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

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Linear Solve with Modular Arithmetic

I am interested in using LinearSolve[m,b] which will find a solution to the equation $m.x=b$, where I am in mod 2 arithmetic. Is there any way to perform this ...
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wrong use of _?NumberQ?

I am having trouble with a numerical exercise. Here's a simplified version of my problem. I define two functions to find the solution to two constrained maximization problems: ...
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Animate a position change along the curve for every iteration

I've only had few previous experiences on Mathematica before. So basically an entry-level question that harasses a rookie like me. I made the following attempt using bisection method to calculate ...
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How to properly interpret a seemingly contradictory result in Mathematica?

I have a problem with interpreting the results of my notebook outputs. It is important that I do not err with the interpretation. Here is the full input: ...
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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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cycloid parametric [closed]

How do I enter 3 parametric equations for cycloids corresponding to circles with radii 1, 2, and 4. I have tried ...
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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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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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Find constants in a function? [closed]

Let's say I have a function f[x] with n constants, e.g. f[x] = c1 * x + c2*x^2 + ... + cn *x^n I also have n conditions to find those constants, e.g ...
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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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Solve works with numbers but not number stored in variable

I have the code: ...
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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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Solve[Tan[theta] == (b*Sin[t])/(a*Cos[t]), theta] breaks when “Reals” is added?

Mathematica solves this equation fine: Solve[ Tan[theta] == (b*Sin[t])/(a*Cos[t]), theta] // InputForm ...
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Compact form for domain ranges of many variables

When one sets up an equation to solve one often needs to specify conditions on the variables such as { x>0 && y>0 && z>0 } This is not ...
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How could I define a function as the solution of equations in Mathematica?

I have posed a specific question yesterday but it may be too trivial to answer. I think the question could be asked in a more general way so it is easier to answer. Then I could solve the original ...
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Finding the root of a nested function with small values

I have reduced an error in my program to this line of code: FindRoot[Nest[# (1 - #) k &, 1/2, 2^4] - 1/2, {k, 3.5}] It works for $2^1, 2^2, 2^3, 2^4,$ but ...
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Any solution to system of equations?

I need ANY combination of 8 variables which satisfy: a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h=0 a^2+b^2+c^2+d^2+e^2+f^2+g^2+h^2=1 a*b+b*c+c*d+d*e+e*f+f*g+g*h+a*h>2/3 Ideally these ...
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How to transform an expression using algebraical instead of pattern rules [duplicate]

I would like to transform rules algebraically. A very simple example would be: - k^2 - 2 k x + x^2 /. {2*k -> 1} This transforms to: - $$k^2-2 k x+x^2$$ ...
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FindRoot errors

I'm trying to solve a system of two equations in two variables for some range of parameter values. I use ContourPlot to see where I should look for a solutions and ...
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'not a valid variable' error when trying to solve 13 equations with 13 variables

I want to solve 13 variables by 13 equations. And here is my program: ...
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Inconsistent initial and boundary conditions

I have a 4th order nonlinear PDE with the following BCs and IC: ...
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How to solve a certain coupled first order PDE system

I would like to find the solution $(U,V)\equiv (U(x,t),V(x,t))$ of the following system. \begin{equation} \displaystyle\left\{\begin{array}{l} \frac{\partial U}{\partial t}+(a+b x)\frac{\partial ...
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Find all roots of a function with parabolic cylinder functions in a range of the variable

I want to find all roots of a function involving Parabolic Cylinder Functions. In what follows, I define 2 variables $\xi1$ and $\xi2$, which in turn depend on $\omega$. My function is then defined as ...
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Why does Mathematica not evaluate the difference recurrence using `RSolve` or `RecurrenceTable`?

