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

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Solve and Reduce with Log finding unexpected root

We give equations like $\ln(1-x)-\ln(x-2)=0$ to our calculus students. This equation clearly has no solution, since $\ln(1-x)$ is only defined if $x<1$ and $\ln(x-2)$ only if $x>2$. Still, the ...
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Faster way to use Solve in a multiple parameters function

I have a complicated function, G, of several arguments: $G[{\lambda1,\lambda2,a,b,c,d,\sigma u,\sigma v,\rho,q}]$. First, I want to fix a=0.5,b=0.7,c=0.4,d=0.35, q=1. Then, I need to find the values ...
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How can we plot the complex roots of an equation?

If we'd like to display the $n$ roots of a polynomial on the complex plane as points, how can we do this? For example, if we have the equation $x^3 + x^2 + x + 1$, how can we plot the 3 roots as ...
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How do I find the expression for where the first derivative equals 0? [closed]

I have a simple function of time. If I take the first derivative and set it equal to 0.0 I get the extrema of that function. I'm not interested in a numerical result, I want an expresion involving ...
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Export data from NDSolve when they meet a certain condition

I need to export to a txt file the data from the following system of equations: ...
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Getting unwanted solution from Solve

I am solving the simultaneously equations $\quad \quad x_7=0$ and $\quad \quad 6x_4x_5+6x_3x_5x_6+zx_4x_7^2+zx_5x_7^2=0$ with Solve. Here, $z$ is an unknown ...
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what to do when NSolve does not solve

f = 696.1125540355472 + 3.9668099604385043 x + LogGamma[1 + x] - LogGamma[169 + x] Plot[f, {x, 0, 10}] Solve[f == 0, x, Reals] NSolve[f == 0, x] I know that the ...
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Error following a variable in an ODE [closed]

I am trying to solve a 4th order differential equation and this is my code thus far ...
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Boundary condition is not specified on a single edge of the boundary of the computational domain

When I want to solve this PDE I get this error "NDSolve::bcedge: "Boundary condition u[0,0.05]==0 is not specified on a single edge of the boundary of the computational domain"" ...
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Importing data from Matlab, using data in “NSolve” and send the results back to Matlab

I have generated an image processing code in Matlab. It has several subroutines and in one of them, I should solve a system of 7 nonlinear equations. I use "fsolve" in Matlab to solve this system, ...
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Poincare Section of an Hamiltonian

I'm in desire to plot the Poincare Section of a differential equation defined by a hamiltonian system. The hamiltonian is as follow: ...
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Strange functioning of RegionPlot with Reduce's output

I have defined this two quantities: f = (-b + Sqrt[b^2 + 4 a])/(2 a) g = (-b - Sqrt[b^2 + 4 a])/(2 a) and I want to solve this system in function of $a$, for ...
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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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Solve a system of two equations only in Mathematica [closed]

x + Sinh[x] == Sin[y] + y z + Exp[z] == x + Log[1 + x] + 1 M={0,0,0} x-? y-? z-? Solve[] doesn't solve this system.
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Attempt to solve for Differential Equation - Acc, Vel, Pos in (x,y,z) [closed]

In the problem I'm working on, there is a tennis ball that is subjected to a headwind, tailwind, and crosswind. I am trying to use NDSolve in order solve for the position functions and to eventually ...
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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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How can I get Solve to combine Sin/Cos into Tan?

I want to solve an equation in x, containing Sin[x], Cos[x] and a positive real constant ...
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Solving a System/Matrix of Equations in Matrix Form

Ok, I am trying to solve an equation involving matrices (well, tensors actually), which is of the form: $\mathbf{e}^{T} \cdot \mathbf{M} \cdot \mathbf{e}$ = $\mathbf{N}$, where $\mathbf{e}$ is an ...
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Display solution of Solve without the arrow [closed]

Is there a way to format Solve or something that I get the result of a calculation without the arrow, so if my result is like ...
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Solving at zeroes of a matrix - code only works for simple equation

I have a matrix of zeroes (True) and non-zeroes (False). The matrix is generated from a table of values of two other variables. I'm trying to observe how the solution for p3 changes with small ...
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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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No solution with DSOLVE

I have been trying to solve the following system of ODEs: \begin{eqnarray} ...
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Finding related roots to a polynomial

I posted this in math.stackexchange, but this might be a better place. Assume that $f(X,Y,Z,V,W)\in \mathbb{Z}[X,Y,Z,V,W]$ is some polynomial and assume that $f(x,y,z,v,w)=0$. I would like to know if ...
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MapAt a function at specific positions

I'm trying to solve for $p3$ in 3p3-5 = p1 + p2 at positions where p1*p2 == 0: ...
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Given a system of inequalities, how to make Solve find out that two variables should be equal?

