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

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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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Find the minimum integer r such that $(10^r - 1)/37$ is an integer

I know Element[(10^r - 1)/37, Integers] tests the condition. So what is the command that gives me the minimum integer value r ...
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Symbolic quadratic constrained maximization with non-negativity constraints?

Dear Mathematica users, I attempted to maximize the below quadratic function K, subject to x1+x2<=A, and a series of ...
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Why do Solve, NSolve, and FindRoot all fail on this simple, solvable actuarial equation?

If we express conditional mortality as a vector of annual probabilities of death, like so ...
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How to find the inverse a symbolic matrix that Mathematica thinks might be singular

I have a square matrix depending on a parameter "a". When "a" has a numeric value (eg 2.1 * 10 ^ 8) through the inverse function Inverse[] I can invert the matrix. If I write the matrix as a function ...
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Solve with limit over multiple variables

Very new to Mathematica so apologies for what is probably numpty question. The following returns no solutions. However, there is a solution! If I set a = 1 I get the solution b = 1/2. Can you explain ...
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solving singular matrix [duplicate]

Hello I have a matrix that is singular, and i wanted to use linear solve to solve it but that doesn't work with mathematica. The matrix given as a list looks like this: ...
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Specifying and solving a PDE on an L-shaped domain

I wish to solve Laplace's equation with Dirchlet boundary conditions on an L-shaped domain as described here http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/tulink/FEM14/Ch1_ElmanSyvesterWathen_Ox05.pdf I know how ...
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Minimizing a function with a constant $l > 0$

I'm VERY new to Mathematica and would like some help with minimizing a function. $$f(x) = \frac{1}{2} \sqrt{\frac{\left(l^4+x^4\right)^2}{l^4 x^2}}$$ I want to find which $x-value$ (probably ...
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Solving a time-dependent Schroedinger equation

I want to solve the time-dependent Schroedinger equation: $$ i\partial_t \psi(t) = H(t)\psi(t) $$ for matrix, time-dependent $H(t)$ and vector $\psi$. What is an efficient way of doing this so ...
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Plotting the real positive solution to a parametric equation [duplicate]

I have the following parametric equation $$ x^2-a=0 $$ where $a$ is a given parameter. I would like to plot the nonnegative real root ($\sqrt{a}$) using NSolve as $a$ varies from $0$ to $1$. Can ...
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How to assign equation solutions to variables [duplicate]

I have 12x12 Matrix with which I have to solve the equation below: ...
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Searching in parameter space for a given number of solutions

I have this problem : I have some function g[a,b;x], where a,b are parameters and x is a variable. I know (graphically) that an equation g[a,b;x]=0 has zero, one or two solutions. I want to keep 'a' ...
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Solving a set of equations

I have x = {1, ..., 10} and y = {11.33, 12.63, 12.08, 11.17, 10.24, 9.41, 8.67, 8.02, 7.45, 6.96}. I am trying to fit a model ...
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Equation Solving

As I stated in this question I want to solve a series of equations while setting some rules such as q[2]->1 or q[2]->3*10^-4. However, what should I do if I want to set another rules to my input? I ...
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Non Linear Equation Solving with Matrices

Suppose I have the following matrix equalities: A=X, B=Y where the left-hand side matrices are numeric and the right hand side contains non-linear combinations of unknowns. Since I have quite a few ...
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NDSolve: Equation with interpolating function [closed]

I have a question regarding DSolve and NDSolve functions in Mathematica 10. For instance, I'd like to solve an ODE: ...
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Is there a way to specify custom domains?

I want to solve for all solutions to the system of equations $a_1 a_2 a_3 b_4 + a_1 a_2 b_3 + a_1 b_2 + b_1 = 0$ and $a_1 a_2 a_3 a_4 = 1$ where the $a_i$'s and $b_i$'s take on values from $\{-1,1\}$. ...
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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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Finding a solution when there are two piecewise functions at play

The goal is to mathematically figure out where is the point when the both of the diagrams are the same distance to the Y-axis. The solution to such a problem can be obtain quite easily by just ...
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Apart for complex roots?

Let p[x] be a polynomial in x and consider the partial fraction decomposition of 1/p[x]. ...
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FindRoot kills kernel

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier. Persists through at least 10.0.2 I'm having problems with FindRoot killing the kernel. In my real application, I want to FindRoot on a black-box function ...
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Solving A Series of Equations

I want to find the solutions of a series of equations as I stated in this question before. I understood how to solve the equations by maximizing the value of a variable but now I want to find the ...
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How to obtain all solutions for Cos[x] Cosh[x] == 1?

