Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

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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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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 implement custom integration rules for use by NIntegrate?

How can NIntegrate be extended with custom implementation of integration rules? This answer of the question "Monte Carlo integration with random numbers generated ...
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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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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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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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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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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 x^2}+\frac{\...
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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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Solving an equation involving an integral

How do I get the following into Mathematica, solving for $a$: $$ 0.7 = 1 - \frac{2}{a} \times \left[ \frac{1}{a} \int_0^a \frac{x}{\exp(x)-1}\mathrm dx + \frac{a}{6} - 1\right] $$
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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 $$ r\frac{d}{dr}\left(\frac{1}{r}\frac{d}{dr}A(r)\right)-\xi^2F(r)^2\left(A(r)-1\right)=0 $$ $$ \frac{1}{r}\...
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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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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 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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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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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 can't I change the value of MaxRecursion in NIntegrate when integrating BesselJ?

Bug introduced in 8.0.4 or earlier and persists through 10.4. I am trying to evaluate this integral numerically $$ \int_0^{\infty } J_0(q R) \tanh(q) \, \mathrm{d}q $$ for large values of $R$. ...
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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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How to solve this Integral equation

D[x[t] - x[t - 1]/(2 E), {t, 3}] + Integrate[E^(-δ)*x[t - δ]/5^t, {δ, 2, 2.5}] == 0 I found solve this problem is hard with Mathematica. I also find a article ...
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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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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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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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Why NIntegrate is badly-behaved on $J_{\frac{9}{2}}(x)$ by default?

A friend of mine showed me this example: Plot[BesselJ[9/2, x], {x, 0, 1}, PlotLabel -> Style["The integrand seems to be simple", 14]] ...
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Conditional numerical integration boundaries

I have a multidimensional integration of the form: ...
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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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Finding y given x from an interpolating function

I would like to put a dot on the point of a curve that has a specific y value but I don't know the x value. A simple example of my code is ...
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Integrate yielding a ConditionalExpression but I don't think the condition is necessary

Suppose I take the PDF of the LogNormal distribution with parameters m and s evaluated at x. I obviously get an expression involving m. I now want to integrate that expression not with respect to x ...
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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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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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FEM giving “ … is not a polynomial error”

Executing the program below I get the ... is not a polynomial error message. I don't have an idea why I am getting this -- any suggestions? ...
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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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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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(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, $$r^2\frac{d^2f}{dr^2} = 2f(1-f)(1-2f)+\frac{r^2}{4}h^2(f-1)$$ $$\frac{d}{dr}\left[r^2\frac{dh}{dr} \right]=2h(1-f)^2+\lambda r^2(h^2-1)h$$...
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Undershoot/Overshoot Method for this differential equation?

I have tried to solve this equation for some weeks and I am not capable. I have read in articles that it is easy with an undershoot/overshoot method, but I don't know how to do it. $y''+\frac{3}{x}y'-...
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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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How can I combine NIntegrate with NDSolve?

I have no idea how to calculate the problems. For example consider following differential equation (DE): ...
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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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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?
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How to implement custom NIntegrate integration strategies?

How can new integration strategies algorithms be used with NIntegrate? This is a different type of extension than the extensions with new integration rules, as ...
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How to guarantee that NDSolve correctly detects abrupt changes in parameters?

When using NDSolve, I often have parameters that, in most of their domain, have a constant or null variation, but that suffer from abrupt variations on a very small ...
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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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Inconsistent behavior of WhenEvent[ ]

Consider the following simple example: ...
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NDSolve: Normalizing at every step

Suppose I have an transport equation with an initial conditions: ...
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Plot Matlab icon

I started to explore this on a whim and hasn't succeeded yet… Some introduction for the icon is found here but I can't understand it very well. (I admit that, though playing with ...
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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) ...