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

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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 solve correctly inside a DO loop and then plot

Here is the corresponding code First the equations setup ...
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Solving a pair of recurrence relations [duplicate]

Why does this RSolve[{y[t] == a*y[t - 1]}, {y[t]}, t] work, while this ...
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Why mathematica have difficulty solving nonlinear equations? [closed]

I tried to solve this equation via Mathematica: ...
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FindRoot with units error: Message text not found

This is sort of embarrassing. I'm working on a document to extol the virtues of Mathematica, and I can't get it to solve a relatively simple system of equations involving units. In this code, when I ...
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1D quasicrystal: points on a line nearest to points on a lattice

I have a simple lattice / line manipulation: ...
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Solving a system of two equations of third degree

I am trying to solve the following system of two equations for x and y. The solutions for x and y have to be positive and the parameters s and c are positive (to have a coherent interpretation of my ...
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Solution of Coupled Second Order ODEs with Boundary Conditions

D[Tu1[x], {x, 2}] qu - Tu1[x] (fu0 + I w p) == Tou[x] f1 D[T1[x], {x, 2}] q - T1[x] (f0 - b g0 + I w p)== To[x] (f1 - b g1) - g1 For T1 , ...
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Problem with Plot and ParametricNDSolve

This is my first question on this site, I hope it is written in an understandable way. Let's start. My aim is to plot a certain parametric region, with $x$ and $y$ coordinates given by the following ...
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Coefficient of function different than polynomial

My question arise from the problem that Mathematica can't solve the equation $$ \text{Solve}\left[e^{a-x} (0.0299584 a+0.1 b-0.0299584 x-0.152913)-0.9 a+0.9 b+0.9 x+0.18=0.0498614 e^{-x} \left(e^a ...
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How do I get all possible solutions in an underdetermined system? [duplicate]

I have two problems which I'd like to solve with Mathematica. If I have a system of two equations with three unknowns, how can I get to list all possible solutions for the unknowns? Here is what I ...
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Solving a differential equation with initial conditions

I want to get a solution to an ordinary differential equation with imposed initial conditions. I'm confused about why my following code doesn't work: ...
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Solution of an ODE in implicit form

For some non-linear ODEs there is only implicit form of solution using DSolve. For example DSolve[(y[x] + x - 1)*y'[x] - y[x] + 2 x + 3 == 0, y[x], x] gives ...
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Given an equation with one parameter, how do I use NSolve to solve it for many values of the parameter?

I was wondering if there was a way to use the Mathematica NSolve command to solve an equation that has a parameter with various values. An example of which is: ...
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Storing solution to x and y [duplicate]

If I do sol=Solve[{2x+2==y,3x+9==y},{x,y}] then Mathematica will tell me {{x -> -7, y -> -12}} But I would like to ...
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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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How to solve this numerically?

May I ask what is the best way to evaluate ...
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Solving for any one variable in a formula given values for all the others [closed]

Consider the formula for the area of a rectangle. I can write the formula as area[length_, width_] := length*width and plug in numbers for the dimensions and get ...
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Minimize: How to work with specific numeric types

This is a question about the use of symbols in Minimize and how to persuade Mathematica to treat them in a specific way (as integers or rationals) that I have not ...
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FindRoot to find numerical solution of a given index

I want to find solutions of a system of multivariate nonlinear equations of a specific index (i.e., the no. of positive eigenvalues of the Jacobian evaluated at the solution). I know the FindRoot ...
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Solving a system of 4 logarithmic equations? [closed]

I would like to solve this system of 4 logarithmic equations in Mathematica. a*log(b+d)=20 a*log(b*30^c+d)=125 a*log(b*180^c+d)=710 a*log(b*360^c+d)=1350 I am looking for the values of a, b, c, ...
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Equation involving hypergeometric functions

I want to solve this equation but nor NSolve nor Solve are able to do this. ...
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How to obtain all minima? [duplicate]

If you Solve an equation, you obtain all solutions. But If you NMinimize a function, you only get one minimum. The question ...
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Solving Heat equation [closed]

I want to compute the exact solution of the heat equation but I got an error. u(x,t) (equation of transmition of heat) is the solution of this differential equation: $$du/dt - \alpha d^2u/dx^2 = 0$$ ...
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Mathematica can't minimize a function

Mathematica seems not to be able to minimize this univariate function over integer arguments, $r>2, r \in \mathbb{Z}$. ...
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A question about using Reduce [closed]

