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

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Plotting level curves for 2-variable exponential equation (Lotka-Volterra) - how?

I have $$\frac{e^{(d x + b y)}}{x^c y^a}$$ Incidentally, this is the energy integral for Lotka-Volterra as given by my lecturer's notes. I would like to draw the level curves for this equation for ...
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How much time for solving a system of equations?

I wrote the following code for system of 11 equations; however when I run, it shows "Running" and has not converged to any answer after 2 hours. Please let me know whether it is normal or how I should ...
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Problem in solving non linear set of equation?

I am trying to solve a set of non linear equation but using the function nsolve but mathematica is not giving me proper answer. The code is given below. ...
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Exporting and Importing solution sets from NSolve

I have a rather large data set that I need to solve for, then save to my hard disk and import in the same format at a later time. This proves to be tricky. I use ...
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Solve for a variable using expression involving sum of quantities

I am trying to solve for h1 using function solve as in below code, Expression in solve equates sum of two expression. Both left hand and right hand side of expression is the sum of four quantities ...
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Stability analysis of transcendental equation (stability crossing curves)

I am working with a non-linear delay system with three scalar delays. After taking the Laplace transform of the linearized system, the characteristic function is a transcendental equation with three ...
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How to solve a system of equations which includes vectors? [duplicate]

I'm starting to wonder if this is something that mathematica just can't do? I thought something like this might work: ...
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Reducing a system of vector equations

I'm trying to solve a system of vector equations. I know this is solvable since I've done it myself by hand (I reduced it to solving the root of a quartic anyway). I'm trying to do it in Mathematica ...
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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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Is Mathematica `ContourPlot` function really so efficient?

I wanted to find the roots of the function $f(x,y)=\sin(3.2x)\sin(1.3y)-2.1 \sin(1.3x)\sin(3.2y)$. This is what the function looks like: ...
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NDSolve doesn't work for this simple differential equations

I try to use NDSolve to do this partial differential equations, but the result is wrong... The source term is a Gaussian pulse as time and an exponential decay with the depth z. The result should be ...
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Defining a function in terms of a solution returned by Solve

The title is a little ambiguous, but I didn't know how else to put it. What I'm trying to do is solve a system of equations ...
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Use FindRoot to get the root with minimum imaginary part

For example, define test[z_] := Cosh[0.5132928614530164 z] + 0.5934823341977118 Sinh[0.5132928614530164 z] And ...
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List manipulation performance or how to make independent list copy

I have a task to solve some system of equations with NSolve and print graph of it, depends on parameters. Something like this (maybe it is not a good example and does not always have a solution, but ...
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Solve ${\rm BinomialDistribution}(x;\,n_1,\,p_1) = {\rm BinomialDistribution}(a-x;\,n_2,\,p_2)$ in terms of $x$ [closed]

I'm totally a novice with Wolfram software, so please forgive me if the question is nonsense. I want to solve the following equation in terms of $x$: $\quad \quad {\rm ...
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Marking the points of x-intercept on a plot

OK, I have a nice plot of some oscillating motion. I can read some stuff off the graph, but I thought it would be cool to show a dot where the curve hits the x-axis and a little label showing the ...
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Substituting solution into the equation

I need to solve 6*6 equations over and over and put the coefficient into the equations again. But I don not know how? Can anyone help me? ...
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Implementing Newton's method

I have this question on coding Newton's method in Mathematica. I have some code to go by but I have no clue if it's computing the functions in the right order. The book is the numerical methods ...
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How to solve a conditional inequality?

I am trying to use Mathematica to solve a conditional inequality. Find all (real) numbers $a$ and $b$ such that $|a| + |b| \ge 2/ \sqrt{3}$ and for any real $x$ the inequality $ |a\sin x + b \sin ...
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Manipulate Solve

I have seen similar questions and answers but it did not help me. I would like to see effects of three constants in equations resulted from solve command. conditions are ...
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How can I improve the solution of my PDE?

