Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

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Possible bug / numerical issues with HypergeometricU — any suggestions for a fast workaround?

I've encountered some problematic behaviour with HypergeometricU. I have a probability distribution on the positive integers that takes the following form after ...
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Solution to a T+U = E equation

I needed to solve really easy differential equation (in dimensionless units): $$ \mathcal{T} (\dot{\xi}) + \mathcal{U} (\xi) = \text{const.} \equiv \varepsilon ; \quad T(\dot{\xi}) = \dot{\xi}^2 ; ...
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Interpolating an Antiderivative

I'd like to be able to make InterpolatingFunctions for antiderivatives of functions that can't be integrated symbolically. However, the following code returns ...
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Find arc length

I am trying to find the arc length for using ...
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Determining the range of parameters that yield real values for a certain NIntegrate form

I have specified just one set of $s$ and $g$ values that yields a real value for the NIntegrate below. It is possible that some $s,g$ combination can give rise to ...
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Integrating Squared of Interpolating Function with respect to one variable

I am interested in evaluating a two dimensional interpolating function produced by solving the wave equation. Here is the code that includes the resulting interpolating function. ...
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Getting message NIntegrate::inumr: in V10; did not happen in V9 [duplicate]

I just tried making a ParametricPlot that worked error-free in Mathematica 9, but now produces errors before successfully plotting in Mathematica 10. It appears to ...
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NIntegrate::ncvbr: How should we interpret and handle this error not mentioned in any documentation?

I have some user-defined module describing my integrand which has to be computed numerically (it's much more complicated than this but bear with me): ...
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Improving convergence in a numerical integration (Version 5.2)

I have a double integral that I am trying to calculate numerically, and I'm having convergence issues. ...
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How can one use differential boundary conditions with helmholzSolve?

I can not get the helmholzSolve function provided by Mark McClure and user21 to work for a case that I want to constrain the spacial derivative of a boundary. In ...
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Is this a bug in NIntegrate?

Fixed in 10.1 Bug is present as of version 10.0.2 checked on windows 7, 64 bit Is this a bug or I missed something? NIntegrate seems to give a different ...
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Efficient Dyson series implementation

I'm trying to implement a Dyson series \begin{array}{lcl} U(x,x_0) & = & 1 + \int_{x_0}^{x}{dy_1V(y_1)}+\int_{x_0}^x{dy_1\int_{x_0}^{y_1}{dy_2V(y_1)V(y_2)}}+\cdots \\ & &{} + ...
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NDSolve not returning the expected solution

I'm trying to simulate a simple circuit with Mathematica. The equation of the circuit is $R \dfrac{dQ}{dt} + \dfrac{Q(t)}{C} = f_{sig}(t)$. This is the definition of $f_{sign}$, and the function ...
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Numerically integrating solution obtained from NDSolve method

In the following example, $u(x)$ is found numerically using NDSolve method. ...
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Use MATHEMATICA to calculate the volume of the solid [duplicate]

Use MATHEMATICA to calculate the volume of the solid that results when the region enclosed by the given curves is revolved about the x- axis. f(x)=Pi^2 Sin[x] Cos[x]^3, f(x)= 4 x^2 x=0, x=Pi/4
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Approximate value for the area between the curve

I've got this task: Use Mathematica to obtain an approximate value for the area between the curve $y=1/4$ and the x-axis over the interval $[1,2]$ with $50$ subintervals using the left ...
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Computing 10-dimensional volume of a 9-sphere [closed]

I'm trying to compute 10-dimensional volume of a 9-sphere with radius r using Monte Carlo. ...
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How can I apply calculus to functions obtained from NDSolve?

Originally, I asked the question below, but the real underlying issue is as follows: When we solve an ODE numerically, I get the answer like this: ...
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How to tell NDSolve about known relations of the exact solution

The solution to this system of differential equations: ...
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Example of Integrate applying a numerical evaluation N

Here is a minimal example: Integrate[(a[1] + x)^2, {x, 1., 2.}] 2.33333 + 3. a[1.] + 1. a[1.]^2 The problem is that ...
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How do I speed up a plotting of NIntegrate when repeated multiple times inside Plot?

I am studying a set of functions (many of which I know only as a definite integral) and I have assembled into a list. Here is a sample: ...
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Imaginary term in Integration procedure

How do you remove the imaginary term in the integrated output? Compare the outcome from the operations below. The first operation yields an imaginary term, while the second one has none. ...
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Numerically integrating a list-valued function [duplicate]

I want to NIntegrate a List valued function foo[x] which is only defined for numerical ...
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Test a wooden board's vibration mode

Here is a wooden board, with dimensions shown on the picture below. How we can use Mathematica's newly build-in finite element analysis features to show the different modes of its vibrations. Assuming ...
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Why is mathematica giving wrong and incomparable results for the integral?

