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

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NDSolve is running an extremely long time: how can I save the existing data?

I am trying to solve a PDE by the following code. It takes 1 hour or so to reach t=25.72 but about 20 hours to reach t=25.72404031638060174049337306126853310997. Actually, the time step is extremely ...
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Proving large inequality in 6 variables

I have arrived at a very large inequality in 6 variables that I would like to prove is true. The command I have tried is the following: ...
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Obtaining the relations of variables using diagonal matrices

I know this is too an elementary question, but I am a pathetic newbie in mathematica and I cannot find any answer by googling. What I want is obtaining some relations of unknown variables using their ...
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Fick's Law over Implicit Regions

I'm trying to solve 2D Fick's law of diffusion from the boundaries of a triangle (future shapes will include more complex implicit regions). I'm able to model diffusion without time in complex ...
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How can I get all solutions of a system of equations with Reduce?

The post What is the difference between Reduce and Solve? discusses the difference between Reduce and Solve. Now, with the ...
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How do I write nested for-loops?

Looking through the reference.wolfram, I couldn't see an example of how to write a multiple line "for" loop in Mathematica. I need to nest many for-loops in such a way I can do many things in the ...
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Weird behavior when solving a simple physics problem

I have the following code in Mathematica that represents two balls being thrown, one with a velocity v10 (6 in this case) and another ball thrown with a velocity v20 (its just dropped) one second ...
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How to exract the roots from “Roots”? [duplicate]

Given how the output looks like, as in a set of "==" assignments, is it possible to extract specific roots from the output of, http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Roots.html ? And then do a ...
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Runge-Kutta Butcher tables

I like to have the Butcher's table for Explicit (or implicit as well) Runge-Kutta method of a fixed order. I do not understand reading ...
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How to reduce a quartic form to a quadratic form with equal roots

Preface: To clear the theoretical background this question is cross-posted on math.stackexchange here. I have a polynomial in $n$ variables of the form ...
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Solving Non-linear System of Equations

I need to get a symbolic solution to a system of non-linear equations (equation 8 is non-linear), but Mathematica is running for ever and gives no answer. Is there another way to get the solution? My ...
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Solving 2-D Mechanical Systems

I'm trying to use Mathematica to solve a particular 2-d mechanical system. The system comes from "DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF AN EIGHT-BAR LEGGED WALKING MECHANISM IMITATING A KINETIC SCULPTURE, “WIND ...
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Intersection with FindInstance

How to find individual root parameters pair ( t, T) to find curve intersections using FindInstance? Hopefully it would output two, instead of 6 pairs in the following: ...
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Solving a system of two equations

I have a system of two equations with the variables T and X that I tried to solve: ...
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How to make X and Y = Z? [closed]

Hello I have a big question, maybe it's extremely easy but for now I'm unable to make it work. I'm a programmer and what I need to do is for example: if X = 2 and Y = 1 then Z = 1 if X = 3 and Y = 1 ...
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Computation doesn't Finish

I'm trying to solve some problem by the following code: ...
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Finding an instance of parameters, for which a polynomial has no zeros

I have a polynomial in $p(x,y) \in\mathbb{R}[x,y]_{\leq 4}$, of degree 4. The coefficients are simple functions of 12 real parameters. In particular, the coefficients are in ...
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Simplify trigonometric equation knowing that $\sin(a)=n \sin(b)$

I was working on a problem involving trigonometry. I used Mathematica to help me in solving it. I ended up with this formula: ...
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Points of Intersection

How to numerically find points of intersection between pair of curves (Here,a circle and a parabola) ? Finding it a bit messy as, for a point on one curve, slope of the other is involved. ...
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How to solve Mod equation with mathematica [closed]

i'm pretty noob with mathematica but i need to solve an equation: $$c\equiv m^2\pmod n$$ I tried something like ...
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solve equations with high degree

this is my code,i want to solve this equations.can anyone give me some help about this,wheather mathematica can solve this.thanks a lot ...
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Input `Reduce[Mod[a + x, l] == 0, x]' and output `x == -a + kl`?

Reduce[a + x == k l && k > 0, x] (* k > 0 && x == -a + k l *) I think a + x == k l and ...
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How can I solve a difference-differential equation with new variable? [closed]

I want to ask how we can solve this equation: $$ xyy' = x^2+2y^2 $$ I tried with new variable $$u=y/x$$
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Using WhenEvent for derivative of discontinuous function

I have a discontinuous function ($u(t)$, a square wave) and I would like WhenEvent to trigger when the signal goes high/low, i.e. when the value of $u(t)$ changes. ...
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If domain Reals specified all constants should be real? Problem with Solve

I've got a problem solving an equation. I want to solve: Solve[Arg[h]==0, r0, Reals] with h being some imaginary number ...
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Solving coefficients of a function having boundary conditions

I have a function F=c+dz, which has particular boundary values, say F(z=1)=2 and F(z=-1)=1, ...
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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: ...