Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

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Why does this integral have a complex component?

I wanted to find the probability of my normally-distributed random variable being at least 15, so I set up this integral: ...
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How to numerically integrate this integral

I am unable to do this definite integral in Mathematica 9. Is there any command so that I can get the numerical value of the above integration? Code: ...
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Nested NIntegrate - NIntegrate::inum: - error

I have the problem quite similar as in: Nested NIntegrate I define two functions: ...
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How to use NDSolve to track equilibrium?

I am looking for an extension of NDSolve where integration runs until certain variables are settled at an equilibrium. Now I have a working solution in my sleeves ...
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Finding the volume of a sphere using the Monte Carlo algorithm

I used the following code to find the volume of the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2 \leq 1$ in the first octant: ...
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How to solve a non-linear integral equation?

I have a non-linear integral equation that I'd like to solve with Mathematica: $$ \int_{0}^{1} \mathrm{d}x \frac{B(x) v}{(B(x) + B(v))^2} = 1$$ ...
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3D orbits and inaccuracy over time

I wrote a little program to use Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation to animate 3 planets orbiting a central star, but I have run into a problem. Here is the code that I used to create the program (I ...
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How to speed up the plot of NIntegrate?

Here is a toy example: f[t_] := NIntegrate[Sin[x], {x, 0, t}]; Plot[f[t], {t, 0, 10}] // Timing Even such a simple example will take 2.8 seconds on my computer. ...
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Integration strategies for oscillatory multidimensional function

I am seeking to integrate a highly oscillatory, multidimensional function. I am currently using NIntegrate's QuasiMonteCarlo approach. However, this is time-consuming and, given my current resources, ...
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How to apply restrictions to the “integrated” variable, when using NDSolve?

I have to integrate an energy along a path. I know the energy at the "beginning" of the path (energy[0]), and I can determine the energy change (gain and loss) ...
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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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Determining which rule NIntegrate selects automatically

I need to numerically integrate a highly oscillatory function over the semi-infinite domain $(0,\infty)$: $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^2(x) \sin^2(1000 x)}{x^{5/2}}\mathrm dx$$ Since the Levin rule ...
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Least effort to handle a point source inside the domain of PDE(s)

By point source I mean a constrained condition at one point inside the domain of PDE(s). For example: $$\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial t^2}=\frac{\partial ^2u(t,x,y)}{\partial ...
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WhenEvent and partial derivatives

Can WhenEvent be used to reset the conditions on a PDE at a given time? How would the syntax of that be? This is the code I`m using ...
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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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triple NIntegrate fails

Here's m problem simpler in terms of codes ...
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Stategies to avoid NIntegrate::slwcon error

I am trying to numerically evaluate an integral whose integrand depends on two parameters, say $(a,b)$ and when $b\gg 1$ I suspect (although it's not guaranteed) that the integrand is very small. Thus ...
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Why does Mathematica give the wrong answer when integrating?

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and fixed in 9.0.0 I integrate Integrate[Exp[I Cos[b - c]] Cos[b], {b, 0, 2 Pi}] Mathematica gives: ...
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Numerical solution of coupled ODEs with boundary conditions

I have to solve the following set of ODEs and just can't get good results using Mathematica $$ r\frac{d}{dr}\left(\frac{1}{r}\frac{d}{dr}A(r)\right)-\xi^2F(r)^2\left(A(r)-1\right)=0 $$ $$ ...
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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 much time should one give Mathematica for an integral evaluation?

Sometimes when I do integrals in Mathematica (M), it keeps thinking and thinking and I have no idea what is going on inside M. For how long should one wait or how does one know whether M has not got ...
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The difference between “SymbolicProcessing” -> 0 and restricting the function definition to numeric values only

The Documentation tells us that there are two ways to disable symbolic processing of the integrand by the NIntegrate function when it is known that it just slows ...
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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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Cannot Get Numerical Results to Match

I try this numerical summation (in two parts) ...
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Attempting to use NDSolve to plot harmonic oscillator solutions

NDSolve[{ (-y''[r]/1880) + (470 (0.04077)^2 r^2 - 48 + 1/(1880 r^2)) y[r] == 0, y[0] = 0, y'[0] = 0}, y, {r, -4, 4}] I use this but get errors and am ...
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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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Proper use of arbitrary number of variables