1) Integration of Gaussian Distribution with $(x,y,z)$ ranging from $-\infty$ to $\infty$ gives 1 as expected using this command in mathematica. (Total Probability = 1) $\sigma = 200000$ and ...
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How can I reduce computation time while still obtaining a good approximation for my function?

I am new to any CAS (and Mathematica, for that matter) and new to StackExchange too, so forgive me and correct me on any mistakes. I have this function: $J_p=\sum_{m,n=1}^{\infty} ...
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Problem when defining function through NIntegrate and NDSolve and Interpolation - Bug?

More than a single question, I have some doubts about the output of certain functions when defined through the result of other calculations. I am an active user of Mathematica, but maybe I haven't ...
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Mismatch between numerical and analytic evaluation of an integral

I evaluated the following integral $$\int_0^1 \sqrt{r} \left | \cos \left(\left(k+\frac{1}{2}\right) \pi r\right)\right | dr$$ ...
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How to integrate a function which is only known at discrete points

I have an integration to do. I want to integrate. $\int_0^\infty sin^2(2\pi t)f(t)dt$ where $f(t)$ takes values from an array in the form $\{t,f(t)\}$ The time steps in the array is 1.1s. Can you ...
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What is the proper way to operate on interpolating functions?

I am trying to multiply an interpolating function by -1. If I do this Mathematica does not seem to allow any further operations. Bear with me while I generate the Interpolating Function in question. ...
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Integral with unreliable result

I want to calculate $\int_R^1 \sqrt{r} |\cos((k+\frac{1}{2})\pi r)|dr $ and I get a result from Mathematica. Then I try to check the result putting the value of $k$ and $R$, (k=1 and R=0.5) in the ...
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Using ImplicitRegion to define an ellipse around Multinormal distribution for integration

I have both a 2D 'MultinormalDistribution', and also a single xy point, and I would like to be able to calculate the probability of this point (given the multinormal distribution) and also plot an ...
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Evaluation of a large integral

I have a complicated large integral I want to evaluate (does not have a closed form, need an approximation), but Mathematica seems to keep "Running...". Is there any way to make Mathematica use more ...
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NDSolve PDE, not enough boundary condition?

The PDE that I want to solve is: $$ \frac{\partial f}{\partial t} + \frac{1}{m} \left( p_x \frac{\partial f}{\partial x} + p_y \frac{\partial f}{\partial y} + p_z \frac{\partial f}{\partial z} \right) ...
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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 a root of a parameterized integral

I have a function given as a parameterized definite integral: f[a_] := Integrate[BesselJ[0, x - a] BesselJ[0, x + a], {x, -∞, ∞}] I suspect it has a root near ...
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Numerically solving a 2D oscillating integral [closed]

I'm having trouble solving this integral numerically: ...
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NDSolve break condition

I'm solving a differential equation numerically by NDSolve[{p'[r] == -function[r,p[r]], p[0] == pcenter}, p,{r, 0, rmax}] with function>0. At some r, p[r] ...
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NIntegrate Trapezoid rule with even subdivision producing poor results

NIntegrate[x^2, {x, 5, 9}, Method -> {"TrapezoidalRule", "Points" -> 2, "RombergQuadrature" -> False}, MaxRecursion -> 1] returns the ...
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Compute integral symbolically

I want to compute the following integral: ...
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Numerical solution of the hyperbolic equation

I am trying to solve the following hyperbolic equation with given boundary conditions: I choose as initial condition $u=1$, and evolve the above hyperbolic equation until reaching a stationary ...
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Problems with NIntegrate

I'm having trouble to do the following numerical integrations: ...
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How to display the value of a very small number instead of “0.” [duplicate]

I need to perform an integration. There is one particular value, which may be very small that is showing up as 0.. Is there any command in Mathematica 9 that will ...
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Integrate and NIntegrate yield different results for double integral

Evaluating a double integral with bivariate normal distribution yileds widely different results depending on the method used. I define a bivariate normal distribution with ${10, 3}$ and ${8, 1.5}$ as ...
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To solve an equation

I am trying to solve the equation: Solve[Re[Integrate[(2 c - (r^2) Exp[- I 1.4746])^(0.5), {r, 0, 31.7576}]] == 2.1216, c] I want to integrate an expression in ...
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Nested NIntegrate of vector function

I am trying to perform a nested integration where the upper limit of the inner integral depends on the value of the outer integral, like in this question: Nested NIntegrate. Just like the linked ...
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Problem evaluating a complicated integral

Apologies for stating my problem poorly in the first instance, thank you for the help in narrowing down the issue. Problem For those interested, it's for the exact unbiased inverse of the ...
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How to specify the time variable for NDSolve

I recall that it is possible to specify which independent variable is the "time" variable in NDSolve, but I can't find it documented anywhere. Does anyone recall ...
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Speeding up the numerical integration of a certain function

I'm using the following function f[t_] := 3/4 t^-3 NIntegrate[(x^4*Csch[x/2]^2), {x, 0, t}, Method -> {Automatic, "SymbolicProcessing" -> 0}]; I ...