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

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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 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 unit tangent, normal, and binormal vectors for a given r(t)

For my Calc III class, I need to find $T(t), N(t)$, and $B(t)$ for $t=1, 2$, and $-1$, given $r(t)=\{t,t^2,t^3\}$. I've got Mathematica, but I've never used it before and I'm not sure how to coerce ...
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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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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 to fix problems solving for values of BSpline function?

I generated a spline function called f using the BSplineFunction with domain {t,0,1}. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solving a large system of non-linear equations

I am new to Mathematica, and I am currently trying to use it to solve a large symbolic system of non-linear equations. I began the code below about 30 hrs ago, and the Mathematica Kernal has been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solve matrix equation A*X=X*B using LeastSquares

I want to solve matrix equation A*X=X*B using LeastSquares method, but it is suited for equation like A*X=B. All matrices are 3x3 ...
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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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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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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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Handling failed FindRoot calls

I want to handle FindRoot calls which did not converge (e.g "thrown" error message FindRoot::cvmit) ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Why the inequality does not take into account the domain?

I have this inequality: Reduce[(4000-1000k)/(k-4) < 0] and the answer is k ∈ Reals I would expect ...
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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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Unexpected result from FullSimplify

In the following simplification why doesn't Mathematica get a zero when asked to compute "Y-Z" eventually? ...