Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

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Is this a bug in NIntegrate?

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 answer for the same ...
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Numerical integration with symbolic coefficients

Thanks to Michael and its reply here I managed to deal with some of the more complicated integrals. But still there are some even more complicated ones. Let give a specific example. ...
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FindFit working with Integrate but not NIntegrate - I am using “?NumericQ”

I'm having some syntax problems with finding a fit to an equation that doesn't have an analytical expression for it's integral. Because I think the problem is one of syntax, I am substituting a ...
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numerical integration question

The actual expressions is quite complicated so I will use a trivial example. Let In[36]:= f[u_] := 1/3 - (5/18)*(Cos[u]*a[1] + Sin[u]*b[1])^2 Then ...
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Order of evaluation when using Solve and Minimize

I have to solve numerically an integral, that ends up being more or less as follows: Solve[f[x]==a*Sum[Sin[x-i]*(f[i]-f[i-1]),{i,1,x}],f[x]] (not actual ...
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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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NIntegrate is it possible to evaluate the integral using a user-defined grid?

I am using the NIntegrate function and I would like Mathematica to perform the integration in accordance with a grid I define that is sampled uniformly between the boundaries of integration. Let me ...
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NIntegrate and Interval regions

NIntegrate does not seem to like Intervals as regions. Consider the following example function defined for a parameter "a" ...
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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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List interpolation

Hi mathematica people! So i am looking for the best way to interpolate a function given a list of its values. I have an iterative algorithm which needs high precision otherwise the numerical noise is ...
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Volterra integral equation

I have to find an approximate numerical solution for the equation $$ F(x) - \lambda \int\limits_1^{x} \text{d}s \;s^2 F(s) Z(x-s) = G(x) $$ $$Z(s) = (\psi''(1-2\ h\ i\ s)- 0.5 \psi''(1-2\ h\ i\ s))$$ ...
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How to handle NDSolve::ndsz problem (singularity problem)

I have 2 second order differential equations (non-linear). The physics behind them is correct. I verified the equations many times. It is a solid pendulum with a mass-spring at the end of it. Now, ...
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How to plot a function that is not defined after certain point

I'm plotting a function that I get after numerically integrating over another function. Something like: f[x_,y_]:=NIntegrate[g[x,y,z],{z,0,1}] I know that above ...
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Solving an Integral Numerically

I have been trying to solve the integral equation below, but cant seem to find a way out of this. Can someone please help me out with suggestion? $f(t)=\int_0^{\infty}\frac{K_1a(t)}{a(t)+K_2}\,dt$ ...
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Catastrophic loss of precision

while I am trying to solve the double integral in the range of 0 to Infinity (for both the integral) it give me the error Catastrophic loss of precision in the global error estimate due to ...
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Numerical Integration with InverseErfc

I am trying to numerically integrate an equation that involves InverseErfc (embedded in the copula defined). The equation looks like the following: $$ \int_0^T \int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty ...
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Is there any way to solve this convex-concave like optimization problem?

This is a bit of a non-standard way of asking a question perhaps but I couldnt even think of writing any code about the following optimization problem. I wonder if it could be at all solvable and if ...
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Real or Imaginary result of spherical bessel and hankel functions of imaginary arguments

I am trying to calculate a rather complicate expression involving Spherical Bessel and Hankel functions. My problem is that somehow for pure imaginary arguments the functions are not pure real or ...
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How to evaluate differential entropy from raw data?

I want to evaluate the differential entropy according to here $$h(X) = - \int f(x) \log{f(x)} dx$$ where $f$ is the probability density function. Lets create some test data (normal distribution): ...
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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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Is it possible to pipe the output of EvaluationMonitor to Excel?