Given two boolean variables x1 and x2 (in the sense that they are in the range [0,1]), if I try to solve the following equation system with Solve: ...
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Error using Nsolve with system of two equations: “Use Reduce”

Having some odd behavior with some mathematica code I am running. I am solving a simple system of two equations but mathematica gives an error and asks to use Reduce? I looked up in the manual but ...
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solving nonlinear equation

I typed this below code in mathematica 9.0 but wasn't solved: ...
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FindMinimum and NMinimize to solve equations

I know that I'm not a Jedi in solving Equations and minimizing functions; but now I've this problem, and the solution is far to me. I want to solve this equation: ...
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How smart is Solve? Figuring out what tricks I should try

I'm trying to solve a large system (~10000) of linear equations using Solve, but the process keeps failing. As-is, I don't know whether it's failing because it's using too much memory or too much time ...
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Combining solutions while solving

Here is a simple representation of my problem. I want to solve Solve[(w^2*c^2 /. #) - 1 == 0, w]& /@ {{c -> 1}, {c -> 2}} ...
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How can I get this sum? [closed]

I want to sum the following numbers. At present I am calculating my sum as follows. a = 10^20 + 10^30 + 10^40; In the above case, if I want to add 100 or more ...
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Applying N to the roots found by Solve gives complex numbers when the roots are real [closed]

I have a function which is f(x) = x^3 - 5 x^2 - x + 1. When I solve for x to find the zeros ...
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How to explain NDSolve that functions must be positive only?

I have a simple system of differential equations to solve but both functions should be positive: x[t] > 0 and y[t] > 0 for all t. I was not able to explain NDSolve this fact so it goes x[t] < 0 ...
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Comparing two ways of fitting systems of ODEs to data

I'd like to ask you if you see any difference between the two following ways of estimating parameters. Given my system of ordinary differential equations that I want to use to find the values of all ...
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Stability region of midpoint method using Solve and RegionPlot

I've been trying to obtain the stability region in the $(\lambda_R, i\lambda_I)$ plane of the midpoint rule $$y_{n+1}= y_{n-1}+2h\dot{y}_n,$$ for the model problem $\dot{y}=\lambda y$. The roots for ...
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Rearranging 5 equations

I am trying to rearrange 5 equations in terms of 5 variables. I have the equations for y1, y2, ...
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A FindRoot error

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How to solve this equation?

Mathematica does not give me the correct solution (-1) for this equation: Solve[9^(x + 4) == 27^(1 - x), x] Do I miss something or is Solve the wrong approach ...
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NSolve for complicated equation involving double cross product

I have the following issue. I am trying to solve a 3-vector equation for the vector slx, sly, and ...
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Solving a system of two nonlinear equations with many symbolic parameters

I have two nonlinear equations with two unknowns, $x$ and $y$, and many symbolic parameters, $a, b, c, d$. They look someting like: $\frac{1}{x}(1+x)^a (1-b)(cx+dy)=0$ ...
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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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Double integral changing the limits

This integral does not evaluate: Integrate[ Integrate[1/(E^((a - c)^2 + (b - c)^2) ), {c, 0, 1}], {b, -Infinity, Infinity}] However, reversing the integrals ...
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Finding root and plot it on the graph [closed]

Trying to Plot a function and find it's root and mark it with a red dot. ...
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Can I find constants in a function?

Let's say, I have a function with a constant, e.g. $y(x)=x+c$, and a condition $y(0) = 5$. I want to type in something like Solve[{y[x]=x+c, y[0] =5}, {c}] and get ...
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How can I resolve the insufficient memory to complete the computation problem for solving function with iterated variables?

I am trying to solve for a value x in a function where the variables varies with iterations of K. Also, there is one variable called "rvsum" which is updated with a certain formula as well. I have ...
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Replace $z$ with interpolated function and plotting

I start off with this equation $z(x,y) = sin(xy)$. I create an interpolation from $0 < x < 5$ and $0 < y < 5$. I then use this interpolation on a simple function $w(x,y) = x + y + z(x,y)$ ...
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How to propel the integration of time a little bit further? Numerical solution can not evolve to the max time

I try to solve a nonlinear partial differential equation. I obtain a numerical solution which can not continue to the max time I set, I always receive message NDSolve::ndcf: Repeated convergence ...
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Mathematica isn't sure whether a sum of two positives is positive or not

Mathematica is not able to tell whether a summation of two positive expressions is positive or not. Which is very strange. My three symbolic arguments, $x$, $y$, and $z$, are all real numbers bounded ...
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Is there a change in V10 with Solve and exponents?

I've encountered a strange problem with V10. I can't quite nail it down, but the Solve seems to be unable to solve equations that it could in previous versions. ...