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

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No response from DSolve

Using optimal control theory, I am trying to find the optimal paths of d and k such that they will maximize profit as given by lc: ...
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Perform FindRoots on Function Evaluation Containing RootSearch

I am using Ted Ersek's RootSearch function in Mathematica 9.0 (http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Demos/4482/) to create a function that I am using for graphing. ...
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Extracting coefficients from g=a*x+b*y+c*x*y

I have a Response Surface Equation (RSE) that I'm trying to extract coefficients from. It has a form similar to: g = a*x + b*y + c*x*y; I want to be able to ...
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Problem to solve an integral equation [closed]

I am new to Mathematica. I am trying to numerically solve for C in the following equation: $\begin{equation} \begin{array}{lcl} -\int_0^\infty (5000000+100000 x+ C)^{-1} ...
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Solving Complex Equation Over Reals

I want to solve the equation $\frac{abi}{a+bi}=4-2i$, where $a$ and $b$ are real numbers. I know from hand-solving the answer is $a=5$, $b=-10$. How do I get Mathematica to tell me this? I tried: <...
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Resonance Curve using NDSolve

I am trying to make a resonance curve like this one below, using NDSolve. I tried to use code as below. Basically I try to hold solution for a w (driving frequency value) using NumericQ and then ...
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Failure message from Reduce

I am getting the message Reduce::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the methods available to Reduce. while trying to solve the following equation: ...
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Calculate max value

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Store results of inequality [duplicate]

I eveluated some values using Reduce commend and I store them in a Table ...
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Solving problems with the floor function

I've got the following problem: If I want to calculate the following equation, ...
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Plotting double inequality only for integer values

RegionPlot is plotting for all values. And using ListPlot I can only evaluate one inequality. How can I plot this type of ...
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Solve the system of equalities and inequalities

I have a system of expressions, in which each expression is an equality or inequality expression of the following form: Var = Var1 + Var2 Var $\odot$ number Var $\odot$ Var1 $\odot$ = $\leq | \geq | ...
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Discrete inequality plotting

I have an equation like this: $${20 \choose k}\cdot \sum_{i=0}^k {k \choose i}\cdot i \leq 1+f$$. I want to plot this inequality as the dependency between k and <...
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Applying Reduce[] to a table [duplicate]

I have a table for example: t = Table[k,{k,5}] which returns {1,2,3,4,5} and for every element in this table I want to check when it is $\leq 1 + a$. I ...
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Assigning the answer of Solve to a variable [duplicate]

If I enter Solve[(x-2)(x+2)==0,x] then the answer comes up as {{x -> 2}, {x -> -2}} I want to make two variables ...
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How to get vertices of a polytope given by equalities and inequalities?

I have a polytope given by some equalities and inequalities, how can I get all the vertices of the polytope? If there's a way to deal with the one given by inequalities only, how can I reduce the ...
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Solve returns a wrong answer

I'm afraid the following is rather localized questions, but I don't know how to simplify and generalize it. I have the following two points (in the real plane): ...
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How can I calculate a combination of limit and sum?

How can I solve the above problem? I enter it as: Limit[Sum[Sqrt[1 + i^2/n^2]/n, {i, n}], n -> Infinity] but this is not working:
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NSolve with numerical function

I would like to solve numerically an equation which involves a numerical function constructed by fitting some data: ...
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Solving a differential equation with mixed conditions using DSolve

I want to solve a differential equation $$ \frac{d}{dx}\left(k_0 \left(\frac{T(x)}{T_0}\right)^n \frac{dT(x)}{dx}\right)=0,$$ with boundary conditions: $T(l)=T_0$, $\;T'(0)=-\frac{q_0}{k_0 T(0)^n}\;$...
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Check if integer has even number of digits

I want to check if a number has an even or odd number of digits. 10 would be even because it has 2 digits 300 would be odd ...
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Reduce can't reduce an equation without appropriate assumptions

When there are three unknowns (x, y, z), Mathematica can solve it: ...
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Problem using WhenEvent to constrain solution

Note: This question has also been posted at the Wolfram Community Problem: Simulate pressure in volume 1 and 2 for 1 second. The circuit is as follows: From this I set up the governing DE for ...
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How can I exhibit the evaluation of formulas in a Mathcad-like way?

How can I create a function F that works like this: x = 2 f1 = x^2 + 3 f2=x+5 F[f1] x^2 + 3 = 2^2 + 3 = 7 ...
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Differential equations: How do I solve a delay differential equation with 0-1 variables

How do I solve the following non-linear, delay-differential equations using Mathematica under the assumptions $$p(t) = 1 ,\; y(t) > k$$ $$p(t) = 0,\; y(t)<= \ k$$. $$ \frac{dw}{dt} = \frac{1}{...
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What are the algorithm details of FindRoot?

The Help page of FindRoot says: "by default, FindRoot uses Newton's method (Newton-Raphson) to solve a nonlinear system". But I ...
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Why DSolve and NDSolve give different answer

Consider these code, which solve the same equation using DSolve and NDSolve, why do they give different answer? Which one is ...
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Small problem at equation solving

I have $2$ equations in $2$ parameters which involve integrations. The limits of the integrals can not be defined analytically. They also require equation solving and eventually I couldnt incorporate ...
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Plotting the solution of a 2nd order equation

I have got to solve a second order equation, where the coefficient depend on the parameter $k$: $$(A_k - \omega) (D_k- \omega) - B_kC_k = 0$$ so that also the solution $\omega=\omega(k)$ will depend ...
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Solving System of Inequalities Relatively

I have been trying to figure out how to solve a system of inequalities relatively. I don't care about values, I just want all possible ordering. An example system might be:$${b > r,\; p > r,\; c ...
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NDSolve + FindRoot for Bessel Zeros

I am trying to use a solution given by Michael E2 in this topic: ...
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Symbolic matrix equation

I am looking to a system of equations of the form $\pi =\pi P$, the one encountered in Markov chain theory. My $P$ variable is: ...
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How to solve a “tensor equation”?

I am trying to solve equations which looks like this: $$ T_{ab} - T_{bc} = a_1 T_{ab} + a_2 T_{ac} + a_3 T_{bc}, $$ where $T_{xy}$ are tensors. I want to get the $a_i$'s (in this simple example $a_1=...
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How do I get Nsolve to work with hyperbolic functions?

This is a rather simple numerical solution, but it simply doesn't work. Does anybody have a solution? NSolve[x - Sinh[x] - 1 == 0, x] NSolve::nsmet: This ...
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How do I determine the maximum value for a polynomial, given a range of x values?

I need to determine the maximum value for y = a x^2 + b x + c, where I know the coefficients and the upper and lower x values. ...
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General form of a linear transformation

Let $v_1 = \begin{bmatrix} 2 \\ -1 \end{bmatrix}$ and $v_2=\begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ -1 \end{bmatrix}$ and let $A= \begin{bmatrix} 3 & 2 \\ -2 & 1 \end{bmatrix}$ be a matrix for $T\colon \Bbb R^2\...
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Solving a nonlinear system of recurrence equations

I am having two problems regarding Mathematica, and both of them are happening because it does not accept such inputs: ...
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Find the point that holds a given property

I have a normal distribution with mean 106, and a standard deviation of 8. I'm being asked to find the point that has the property that 25% of these values have this value or lower. What I've ...
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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 $$ E=-\frac{(\ell+2n+2)...
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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 ...