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

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Usage of Piecewise/RSolve to solve an equation based on condition

I am trying to compute price of call option on a stock using the finite difference method. I have a VBA code for it, and I am trying to find out how I can use Mathematica memoization functions and ...
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How to handle solution returned by ParametricNDSolveValue in FindRoot

i was trying to solve a problem relative to root finding in a system of differential equations; here's a simpler case. With two distinct set of parametric differential equations, i'm able to find the ...
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Simplify large fractions

Hi i'm quite new with Mathematica and i'm experiencing some problems with Simplify and FullSimplify. I'm dealing with a sistem ...
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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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Apart for complex roots?

Let p[x] be a polynomial in x and consider the partial fraction decomposition of 1/p[x]. ...
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What are the steps using boolean algebra for transforming one equation into another?

I have a special case where I have two equations, which I have solved in a better and quicker way, but I need to solve with Boolean algebra. Using the laws of Boolean algebra, I have to prove that ...
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Plotting Multiple Solve Functions

My goal is to plot the functions returned from Solve but assigning each solution to a different function. Here is an example where I do it by hand ...
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Solving a system of two nonlinear equations with many symbolic parameters

I have two nonlinear equations with two unknowns, $x$ and $y$, and many symbolic parameters, $a, b, c, d$. They look someting like: $\frac{1}{x}(1+x)^a (1-b)(cx+dy)=0$ ...
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Solving a system of difference equations in an exponential steady-state growth setting

I have a system of difference equations in an exponential steady-state balanced growth setting; all variables grow at the same steady-state rate, say, $g$. I use the notations as follows: Variable $X$ ...
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Error when using EquationTrekker

I just got to know EquationTrakker because I need to do phase graphs for my classes. When I load it ...
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How to solve for exponents in an infinite product?

Say I have a power series, $f(x,y) \in 1 + x\mathbb{Z}[[x,y]]$ Then it admits a unique expansion $$f(x,y) = \prod_{i=1}^\infty \prod_{j=0}^\infty (1 - x^i y^j)^{n_{i,j}}$$ for some integers, $i, ...
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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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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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FindRoot in range

I am trying to find all roots in a range, using y /. FindRoot[Sin[y] == 0, {y, #}] & /@ Range[7] which gives ...
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How can I select two lists from a list of lists so that I receive the system of equations has only rational solutions?

I want to make a sytem of equations has the form $$\begin{cases} a_1x^2+b_1y^2 + c_1xy+d_1x + e_1y+3=0,\\ a_2x^2+b_2y^2 + c_2xy+d_2x + e_2y+3=0. \end{cases}$$ so that the given system of equations has ...
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Question about Solve

I don't understand what Mathematica is doing to get these solutions. I ask it to solve two equations, the left hand side of both expressions are the same, the right hand sides differ by a ± sign. I ...
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Equation Solving: Solution in terms of predefined functions

Is there a way that I can have Mathematica give me the solution of a problem it has solved in terms of functions that I have predefined? The specific problem I'm trying to solve is: ...
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Problems with Simultaneous Equation Solving

Let me first explain what I am doing and then I will explain the problem that I can't figure out. I am basically trying to solve 2 equations for 2 unknowns (a1 and ...
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I can't solve this set of equations

I am having trouble solving a set of equations using Mathematica 8. I do not get any errors, but I don't get any solutions either. My parameters and variables are real and non-negative. ...
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Nest for large value of n

I am working on a problem to find the Feigenbaum constant. In this problem I have to get $f^{2^n}(1/2)$ with $f(x) = kx(1-x)$. I use Nest to get $f^{2^n}(1/2)$ but ...
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Conditional statements in intial conditions?

This is potentially a daft question, but I thought I'd ask it; I have some material free to diffuse in a boundary between rn and ro; I've been able to get it working nicely for neumann type boundary ...
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differential equations with implicit functions

I have an ordinary differential equation that contains coefficient functions that depend implicitly on the independent variable via an algebraic equation. I am trying to go ahead and use NSolve to ...
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Why is FindRoot initial value far from the specified one?

