Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

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How to work out the parameter in a definite integration which has an exact value while the integration doesn't have an analytical solution?

Here is the equation I'm trying to solve: NIntegrate[1/(E^(1/(λ T)) - 1), {λ, 200, 220}] == 1000 T is the parameter I'm ...
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How to set the initial condition? (to make IC and BC consistent)

I want to find the initial condition which fits mixed boundary condition of Phi[r, Theta, t]. The original initial condition in text is Phi[r, Theta, 0] == 1 . ...
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How do I prevent NIntegrate::inumr errors within other functions?

I believe this question is best illustrated with a simple example. If I run FunctionInterpolation[NIntegrate[a + b, {a, 0, 1}], {b, 0, 1}] I get errors of the ...
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I ran into an error when I was trying to solve a PDE with a piecewise initial condition by NDSolve

This is a very simple one-dimensional heat-conduct equation, the only special part of it is the piecewise initial condition: ...
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Optimizing NIntegrate for higher PrecisionGoal

By default, NIntegrate works with MachinePrecision and its PrecisionGoal is set to ...
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Methods to speed up numerical NDSolve, NIntegrate,

I am not very used to do numerical simulations on Mathematica. Do you have any ideas how to improve i.e. speed up my code? ...
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How to use results of NDsolve[] for further solving of ODEs?

I have a system of ODEs with 10 eqns. I can solve the first 5 independently. How can I use those results to solve for the remaining 5? An easy example would be $\dot{x}=f(x), \quad \dot{y}=g(x,y)$ ...
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Problem with Eventlocator Method for NDSolve

I want to solve the ode and plot the solution v[x] for different values of parameter a where ...
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How to tell mathematica not to resolve stiffness issues

Very often I solve partial differential equations that are nonlinear and could be up to 4th order. In these cases, it is usual for the solution determined by ...
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Error Interpretation in NIntegrate

I am using a recursion algorithm developed by Migdal for Lattice Field Theory, and I have the following code: ...
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optimization problem with NDSolve

I want to minimize the function fcc. When fcc is calculated for a specified point the answer is correct: ...
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Optimizing a function involving NDSolve results in error messages

I want to minimize a function f with NMinimize but an error occurs that says: ...
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Numerical Integration in Laplace domain

I need to calculate two different integrals containing a Bessel function in the Laplace domain. I have tried different kinds of quadrature but didn't have any luck. I don’t know how to help ...
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Is it possible to set a variable as a positive one in the whole notebook?

I'm having issues during integration due to the fact that Mathematica doesn't know if an undefined variable is positive or not (it gives me complexes which bothers me in the end). For example I do ...
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NIntegrate failling on floating value

I'm trying to take the following integral NIntegrate[ ((Sin[Q 1]-Q 1*Cos[Q 1])/(Q 1)^3)^2 * S[Q,0.4,2] * Q BesselJ[0,0.5Q] , {Q,0,Infinity}] ...
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Retrieve values of InterpolatingFunction

While analyzing a large system of ODE's, I defined a particular ratio p, which contains some variables that are represented by ...
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Incorrect solution of diffusion equation with Neumann boundary conditions

I want to set up a PDE model, which takes a two-dimensional diffusion equation into account. The key problem is that I have some trouble in solving the two-dimensional diffusion equation numerically. ...
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Why does LogLinearPlot sample its argument outside the specified domain?

I experience a weird bug in the function LogLinearPlot. If the input is an interpolation function, such as the one created like this, ...
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how to nest parallelized computations on a cluster?

I am lucky to have access to a computational cluster and I could submit my job to many-many cores. As I need to evaluate a numerical integral within a numerical integral, I would like to know if I can ...
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NDSolve and results of the previous computations

I want to solve following system of ODEs: $ \Bigg\{ \begin{array}{} \frac{\partial C}{\partial t}=\frac{2W_b}{Rsin(\theta)}(1-\frac{C}{\gamma})+\frac{\nu}{\pi R^2}\frac{\partial C}{\partial Z} ...
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nested numerical integration: not valid limits?

I encountered an error when I was hoping for some Mathematica (8.0.4) magic sparing me to code up numerical integration, function approximation and root-finding myself. The broader context and the ...
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How to Solve this ODE with Mixed Boundary condition

I have an ODE equation which is sort of y''[x] + 2 y'[x]/x + .0001 (y[x])^3 ==0 subject to the boundary conditions ...
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Is it possible to compute trapezoidal rule numerical integration?

Is it possible to compute trapezoidal rule numerical integration? I know that Mathematica has Interpolation, and that a list of points can be interpolated and then ...
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Starting NDSolve from intermediate time step?

