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

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Finding the number of solutions to a diophantine equation

I want to count total number of the natural solutions (different from 0) of the equation $2x + 3y + z = 100$, but don't know how. How can I calculate it using Mathematica? I tried: ...
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Finding all roots of the system of two complex equations

I need to find all roots for the system of two complex equations. Obviously I can rewrite them as 4 real however problem remains. I have looked through routines connected with using ContourPlot ...
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Plotting query - same values on Y-axis / viewing data

I'm new to Mathematica, and have numerically solved two similar functions with the following code; ...
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Solving a system of equations using subscripted variables

I want to solve this equation: X(i, j) + C*Y(i, j) = Z(i, j) Where ...
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Using FindInstance to Prove No Solutions Exist

For a small amount of background, I am currently working on an undergraduate research project in Combinatorial Geometry and I'm working on a case analysis for embedding spherical simplicial ...
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How do I split up a curve into segments of equal length?

I have a curve that is defined as f[x] and what I'm attempting to do is to divide the curve into equal straight lengths for a number of segments of my choosing that I've defined as nSeg. I've created ...
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Create Euler equation

I've tried to make some research, but without any luck. How do I setup the Euler equation for this in Mathematica?: $ \text{Min} \int_0^1\left(2x^2+ \left(4t-5 e^{r \, t} \right) x \, \dot{x} + ...
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How to solve this system of equations?

I want to solve the following system of equations: $$\begin{cases} 1+\sqrt{2 x+y+1}=4 (2 x+y)^2+\sqrt{6 x+3 y},\\ (x+1) \sqrt{2 x^2-x+4}+8 x^2+4 x y=4. \end{cases}$$ I tried ...
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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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Finding Maximum Root [duplicate]

How can I find the greatest root for a polynomial if the polynomial degree is very large. One way is using NSolve. This command can find all roots in numeric. Then, ...
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Find the domain in which a sequence converges

I seem to have a lot of problems in the format of: Given the sequence $a_n=\frac{n^\alpha+1}{2n^8+5}$, for $\alpha > 0$, find the values of $\alpha$ such that the sequence converges. However, ...
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Finding all points of period n in an iterated map

I'm trying to implement an algorithm of Jenkinson and Pollicott to calculate the Hausdorff dimension of a Julia set for the map $f_c : z\mapsto z^2 + c$. It's described on page 40 of their paper, ...
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Reduce on equations involving integrals

Here's part of problem from a college physics text: A time-dependent force F = (8.00 i - 4.00 t j) N (where t is in seconds) is applied to a 2.00-kg object initially at rest. (a) At what time ...
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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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InterpolatingFunction with growing Domain

I want to find roots of a function that is very slow to calculate (the function itself involves a bunch of FindMaxima) so I interpolate the function in a region where I think it likely the the root ...
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Remove failed Solve[] attempts

I can't figure how to replace a failed evaluation with a null value. I am very new to Mathematica. I have an equation that are being processed using the Solve[] ...
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A While Loop with two different steps/iteration

I'd like to know if there is a possibility to solve an equation in a while loop with 2 different steps. I want the step to be small at the beginning and bigger after a certain value of sigma (sigma is ...
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How do I generate a set of n-tuples containing integral solutions to a linear equation provided certain constraints?

Let $m,k,p$ be fixed positive integers. I want to create a table of k-tuples $(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_k)$ comprised of solutions in positive integers to the equation below: ...
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NDSolve two PDE plus one ODE, together

I have a couple of PDE (time and space/length) that are correctly managed by NDSolve, but to which I’m adding an ODE on which the acc “accumulates”, through time, a ...
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Differentiating with respect to vectors of unspecified length

Given a function defined by f[x_,y_] := Sum[ x[[i]] (g[y[[i]]] - g[Total[y]] - Log[x[[i]]]), {i, 1, Length[x]}] I can easily calculate the derivative for a fixed ...
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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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Extracting Reduce results

I'm solving a Diophantine equation inside of a function using Reduce but I'm having trouble extracting the necessary parts of the answer. For example, if my input ...
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Solving derivative of cumulative normal distribution log likelihood