I am trying to numerically find the root of a function that looks a bit like: 1/x - (SchurDecomposition[A[x]][[2]])[[1]], where ...
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Solving $k\log(n) - k\log(k) \leq u$

How can I persuade Mathematica to help me find solutions to the inequality $k\ln(n) - k\ln(k) \leq u$ over the reals, assuming $u \geq n \geq k \geq 1$. When I evaluate ...
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Am I entering this 2-variable recurrence correctly?

I'm trying to solve this recurrence with two variables. ...
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FindRoot - Speed and errors

I am using FindRoot[] to solve a complicated equation. It seems I get the correct answer even though I get errors about an ...
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Why cant Mathematica solve this equation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can Reduce *really* not solve for x here? Why cant Mathematica solve this equation? ...
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Numerically/Analytically Solving a System of Equations

I have $6$ functions $f_i(x,y,z)$, $(i = 1, \ldots, 6)$ in three variables $x,y,z$, and I would like to find a simultaneous instance of these variables, say $(x_0, y_0, z_0)$, such that $f_i(x_0, y_0, ...
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Solve trigonometric equation

I'm looking for a solution (graphic, numeric or analytic) for a function of the form: $$a^2\tanh(x)=\tan(ax),\quad a ≥ 1,\ x > 0$$ preferably using Mathematica. Any advice?
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How can I understand the result Mathematica returns from DSolve?

I have solved an ODE using DSolve, but I have a problem with understanding the solution. In general the solution is in the form: ...
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Find zeros of a transcendental function

Mathematica 10 can not give me solution of this equation ...
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Getting a list of x coordinates of intersection points of two functions

I have two functions, f[x_] := 5 Sin[2 x] g[x_] := (5 x + 2)/(x + 2) I am trying to find the x coordinates that intersect ...
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TrueQ - Test of inequality [duplicate]

I want to look if a term is <0,>0 or ==0. What is wrong when I write ...
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Finding roots of transcendental equation and collecting into a list

I am working on a physics reserach project for school and I have run into some troubles working Mathematica. I am a fairly inexperienced mathematica user so any help would very much be appreciated. I ...
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Solve reports it can't handle my equation

I am trying to solve the following equation Solve[x ϵ + (-ϵ) x^-ϵ - c (-ϵ) x^(-ϵ - 1) == 0, x] Yields Solve::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the ...
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How to find and express all polynomial roots with greatest precision?

I've already plowed through the documentation and a bunch of other Questions on this, but I've only found partial or tangentially related answers. I need numerical results for all of the complex ...
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Solve simple trig equation

I would like to solve this equation: $$-x\sin(x)=\cos(x)$$ But Solve in Mathematica doesn't work: This system cannot be solved with the methods available to ...
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Plot a table of ranges

I have table with values like: t = {1.234 <= a <= 2.345, 3.42 <= a <= 5.67, ...} and I want to plot this table, the ...
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Is there a better way to get the eight points of intersection?

I want to get the eight points of intersection from the equations 2 Abs[x] + Abs[y] == 1 and Abs[x] + 2 Abs[y] == 1. To solve ...
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How to code the following in Mathematica

How do I get the following into Mathematica, solving for a: $$ 0.7 = 1 - \frac{2}{a} \times [ \frac{1}{a} \int_0^a \frac{x}{\exp(x)-1} dx + \frac{a}{6} - 1] $$
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Why do Solve, NSolve, and FindRoot all fail on this simple, solvable actuarial equation?

If we express conditional mortality as a vector of annual probabilities of death, like so ...
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Simple rule appears not to work

I have the following simple code ...
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solving for one solution to a system of polynomials

I'm trying to solve a system of equations: ...
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Build a truncated tower with numbers from 1 to 9 without repeating

consider the image subject to the following conditions appearing in my code, I find not the appropriate numbers ...
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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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Calculating difference ratios (Δβ/Δρ) from a data set

I am little bit confused about how to calculate δβ/δρ value if I have set of values like this. I have the values of β and ρ like this. ...
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Find all solutions which satisfy the given conditions

Let $$ m=9n^3+30n^2-9n $$ where $n \in \mathbb{Q^{+}}$ and $m \in \mathbb{Z} $ . Find all solutions which satisfy the given conditions. So I've tried to solve this manually and I was ...
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Solve didn't give the right solution

I've got a pretty simple equation set here but I cannot seem to solve it correctly. ...