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

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Getting unwanted solution from Solve

I am solving the simultaneously equations $\quad \quad x_7=0$ and $\quad \quad 6x_4x_5+6x_3x_5x_6+zx_4x_7^2+zx_5x_7^2=0$ with Solve. Here, $z$ is an unknown ...
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what to do when NSolve does not solve

f = 696.1125540355472 + 3.9668099604385043 x + LogGamma[1 + x] - LogGamma[169 + x] Plot[f, {x, 0, 10}] Solve[f == 0, x, Reals] NSolve[f == 0, x] I know that the ...
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Importing data from Matlab, using data in “NSolve” and send the results back to Matlab

I have generated an image processing code in Matlab. It has several subroutines and in one of them, I should solve a system of 7 nonlinear equations. I use "fsolve" in Matlab to solve this system, ...
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Poincare Section of an Hamiltonian

I'm in desire to plot the Poincare Section of a differential equation defined by a hamiltonian system. The hamiltonian is as follow: ...
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Strange functioning of RegionPlot with Reduce's output

I have defined this two quantities: f = (-b + Sqrt[b^2 + 4 a])/(2 a) g = (-b - Sqrt[b^2 + 4 a])/(2 a) and I want to solve this system in function of $a$, for $f,...
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Eliminating the Parameter: Transform parametric equation to Cartesian equation and draw arrows along parametric growth

Hey guys I really could use some help on this calc 3 problem. I'm stuck on how to write the code for this problem: a) Eliminate the parameter to find a Cartesian equation for a parametric curve. b) ...
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NSolve super slow for a parameter scan

I am using NSolve to solve two equations for two variables while scanning through several values of angles. The strange thing is that when I manual enter a value for the angle and Nsolve the answer is ...
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How can I get Solve to combine Sin/Cos into Tan?

I want to solve an equation in x, containing Sin[x], Cos[x] and a positive real constant <...
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Solving a System/Matrix of Equations in Matrix Form

Ok, I am trying to solve an equation involving matrices (well, tensors actually), which is of the form: $\mathbf{e}^{T} \cdot \mathbf{M} \cdot \mathbf{e}$ = $\mathbf{N}$, where $\mathbf{e}$ is an ...
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Solving at zeroes of a matrix - code only works for simple equation

I have a matrix of zeroes (True) and non-zeroes (False). The matrix is generated from a table of values of two other variables. I'm trying to observe how the solution for p3 changes with small '...
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Solving a system of nonlinear equations

The bellow set of equations has two answer sets for (α1, α2, α3, β1, β2, β3) respectively as following: (3, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1) & (3, 0.75, 3, 0.5, -1, 0.5) ...
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No solution with DSolve

I have been trying to solve the following system of ODEs: \begin{eqnarray} \frac{d\pi_1(x_\mathrm{ref})}{dx_\mathrm{ref}}x_\mathrm{ref}&=&l_{10}+\pi_1(x_\mathrm{ref})(l_2+l_5)+\pi_2(x_\...
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Finding related roots to a polynomial

I posted this in math.stackexchange, but this might be a better place. Assume that $f(X,Y,Z,V,W)\in \mathbb{Z}[X,Y,Z,V,W]$ is some polynomial and assume that $f(x,y,z,v,w)=0$. I would like to know if ...
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MapAt a function at specific positions

I'm trying to solve for $p3$ in 3p3-5 = p1 + p2 at positions where p1*p2 == 0: ...
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Given a system of inequalities, how to make Solve find out that two variables should be equal?

Given two boolean variables x1 and x2 (in the sense that they are in the range [0,1]), if I try to solve the following equation system with Solve: ...
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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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solving nonlinear equation [duplicate]

I typed this below code in mathematica 9.0 but wasn't solved: ...
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FindMinimum and NMinimize to solve equations

I know that I'm not a Jedi in solving Equations and minimizing functions; but now I've this problem, and the solution is far to me. I want to solve this equation: ...
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How smart is Solve? Figuring out what tricks I should try

I'm trying to solve a large system (~10000) of linear equations using Solve, but the process keeps failing. As-is, I don't know whether it's failing because it's using too much memory or too much time ...
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Combining solutions while solving

Here is a simple representation of my problem. I want to solve Solve[(w^2*c^2 /. #) - 1 == 0, w]& /@ {{c -> 1}, {c -> 2}} ...
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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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How to explain NDSolve that functions must be positive only?

I have a simple system of differential equations to solve but both functions should be positive: x[t] > 0 and y[t] > 0 for all t. I was not able to explain NDSolve this fact so it goes x[t] < 0 ...
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Comparing two ways of fitting systems of ODEs to data

I'd like to ask you if you see any difference between the two following ways of estimating parameters. Given my system of ordinary differential equations that I want to use to find the values of all ...
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Stability region of midpoint method using Solve and RegionPlot

I've been trying to obtain the stability region in the $(\lambda_R, i\lambda_I)$ plane of the midpoint rule $$y_{n+1}= y_{n-1}+2h\dot{y}_n,$$ for the model problem $\dot{y}=\lambda y$. The roots for ...
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Rearranging 5 equations

I am trying to rearrange 5 equations in terms of 5 variables. I have the equations for y1, y2, ...
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A FindRoot error

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How to solve this equation?

