Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

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NDSolve for a large system of simple ODEs

I am solving a system of many (more than 100) ODEs. It is the kind of standard rate equation encountered in semiconductor physics. Here is the system: ...
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NDSolve: Normalizing at every step

Suppose I have an transport equation with an initial conditions: ...
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How to set the initial condition? (to make IC and BC consistent)

I want to find the initial condition which fits mixed boundary condition of Phi[r, Theta, t]. The original initial condition in text is Phi[r, Theta, 0] == 1 . ...
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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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Surface area of intersecting spheres

Given a sphere of radius 1 centered at the origin and $n$ spheres with radii $r_i$ centered at predefined coordinates, $c_i$, in space, I am after the surface area of the unit sphere that is not ...
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Question on accuracy and precision of NIntegrate

As a Mathematica newbie, I was testing the accuracy/precision of NIntegrate (9.0.1.0 on Mac) and have obtained a very peculiar result. ...
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NDSolve: Reinitialize fails with If condition

I have found a weird problem using If conditions containing an state inequality of the form state<=. First consider the simple ODE with an If condition ...
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Multi-dimensional integral in the complex plane with poles and essential singularity

I've passed the last week searching a way to numerically integrate this multi-dimensional integral in the complex plane at the poles and avoiding the singularity at z=0: $$ \oint_{C}\oint_{C\ auound\ ...
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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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NIntegrate inside NSum

Consider the following function with a numerical integration: ...
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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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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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NIntegrate returns zero for non zero integrand, 4d Integration

I am trying to calculate the following integral. ...
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Construct DifferentialMatrices and Kernel for LevinRule for this integral and ODE set

I've made a lot of progress on my problem the last few days thanks to all the help I've received on here. I think I'm upto the final step of greatly improving the performance of NIntegrate[..] on my ...
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Second Order Non Linear Differential Equation

I'm trying to solve the following differential equation numerically: ...
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Efficient way to perform elementary integration step with NDSolve internal method

I'm trying to tweak the NDSolve function to perform one elementary integration step (using some explicitly selected stepping algorithm via ...
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Obtaining NIntegrate error estimate

Is there a way to extract the error that Mathematica estimates when calculating a numerical integral using NIntegrate? Internally Mathematica must keep track of this error, because it is used to ...
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Numerical integration: complicated 2D integral seems to be poorly estimated

In the course of some physics research I've been working on, a very annoying integral has appeared that I'm having difficulty evaluating numerically. Any help you could offer would be greatly ...
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Integrate yields complex value, while after variable transformation the result is real. Bug?

I have the follwoing integral: Integrate[1/Sqrt[0.7 + 0.3*(1 + z)^3], {z, 0, Infinity}, Assumptions -> z \[Element] Reals] >> -3.36354 - 3.85013 I the ...
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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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What are good/best practices to take the Fourier transform of an InterpolatingFunction?

I have a function which I have obtained from numerical integration of a differential equation, and I would like to take its Fourier transform. What are good practices for doing this? To make things ...
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Function with a sharp resonance which Mathematica fails to integrate. Why?

I'm a new user of Mathematica and I'm trying to use it to calculate the collisional cross-section as a function of energy for a given potential and decay rate. I know that the resulting function ...
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Non-linear integral equation

I'm trying to solve with Mathematica an integral equation. I found this excellent answer (How to solve a non-linear integral equation?) solving with a collocation method a problem which can be ...
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Using NDSolve for Integro-Differential Equations

I have a fairly complicated set of coupled non-linear integro-differential equations that I am trying to solve using NDSolve. The equations are: ...
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Numerically solving PDE with high precision

I want to numerically solve the PDE $\partial_t u(t,x)=c\partial_x u(t,x)+(mx-l)u(t,x)$ with some initial and boundary conditions and given parameters $c$, $m$ and $l$. Consider the code ...
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Numerical-Symbolical Integration (Calculus)

I created a simple numeric-symbolic integration. Here you can use symbolical and numerical techniques at the same time. You can also interpolate numerical integrals. The problem with my function is ...
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Solving a system of nonlinear equations self-consistently

I am trying to solve a set of three non-linear equations in Mathematica. I need help with them. The Mathematica code (in plain text format) is attached below. If you copy & paste the code below ...
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How to calculate this integral?

I am trying to Integrate the following Integral : $\int_1^{\infty } \dfrac{\left(x^2-1\right)^{13/2} e^{-ax} }{x^{10}} \, dx \,\, \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,(a=\textrm{real>0})$ Mathematica didn't ...
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optimization problem with NDSolve

I want to minimize the function fcc. When fcc is calculated for a specified point the answer is correct: ...
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Inefficient NIntegrate and Which

In version 10 a simple numerical integraton of piecewise function is highly inefficient: ...
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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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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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How to compute this triple integral? [closed]

In Mathematica how can I compute this integral:$$ \iiint_{D}\sqrt{(1-9z^2)(1-4y^2-9z^2)}\,dx\,dy\,dz$$ where D is the domain: $$D: x^2 +4y^2+9z^2\le1$$ Please I need help!!!
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BC for transport equation using NDSolve

First I can solve a transport equation with a source (Is it still called transport equation?) using DSolve. The form of the source serves only as an example. It can ...
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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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Optimizing a function involving NDSolve results in error messages

I want to minimize a function f with NMinimize but an error occurs that says: ...
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Retrieve values of InterpolatingFunction

While analyzing a large system of ODE's, I defined a particular ratio p, which contains some variables that are represented by ...
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What method does `NIntegrate` uses by default?

There is a variety of algorithm for performing numerical integration (See wiki). What method does NIntegrate uses by default? I looked on the documentation page and I saw that the function ...
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Wolfram Alpha will calculate this definite integral but Mathematica won't

I'm trying to compute a definite integral of the form $$\int_{0.2}^{0.5} \frac{1}{(1 - y)y^2\sqrt{0.5 - y^2 + y^3}}$$ in Mathematica. WolframAlpha will calculate this but Mathematica only outputs the ...
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Integration of a high oscillatory function

I want to get the numerical result of the integration below: ...
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2-Dimensional NFourierTransform

Mathematica FourierSeries package contains the NFourierTransform function for calculating 1-D Fourier integral numerically. ...
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NIntegrate - WorkingPrecision

I am trying to NIntegrate this expression. It is very close to zero, and so gives all possible types of errors. More precisely, ...
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Area between Contours in ContourPlot

I feel slightly foolish for asking this because I am so close, but I'm having trouble, so I will anyway. I asked this question two days ago regarding finding the lengths of contours. Now, I'd like to ...
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Weighted mean of complex exponential function using NIntegrate

I have defined the following functions: ...
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Creating hexahedral finite elements in Mathematica

Is it possible to do FEM using hexahedral elements in Mathematica? If it possible, is there any help to do that?
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Differential equations with jump conditions

Suppose I want to solve an ODE with a DiracDelta source term. In the following example, DSolve does it correctly while ...
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tricky memoization

Let's say I have the NDSolve example for documentation involving splitting 2nd order into set of 1st order ODEs: ...
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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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