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

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Solve returns a wrong answer

I'm afraid the following is rather localized questions, but I don't know how to simplify and generalize it. I have the following two points (in the real plane): ...
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Solve failing and not clear why

I define the function: w[q_, n_, a_] := q/(4 Pi n r^2) (1 - Exp[-2 r/a] (2 (r/a)^2 + 2 (r/a) + 1)) I then want to solve: ...
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FindRoot equation-variable mismatch

I cannot figure out why FindRoot doesn't work and returns this error: The number of equations does not match the number of variables in ... My problem: drawing ...
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Equating and solving equations that have been generated using table[]

I am in the process of trying to use Mathematica to find the coefficients of transmission and reflection for the wavefunction of a beam of particles tunnelling across any number of identical potential ...
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Corrected: Solve[] cannot solve simple hyperbola equations?

Is Solve[] very inefficient in solving equations involving square roots? The input below attempts to find out the explicit expression of either x or y in terms of other variables {x|y, a, c}, and c ...
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How to guess initial complex value for FindRoot

I have to solve a transcendental equation for a parameter, say $\beta$. Now, the $\beta$ has a range from $ik$ to $k$ where $i$ is the usual imaginary root $\sqrt{-1}$ and $k$ is a real number. ...
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Rearranging an equation with the sine function in it [closed]

When I evaluate Solve[a==Sin[b*c], b] to rearrange the following for $ b $: $$ a = \sin(bc) $$ I get the following result from Mathematica: $$\begin{align*} ...
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How to solve a simple inequality

I am having trouble getting Mathematica to solve really simple inequalities. I started with Solve[{y^x >= 2*y - 1}, x] but Mathematica can't solve it. So I ...
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Solve equation with inequalities for parameters

I want to solve following equation: ...
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equation solving problems

I have some equation: $$ veq=-2-lr-l^2r+2(r+ir^3\omega) v' + (-2+r)r^2v'^2 + (-2+r) r^2 v''==0 $$ or in Mathematica form: ...
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How to solve a certain coupled first order PDE system

I would like to find the solution $(U,V)\equiv (U(x,t),V(x,t))$ of the following system. \begin{equation} \displaystyle\left\{\begin{array}{l} \frac{\partial U}{\partial t}+(a+b x)\frac{\partial ...
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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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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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Approaches to solving non-linear systems of equation with assumptions

The specific type of system looks as follows: \begin{align} (r-r')x+4d_1 x^3+4d_{12}xy^2 &= 0 \\ (r+r')y+4d_2 y^3+4d_{12}yx^2 &= 0 \\ \end{align} Where $r,r',d_1, d_2, d_{12}$ are all real ...
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Solving equations bounded by a region

Straight to the point I have a function ...
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Complicated equation solving

I want to find the maximum point or optimal value $y$ of Rx1[y_, a_, b_]. ...
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Optimizing matrix inequalities over trace

I need to solve the following problem. Given $n \times n$ Hermitian matrices $A\geq 0$ and $B_1, ~ B_2$ (need not be positive semidefinite), with $Tr(AB_1)<0~,Tr(AB_2)<0$ construct a ...
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Why won't mathematica solve my two simultaneous equations? [closed]

I'm trying to solve for two unknowns with two equations as follows; ...
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Elimination returning true instead of correct answer

I define the following functions: ...
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How to solve these equations by Mathematica?

l tried it with Solve,DSolve and NDSolve functions,but all failed.Should l simplify the equations in the papers or use other mathematica functions.Thanks~
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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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How to find roots of a system of equation when number of equations and variables don't match?

I'm trying to check if a system of equations has a solution around a given point, the problem is that I'm using FindRoots and doesn't work when there are a different number of equations and variables, ...
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Plotting the results of NSolve as Horizontal Lines

Suppose I use NSolve to find the Real approximations to the intersections of two separate functions over some specified range: ...
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Problems solving a differential equation

I am trying to solve a differential equation: $dN/dt = a*N*(90-N)$ with $N(0)=3$ and $N(11)=43$: Using: ...
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handling division by zeros and line equations

today I was writing a code which takes some line equation and a circle equation,finds intersection points that are on $II$ and $III$ quadrants,draw a tangent line to circle from that point and then ...
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How do I solve a profile interval (statistics)

I want to calculate a 95% profile interval for f0. Do worry too much if you do not understand what it is. I will illustrate with a simple example. ...
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Solving Differential Algebraic Equations as BVP

I am trying to solve a set of DAEs. \begin{equation} -4 \nu (\lambda(s))^{(-1 - 4 \nu)} \theta'(s) \lambda'(s) + (\lambda(s))^{(-4 \nu)} \theta''(s) = -\alpha_y \cos\theta(s) + \alpha_x ...
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How to calculate minimum positive solution of a equation?

