use. I followed the suggestion in the answer the the previous question, but it ...
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Weird behavior when solving a simple physics problem

I have the following code in Mathematica that represents two balls being thrown, one with a velocity v10 (6 in this case) and another ball thrown with a velocity v20 (its just dropped) one second ...
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Defining solutions to FindRoot as a function of parameters in Mathematica

This works: f[a_] := x /. FindRoot[x^2 - a == 0, {x, 1}] f[3] (* 1.73205 *) I need this to work, but it doesn't: ...
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How to exract the roots from “Roots”? [duplicate]

Given how the output looks like, as in a set of "==" assignments, is it possible to extract specific roots from the output of, http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Roots.html ? And then do a ...
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How do I write nested for-loops?

Looking through the reference.wolfram, I couldn't see an example of how to write a multiple line "for" loop in Mathematica. I need to nest many for-loops in such a way I can do many things in the ...
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Why do I get this error (solving a system of equations)? [closed]

I use the following code ...
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How to contourplot a function defined via findroot? [duplicate]

when I use contourplot, the system will simplify the expression first with its parameters holded. However some expressions can not be simplified first without inputting parameters, for example, ...
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Solving Non-linear System of Equations

I need to get a symbolic solution to a system of non-linear equations (equation 8 is non-linear), but Mathematica is running for ever and gives no answer. Is there another way to get the solution? My ...
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How to reduce a quartic form to a quadratic form with equal roots

Preface: To clear the theoretical background this question is cross-posted on math.stackexchange here. I have a polynomial in $n$ variables of the form ...
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Solving 2-D Mechanical Systems

I'm trying to use Mathematica to solve a particular 2-d mechanical system. The system comes from "DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF AN EIGHT-BAR LEGGED WALKING MECHANISM IMITATING A KINETIC SCULPTURE, “WIND ...
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Solving a system of two equations

I have a system of two equations with the variables T and X that I tried to solve: ...
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Fitting with roots of transcendental equation

I'm new to this community and my first question probably reflect my lack of confidence with Mathematica. My problem is the following: I find the roots of a transcendental equation dependent on a ...
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How to make X and Y = Z? [closed]

Hello I have a big question, maybe it's extremely easy but for now I'm unable to make it work. I'm a programmer and what I need to do is for example: if X = 2 and Y = 1 then Z = 1 if X = 3 and Y = 1 ...
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Computation doesn't Finish

I'm trying to solve some problem by the following code: ...
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Find $r$,in terms of variables $U$ and $V$

I want to solve this equation, for $r$: ...
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How to solve Mod equation with mathematica [closed]

i'm pretty noob with mathematica but i need to solve an equation: $$c\equiv m^2\pmod n$$ I tried something like ...
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Input `Reduce[Mod[a + x, l] == 0, x]' and output `x == -a + kl`?

Reduce[a + x == k l && k > 0, x] (* k > 0 && x == -a + k l *) I think a + x == k l and ...
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How can I solve a difference-differential equation with new variable? [closed]

I want to ask how we can solve this equation: $$ xyy' = x^2+2y^2 $$ I tried with new variable $$u=y/x$$
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solve equations with high degree

this is my code,i want to solve this equations.can anyone give me some help about this,wheather mathematica can solve this.thanks a lot ...
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If domain Reals specified all constants should be real? Problem with Solve

I've got a problem solving an equation. I want to solve: Solve[Arg[h]==0, r0, Reals] with h being some imaginary number ...
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Problems with Solve when constraining solutions to a range

I have the following code ...
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Intersection with FindInstance

How to find individual root parameters pair ( t, T) to find curve intersections using FindInstance? Hopefully it would output two, instead of 6 pairs in the following: ...
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Trying to Simplify an Expression

I'm trying to simplify an expression: ...
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Solving coefficients of a function having boundary conditions

I have a function F=c+dz, which has particular boundary values, say F(z=1)=2 and F(z=-1)=1, ...
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Points of Intersection

How to numerically find points of intersection between pair of curves (Here,a circle and a parabola) ? Finding it a bit messy as, for a point on one curve, slope of the other is involved. ...
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Structure analysis based on direct stiffness method. Solve taking too much time

The program generates a very large matrix based on some input from the user. The matrix is symmetric and called generalstifnessmatrix. It also generates 2 other lists(displacement and forces list) ...
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Symbolic quadratic constrained maximization with non-negativity constraints?

