Questions on the use of numerical functions NIntegrate and NDSolve.

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NDSolve::ndcf: Repeated convergence test failure. How to solve?

I am trying to simulate a system of $n$ pendulums with some friction in Mathematica 9. This is the code I am using: ...
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Numerically solve 2nd order differential equation with singularity

Consider a second order differential equation with a potential that diverges at some generic value in the variable. For example: $$-y^{\prime\prime}(s)+\frac1{\mathrm{cn}{(s\mid k^2)}}y(s)=0$$ where ...
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Integro-differential equation

I have to numerically solve a nonlinear partial integro-differential equation using Mathematica. This is my equation, $$\frac{\partial y(x,t)}{\partial t}=\int_{-\infty}^\infty K_0(|x-u|) ...
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Slow NIntegrate over complicated domains (sometimes)

Overview I have a very large matrix I need to calculate where each element requires the integration of a product of two functions over some complicated domain. I would like to find a set of options ...
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Optimizing NIntegrate for higher PrecisionGoal

By default, NIntegrate works with MachinePrecision and its PrecisionGoal is set to ...
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Modify NDSolve`StateData (if possible)

I am trying to solve a PDE that needs to be scaled constantly (refer to this). @andre suggests I modify NDSolve`StateData. Now, the problem is, I'm not used to ...
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Controlling the time step in NDSolve?

I generally use NDSolve for stiff non linear partial differential equations of 4th order. I find that a BDF1 method generally does well to placate my beast of a PDE. I've also tried out ...
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NDSolve: ProcessEquations and Reinitialize with Piecewise functions

I am having trouble with using NDSolve`Reinitialize when the system consists of a pieceise function. If we define the ODE system ...
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Increase precision of custom function

I hope the title is not misleading: Suppose I have a function that is quite complicated, e.g. f[u_] := Exp[-Exp[- Abs[c.u]^a] Sin[d.u] Sin[(Abs[c.u]^a) ... I ...
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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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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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Global vs local adaptive integration: lattice propagator

I was doing the first exercise in the paper Lattice QCD for Novices. This is the expected result: With the default "GlobalAdaptive" method for NIntegrate it threw errors saying that the error had ...
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Slow integration of interpolating function

I have a large file with irregularly spaced data in the format: ...
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Constrain integration to be over real domain

I am trying to integrate the following: Integrate[(2*Cos[Sqrt[F]*z - G])/E^(D*(p + z)^2), {z, -(h/2), h/2}] I am getting solution in complex domain: ...
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Whether NIntegrate evaluation is multithreaded or not?

About MultiThread evaluation I am talking about here, see this post I am NIntegrate the function grarm[e, 3, dimension, 1, 1, 0.005]. There is matrix operation in ...
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Is mathematica storing information it shouldn't store?

I'm seeking to find solutions to a numerical integration with a large set of parameter combinations (basically, I'm doing a brute parameter sampling). Yet, I believe the memory of the computer is ...
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FindRoot - Speed and errors

I am using FindRoot[] to solve a complicated equation. It seems I get the correct answer even though I get errors about an ...
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Inconsistent boundary and initial conditions: BC ignored altogether

Consider the following diffusion-decay equation with von Neumann b/c in the origin and Dirichlet at the other boundary: ...
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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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EventLocator with LSODA?

Is the EventLocator option not compatible with LSODA on NDSolve. Below is what I tried to do ...
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Integrating over a region without singularity gives an error indicating the function has singularity in that region

I have the following 2D region over which I want to integrate a function: ...
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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 solving a 2D oscillating integral

I'm having trouble solving this integral numerically: ...
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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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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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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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NIntegrate (multi-dimensional integral)

I am interested in the numerical evaluation of the following integral: $\int \prod_{i=1}^n dx_i \delta(\sum_{i=1}^n x_i) \prod_{i=1}^n f_i(x_i)$ where $f(x)$ is a complicated function. Unfortunately ...
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Speeding Up NIntegrate and ?NumericQ

I have attached below a piece of code that has been running successfully but takes extremely long for mathematica to compute. I believe it is the last "rms" calculation and the fact that I am using ...
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Optimising code for nested integrals

See below for some code I wrote to model a non-homogenous poisson process. The code generates the correct results but takes a long time due to the number of nested integrations. I have tried reducing ...
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Monte Carlo integration with random numbers generated from a Gaussian distribution

I want to do numerical integration of some functions using the Monte Carlo method. The default setting for the Monte Carlo method is to use a uniform distribution as far as I know. How can I change ...
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Mathematica exit when calling plot. Bug?

I'm currently studing the behaviour of some integral for which I cant find an analytic solution. As this function depend on a vector on the unit sphere, I first defined it with 3 parameters before ...
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Choosing PrecissionGoal and AccuracyGoal for decomposed integral with NIntegrate

Assume I have a complicated integral $I$ which can feature all kinds of difficulties like infinite interval, rapidly oscillatory integrand, integrable singularities and numerically almost singular ...
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ParametricNDSolve and ProcessEquations

I have a question regarding NDSolve`ProcessEquations and ParametricNDSolve. When using the regular NDSolve we have the option to divide the integration into the three steps ProcessEquations, Iterate ...
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Differential equations: How do I solve a delay differential equation with 0-1 variables

How do I solve the following non-linear, delay-differential equations using Mathematica under the assumptions $$p(t) = 1 ,\; y(t) > k$$ $$p(t) = 0,\; y(t)<= \ k$$. $$ \frac{dw}{dt} = ...
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NIntegrate doesn't work

I have a function, Dx[s] (defined in a module) which I can plot: Plot[Dx[s], {s, 0, GetLatticeLength[]}] However if I try ...
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Jumps in NDSolve results

I need to compute using NDSolve routine, some function $F(x)$, having two possible values $F_1(x)$ and $F_2(x)$ depending on whether the argument exceeds some ...
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why maxrecursion didn't work if I specify singularity in NIntegrate

I study sigularity specification and MaxRecursion in NIntegrate. And find something unusual. first I define a function δ[x_, y_: 1/100] := 1/π*y/(x^2 + y^2) ...
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Integrate boundaries defined as equations

Have you guys ever needed to define Integrate boundaries as equations? I tried to submit the equation as was written in original text but it seems that mathematica can't understand it. ...
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triple NIntegrate fails

Here's m problem simpler in terms of codes ...
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Why is a bump function making NDSolve take forever to solve?

I am attempting to solve a system of relatively complicated elliptic PDEs via a relaxation technique. In particular, I am trying to solve $\textrm{div} LW = S$ where $S$ is some vector and $L$ is the ...
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Cauchy principal value integral of a list of numbers. How?

I have a list of numbers that are numerical samples of a function for which I need to find the Cauchy principal value integral. I thought I should be able to combine Interpolation with Integrate to do ...
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NDSolve: methods and step size choosing

I am looking into the documentation of NDSolve[]; more precisely how this function chooses the StepSize and how it chooses which ...
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Adapting NDSolve to circumvent NDSolve::bdord: error for 1-D Euler Equations

I attempted to use NDSolve for the 1-D isentropic unsteady flow equations with low subsonic inflow velocity and prescribed inflow total enthalpy; along with a ...
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How can I speed up numerical integration of multidimensional integral?

I am numerically solving an integral equation that contains a double integral. I have managed to get a solution but it takes forever. I am wondering if there is a way to speed up numerical integration ...
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Speed up Numerical Integration

EDIT: I need to evaluate a very complicated multi-dimensional Integral. The dimension of the Integral depends on a variable j. Let's make my point clear with the ...