Equations with triangular function usually have multiple solutions, like Solve[Sin[x] == 1/10, x] returns a solution like ...
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Find extreme values in a polynomial expression

I have been hunting down and could not find an answer to my question. As I've now been struggling for quite a while and believe it is a simple trick that's preventing me from getting over this ...
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Error using Nsolve with system of two equations: “Use Reduce”

Having some odd behavior with some mathematica code I am running. I am solving a simple system of two equations but mathematica gives an error and asks to use Reduce? I looked up in the manual but ...
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Applying N to the roots found by Solve gives complex numbers when the roots are real [closed]

I have a function which is f(x) = x^3 - 5 x^2 - x + 1. When I solve for x to find the zeros ...
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A FindRoot error

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NDSolve fails for certain choices of parameters and solve range

I'm trying to solve a pair of coupled ODEs with NDSolve. I know roughly what the solution should look like (both should give periodic functions, pi/2 out of phase, the amplitude of which damp towards ...
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Need help solving a system of two 1st order nonlinear differential equations

The original system of equations reads: $\begin{cases} f'(r) + f(r) \left(a(r) - \frac{1}{r}\right) = 0,\\ f^2(r) + a'(r) + \frac{a(r)}{r} - 1 = 0\,, \end{cases}$ with boundary conditions $f(0) = ...
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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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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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Given an equation with one parameter, how do I use NSolve to solve it for many values of the parameter?

I was wondering if there was a way to use the Mathematica NSolve command to solve an equation that has a parameter with various values. An example of which is: ...
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Mathematica can't minimize a function

Mathematica seems not to be able to minimize this univariate function over integer arguments, $r>2, r \in \mathbb{Z}$. ...
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Why does Mathematice dislike my boundary condition in NDSolve?

im trying to solve a PDE-System, with the "periodic boundary condition" c[t,0]==4*c[t,2pi] But mathenmatica says: NDSolve::bcedge: "Boundary condition ...
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Having trouble assigning the result of a Solve to a function

Can anyone see what is wrong with my syntax? It looks like I have successfully assigned the result of Solve to a function. I want Mathematica to return me an numeric value of the function ...
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Symbolic solution of system

everyone! I am sorry, but I am an abcolute novice of Mathematica (to be more precise this is my first day of using it) and even after surfing the web and all documents I am not able to solve the ...
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Problem to solve an integral equation [closed]

I am new to Mathematica. I am trying to numerically solve for C in the following equation: $\begin{equation} \begin{array}{lcl} -\int_0^\infty (5000000+100000 x+ C)^{-1} ...
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NSolve with numerical function

I would like to solve numerically an equation which involves a numerical function constructed by fitting some data: ...
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How do I get Nsolve to work with hyperbolic functions?

This is a rather simple numerical solution, but it simply doesn't work. Does anybody have a solution? NSolve[x - Sinh[x] - 1 == 0, x] NSolve::nsmet: This ...
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Solving an exponential multivariate equation

I have the following equation: p = 1/(1 + E^(-51.179 + 0.849 x1 + 2.3649 x2 + 1.155 x3 + 1.46 x4 + 1.31 x5)) and I want to find the set of values for x1 to x5 ...
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Singularity / stiffness / precision errors with NDSolve

I have a relatively simple 2nd Order ODE problem I'm trying to solve numerically $p'' + \frac{1}{r}p' = A(\frac{p(r)}{p(r) + k_{m}})$ where $A = 7.5795*10^9$ and $k_{m} = 1$. So trying to get ...
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Setting up and solving system of equations

Consider the following code: ...
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Eliminate some temporaries from a set of equations

I have a long set of equations, mostly obtained by introducing physics related quantities which stand for some kind of temporary variables: ...
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How to get a solution set of a nonlinear system of equations?

I'm trying to find the solution set of {x, y} variables for the following system of equations: ...