Dear Mathematica users, I attempted to maximize the below quadratic function K, subject to x1+x2<=A, and a series of ...
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Find the minimum integer r such that $(10^r - 1)/37$ is an integer

I know Element[(10^r - 1)/37, Integers] tests the condition. So what is the command that gives me the minimum integer value r ...
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Implement the Bisection algorithm elegantly and easily

Description: Rencently, I have finished my course Numerical Analysis, so I'd like to implement many algorithm that I have learned from that course.By this practice, I hope that I can improve my ...
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Obtaining the relations of variables using diagonal matrices

I know this is too an elementary question, but I am a pathetic newbie in mathematica and I cannot find any answer by googling. What I want is obtaining some relations of unknown variables using their ...
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Solve with limit over multiple variables

Very new to Mathematica so apologies for what is probably numpty question. The following returns no solutions. However, there is a solution! If I set a = 1 I get the solution b = 1/2. Can you explain ...
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solving singular matrix [duplicate]

Hello I have a matrix that is singular, and i wanted to use linear solve to solve it but that doesn't work with mathematica. The matrix given as a list looks like this: ...
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Specifying and solving a PDE on an L-shaped domain

I wish to solve Laplace's equation with Dirchlet boundary conditions on an L-shaped domain as described here http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/tulink/FEM14/Ch1_ElmanSyvesterWathen_Ox05.pdf I know how ...
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Optimizing alphametrics code

First of all, thank you all in this great community. I have been reading a lot of threads about Mathematica optimization learning things like using Compile ...
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Plotting the real positive solution to a parametric equation [duplicate]

I have the following parametric equation $$ x^2-a=0 $$ where $a$ is a given parameter. I would like to plot the nonnegative real root ($\sqrt{a}$) using NSolve as $a$ varies from $0$ to $1$. Can ...
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Why does this function inside FindRoot fail to evaluate?

Can someone help me understand why function mu found below does not execute when everything before it seems ok. ...
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How to assign equation solutions to variables [duplicate]

I have 12x12 Matrix with which I have to solve the equation below: ...
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Searching in parameter space for a given number of solutions

I have this problem : I have some function g[a,b;x], where a,b are parameters and x is a variable. I know (graphically) that an equation g[a,b;x]=0 has zero, one or two solutions. I want to keep 'a' ...
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Equation Solving

As I stated in this question I want to solve a series of equations while setting some rules such as q[2]->1 or q[2]->3*10^-4. However, what should I do if I want to set another rules to my input? I ...
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Non Linear Equation Solving with Matrices

Suppose I have the following matrix equalities: A=X, B=Y where the left-hand side matrices are numeric and the right hand side contains non-linear combinations of unknowns. Since I have quite a few ...
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NDSolve: Equation with interpolating function [closed]

I have a question regarding DSolve and NDSolve functions in Mathematica 10. For instance, I'd like to solve an ODE: ...
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How to find only the negative Imaginary solutions and positive Real solutions?

Following this post Help Please : Error in plotting the solutions of FindRoot , I want to plot only the negative Imaginary solutions Wi(K)<0 and positive Real solutions Wr(K)>0. Please, how do it? ...
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Finding a solution when there are two piecewise functions at play

The goal is to mathematically figure out where is the point when the both of the diagrams are the same distance to the Y-axis. The solution to such a problem can be obtain quite easily by just ...
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Apart for complex roots?

Let p[x] be a polynomial in x and consider the partial fraction decomposition of 1/p[x]. ...