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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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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NIntegrate with and without MaxRecursion

Ran a mathematica code using NIntegrate containing an integration over spherical and normal bessel functions. 1.Would the answer in the two cases change if I use MaxRecursion with some number of ...
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Help using NIntegrate

I need some help with NIntegrate. I pasted the code that I wrote below; I know that up to "de" is correct. What I would like to do is NIntegrate de w.r.t phi{0,0.1} and curlE{-10,10}. The final ...
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Difficult to solve the equation using FindInstance and not able to solve it numerically

I hope to find the range of a which leads to non-zero solution of H when you are given a specific value of B. And I hope to get ...
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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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Solving homogeneous Fredholm Equation of the second kind

I am trying to solve a homogeneous Fredholm integral equation of the second kind, i.e. $\lambda y(x) = \int\limits_a^b e^{i[\phi(t)+k(t-x/M)^2]} y(t)\,dt$ where $\lambda$ is the eigenvalue (to be ...
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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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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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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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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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Compute integral symbolically or numerically

I want to compute the integral of the following integrand ...
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Problem with NIntegrate when WorkingPrecision is specified

I am trying to evaluate this integral numerically: $$ \int_0^{\infty } m \exp (-m) J_1(m){}^2 \, dm $$ Everything is OK when only the integration method is specified: ...
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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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How to integrate a function over a 3D planar polygon?

I am trying to integrate a function over a planar polygon in 3D. In 2D, this is fairly straightforward, using either answer from this question (I use the second answer). If we use an equilateral ...
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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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Numerically solving a 2D oscillating integral

I'm having trouble solving this integral numerically: ...
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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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Numerical integration involving Inverse Normal CDF

I'd like to evaluate the following numerical integration using Mathematica $$ \ \int_0^T\int_0^\infty xe^{-0.04 s}g(x,s) dxds\ $$ where g(x,s) is a Gaussian copula function with say, marginal ...
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My code is not converging using NIntegrate. Why? Help please [closed]

I have been trying to see why this integration is not converging but to no avail. The output gives only the y-values but fail to give any real value for x-values. Rather I always have something like ...
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Integrating a list of functions

For the purpose of this minimal example, let's say we have a list of functions, like this: f[y_?NumericQ] := {NIntegrate[z*y, {z, 0, 1}], a y} I want to ...
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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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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 failed to converge?

Hey guys I have a pretty simple code that consists of an RMS calculation. The issue is that I am getting quite a few error messages when I run it. The following equations are highly published physics ...
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Numerically solving an inhomogeneous partial differential equation

I'm trying to solve a cylindrical partial differential equation with boundary conditions. But I got an error message saying ...
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What is NDSolve`FEM`*?

I stumbled on this: ?"NDSolve`FEM`*" ...
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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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Pass model parameters to NDSolve'Reinitialize

I am wondering if there is a way to pass parameter values during the NDSolve'Reinitialize step of the NDSolve process? I've read that one way to possibly speed up repeated calls to NDSolve is to ...
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Resolving initial / boundary condition conflicts ?

This is likely very simple, but I often run into trouble with inconsistent boundary conditions for PDEs; While I know Mathematica sometimes produces "false" errors for spatial derivative conditions, ...
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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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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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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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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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Nested NIntegrate of vector function

I am performing a nested integration where the upper limit of the inner integral depends on the value of the outer integral, like in the question [Nested NIntegrate]. As in this question my function ...
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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 ...
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How to get correct numerical integration which should be zero? [duplicate]

I want to numerically integrate function berrycur over kx and ky. The definition of berrycur is given at the end of the ...
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wolfram mathematica intersection of two surfaces [duplicate]

I use wolfram mathematica. There is a function of two variables which defines the surface z = f(x,y), the second surface is defined as z = const. How to find the line of intersection of these two ...
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NIntegrate Issue: Changing integration limits makes calculation time extremely long

After a long time developing some code in mathematica and finally getting it to work, I have unfortunately encountered an odd problem: When I change the limits of integration (and shift the function ...
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Strange numerical integration result

I write a function called berrycur[kx,ky] which I will give at the end of the question, and want to numerically integrate this function over {kx, -2π, 2π]}, {ky, 0, ...
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Comparing NIntegrate with definite integration

I want to calculate without error a sum of double integrals with the following definitions for the functions within them: ...
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Numerical integration with purely numerical integrand

I'm trying to perform a numerical integral with an integrand that should not be manipulated with any symbolic preprocessing whatsoever. Consider the following simple test : ...
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NIntegrate: integrand has evaluated to non numerical values

I have pasted a code that has been giving me some trouble and errors when I try to compute. ERROR: "The integrand 1435.1232 E^(-6.4703566*10^6 s^2) deEntrance[s,phi]^2 has evaluated to ...