So, I'm working on a project where the number of independent variables is not fixed. Consider a problem of $N$ independent variables, $\boldsymbol{r}$. I want to perform different things with them. ...
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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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How could I get the value of y[t] at each specific interpolation point?

sol = NDSolve[{Derivative[2][y][t] + Sin[y[t]] == 0, Derivative[1][y][0] == 0, y[0] == 1}, y, {t, 0, 2}] the above-mentioned differential equations can be solved ...
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NDSolve does not respond

For some sets of constants, NDSolve gives me true solutions, but when I try for example, T = 1/(2*2200), Mathematica does not respond. What can I do? The code below ...
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Syntax for integrating over limits specified by a Table

I wish to use NIntegrate to compute multidimensional integrals. However, I don't want to manually input the limits for the dimensions. I want to store the ...
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SymplecticPartitionedRungeKutta shows strange error

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.2 or later I tried to solve Hamiltonian system ($Q$ is a vector of all generalized coordinates, $P$ - of generalized momentum) $$ ...
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How to do multi-dimensional principal value integration?

The toy model is: $$\int_{-2}^{2}\int_{-2}^{2}\frac{1}{1-(x^2+y^2)}\, dx\, dy$$ The integrand have opposite sign across the circle $x^2+y^2=1$, so one would expect that the integral has meaning only ...
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Conditional numerical integration boundaries

I have a multidimensional integration of the form: ...
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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 ...
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Slow exponential evaluation over lists

This question,which is still unanswered, might be relevant because it involves NIntegrate over lists and it also has Exp. In ...
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What boundary is added when NDSolve::bcart pops up?

When insufficient boundary conditions are given to NDSolve for solving PDE, the warning NDSolve::bcart pops up: ...
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Approximate $h$ in $F(\theta)=\sin \theta \int_{-L}^{+L}h(z)e^{-ikz\cos \theta} \,dz$

Consider $$F(\theta)=\sin \theta \int_{-L}^{+L}h(z)e^{-ikz\cos \theta} \,dz$$ $$|z|\le L$$ $$0 \le \theta \le \pi$$ By having knowledge of $F(\theta)$, how can one approximate $h(z)$? In ...
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How to NDSolve a set of equations, one of which itself contains NIntegrate of a desired function?

How to NDSolve a set of equations, one of which itself contains NIntegrate of a desired function waited to be solved by NDSolve first? For example, ...
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(NDSolve) Non-linear 2nd order ODE, regular singular point (looking for good methods for this problem)

I am solving this set of non-linear 2nd order ODE by NDSolve, $$r^2\frac{d^2f}{dr^2} = 2f(1-f)(1-2f)+\frac{r^2}{4}h^2(f-1)$$ $$\frac{d}{dr}\left[r^2\frac{dh}{dr} \right]=2h(1-f)^2+\lambda ...
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Plot result of non analytical-integral

I have the following function: h = 1; c = 1; k = 1; B2 = (2*h*c^2)/(x^5 (Exp[(h*c)/(x*k*T)] - 1)); (someone can see that this integral is the Planck function). ...
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NDSolve two PDE plus one ODE, together

I have a couple of PDE (time and space/length) that are correctly managed by NDSolve, but to which I’m adding an ODE on which the acc “accumulates”, through time, a ...
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Slow evaluation of NIntegrate when used as a pure function

I asked a perhaps related question here. Here is my code in below. The goal is that to define a function which must be integrated numerically. The function itself first is calculated over different ...
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NDSolve: methods and step size choosing

I am looking into the documentation of NDSolve[]; more precisely how this function chooses the StepSize and how it chooses which ...
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More issues Integrate, NIntegrate, FindRoot

I'm trying to solve a system of 3 non-linear equations using FindRoot and Integrate. If I start FindRoot[] close to the right answer, it works well but returns a bunch of error messages first. ...
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Integration with mathematica? [closed]

I am very new to Mathematica. I am trying to evaluate ∫ (1+lnx)Sqrt(1+(xlnx)^2) using Mathematica. I know a substitution must be done so I have set ...
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How to calculate the volume of a convex hull?

Given a spatial curve represented by a parametric equation, is it possible in Mathematica 9 to calculate symbolically (or at least numerically) the volume of its convex hull?