I have an EvaluationMonitor setup to capture the points processed by NIntegrate. This is a case where the same function, integrated over the same region in cartesian coordinates yields a dramatically ...
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Different results for NIntegrate for the same function using cartesian and polar coordinates

This is probably a straightforward question. I have two functions f[x_,y_,z_] and g[r_, theta_, z_] where: g[r_, theta_, z_] returns f[ r Cos[theta], r Sin[theta], z]. For the same points in ...
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Evaluate function defined by DifferentialRoot

I have the following sequence of rationals that I want to find the generating function of: ...
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Combining Gravity Turn and Orbit Models

I have a mathematical model for the motion of an orbiting spacecraft about Earth: ...
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Increase Precision in Numerical Integration

I need to generate a table of Chebyshev expansion coefficients of trigonometric functions (in this case Cos[2 Pi t] to very high accuracy. Code is: ...
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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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“General” strategy to use NIntegrate for multidimension integrals?

I don't have much experience of numerical methods for multidimensional integrals. Currently, the particular function I want to integrate is: $$f(x,y,z,p_x,p_y,p_z) = \frac{p_x^2(2 p_x x(p_y y + 4 p_z ...
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How to add (energy) constraint when using NDSolve to Equation of Motion

To simplify my problem, I will try and solve the Equation of Motion for a particle in a 1D Harmonic Potential. energy[x_, p_, m_, ω_] := p^2/(2 m) + (m ω^2)/2 x^2 ...
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Numerical integration of modified bessel function

I try to numerically compute this integral but I receive many errors and I end up getting unreasonable answers, I know that there's a closed form answer but I have to compute it numerically. Would ...
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A Bessel & Struve functions related integral

I try to numerically compute this integral and I don't figure out why on earth Mathematica is not able to do it. Is my input correct? Does it possibly have a closed form? ...
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Solving an ODE, where the coefficients are implicit functions of time, not in closed form [duplicate]

I have an ODE, say of the first order for simplicity, and of the form, $A.x'[t] =B$. The coefficients are functions of time and x[t], not in closed form. I can define the coefficients, $A$ and $B$, ...
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Unequal behaviour of FindRoot to two similar functions

Unfortunately, I have some difficulties to plot a function. Here is my code: ...
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Multidimensional NIntegrate problem of the function decaying as 1/x^2

The function I am trying to integrate is more complicated but I can simply write the function as (I had made a typo error, sorry. The '+' sign in front of the r should be '-'): $f(\omega ) = \int ...
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Using `N` gives strange result

Consider these two functions which are almost the same: ...
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Using real numbers gives suspicious result

In the code below when I use a real number for number 4 in the exponent in the irf function, it returns wrong result. ...
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Compute the average distance from the base of a rectangular pyramid to its apex

How can I compute the average distance from the base of a rectangular pyramid to its apex? For example, if the base of the pyramid is 30 feet by 8 feet, and the height of the pyramid is 12 feet, then ...
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NIntegrate on tetrahedron

I've been trying to numerically calculate an integral in a tetrahedron of a discretized domain. In some cases when I specify a method I've been getting the error message NIntegrate::femonly ...
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How to tell NDSolve to ignore small values in choosing step size

I have a very large system of first order differential equations, which can be written (on paper) as dX/dt=F(X), where X is a vector and F is a vector function. All elements of X are strictly positive ...
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Mathematica Integrate implicit assumptions returns a function not defined in some points while NIntegrate performs integration safely

Hi guys i'm performing a standard integration with mathematica routine Integrate, the function i'm integrating is the following: ...
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Plotting a Function that contains a Numerical Integration

I'm using mathematica to plot a function that has been defined in the following way: ...
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Mathematica multi-dimensional numerical integration default method

I'm performing multidimensional Numerical integrations with mathematica I was wondering what was the default method that mathematica was using. Also i'm changing some parameter inside the integration, ...
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Strange integration

I tried to evaluate this line Integrate[((-I/2) (E^((-I) x) - E^(I x)) + ((E^((-I) x) + E^(I x)) x)/ 2)/((-1 + E^x) x), {x, 0, Infinity}] Then I get $14$ ...
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Can NIntegrate be used with the Levin method in several dimensions?

I've got some data in the form of an interpolating function. It's a function of three variables, $\rho(x,y,z)$. I'd basically like to integrate this with some phase over a cube of known size, like $$ ...
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Error messages from NIntegrate [closed]

I've been trying to work on some integrals (Actuarial Science, for those interested) but somehow this always returns an error for me. ...