I always wondered if I could start NDSolve from an intermediate time step. What I mean is, in the code sample below, if I were to run my solution from tmin=0 to ...
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How to use NDSolve to track a deviation from equilibrium?

i have a task to find a event, to achieve this i think need to integrate until a constant function suddenly breaks the equilibrium and give a sharp peak. I think that EventLocator should work, thus ...
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How to find Matano plane

I have discrete collection of data points (10 to 10^4). I want to describe them by a continuous function and find a x value z, ...
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Solving a Volterra integral equation numerically

I would like to solve for $P(t)$, in Mathematica, a Volterra integral equation of the 2nd kind. It is: $$P(t) = R_0(t) + \int_0^t P(t') R_0(t-t')dt'$$ I know the function $R_0$ and would ...
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Solving an ODE numerically

I really appreciate it if anyone helps me with this: How can I solve this ODE and plot the answer for $x$ on $[0.6,5]$: $$ \begin{align*} -2xy'[x] = y''[x]+ 47.21 (-.0025 x^6 & + ...
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Getting Integrate to perform numerical integration

I am trying to calculate the mutual impedance of two antennas which is just a big integral. I defined my function in terms of my variable, but when I execute it, Mathematica runs for a while and then ...
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Controlling the time step in NDSolve?

I generally use NDSolve for stiff non linear partial differential equations of 4th order. I find that a BDF1 method generally does well to placate my beast of a PDE. I've also tried out ...
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NIntegrate is resetting my variables and not giving me a result?

I am trying to check if mass conservation holds by integrating the area under a curve but to no avail. ...
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What does MaxStepFraction do?

I find that with NDSolve[...] while solving a partial differential equation, changing the MaxStepFraction from ...
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Setting the DifferenceOrder Option

I've been playing around with Method in NDSolve[...] and can't quite seem to figure out how to force ...
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NDSolve, Schrödinger equation, and decaying solution

I am trying to solve a Schrödinger equation for a particle hitting a step potential using NDSolve in Mathematica. Here is my code: ...
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How to set the NDSolve method to LSODA

I notice that off all the Method options available for NDSolve[...], LSODA is invoked quite ...
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Publishing results obtained in Mathematica

I've been using Mathematica to solve nonlinear partial differential equations for my doctoral research for the last 2 years or so. I am not an expert in Mathematica or mathematics and I am an engineer ...
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What is NDSolve`FEM`*?

I stumbled on this: ?"NDSolve`FEM`*" ...
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Boosting the performance of expensive NIntegrate by feeding in a cheap approximation of the integrand

I need to integrate an expensive likelihood L[x] over its n-dimensional domain. I know that L[x] is decently approximated by a ...
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NIntegrating within an Ellipsoid

I need to numerically integrate an expensive positive-definite function over a 2D domain. I know by other ways that the function is basically zero for values outside the following ellipse: ...
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NDSolve does not give me the expected solution

I have an assignment where I need to compute chemical reactions by solving ODEs. I use NDSolve to do this. However, for one problem it does not give me the ...
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NDSolve Problem

I am trying to solve a chemical equilibrium ODE with NDSolve where one function is the argument to another. I.E. My equations look like: ...
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Why does Mathematica give the wrong answer when integrating?

I integrate Integrate[Exp[I Cos[b - c]] Cos[b], {b, 0, 2 Pi}] Mathematica gives: 2 I Pi BesselJ[1, 1] Which is indepedent ...
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Conditional numerical integration boundaries

I have a multidimensional integration of the form: ...
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PDE Boundary Conditions

I am solving a PDE using Mathematica and I would like to know how to implement the condition that the two-variable function y[t,s] is zero whenever ...
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How to distinguish between lists and values?

I have a (hopefully small) problem with some numerical integration algorithm, more specifically I want to integrate the imaginary part of a complex valued function, e.g. ...
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How to solve for an Z-Score of a T-Distribution?

I'm looking for the Z-Score for a distribution, where the integrated area sums up to 0.90. Unfortunately I always get an error from Mathematica, ...
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Compute integral symbolically or numerically

I want to compute the integral of the following integrand ...
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Increase precision of custom function

I hope the title is not misleading: Suppose I have a function that is quite complicated, e.g. f[u_] := Exp[-Exp[- Abs[c.u]^a] Sin[d.u] Sin[(Abs[c.u]^a) ... I ...
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Kramers-Kronig in Mathematica

I am trying to calculate the change of the refractive index from the change of the absorption coefficient using the Kramers-Kronig relations, in Mathematica. ...
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Numerical Fourier transform of a complicated function

Say I have a function $f(x)$ that is given explicitly in its functional form, and I want to find its Fourier transform[1]. If $f$ is too complicated to have an analytic expression for $\hat f(k)$, how ...