Mathematica does not evaluate the following recurrence of two variables using RSolve and only echoes the input: ...
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Solving ODES in order to find unknown constants

I am trying to solve a set of ODES which represent a second order consecutive chemical reaction. ...
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Eliminating parameter from parametric equation [closed]

In Mathematica Online I tried: Eliminate[{x == t + t^3, y == t - t^3, z == 1 + t^4}, {t}] ...
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Solving matrix equation

How can I solve the forward equation S[t]=C+A*S[t+1]*(Inverse((I-B*S(t+1)))*A for t=1 to t=10 and ...
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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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handling division by zeros and line equations

today I was writing a code which takes some line equation and a circle equation,finds intersection points that are on $II$ and $III$ quadrants,draw a tangent line to circle from that point and then ...
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Numerical solution to two non-linear coupled differential equations [closed]

I am trying to solve two differential equations representing the position of an object in space. I have specified arbitrary initial conditions. ...
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How do I link the txt file data sheet to mathematica and extract exact elements that I would like to use in solving for x? [closed]

I am trying to solve for a numerical solution for an equation which contains variables that evolves as index i incrreases. The actual equation that I am using to extract solution for x with an ongoing ...
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Need help solving a system of two 1st order nonlinear differential equations

The original system of equations reads: $\begin{cases} f'(r) + f(r) \left(a(r) - \frac{1}{r}\right) = 0,\\ f^2(r) + a'(r) + \frac{a(r)}{r} - 1 = 0\,, \end{cases}$ with boundary conditions $f(0) = ...
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Numerically Integrating to find a Maximum using NDSolve

I am trying to numerically find an equilibrium (maximum) of a function using its differential. The following is a simplified version. ...
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Finding undetermined coefficients with boundary conditions

I have 2 equations which are; To[x_] := c1 E^(-a1 x)/2 + c2 E^(a1 x)/2 + a2 Tu[x_] := c3 E^(-a3 x)/2 + c4 E^(a3 x)/2 Tu equals almost zero ...
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Having trouble assigning the result of a Solve to a function

Can anyone see what is wrong with my syntax? It looks like I have successfully assigned the result of Solve to a function. I want Mathematica to return me an numeric value of the function ...
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intersection between function and plane

I try to solve a ODE system of equations and i want to plot the intersection of the 3D solutions with a costant plane. To do this i use the follow code: ...
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What is most efficient way to convert system of equations to collection of functions?

I have the type of system M.x = b, where M is a known matrix and b is a known vector. M contains many parameters, call the entire parameter set 'a', so M => M[a]. I want to be able to efficiently ...
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Solve[] unexpectedly giving empty solution sets for extremely large problems

I was calculating the set of lattice vectors in $\mathbb{Z}^4$ which have taxicab norm $r$. For example, executing ...
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Approximate solution to system of polynomial equations

I'd like to solve approximately the following system of equations for $a_1$, $a_2$, $\alpha_1$ and $\alpha_2$ all real and nonzero: ...
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How to pick a solution from a list of solutions using a test?

I have a list of solutions that depends on a parameter b3 and I'd like to get the solution for which the x value is minimal when ...
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Changing ParametricNDSolveValue options for only part of the run

Here is an example of the system that I am running, ...
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How to get a solution set of a nonlinear system of equations?

I'm trying to find the solution set of {x, y} variables for the following system of equations: ...
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Using FindRoot with an interpolating function

This question bears resemblance to a few other questions on mathematica.SE about finding points of intersection of crossing curves. I know that the guidebook of numerics has an entry about the whole ...
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Finding Maximum Root [duplicate]

How can I find the greatest root for a polynomial if the polynomial degree is very large. One way is using NSolve. This command can find all roots in numeric. Then, ...
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Find a single max value

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How can I understand the result Mathematica returns from DSolve?

I have solved an ODE using DSolve, but I have a problem with understanding the solution. In general the solution is in the form: ...
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2 non-linear equations with 2 unknowns which I cannot solve

I have the following equations and I would like to solve them in Mathematica anyway. Numerical results are very much welcomed. However, when I use the command ...
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More issues Integrate, NIntegrate, FindRoot

I'm trying to solve a system of 3 non-linear equations using FindRoot and Integrate. If I start FindRoot[] close to the right answer, it works well but returns a bunch of error messages first. ...
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Roots of a transcendental equation [closed]

I need to find the 50 first roots of a transcendental equation. I use Table and FindRoot, so I find repeated positives and negatives values in a list, but I want only the 50 first positives and ...