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Creating an orrery

I am interested in creating an orrery, ideally with SystemModeler. I have been experimenting with the MultiBody library since that allows you to do animations. The most relevant example seems to be ...
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Lens profile in a grid [closed]

So I have a FDTD code which works well. The propagator of the code itself is: ...
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Equal flow boundary conditions

I'm having the following issue that can not find a solution , by using this boundary condition v[0, t] == u[1, t] that Mathematica does not understand, someone ...
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FeynRules issue when trying to export UFO file

I am having problems with the UFO file generated by a very simple model using FeynRules. The following error occurs when MadGraph tries to import the "Model_UFO" file: ...
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How to plot an emission spectrum?

If I have a list of data with various wavelengths in nanometers, how would I plot them on a graph so it looks like this: So far I have managed to plot a spectrum in ...
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ColorData[“VisibleSpectrum”] is wrong?

I am trying to visualize the visible spectrum using the built-in ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] function which "colors based on light wavelength in nanometers". But I ...
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FEM Solution desired for “Plate with orifice” deflection: Application of Boundary Conditions and use of Regions

I found the deflection of an orifice plate (circular plate with a hole) subject to uniform pressure using Mathematica's NDSolve functionality. The plate is fixed at its outer circumference and is ...
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Slater Koster parameters generated using Mathematica

Here is a link where people describe how one can generate the entries of the Slater Koster parameter table seen here as Table of interatomic matrix elements. The ...
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Sampling a phase space uniformly for a given energy?

The energy for a 1D harmonic oscillator can be written: $$ E = \frac{1}{2 m} p^2 + \frac{m \omega^2}{2} x^2 $$ where x is position and p is the momentum. I would like to sample phase space $(x,p)$ ...
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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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Crank-Nicolson scheme for the Schrödinger equation

I am trying to solve the 1-D Schrödinger equation with the Crank-Nicholson method. I use the atomic units: time < 10^-14 => 413 a.u.t. length 30 * 10^-9 m => 567 Bohr radii ...
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Potential flow over cylinder with FEM: Pressure field is flipped

Much in the fashion of a few problems already answered on Mathematica.SE (1, 2), I am trying to solve the Laplace equation in velocity potential $\phi$ to simulate irrotational, inviscid flow over a ...
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How to solve fluid flow problem based on Navier-Stokes equations?

Does anyone know or can provide any examples how fluid flow problem can be formulated and solved in Wolfram Language? Simplest cases of 1D or 2D flows based on Navier-Stokes equations or even their ...
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Trying to graph trajectory function in Mathematica? Won't Graph?

The exercise is: Define the trajectory function y(x) in Mathematica. Pick the initial speed (in meters per second) equal to ...
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How to obtain the magnetic field of the following set up [closed]

This is the experimental set up: A ferromagnetic cylindrical disk (of irrelevant dimensions) has either sides set at different electric potentials (left side at 0 volts and right side at 1 volt). A ...
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Alternatives to Mathematica that are not computer algebra systems [closed]

Are there alternatives to Mathematica that are not computer algebra systems? I know there have been questions on this, but I am focusing on oprn source projects and instead of focusing on computer ...
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Solving 4 coupled differential equation for modelling boson star

I'm trying to study about modelling star from a journal. To get the characteristics of the star, I have to solve 4 differential equations which are coupled each other. I want to use Mathematica 9 to ...
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Find all degenerate eigenvalues of a cubic equation

I have an equation that is cubic in w. The three solutions correspond to bands in a bandstructure, and are a function of wavevector ...
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Finding the conditions for degenerate solutions to a cubic equation

I have a cubic equation (corresponding to the band structure of a physical system) given by w in the code below. ...
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Is there something like DensityPlot3D to visualize atomic orbitals?

I'm visualizing some hydrogen like atomic orbitals. For looking at plane slices of the probability density, the DensityPlot function works well, and with something ...
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Finding the point of best focus for a ball lens [closed]

This is my project (simulation): A set of parallel rays goes trough a ball lens (circular lens). Because of spherical aberration, refracted rays will not meet in a single point. Find the distance ...
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Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)

I am trying to simulate a bar/link element under axial tensile load. The link is of unit thickness and I may use a plane stress model. A plane stress model is an approximation that may be used for ...
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A better “VisibleSpectrum” function?

Since ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] is wrong, I would like to have a more accurate function to use. Can this information be extracted from Mathematica itself?
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Eigenvalues function not producing expected results?

I'm running into a strange issue when trying to compute eigenvalues of a 2x2 matrix for graphene. If I "manually diagonalise" by multiplying the two off-diagonal terms together and taking the square ...
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FullSimplify not giving me a physically useful answer for Mott scattering

I am using Mathematica to find the cross-section for Mott scattering over an extended target. I evaluated ...
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Convert spectral distribution to RGB color

Presume I have a spectrum as a function of wavelength (an example being the blackbody spectrum): I want to convert that to a single RGB color to display on-screen, i.e. the "color" of that object ...
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Modeling a stellar atmosphere

I'm trying to model a stellar atmosphere using Mathematica. Basically I'm working in a physical and chemical model which combined should give me a profile of the chemical abundance in the atmosphere. ...
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Pull out scalars from NonCommutativeMultiply in commutator of SU2 spin algebra

I am trying to work on spin chains in Mathematica. That is, N spin-1/2 on a one-dimensional lattice with periodic boundary condition (N+1=1). I need therefore the SU2 spin algebra $S_z, S_+, S_-$ with ...
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Mimic a procedural, recursive clustering algorithm for site percolation using functional programming

Sorry in advance for my logorrhea: I just want to make sure all of the information is here. Context and Question I am investigating site percolation on a square lattice. I have a working, ...
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Solving coupled first-order autonomous differential equations

I am trying to run a simulation of a circuit to observe chaotic behavior, and have obtained a set of differential equations from an analysis of the circuit. I thought perhaps I could produce a plot ...
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Biot-Savart Law/Magnetostatics Solution

I am working on solving the Biot-Savart Law equation for the magnetic field around a charged ring of uniform current density. The expression that Mathematica gives is rather nasty, as expected. Notice ...
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how to make one plot for each line of a table of 127 datas (127 plots) , or one plot with 127 curves onto it?

Good evening, I encounter a difficult problem. I have 127 lines of data, with for each line, 9 columns. I imported from a txt file : ...
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Animating a parametric plot

I am attempting to animate my parametric plot, but am having difficulties. I tried simply wrapping the plot code with an Animate[expression,{t,0,5}], but that ...
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Defining quantum-mechanical Bra and Ket operations

I have the following ket in the Fock basis: $\vert3, 0 ,1\rangle$, where each entry defines the number of photons in a particular mode and can take any one of the following numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3. As a ...
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Synchrotron Radiation and ListDensityPlot

I'm trying to reproduce this plots: For this task i'm following this blog entry: Synchrotron radiation As you can see there, the task is to make a DensityPlot of a vector field essentially. This ...
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How can I improve the solution of my PDE?

I want to improve the last code to find a better solution for umi. For now I'm using only MaxStepFraction. Also, when I put no ...
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Animation of double pendulum

Sadly, I am a completely newbie. I am studying Physics and in our theoretical physics class we got the task to solve the double pendulum using Mathematica. We just got the program, but no introduction ...
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Diff eqs can be solved?

I'm trying to solve a pair of coupled differential equations, but am having trouble making DSolve evaluate my equations. ...
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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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How to manipulate gauge theory in Mathematica?

I want to know if there is a way of typing into Mathematica an expression like the following, $$\epsilon^{\mu \nu \lambda} f^{abc} A^a_\mu A^b_\nu A^c_\lambda + g\epsilon^{\mu \nu \lambda} A^a_\mu ...
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Fundamental question about capabilities of Mathematica to represent abstract mathematics [closed]

I have an fundamental question about what Mathematica can and cannot do. I have a book which presents a certain physical theory in an axiomatic manner. The axioms make heavy use of mathematics. Some ...
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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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How to solve coupled first-order ODE with vectors?

m * v'[t] = q * (E + v x B) using the following: B = (0,0,B0), E=(Eperp,0,Ez). How would I find the general solution of ...
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Tracking solutions over a Brillouin zone

Thanks to @bbgodfrey I have a function that finds the two solutions to a set of equations bounded by a hexagonal region (corresponding to the Brillouin zone). It takes the angle ...
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Difficulty solving an equation involving a couple of different powers

I have this semi-complicated equation to which I want to find an analytical solution for $\epsilon$. The equation is a s following: $$a^2 (2 b k \epsilon \sqrt{1 - \epsilon^2/b^2} - 2 c k ...
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Integrating a function over a surface integral

From a first principles bandstructure calculation I get an energy scalar field in three dimensions $E(x,y,z)$. It's now easy to plot a constant energy (contour)-surface for dedicated values ...
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How to implement time dependence in the DoFun package?

DoFun is a very usefull mathematica package that helps to write Dyson-Schwinger and FRG flow equations when these are to complex to write down by hand. You can download it here and read it's manual ...
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Eigen energies of 2D time independent Schrödinger equation

Firstly, I am aware that a similar question of this type was asked, but it was not helpful as it was only one dimensional (so please don't mark my question as a duplicate) The trouble I am having is ...
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Controlling scaling of multiple vector fields in VectorPlot3D

I'm trying to plot the electric and magnetic fields of a relativistically moving electric charge using VectorPlot3D, and apply "Manipulate" to change the velocity. The code I'm using is as follows: ...