Can someone help decipher what is the meaning of this computation that Mathematica has done? ...
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Intersection of Osculating Circle with a Parametric Curve

I have the following Parametric plot Generated from the following: ...
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Numerical Methods - minimum of a function

Problem: The length of the longest ladder that can negotiate the corner depicted in Figure 2 can be determined by computing the value of theta that minimizes the following function: ...
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Trying to solve a transcendental equation involving bessel functions

I've never used Mathematica before and am trying to numerically solve equation (12) from this paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/9907218v2. Ideally I'd be able to find the smallest value of $x_{n\nu}$ ...
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What are the hidden specifications for FindRoot

The Help page of FindRoot says: "by default, FindRoot uses Newton's method (Newton-Raphson) to solve a nonlinear system" (or a nonlinear equation I ...
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Why does Mathematice dislike my boundary condition in NDSolve?

im trying to solve a PDE-System, with the "periodic boundary condition" c[t,0]==4*c[t,2pi] But mathenmatica says: NDSolve::bcedge: "Boundary condition ...
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Solving simultaneous exponential equations

In[1]: Solve[{(1 + k)^n == 0.6, (1 + k)^(n + 1) == 0.3}, {n, k}] Solve::ifun: Inverse functions are being used by Solve, so some solutions may not be found; ...
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Deciding whether a semi-algebraic set is empty. Which command is best?

[Update] I was able to prove that the "larger" set $ 1\ge x \ge y,w \ge 0$ and $p(x,y,w)>0 $ is empty with another computer algebra system in my slow laptop in few minutes but in Mathematica even ...
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Taking the time derivative of a function with more than one variable depending on t? [closed]

Yeah, I was wondering if it was possible ? I have a function which have different variables depending on time, like: $$\frac{d}{dt}mr^{2}\dot{\phi}$$ In this case both $r$, being a length, depends ...
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inverting this equation [closed]

I'm trying to inverse this equation Z = X + X^2 / 2 but couldn't wrap up my head around it. If anyone can provide a step by step solution to this it will be ...
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Solving a System of four equations (with logs) [closed]

I am trying to solve a system of four equations in four variables. I have read a number of threads on similar issues and tried to follow the suggestions. But I think it is a bit messy because of the ...
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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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Symbolic solution of irrational equation

Is there any a nice looking solution to the following equation? eq[x_] := 2 x q1 - 2 q2/x^3 - (4 x^3 q3 - 4 q5/x^5)/(4 Sqrt[x^4 q3 + q4 + q5/x^4]) Better than ...
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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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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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Invariant error plot for an arbitray system of ODE

i try to use InvariantErrorPlot command for a generic system of ODE but i find only example with pre-building equations from Mathematica Packages. This is one of ...
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Mapping the imaginary axis of the complex (s) plane

In this problem is very difficult to analyze the roots s. Firstly I thought that the problem is in precision, but I am not sure. The criterion which I want to obtain is that one of these roots has a ...
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NDSolve example - analytical vs numerical solution. How to specify initial conditions?

So, I have the following equation: y[t]^-3 == w^2 y[t]/t^2 + y''[t] where w^2 = (t0 k0)^2. Analytic solution is easy to ...
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How to solve that kind of partial fraction decomposition equations? [closed]

I need to find all variables $A, B, C, D$ for given equation with independent variable $s$. How can I solve that with Mathematica ? Example, not working: UPDATE: One Two Three Four ...
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Solve non linear system of equations

I am trying to solve a system of two equations with two unknowns. In these equations I have, a part from constants: Unknown nr 1, $$D_{\perp}$$ Unknown nr 2, $$\omega_C$$ Known function of r: ...
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Numerical method for solving a polynomial equation

I am looking for a numerical solution of a equation which contains, in general, one polynomial equation with unknown variable x. I have tried Reduce, ...
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How to get a number from Solve [duplicate]

It's often useful to get just one number from Solve. I use the following construction for acquiring one solution from the expression returned by ...
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How to Solve/NSolve/Reduce this rationalized equation

In this problem I don't know why the system is not solvable. I have just one unknown K0. ...
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Solving for a variable within a definite integral using FindRoot

I want to solve for P in this equation: Integrate[1/((P/(M*V)) - r*g - c*A*(V^2)*p/(2 M)), {V, 0, 26.82}] = s , where all constants are given except P. I've ...