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Is there any fast way to solve a quadratic matrix equation in Mathematica approximately?

Let the square nonsingular matrix $M$ is a given convergent matrix. What are the best scalar values for $\alpha$ and $\beta$ (in the real numbers domain), at which the following quadratic matrix ...
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Does Mathematica have an equivalent of C's nextafter?

In C (and many other programming languages), there is a function double nextafter(double x, double y) which takes two (IEEE 754) floating-point numbers and ...
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Mod[1.2, 0.2] is not equal to zero

I'm new to mathematica but this doesn't seem to make any sence In[1]:=Mod[1.2, 0.2] Out[1]=0.2 Why is it not zero? Edit: This is what I wanted to do: ...
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How to incorporate the boundary conditions into the differentiation scheme in MMA?

Let that we want to numerically solve the following PDE \begin{equation}\label{sde} -r V(S,t)+r S \frac{\partial V(S,t)}{\partial S}+0.5 S^2 \text{sigma}^2 \frac{\partial ^2V(S,t)}{\partial ...
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Determining the default Method used in optimization and root-finding algorithms

Is it possible to extract the Method which is used in functions like NMinimize, FindRoot, ...
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Plot ParametricNDSolve

I am trying to plot the probability of a molecule being in a certain state via the numerical solution of the Schrödinger's equation of molecule in an oscillating electric field (in a rotating system). ...
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Numerical differentiation methods

Is it possible to write code in Mathematica that implements various differentiation methods (like forward, central, extrapolated, etc.)?
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Solve an integral equation: to fit the given data with an integral of two functions?

I am trying to find an efficient way to solve the following equation $$h\left(b\right)=\int_{0}^{b}f\left(\frac{b-c}{1-c}\right)\frac{g\left(c\right)}{1-c}dc$$ where for $h(b)$ I have the data ...
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Problem with Integration [on hold]

I have a problem with numerical integration of this function. Is there any way for this calculation? ...
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Is it possible to solve a certain set of nonlinear equations in Mathematica?

I read this question in a Chinese forum last year. At the end of the discussion, they provide a solution of the equations from a C++ program. Unfortunately, they did not get the right answer. ...
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NIntegrate Warning / Error Messages

I am doing: NIntegrate[Sin[Exp[(x^4)]], {x, 2, Infinity}, PrecisionGoal -> 12] It prints out a host of warnings, but also shows the results as: ...
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Numerical error in Mathieu functions

Consider the MathieuCharacteristicA function, which is a piecewise function according to the documentation. The discontinuity happens at integer number. ...
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NDSolve issue with initial and boundary conditions

While solving the heat equation in one spatial variable $u_t = u_{xx} $ (x goes from 0 to L) with the initial temperature distribution $T_0 \frac{x(L-x)}{L^2}$ , and with neumann boundary conditions ...
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Is MathieuC for moderately large imaginary arguments broken?

I'm trying to plot MathieuC[-3,0.3,I x] for $x\in[0,10]$, and here's what I get even with arbitrary precision arithmetic (here I use ...
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Finding common roots to several functions

I am trying to solve the following problem. Given $a\in\mathbb R^n$, $u\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $m\in\mathbb{N}^\star$, Find the/some common roots $(t_1,...,t_m)$ of the $\frac{m(m-1)}{2}$ ...
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Updating Wagon's FindAllCrossings2D[] function

Stan Wagon's Mathematica in Action (second edition; I haven't read the third edition and I'm hoping to eventually see it), demonstrates a nifty function called ...
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NDSolve::bcsol?

I'm writing a code to numerically solve a differential equation. It has to repeat the process several times since there is a variable involved which is unknown, and the equation is fit to some ...
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Different floating-point numbers equal?

Let's define two different numbers. x = 1. y = 1. + 2^-52 (* equivalently, 1 + $MachineEpsilon *) Let's make sure they're different with ...
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Problem with Erf near Infinity in NSolve

I have to solve a differential equation involving the error function Erf, but my code is not able to evaluate it in the range I need. I think I can formulate my ...
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Why does it matter at what point I replace?

I need to find four orthogonal linear combinations of complicated functions, that vanish at four different points. I use (LK4 is defined below, but its shape should have nothing to do with my ...
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BVP Non Linear Shooting Method Implementation

I've been working on this problem for several days. I want to split a 2nd order ode bvp into two auxillary ivps and use those to approximate the solution to the bvp. I have managed to get one ...
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Why is the Spherical Bessel Function acting strangely at this point?

I'm doing some computation that requires the use of Spherical Bessel Functions of the 1st kind, at high orders and values. So, I managed to find this, while running it over a wide range of values. I ...
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Unexpected result of summation

I wrote small module that gives me incorrect output-set, it should be a single number! I don't understand what went wrong. This is the form of summation used: $$\frac{1}{2} (b-a) \sum_{i=1}^n ...
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Does Mathematica get Pi wrong?

