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

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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? ...
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Strange result of Reduce and ForAll

In the question Can Mathematica tell me if a polynomial has all real roots?, quite a few of interesting answers were given. I wanted to add another one, using quantors, and observed some strange ...
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Question about the third argument of Solve [duplicate]

I'm learning about derivatives. This is my code: ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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
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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? ...
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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 ...
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Question about a catalytic equality?

I have a question on math.SE that explains how I came up with these equations. ...
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Reduce / Solve cannot solve simple equation

Why does Reduce[{a^b*c^b == c, 0 < b < 1, a > 0, c > 0}, c, Reals] give ...
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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 ...
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Recursion depth and solving equations using Solve

I am trying to solve an equation: ...
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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 ...
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Solving a vector equation [duplicate]

I want a simple and intuitive way of solving for $t$ given that $\mathbf{i},\, \mathbf{j},\, \mathbf{k}$ are the unit vectors in $\mathbf{R}^3$. $$ 5 = (2 \mathbf{i} - 3 \mathbf{k} + (\mathbf{i} - \...
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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 ...
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How can I be sure Solve failed because there was no solution to be found?

Is there a way I can be sure that the reason Mathematica can't find an answer is because there isn't one, rather than because I made a mistake with the code? The system is as follows. ...
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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( ...
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Can't NSolve system of exponential and linear equations in several variables

At the moment I am stuck with the following code, when specified to use root , quadratic or log utility functions all it fine, only exponentials like: $\small \left\{-e^{-c_{0,1}}-0.25 e^{-c_{1,1}}-0....
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Computing the coefficients for Gaussian integral

I wrote a small script to find the Gaussian integral points and weights: ...
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NSolve and Loop - getting error that does not occur with single instance

I am having difficulties getting this code to work. Code: ...
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Plot zero contour of a function of two variables [duplicate]

I have F[x_,y_] = f(x,y). I would like to solve (numerically) F[x,y] == 0 to give x as ...
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Computing a recurrence table backward

I am trying to understand how to compute a recursive equation backward say n = 10 to n = 1. I am trying to solve a PDE for which ...
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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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Solve system of equations with implicit function [closed]

I am trying to solve a system of 3 (non-linear) equations with two variables $x,\ y$ and one unknown function $f(x,y)$ of these two variables. Also, the system includes the change of this function $f$ ...
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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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Deciphering output messages using Solve

I'm trying to solve the following system. The error messages I'm getting suggest that there may not be a solution [my desired result], but I'm not sure if there could be something else going on. The ...
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How to speed up geometric Resolve query involving $\exists$ and $\forall$?

I would want to test connectedness of semialgebraic sets with naive code like this: ...
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RSolve with two variables

I want to find $a(m,n)$ with $~a(m,n)=\alpha * a(m-1,n) + \beta * a(m,n-1)$, where $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are constants. I expect an explicit $a(m,n)$ represented by $a(0,j),~j=1,2,\cdots,n$ and $a(i,0),...
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DSolve not outputting any result

I'm trying to solve a system of differential equations using DSolve, but I am not getting any output beyond a repetition of my input: ...
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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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Tracking solutions over a Brillouin zone

Thanks to @bbgodfrey I have a function that finds the two solutions to a set of equations bounded by a hexagonal region (corresponding to the Brillouin zone). It takes the angle ...
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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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RSolve with integrations

I want to solve this question with Mathematica. $$T_0(t)=c(t),\quad T_n(t)=a\int_0^t T_{n-1}(s)\, \mathrm{d}s+b(t).$$ Is it possible to solve $T_n(t)$ with RSolve?...
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Add assumptions to Solve command

I want Mathematica to solve the following by assuming the part within the Log function, which is ...
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Difficulty solving an equation involving a couple of different powers

I have this semi-complicated equation to which I want to find an analytical solution for $\epsilon$. The equation is a s following: $$a^2 (2 b k \epsilon \sqrt{1 - \epsilon^2/b^2} - 2 c k \...
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Equation solving problem [closed]

I have this code: ...
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Mathematica - Count number of zeros of a function in an interval

Let's say I have a function, F[x_,d_] = Sqrt[(x^2 - 1)^2 + d^2], and I want to count how many roots (no root, or one root, or two roots etc.) it has in an ...
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Formatting an equation: X^Y to pow(X,Y)

I am trying to solve for the intersection of two circles with arbitrary centers and arbitrary radii. ...
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numerically solving

I am trying to solve for [Lambda] as a function of a (unknown) from this expression ...
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Setting the solutions of an equation as a variables [closed]

This is probably a simple question, but i couldn't find a solid answer. So i have an equation Solve[{F[x, y] == 0, G[x, y] == 0}, {x, y}] but i want to use the ...
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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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How to reverse irreversible function in Mathematica?

How to reverse formula $y(x)=x (\frac{1}{sin \frac{\pi x}{2}})^\alpha$ i.e. express it as $x = x(y)$ in Mathematica? I did this way ...
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RegionPlot after Reduce

I have a problem in this form To solve this I have tried this f1[y_] := 2 - (y - 1)^2; f2[x_, y_] := x + 1 - (y - 2)^2; f[x_, y_] := Max[f1[y], f2[x, y]]; The ...
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Reduce gives wrong solutions

Given the follwing system of equations eqs = { x/(x - 2) - 4/y == 1, x/(2 + 1/y) == y/(3 - 1/x) } Although the domain of this system does not contain ...
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Solving fifth order polynomial equation [closed]

I am trying to solve this equation: 1/s^3 + 3s^2 + 4s + 1 But I am not able to solve it. A little help would be appreciated. P.S: I am new to Mathematica and I ...
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Transcendental Equation

After playing around with The Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength"x") I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm ...