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

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recursively solve equation and saving the values

I am new to Mathematica. I am trying to recursively solve an equation and saving the values into a Table. Since I need the real solutions only I use ...
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How to find the integer solution number of a linear system with inequalities?

I have the following system with mixed equality and inequalities defined as: ...
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How can I find the boundary function in RegionPlot?

I have a problem with finding the function that gives the boundary curve in RegionPlot comamnd. I use the following code to make the regions in which two ...
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find where 3 inequalities are simultaneously greater than zero

I have 3 functions: f11[l], f12[l] and f13[l], and I would like to know for which values of ...
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Create Euler equation

I've tried to make some research, but without any luck. How do I setup the Euler equation for this in Mathematica?: $ \text{Min} \int_0^1\left(2x^2+ \left(4t-5 e^{r \, t} \right) x \, \dot{x} + ...
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Finding all/most roots of a discontinuous function more consistently?

I have the equation: f[x_]:=α Tan[α*a] - Sqrt[c - α^2] and ideally I want to find all of its positive zeros, given a and c, with variable alpha. The problem is ...
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Reduce an equation by putting a new variable

I have the following equation given: $$ (26-x)\cdot\sqrt{5x-1} -(13x+14)\cdot\sqrt{5-2x} + 12\sqrt{(5x-1)\cdot(5-2x) }= 18x+32. $$ In order to solve it, I want to substitute $t = \sqrt{5x - ...
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Replace function and its derivatives found with Solve

If I have an equation eq = f[x] + g[x] == 0 and I solve for f[x] sol = Solve[eq,f[x]] ...
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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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Regarding how to use Reduce

Say for example I am doing the following in Mathematica ...
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What is the efficient way to code Successive Over-relaxation (SOR) method in Mathematica?

I have written a SOR method (SOR is this method) code using C-style procedural loops. However, I think there might be (much) better ways to achieve the same end in Mma avoiding these loops. So my ...
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Why doesn't FindRoot work correctly?

I'm trying to find the roots of the following equation: I need to find λs for different values of ξ. I know that for all ...
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How to solve this trigonometric system of equations numerically?

How can the following trigonometric system of equations be solved numerically? ...
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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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Reduce with Integer domain, but receive a rational solution

I want to find the integer values $k$ so that D[f[x], x] has integer solutions. I tried ...
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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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Why can't Mathematica “Solve” my equation?

I am trying to get Mathematica to solve the following equality in terms of $w_i$ $\displaystyle \frac{\sum_{i = 1}^{n} x_i }{\sum_{i = 1}^{n} y_i} = \frac{\sum_{i = 1}^{n} ( (\frac{x_i}{y_i}) w_i ) ...
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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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Solve or preferable Reduce equation

I am new to mathematica and trying to solve and reduce the following: Solve[1 - (1 - p^y)^(u (1 - p)) == a, y] or ...
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Why doesn't Roots work on a certain quartic polynomial equation?

In everything that follows I am using Roots to get the solutions to the equations. I start off with this equation: $$ \frac{A}{3}x^4 - x^2 + 2ax - b^2 = 0$$ Now ...
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Is there a giant AND symbol/How to solve tons of equations simultaneously

$$\sum_{k=1}^na_k=a_1+...+a_n$$ $$\prod_{k=1}^na_k=a_1\cdot...\cdot a_n$$ $$\large{?}\small{_{k=1}^na_k=a_1~\&\&...\&\& ~a_n}$$ What in mathematica would allow me to index logical ...
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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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finding poles of a function

Is there a command to find the poles of a function $f=f(z)$? example: let $$f(z) = \frac{1}{z^2-1}$$ then we know that the poles are at $z=\pm 1$ but is there a special command in mathematica to do ...
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How can I eliminate equivalent equations from a list?

I want to find the numbers $a$, $b$, $c$, $d$ of the plane $ax + by +cz +d = 0$ which make the distance from the point $M(1,2,3)$ to the plane equal to 2. I tried ...
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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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Solving a nonlinear, second order d.e. in Mathematica

I am trying to solve the following differential equation $$ s''(x) = \frac{8}{9}s(x) -2s^2(x) + s^3(x), $$ with boundary conditions $s(-30) = 4/3 $ and $s(30)=0$, in Mathematica by using the following ...
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How to set up and minimize a large system of equations to resolve the individual components

I am trying to set up a system of 400*N equations to deconvolute spectral data for four different compounds. I monitored 400 different wavelengths in N solvents (3 solvents in this case). In order ...
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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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Check if an inequality holds among the solutions returned by Solve [duplicate]

Let's say I solve a system: Solve[{a == 3* c, b == 2 *a}, {a, b}] and then want to see if the values found for a and ...
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Finding the Minimum value of an interpolating function

I can't seem to use FindMinValue to find the min. value of a curve represented by an interpolating function. For instance the below code generates an interpolating ...
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Trouble using FindInstance with MatrixRank

I'm really confused about what's going wrong with my call to FindInstance: ...
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Backsubstituting solution into FindRoot

I am trying to solve a system of equations which is dependent to an parameter alpha. So I iterate over alpha via a ...
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Can't solve equation having complex coefficients

Why can't Mathematica solve $\quad\quad\frac{1-i}{\sqrt{2}}=e^{i \alpha } \tan \left(\frac{\beta }{2}\right)$ with the restrictions $\alpha \in [0, 2 \, \pi)$ and $\beta \in [0,\pi]$: ...
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What do the hashtags represent in the result of Solve, and how should I use them? [duplicate]

There is a function that I'm trying to get the inverse of. My function is a simple polynomial: Tn[T_] := 4/9 T^3/Tc^2 + 5/9 T Now I tried to find ...
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How do I use RSolve to solve a system of recurrence relations?

I am trying to solve a system of recurrence relations as follows. ...
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Both Sin[x]==0 && Cos[x]==0 as a solution

If I do FullSimplify[Reduce[Sin[p1] == 0 && Cos[p1] == 0, Reals]] I get Cos[p1] == 0 && Sin[p1] == 0 ...
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pH calculations, speeding up code involving Solve

I'm trying to calculate pH values of solutions containing water and acetic acid. The relevant equations have been defined and I now want to find a solution using Mathematica. For a specific acid ...
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Asking Mathematica to produce a function of some variables

Given $$l_0=\sqrt{\frac{\lambda_1(\lambda_0+\mu_0)}{\lambda_0(\lambda_1+\mu_1-1)}}$$ and $$l_1=\sqrt{\frac{\lambda_0(\lambda_1+\mu_1)}{\lambda_1(\lambda_0+\mu_0-1)}}$$ ...
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How to demonstrate lack of stability with advection equation

I am trying to that using a coarse grid with an explicit method for, say, the advection equation leads to an unstable solution. The trouble is Mathematica avoids unstable solutions with good ...
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Use of $Assumptions [duplicate]

I don't really understand the behaviour and the usage of $Assumption. For instance, when I set $Assumptions = λ > 0, I expect ...
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Can mathematica resolve this equation?

Obviously,the equation $x^2-3 y^2=2 z^2$ doesn't have positive integer solutions. I tried ...
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Eliminating functions from system of PDE in Mathematica

Mathematica users, Let's see an example of three PDEs: How can I eliminate variables q1[x,y,z] and q2[x,y,z] from a system of ...
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Efficient implementation of cubic equation of state

...In this case the Peng Robinson Equation of State. Equations of state are empirical equations with parameters derived from experimental data. They are used to predict pure component and mixture ...
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Extracting Reduce results

I'm solving a Diophantine equation inside of a function using Reduce but I'm having trouble extracting the necessary parts of the answer. For example, if my input ...
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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 ...
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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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Solving a nasty equation

Here's an equation that I need to solve for $t_k$ $$ \theta_0 = \tan^{-1}\left(\frac{2(w_x - m)}{p - g {t_k}^2 - 2 t_k w_y}\right) - {\frac{1} {r}} \left( \left(\frac{m}{t_k}\right)^2 + \left( ...
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Symbolic solution to ODE, pure InverseFunction not evaluated

I'm new to Mathematica and I don't understand why in the solution of the following ODE, the #1 in the pure function is not immediately replaced by the corresponding ...
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