I happened to watch a Youtube video on Pi. According to the video, the 1 millionth digit of Pi is 1. And here is another page of the first 1 million digits of Pi. You can get the same answer from ...
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Imaginary terms in the derivative of Jacobi theta function (2) on the real line

I am trying to calculate/plot the derivative of the second Jacobi theta function $d\theta_2(0, e^{-\pi t} )/dt$. Calculating or plotting the function itself works fine: ...
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Negative accuracy numerics ( 0``-128 notation )

What does it mean to have a negative accuracy number? I understand 0``128 to mean "the number zero to 128 decimal points". Mathematica corroborates this: ...
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Problem solving a nonlinear partial differential diffusion equation [closed]

EDIT: actualy the nonlinear partial differential equations for interacting density distributions, including boundary conditions, should be given as $$ \frac{\partial\phi}{\partial t} = D ...
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A problem with Compile and Map

There is a weird behavior of Compile that I do not understand. Consider the following example: ...
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Fast Spherical Harmonics radiative transfer

This is a rather specific question and I apologize for spamming you with some lengthy code. But it could be interesting for some reader and maybe you can help out, so please bear with me. I am using ...
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NIntegrate over a list of functions

This question is the result of these other two questions. Question 1 and 2. I thought it would be better to ask a new question rather than deleting previous one. I think When ...
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Animated Wave Propagation using Fourier & InverseFourier

This is a continuation off of previous help on the first part of my project: fourier issue arising from input miscommunication Now I want to go one step further in the current code. Here's the code ...
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usage of random numbers in recursive loop

I am trying to evalute two functions using iterative process as below ...
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How to speed up solution of system of recurrence equations

I was wondering how I can improve the speed on this method for solving a particular system of coupled recurrence equations. The system is $$ \begin{align*} &V(m)=\alpha + \beta V(m+1)+\beta ...
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Why does Mathematica “sleep” when I don't work at computer? [closed]

I started using Mathematica few days ago. I'm running this code: ...
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How to generate normally distributed random number [closed]

I want to sample or return random number from a distribution which is normally distributed with mean of zero and standard deviation of 1. I am using RandomReal[NormalDistribution[0, 1]] I s this ...
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WorkingPrecision causes issue in the NIntegrate

I really can't figure out why my code sometimes is not working. My integrals involve two variables (k and kz). The integration ...
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Spiral roots, how?

I found this picture on the net, as I can play in mathematica
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numerically solving

I am trying to solve for [Lambda] as a function of a (unknown) from this expression ...
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Second derivative using ND [duplicate]

I have a function g=f(x,t). The function "g" came from a numerical integration: g[x_?NumericQ,t_?NumericQ]:=NIntegrate[tt[x,r,t],{r,rmin,rmax}] and tt(x,r,t) ...
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How do I numerically integrate over a data set that has uncertainties? [closed]

I have a 1D data set {xi, yi} with no uncertainties in xi and with uncertainties dyi in yi. The resulting discrete function is monotonic and relatively smooth and I would like to integrate the ...
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compute the gradient in high dimension

The following code is used to compute the gradient of a given 2D data. ...
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Why are numeric division and subtraction not handled better in Mathematica?

There is something that has been troubling me for a while. At least through version 10.0 the performance of a / b and a - b is ...
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Integro differential eq boundary difficulties

I'm trying numericaly solve simple integro-differential equation, but have some problems with boundary conditions. System: ...
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CompiledFunction returns machine numbers smaller than $MinMachineNumber

When thinking on the workaround for this LogLogPlot bug suggested by halirutan I noticed that CompiledFunction actually can ...
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Why does Compile redo the calculation when overflow happens?

When implementing the Numerov method solving Schrodinger equation, I encountered this problem. In order to show the order of the evaluation, Print is added. ...
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How to adjust excel data for NonlinearModelFit?

I'm really new to Mathematica and I'm facing a problem and would really appreciate some help! Maybe my question is similar to one described in How to fit 3 data sets to a model of 4 differential ...
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How can I differentiate Numerically?

Mathematica has two ways to integrate: Integrate and NIntegrate. But what about D? ...
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How to use FindFit to find the parameter in Laplace space(numerically inverting Laplace transforms)

I am trying to find the parameter in Laplace space, and a very simple example is shown below: I have known the solution $y_{laplace}$ in the laplace space is $a/s^2$, and I also have some discrete ...
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Numerical 3D Integration in Mathematica [closed]

My question in short is: Is it possible to make numerical 3D integration in mathematica efficiently? Or am I gonna have to move this to C++? I feel this problem is way too trivial to go to C++, so ...