I want to improve the last code to find a better solution for umi. For now I'm using only MaxStepFraction. Also, when I put no ...
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NSolve returning an empty set

Dear Mathematica experts. I am a chemist looking to use Mathematica to solve a system of equilibrium equations. I have a system of 8 polynomial (I think) equations with 8 unknowns, yet when I use ...
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When NSolve fails due to a differential situation?

c = 1.1111; y[x_] = x - c Sin[x] NSolve[y[x] == 0, x] The method has procured no result. Successive derivatives were plotted in an attempt to fix the problem. ...
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Finding intersections of two parametric curves

I am dealing with the root finding of two parametric data curves (data below). I have already checked Parametric Interpolation of 2D data, which I found useful for plotting, though it is not adequate ...
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Solve seems broken after I installed the package Tomatlab.m

After I downloaded the Mathematica package ToMatlab.m, Solve does not work as before: ...
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NSolve running for ever

I have troubles running NSolve for my physics problem. I am new to Mathematica, which is why I might be missing some key solutions. I have the following function with the variables: ...
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Solution Branch Switching of Quartic

Im using a closed form solution for quartic equation. In the quartic equation, there are parameters that are being varied and therefore the solution changes depending on these parameters. The ...
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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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Selecting the maximum value from the results returned by NSolve

I'm trying to select the maximum value from the answers Mathematica 7.0 is getting from a simple basic NSolve algebric equation : ...
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A question about calculus and Programming

I am a very new user and I would like to know how to calculate the following operations in Mathematica. Honestly this is not a homework. I am an french architect and I would like to be back in Math ...
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using FindRoot to solve 3 simultaneous equations [closed]

I'm trying to solve 3 simultaneous equations derived from an electrical circuit of a common source amplifier. ...
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Sign of a symbolic expression as a function of parameter values

I need to know the sign of the following expression for p[t] = z/(1-a), as a function of the parameters {a, b, c, z}: ...
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Hill function (equation) vs a gene

So im trying to make one equation equal another to solve for all physically realistic values of $X$. Hill function is: $$ F(X)=\frac{1}{1+(\frac{X}{K})^n} $$ and Gene Z equation is: $$ Z(X) = ...
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NSolve can not handle a PolyGamma equation

I would like to solve the following equations numerically: ...
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Trying to find solution for system of ordinary differential Equations [closed]

I've got 2 functions: A'[t] = (0.5/(1 + (B/k1)^n)) - 0.2*A B'[t] = (1/(1 + (A/k2)^n)) - 2*B with conditions of ...
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Recurrent equations [duplicate]

I want to make a relation to show the first 7 elements that don't have the number 7 in it. So far i know how to make it to show the first 7 elements with RecurrenceTable[{a[n + 1] == 7 a[n] + a[n], ...
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Solution to $y = x^x (1-x)^{(1-x)}$ for $x$ [closed]

Does anyone have any insight to a symbolic Mathematica solution to this equation for $x$ in terms of y? Symbolic of any sort, just not numeric. $$y = x^x (1-x)^{(1-x)}$$
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How to read complicated result from Reduce?

How can I read this Reduce output from Mathematica that I got from solving an inequality? I do not perfectly know when one case in this case analysis is over and ...
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How can we plot the complex roots of an equation?

If we'd like to display the $n$ roots of a polynomial on the complex plane as points, how can we do this? For example, if we have the equation $x^3 + x^2 + x + 1$, how can we plot the 3 roots as ...
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How to determine why Solve[] failed?

I don't know what to make of Solve[] failing on this: ...
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Bug in Solve (Mathematica 9)

The issue seems to be fixed as of Version 10.1. Just came across the strangest bug under both Mathematica 9.0.0 and 9.0.1. If one enters: ...
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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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How to speed or help Solve[] when it is stuck?

The code below generates a system of equations that I need to Solve[] for {c[5], c[6], c[7], c[8]} in terms of {c[1], c[2], c[3], c[4]}. ...
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Determining the default Method used in optimization and root-finding algorithms

Is it possible to extract the Method which is used in functions like NMinimize, FindRoot, ...
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NSolve Duration for simultaneous equations solving

At the moment I am asking myself why mathematica gets to point of needing enormous amount of time to solve equations like these when one more "row" or "colum" or both was added in this equations ...
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Does the equation have two roots? [closed]

I want to solve the equation $$-x^2+\sqrt{2-x^2} \left(x^2+2 x-1\right)+2 x+5=0.$$ I tried ...
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Behavior of Reduce with variables as domain

When using Reduce, I accidentally put a set of variables as the domain. To my surprise, it not only seems that Reduce expects ...
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How to eliminate variables when using Solve[]

In certain problems, we need to solve systems of equations and get results in terms of just selected variables. For example, how could we solve eqn==0 below for ...
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Problem using NDSolveValue

Good afternoon, fellas. Could anyone here help me solve this problem? ...