Both analytical solutions or all numerical solutions are good enough. FindRoot may be a possible solution, any better solution? ...
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Order of evaluation when using Solve and Minimize

I have to solve numerically an integral, that ends up being more or less as follows: Solve[f[x]==a*Sum[Sin[x-i]*(f[i]-f[i-1]),{i,1,x}],f[x]] (not actual ...
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when DSolve fails

I am doing this mathematical problem $c*G_{vv}+ d*G_{u} + e*G_{v} +f*G=0$, where $c, d, e$ and $f$- are constant coefficients. I already know that this is second order PDE and we classify it by ...
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strictly positive solution to $Ax=b$

How to find in mathematica one real strictly positive solution, if any, of $Ax=b$. A is rectangular matrix. Thanks
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Seeking simple function in interval

I am a bit rusty, and struggling to solve this problem. Looking for a simple, well behaved parametric function f[t], from [0,1] to [0,1] such that: f[0] = f0; f[1] = f1; f'[1] = ff1; where -1<= ...
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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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How to solve this Integral equation

D[x[t] - x[t - 1]/(2 E), {t, 3}] + Integrate[E^(-δ)*x[t - δ]/5^t, {δ, 2, 2.5}] == 0 I found solve this problem is hard with Mathematica. I also find a article ...
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Numerical solution of two equations in two functions

I would like to obtain a solution to the following two equations ...
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Solve fails when another term added to an equation

These equations take 2 minutes for my computer to solve: ...
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How to put constraints on NDSolve[] solution

Assumed the following example of double pendulum by Thison (Answered by Jens): Animation of double pendulum Imagine that in the given animation(i.e. http://i.stack.imgur.com/p4TgL.gif ), the second ...
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How to “Control” the Type of Solutions Mathematica Produces Using the Solve Function

Given multiple fractions I am using the Solve function to find the values of the variables $x[1],\ldots,x[7]$ such that the numerator and denominator of each fraction are both 0. I usually have ...
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Solve symbolically a transcendental trigonometric equation and plot its solutions

I currently have the equation below for a beam with a hinge at various locations, the variable a can vary between 0 and 0.5. $$ Tan\left( {a\sqrt \alpha } \right) + Tan\left\{ {\left( {1 - a} ...
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Systems of equations

As I stated in this question I am trying to find the roots of a set of equations. I followed the instructions that the answer gave me and Mathematica gave me the solutions. 1- However whenever I try ...
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This system cannot be solved with the methods available to solve

I know questions about this warning have been posted a thousand times over. But I really couldn't find any solution that worked in my case. It's quite simple: ...
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Why my differential equations become True?

I've been trying to solve a system of nonlinear differential equation, but the conditions are a bit weird. Two of the differentials equate to the same equation, but have different boundary ...
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NSolve gives {{ x -> #}}, How do I make x = #; I need to use the x value again later

I want to use: demand = {1.92, 2.07, 2.37, 2.72, 2.87}*10^6; NSolve[SetV == demand[[1]]/(Cpf (1 - χ)), χ] I want to make a vector of solutions ...
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Solving a large system of nonlinear equations

I have a system of 80 nonlinear equations with 64 variables to solve in Mathematica but it takes a lot of time (about two hours) and then it return "no more memory available" knowing that I have 8GB ...
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Getting an InterpolatingFunction from a ContourPlot

I have a function, say minimizeme[Ω_][β_][ϵ_] = ϵ^2 Ω - Log[2 (Cosh[2 β] + Cosh[2 β ϵ])]/(2 β); I want to find its critical points in $\epsilon$ for a given ...
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What are the steps using boolean algebra for transforming one equation into another?

I have a special case where I have two equations, which I have solved in a better and quicker way, but I need to solve with Boolean algebra. Using the laws of Boolean algebra, I have to prove that ...
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Volterra integral equation

I have to find an approximate numerical solution for the equation $$ F(x) - \lambda \int\limits_1^{x} \text{d}s \;s^2 F(s) Z(x-s) = G(x) $$ $$Z(s) = (\psi''(1-2\ h\ i\ s)- 0.5 \psi''(1-2\ h\ i\ s))$$ ...
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How To Replace $\rightarrow$ by $==$ in Mathematica's Output when using Solve

I want to create equations out of the output (solutions) produced by Mathematica when using the Solve functions. For argument's sake, consider the following. ...
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Minimize: How to work with specific numeric types

This is a question about the use of symbols in Minimize and how to persuade Mathematica to treat them in a specific way (as integers or rationals) that I have not ...
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Multiple dynamic equations for plotting?

Say I have a bunch of equations between variables e.g. h=bcd, i=hce, j=ihbd, ...
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Non-linear system of equations with a parameter

I want to solve k*x-(x-y)*y^2==0 and y+(x-y)*y^2-(1-x-y)==0 for -10 < k <10 How ...
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What is the algorithm behind Mathematicas Reduce in this equation?

Mathematica can use Reduce to arrive at an answer in this equation ...