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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (5)

-2
votes
1answer
75 views

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}: ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

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) = ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

NSolve can not handle a PolyGamma equation

I would like to solve the following equations numerically: ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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], ...
5
votes
1answer
220 views

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. $$y = x^x (1-x)^{(1-x)}$$
7
votes
2answers
391 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
949 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

How to determine why Solve[] failed?

I don't know what to make of Solve[] failing on this: ...
21
votes
1answer
847 views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

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]}. ...
16
votes
2answers
541 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
347 views

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 ...
14
votes
2answers
483 views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
415 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Problem using NDSolveValue

Good afternoon, fellas. Could anyone here help me solve this problem? ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Solving a nonlinear equation involving convolution

I consider the following functional : $\psi(u,v)= -u(1-v)(1-\alpha k * v) + \epsilon v (\alpha k * v)$, where $k(x)$ is a smooth kernel with $\int |k| = 1$ and $\int k_+ = \alpha \in ]0,1[$, $u(x), ...
0
votes
1answer
202 views
2
votes
1answer
172 views

Solving an integral equation numerically

my problem is: I get the result of definite integral and now I need to find the upper limit for the same integral but with opposite sign value so f2=-f1. ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Why can Reduce solve for Integers but not for Reals?

I'm showing as an image, since the question is generic. If we remove $m$ from the inequality we get both solutions. Why doesn't the first inequality work for both domains? Edit here is the code per ...
4
votes
1answer
173 views

Does `Reduce` give complete and necessary conditions?

I want to obtain a solution for a system of five inequalities. For instance, ...
1
vote
1answer
87 views

using FindRoot with a Module that takes a parameter

Observed an error when calling a Module from FindRoot. I created a module which first solves a differential equation and then returns the value of that differential equation when the independent ...
1
vote
1answer
87 views

Is it possible to solve a certain set of nonlinear equations in Mathematica?

I read this question in a Chinese forum last year. At the end of the discussion, they provide a solution of the equations from a C++ program. Unfortunately, they did not get the right answer. ...
2
votes
1answer
87 views

Plot directional field with a initial vlue

I do not have enough reputation to comment on other questions, hence I have to ask my own one I want to solve the following nonlinear first order ODE, $$(1 + x) (0.5 y[x]^{-0.5} (x - y[x])^{0.5} - ...
1
vote
0answers
127 views

Using NMinimize to solve the Multi Commodity Flow problem

I have the following optimization problem and I was hoping to solve it with NMinimize. Unfortunately, I don't get the desired result. I would like to get an optimal vector for $d_{e}$. This is how ...
3
votes
2answers
245 views

How can Mathematica help me to find a real radical expression for roots of this polynomial?‎

The polynomial $P(x)=x^‎‏4‏‎-‎‏4‏x^‎‏2‏‎-‎‏2‏x+‎‏1$‏‎ has ‎‏4‏‎ real roots (this can be clearly checked by plotting). But solving $P(x)=‎‏0‏‎$, using ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Finding common roots to several functions

I am trying to solve the following problem. Given $a\in\mathbb R^n$, $u\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $m\in\mathbb{N}^\star$, Find the/some common roots $(t_1,...,t_m)$ of the $\frac{m(m-1)}{2}$ ...
1
vote
1answer
154 views
4
votes
2answers
200 views

how to find numerical zeros of $f(z)$ in a compact complex domain

I encountered a function $f(z)$ with several zeros in a region $1<\Re(z)<2, 3<\Im(z)<4$. These zeros are visible in a three dimensional plot like ...
2
votes
2answers
151 views

A peculiar behavior of NSolve[]

NSolve[Power[x + 1, x + 1] - Power[x, x + 2] == 0, x, Reals] returns: {{x -> 3.14104}} Great. However, ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Symbolically solve system of equations involving matrix

I need to solve the following system of equations symbolically for a_i, b_i, and c_i: ...
1
vote
0answers
108 views

Can Mathematica Find Closed-Form Solution this Equation [closed]

I have tries to solve an equation by using Solve[] to find pl as a function of other variables. However, it generates an Error! Can anyone help? ...
24
votes
5answers
25k views

Assign the results from a Solve to variable(s)

I understand Mathematica can't assign the results of a Solve to the unknowns because there may be more than 1 solution. How can I assign the 4 values of following result to variables?
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Question about the third argument of Solve [duplicate]

I'm learning about derivatives. This is my code: ...
2
votes
2answers
192 views

Study the possible coincidences of the three clock hands hour, minute, and second

Inspired by the very nice problem solutions of the problem of coinciding clock hands, I'd like to extend the question including a "second" hand. While it is obvious that all three hand can coincide ...
22
votes
4answers
1k views

Hightlight all the self-intersections of a Lissajous figure

This graph–also known as a Lissajous figure–contains so many self-intersections.How can I highlight them? ...
3
votes
2answers
370 views

How to solve numerically an equation which contains numerical intergration?

F1[x_] := NIntegrate[E^Sin[y x], {y, 0, 1}] F2[x_] := Log[x] NSolve[F1[x] == F2[x], x] I want to solve the equation, but Mathematica don't solve it. ...
1
vote
1answer
387 views

Solving a complex logarithmic equation

I am trying to solve the following equation for $x$, with integer $n$. (1 - ((-1 + x)^E x^(1 - x) Log[x]^-E)^(1/(-1 + E)))/(-1 + x) == n
2
votes
1answer
346 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
225 views

Find roots of a peak to calculate its width at 10% peak height

I have numeric data points (x,y) values from a peak. I constructed a interpolation to get an interpolating function. Interpolation[data] What I want to do is the ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

Reduce / Solve cannot solve simple equation

Why does Reduce[{a^b*c^b == c, 0 < b < 1, a > 0, c > 0}, c, Reals] give ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Solve and NSolve hitting iteration limit for simple system [closed]

I'm am trying to get Mathematica to determine the intersection of a line and a parabola, like so: Solve[{x + y == 6, x^2 == y}, {x, y}] But evaluating this gives ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Question about a catalytic equality?

I have a question on math.SE that explains how I came up with these equations. ...
1
vote
2answers
329 views

How to Fit experimental data with 4D ParametricNDSolve?

Let me first explain the background problem. I'm trying to solve a problem with a projectile motion in 4D such that the position vector is: $\boldsymbol{r}(t)=\boldsymbol{r}[x(t),y(t),z(t)]$ I have ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views
4
votes
5answers
352 views

On finding all the positive integral solutions of $x^2+y^2=z^2+1$

I am a new to Mathematica. My goal is to find many (if not all) positive integer solutions to the equation: $x^2+y^2=z^2+1$ using Mathematica. However the problem is that I can only find a ...
3
votes
2answers
215 views

Creepy numerical artefacts of a closed-form solution

I'm wishing you a nice day and here is my problem: I tried to obtain relation between chemical potential and temperature in a semiconductor and I arrived at this equation: $$ 2 e^{-\Delta/kT} \left( ...