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

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Solve Probability of Distribution

Why does this work: Solve[Probability[x <= t, x \[Distributed] NormalDistribution[]] == 0.95 ,t] But this doesn't: ...
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FindRoot giving false roots with Bessel Functions

I have read in some places about the errors associated with FindRoot, but the closest thing I can find on this website seems to be due to the imaginary unit. I am dealing with what should be a ...
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Using NSolve in the complex plane

I am trying to find numerical values for $\Im\ e^{\frac{1}{2} +i\ y} = \Im\ \zeta(\frac{1}{2} +i\ y)$ for a given range. I have tried: ...
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Solving asymptotic equations

Let's say I have several equations that have solutions given as a negative series $$y(t,x)=\sum_{n=-1}^\infty a_n(t) x^{-n}=a_{-1}x+a_0+a_1x^{-1}+\mathcal{O}(x^{-2})$$ My equations look like ...
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Simple Solve example fails: why? [duplicate]

Solve is an amazing tool, but sometimes it doesn't work in the way I expect it to. The particular instance that is confusing me right now is this: ...
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Plotting a function only non-zero for discrete values of argument

I have a function like: $$ f(E)= \Sigma_{n=0} \Sigma_{\ell=0} \, \delta\left(E+\frac{\ell+2n+2} {R\sec{\rho}}\right) w(n,\rho,\ell)\,, $$ i.e. the function is zero unless $$ ...
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Gram Schmidt inner and outer products

I know the Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization generates an orthonormal basis from an arbitrary basis. I need help with: Write a program that inputs a list $\{b_1,\dotsc,b_n\}$ of linearly independent ...
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Numerical errors/inaccuracies in ProductLog

Context In cosmology, a fairly accurate model to describe the gravitational potential, $\psi(r)$ of dark matter halos is given by $\psi( r)=\log(1+r)/r$. ...
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Is there a way to symbolically invert a piecewise function

I have a piecewise function that is continuous and strictly monotonic, like this: f[t_] = Piecewise[{{t/4, t < 0}, {t/2, t < 3}, {3/2 + (t - 3)*3, True}}] ...
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Solve failing and not clear why

I define the function: w[q_, n_, a_] := q/(4 Pi n r^2) (1 - Exp[-2 r/a] (2 (r/a)^2 + 2 (r/a) + 1)) I then want to solve: ...
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Intersection of two splines

I have a collection of sets of points, each set defining the segment of a (nice) curve on the unit sphere $S^2 \subset \mathbb{R}^3$. The points are computed numerically. I now want to compute the ...
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Incorrect numerical derivative of function that uses FindRoot

I am trying to plot the derivative of function g[x] below where g[x] is defined as the root of another equation. However, I am ...
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Issues FindRootPlot command

I've had some fun playing around with FindRootPlot for a simple system of equations: ...
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Question about Solve

I don't understand what Mathematica is doing to get these solutions. I ask it to solve two equations, the left hand side of both expressions are the same, the right hand sides differ by a ± sign. I ...
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Issue with the NDSolve code

With this procedure, one may determine an eigen-value function $R(a)$ for any given $\Xi$ (say 0, 25, 50, 75, 100) ...
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Non-convergance of the solution of the 1+1 partial differential equation

I am stacked with a partial differential equation as follows: This is the $\LaTeX$ expression for the equation $$ \frac{\partial y}{\partial t}=\frac{\partial^2 y(x,t)}{\partial x^2} ...
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Find $Y \in (0, 5)$ such that the roots of $4x^2 + 4xY + Y + 2 = 0$ are real?

The problem is to find all $Y \in (0, 5)$ such that the roots of $4x^2 + 4xY + Y + 2 = 0$ are real. I took a straightforward approach with Mathematica with the intent of listing the only solutions ...
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DSolve to solve a system of differential equations [duplicate]

I need to solve a system of differential equations as follows: ...
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Using quantifiers with free indices as declarative conditions in equation solving

This is a toy example: Is there a way to rewrite Reduce[{Norm@{c[1], c[2], c[3]} == 1, 0 <= c[1] < c[2] < c[3]}, {c[1], c[2], c[3]}] ...
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The third argument of the Root function

Consider the roots of an arbitrary indecomposable polynomial: sol = Solve[x^5 + 2 x + 1 == 0, x] The returned expression is ...
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Solving an exponential multivariate equation

I have the following equation: p = 1/(1 + E^(-51.179 + 0.849 x1 + 2.3649 x2 + 1.155 x3 + 1.46 x4 + 1.31 x5)) and I want to find the set of values for x1 to x5 ...
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How to return the rhs of a transformation rule from within Compile[]

I have defined the following function: ...
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Solve[polynomial, x, Reals] doesn't get all real roots or correct ones?

My main confusion is about the difference between the two code blocks at the end of this long spiel, but the spiel contains the code to create the polynomial if its coefficients are helpful for ...
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Manipulating and using result of DSolve

I have an unsightly looking equation that nonetheless has an analytical solution. The solution is ugly as hell, but exists; I use the following code with the DSolve ...
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When does the real part of Zeta vanish on the critical line?