Mathematica does not give me the correct solution (-1) for this equation: Solve[9^(x + 4) == 27^(1 - x), x] Do I miss something or is Solve the wrong approach ...
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NSolve for complicated equation involving double cross product

I have the following issue. I am trying to solve a 3-vector equation for the vector slx, sly, and ...
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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: $\frac{1}{x}(1+x)^a (1-b)(cx+dy)=0$ $(\frac{1}{x^2}+b)(1+x)^d+(1+...
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Double integral changing the limits

This integral does not evaluate: Integrate[ Integrate[1/(E^((a - c)^2 + (b - c)^2) ), {c, 0, 1}], {b, -Infinity, Infinity}] However, reversing the integrals ...
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Can I find constants in a function?

Let's say, I have a function with a constant, e.g. $y(x)=x+c$, and a condition $y(0) = 5$. I want to type in something like Solve[{y[x]=x+c, y[0] =5}, {c}] and get ...
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How can I resolve the insufficient memory to complete the computation problem for solving function with iterated variables?

I am trying to solve for a value x in a function where the variables varies with iterations of K. Also, there is one variable called "rvsum" which is updated with a certain formula as well. I have ...
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Replace $z$ with interpolated function and plotting

I start off with this equation $z(x,y) = sin(xy)$. I create an interpolation from $0 < x < 5$ and $0 < y < 5$. I then use this interpolation on a simple function $w(x,y) = x + y + z(x,y)$ ...
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How to propel the integration of time a little bit further? Numerical solution can not evolve to the max time

I try to solve a nonlinear partial differential equation. I obtain a numerical solution which can not continue to the max time I set, I always receive message NDSolve::ndcf: Repeated convergence ...
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Mathematica isn't sure whether a sum of two positives is positive or not

Mathematica is not able to tell whether a summation of two positive expressions is positive or not. Which is very strange. My three symbolic arguments, $x$, $y$, and $z$, are all real numbers bounded ...
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Is there a change in V10 with Solve and exponents?

I've encountered a strange problem with V10. I can't quite nail it down, but the Solve seems to be unable to solve equations that it could in previous versions. ...
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How to figure out whether a nonlinear inequality holds or not

I have an inequality consisted only of seven parameters as follows: $(1 + g)^{-(m+w)}\big[\big\{a+(1-a)(1 + g)^m\big\}(1 + p q)Q - (1 + g)^w \big\{(1 + g)^m (1 + q)-(1-p)q\big\} Q\big] < 0$ ...
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Counting Real roots

I'm interested on how to count the number of real roots of a random polynomials in an instant, how to put the result in a table and how to plot it in a graph.I generated 1 million random polynomials ...
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What is the equation to plot a vertical line?

Please help. Trying to find area between three curves, e^-x, x = 2, y = 1. Can't find out how to plot x = 2. Don't want to use <...
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FindRoot kills kernel

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.1.0. I'm having problems with FindRoot killing the kernel. In my real application, I want to ...
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Solving a two point boundary problem for a piecewise system of equations

I'm trying to solve a two point boundary value problem with a piecewise system of equations like: ...
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How to manipulate with external data?

I have a .txt file which contains a lot of triples (a, b, c) (one per row) which should be coefficients of my equation ax^2+bx+c=0. I want to include each triple in .nb file and solve each equation. ...
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How can I produce a list of solutions for a function which is updated with updated variables using for loop?

I need to loop over a set of equations, solving for X and adding the new X value to the old X value at each step. The output I need is a list ...
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How do I feed data points into an equation to solve NUMERICALLY?

I start with this equation and solve it numerically for $z(x,y)$ in the range $1 < x < 5$ and $1 < y < 5$: $$ \frac{3}{xyz} - 2x - 3y - 5z = 0 $$ Then using the data points of $z$ above, ...
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When NSolve fails due to a differential situation?

c = 1.1111; y[x_] = x - c Sin[x] NSolve[y[x] == 0, x] The method has procured no result. Successive derivatives were plotted in an attempt to fix the problem. ...
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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 ...
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Solving a linear system in three unknowns [duplicate]

solve[{2 x + ay - z, bx - 4 y + z, -x + y} == {10, -30, 20}] $$ \begin{array}{lcr} 2x + a\,y - z & = & 10 \\ b\,x -4y + z & = &-30 \\ -x + y & = & 20 \end{array} $$ ...
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How to obtain a function from a implicit equation?

I have (60 - r/2) (70 - ca - r/2) - (60 - r/2 - ca + (4/25) (70 - r/2 - ca))*(70 - r/2)==0 Reduce[%, {ca}] But How could I obtain directly a function as ca[r_] ...
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Using implicit function theorem to examine the relation between variables

I have an implicit function with seven variables defined as follows: $F(g,a,b,c,d,e,f)=2g^5 (1+g)^{-(2+a+b)} \Big(f(c-1)(e-1)(1+g)^a - (d-1)(1+g)^b \big(1+ef+(c-1)(1+f)(1+g)^a\big)\Big)=0$ All ...