Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
381 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
184 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
421 views

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\ ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
352 views

NIntegrate inside NSum

Consider the following function with a numerical integration: ...
3
votes
1answer
102 views

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: ...
3
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
120 views

NIntegrate returns zero for non zero integrand, 4d Integration

I am trying to calculate the following integral. ...
3
votes
1answer
199 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
459 views

Second Order Non Linear Differential Equation

I'm trying to solve the following differential equation numerically: ...
3
votes
1answer
416 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
67 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
132 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
56 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
57 views

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): ...
3
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
249 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
113 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
829 views

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: ...
3
votes
0answers
409 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
234 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
409 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
281 views
2
votes
2answers
952 views

optimization problem with NDSolve

I want to minimize the function fcc. When fcc is calculated for a specified point the answer is correct: ...
2
votes
3answers
140 views

Inefficient NIntegrate and Which

In version 10 a simple numerical integraton of piecewise function is highly inefficient: ...
2
votes
2answers
175 views

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). ...
2
votes
2answers
87 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
346 views

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!!!
2
votes
2answers
394 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
738 views

Optimizing a function involving NDSolve results in error messages

I want to minimize a function f with NMinimize but an error occurs that says: ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
170 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
166 views

Integration of a high oscillatory function

I want to get the numerical result of the integration below: ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

2-Dimensional NFourierTransform

Mathematica FourierSeries package contains the NFourierTransform function for calculating 1-D Fourier integral numerically. ...
2
votes
2answers
141 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
233 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
235 views

Weighted mean of complex exponential function using NIntegrate

I have defined the following functions: ...
2
votes
1answer
476 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
619 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
197 views

tricky memoization

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

How to obtain numerical answer for equation containing integration

Could some one tell me how to obtain numerical value of $a$ and $b$ from equations below: $$\frac{1+exp(b)}{1+exp(0.9a+b)}=0.95$$ $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{1+exp(b)}{1+exp(a x+b)}=1$$
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Double application of NIntegrate produces unexpected error messages [duplicate]

In the course of trying to answer 69601, I encountered unexpected error messages. In highly simplified form, NIntegrate[NIntegrate[z y, {y, 0, 10}], {z, 0, 10}] ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
205 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
307 views

Integrate message: can't prove Integration limits are real

I'm working on solving differential equations through Fourier series, I made a function to help me calculate the coefficients that looks like this: ...
2
votes
1answer
500 views

Infinite Expression Error from NDSolve

I am trying to solve a differential equation numerically. So I have ...
2
votes
2answers
522 views

How to remove a singularity with WhenEvent

Bellow I have a differential equation which hits a singularity at low values of t. What I want to do is somehow utilize the WhenEvent command in order to replace ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Numerical integration with OwnValues

Say I have a symbol with an OwnValue a = y And we define an integration like this ...