This seems to be a quite a simple problem but I cannot make it work. I am trying to find all values within a given range for which the real part of the Zeta ...
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automatic processing of numerical results in `Plot`

First I want to solve an equation $F(x,y)=0$ for $y$ by supplying a value of $x$. (suppose obtaining the analytic form of $y(x)$ is too difficult) Then I want to plot root $y$ (numerically calculated) ...
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Singularity / stiffness / precision errors with NDSolve

I have a relatively simple 2nd Order ODE problem I'm trying to solve numerically $p'' + \frac{1}{r}p' = A(\frac{p(r)}{p(r) + k_{m}})$ where $A = 7.5795*10^9$ and $k_{m} = 1$. So trying to get ...
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How can I access numerical values of variables calculated with Solve? [duplicate]

I am trying to calculate some thermodynamical cycles so I often use lists with equations. Here's a simple example: ...
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Setting up and solving system of equations

Consider the following code: ...
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ReplaceAll a list of rules to an equation

Given the following equation and rule, how would I Solve the equation for tr, k and ...
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Solve the quadratic equation? [closed]

I can't seem to solve the general quadratic equation: Solve[ax^2 + bx + c == 0, x] Out[299]= {} It just outputs the empty list. How do I solve this equation?
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Gaps in plots of equation solution from parameter

I'm trying to plot solution of system of equations as a function of parameter ...
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Passing f[x][[1]] to FindRoot [duplicate]

FindRoot seems to fail for most examples of the form f[x_?NumericQ] := {x - 3 , x^3}; FindRoot[f[x][[1]], {x, 3}] ...
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Can plot a function, NSolve takes too long

I'm new to Mathematica, so maybe mine is an easy to solve issue, but I haven't been able to figure it out. I have a series of linear ODEs I solve using for: ...
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Proof: Convergence of an equation and show the first derivative is bounded

We have the following equation \begin{equation} x(k+1)=\arccos\bigg( -\frac{1}{2(Dr^{\frac {|\sin(2x(k)+\theta)|}{M\sin x(k)\sqrt{A+2B\cos(2x(k)+\theta)}}}+1)} \bigg) \nonumber \end{equation} ...
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Defining a curved region for NDSolve

I have an equation to solve using NDSolve which involves two parameters: $en$ and $k$. The equation produces a set of curves when $en$ is plotted against $k$. In ...
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Plot the solution complex transcendental equation

I'm trying to plot an implicit function satisfying a complex transcendental equation. The code is the following: ...
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What is the formula for this numerical series?

I'm developing a questions game. My goal is that the score for each correct answer will increase as the user answers more questions. Initially there are 15 points for each correct answer. Every 4 ...
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Why is ToRadicals[] not able to handle all cases? Is there a workaround?

The documentation for the function ToRadicals says: ♦ There are some cases in which expressions involving radicals can in principle be given, but ...
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How to change machineprecision digits

I am trying to compute t0: ...
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How to get intersection values from a parametric graph?

I have this graphed: ParametricPlot[{2.4*Cos[t] + 1.6*Cos[3 t/2], 2.4*Sin[t] - 1.6 Sin[3 t/2]}, {t, 0, 4*Pi}] It is a star, and the lines cross each other ...
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Optimum number of cog teeth for two step helical gearbox

Note: Cross-posted at http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/137895?p_p_auth=8QnKtT9I. I am to design a two step gearbox. The first step is to choose the number of teeth in each cog wheel in ...
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How can I get the exact solution of this equation (inequality equation)?

I want to solve the equation and inequality equation $$\sqrt{8\cdot 16^x - \dfrac{1}{2}\cdot 9^x }= 3\cdot 4^x - 3^x$$ and $$\sqrt{8\cdot 16^x - \dfrac{1}{2}\cdot 9^x } \leqslant 3\cdot 4^x - 3^x.$$ ...
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Can Mathematica solve this sort of functional/differential equation?

I am looking for differentiable functions $f$ from the unit interval to itself that satisfy the following equation $\forall\:p \in \left( 0,1 \right)$: $$1-p-f(f(p))-f(p)f'(f(p))=0$$ Is there a way ...
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Why the inequality does not take into account the domain?

I have this inequality: Reduce[(4000-1000k)/(k-4) < 0] and the answer is k ∈ Reals I would expect ...
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Classification of a linear system of equations with a parameter

I need to get every possible value of k that returns infinite number of solutions or no solution to this system: ...
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Use Pattern with Vectors in Assumptions

I had a problem using Pattern with Vectors in Assumptions. Here's how I use ...
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Find the value of parameter so that the equation has one solution

Let $(E_l) : x^4-4x^3+x^2(5-l^2)+4 x l^2-4l^2 = 0$ be an equation with $l$ as a parameter and $x$ as an unknown and $S_l$ the set containing all the real solutions of $(E_l)$. Then there is a unique ...
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find the number of integral solutions a+b+c+d+e+f = 18 [duplicate]

Find the number of integral solutions of a + b + c + d + e + f = 18 where a, b, c, d, e, f are elements of the range ...
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Equation Solving: Solution in terms of predefined functions

Is there a way that I can have Mathematica give me the solution of a problem it has solved in terms of functions that I have predefined? The specific problem I'm trying to solve is: ...