I am a newbie and I'm trying to use Mathematica to obtain the symbolic Maximum Likelihood Estimation for a cumulative normal distribution. So far I have reached the step where I have the derivative of ...
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Solve pair of recurrence relations

[Corrected equations and added simple example] Can you solve a system of (loosely) coupled recurrence relations like this in Mathematica somehow? ...
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NDSolve and {C, K, Slot} and other built-ins as a variable name

The following problem is an exploration of what causes the error "Input is not an ordinary differential equation" in Mathematica as it seems to have changed from version 8 to version 9. Specifically ...
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NDSolve does not respond

For some sets of constants, NDSolve gives me true solutions, but when I try for example, T = 1/(2*2200), Mathematica does not respond. What can I do? The code below ...
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Puzzling behavior produced by Exists

I need to simplify a set of solutions of a system, say for example: ...
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DSolve fails to solve second order PDE

I have a very simple example of a second order PDE: eqn = D[u[x, y], x, y] + u[x, y] == 0; sol = DSolve[eqn, u, {x, y}] and Mathematica cannot solve it! What is ...
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Dynamic boundaries for FindRoot

As documented FindRoot[f[x], {x, xs, min, max}] searches for a solution, stopping the search if x ever gets outside the ...
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How do I solve N simultaneous equations for N variables?

I have a function: f[x_] := x + 31 x^3 + 5 x^25 Which I want to find an expansion for: ...
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Solving a differential equation for a variable in a function

This may sound like a very trivial question, but I need to solve a differential equation as follows: ...
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Substituting solution from Solve into the equation and making a plot

I want to solve an equation and substitute it into a Plot expression. My code looks something like this a[b_, x_] := bx + 1; sol = Solve[(1 + b)x + 1 == 0, b] I ...
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Any solution to system of equations?

I need ANY combination of 8 variables which satisfy: a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h=0 a^2+b^2+c^2+d^2+e^2+f^2+g^2+h^2=1 a*b+b*c+c*d+d*e+e*f+f*g+g*h+a*h>2/3 Ideally these ...
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How to plot inequalities taking into account that points must be integers and not reals?

I have solved with Mathematica 9 the following integer inequalities using Reduce: ...
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Is my system too complicated for Solve?

I am trying to solve a system of three nonlinear equations using Mathematica. Solve takes forever to run and never solves my system of equations. Is my system too ...
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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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How can I use assumptions with FindRoot?

I have something like FindRoot[f[x], {x, a}] Now I want FindRoot to constrain the solutions to 0 < x < 1. How can I ...
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Why Solve and Simplify give different results? [closed]

I want to solve the following equation y == (1/(1/4 + y) - 1/(3/4 - y))/((1/4 + y) + 1/(3/4 - y)) I tried ...
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How to solve a system of equations of the Vietnamese Mathematical Olympiad?

This is a system of equations of the Vietnamese Mathematical Olympiad 2013, the first day. Solve the system of equations $$\begin{cases} \sqrt{\sin^2 x + \dfrac{1}{\sin^2 x}} + \sqrt{\cos^2 y + ...
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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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FindInstance returns Indeterminate in version 9, but not in 8

Here is a trivial system of equations in three unknowns for which FindInstance obtains a solution: ...
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How can I get Mathematica to solve an equation with multiple variables?

How can I get mathematica to solve the non-homogeneous differential equation with undetermined coefficients listed below? Solve $\ y''(t)+3y'(t) = 2t^4 $, using: $\ y_p(t) = ...
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Collecting roots of different equations and create a list

I solve two equations and have two solutions one by each equation. I want to create list of these roots. Could anyone please help me? Appreciate it. m02R150 = FindRoot[P1 == 0, {E1, 0.07, 0.1}] ...
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How can I get a single solution to a set of inequality constraints?

I have a set of constraints to which I require integer solutions. However, instead of needing all possible integer solutions (as obtained by using ...
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Solving an equation involving a determinant

I have a matrix which doesn't include numerical values. There are four variables in it. It is defined by ...