# Questions tagged [difference-equations]

Tag for the usage of RSolve, RecurrenceTable, DifferenceRoot, and other functions related to difference equations.

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### Has this implementation of FDM touched the speed limit of Mathematica?

Still, I'll use the implementation of the 1D FDTD method (you can simply understand it as a kind of explicit finite difference scheme for the Maxwell's equation) as the example. Just for completeness, ...
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### Bifurcation Diagram for 1D Map

Continuing with the same question I have posted earlier I would like to find the equation of the stable fixed point curve using my graph, i.e. from the curve somehow find the equation for $x=f(x)$. I ...
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### Finite difference method not converging to correct steady state or conserving area?

I am working with the following PDE, which is an advection-diffusion type equation. It describes the movement of a fluid-fluid interface inside an annulus of inner radius $R_1$ and outer $R_2$ under ...
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### Can I simplify (solve) a certain DifferenceRoot expression?

I've generated this expression ...
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### Poisson PDE over a irregular region with FDM

The problem modeled by the Poisson PDE is related to the torsion of prismatic beams and I use the Finite Differences Method (FDM). I've managed to solve the equation over a rectangle region with ...
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### Can I generate a “piecewise” list from a list in a fast and elegant way?

Suppose we have a number list a: n = 1000000; a = RandomReal[{0, 1}, {n}]; We want to generate a list ...
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### Implementing delay in NestList?

The traditional iterated map can be implemented with NestList, such as the Logistic Map, x[n+1]=rxn, can be implemented with the single line: ...
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### Nonlinear recurrence relation

I entered the following recurrence relation into RSolve and it just gave the question back to me. $$a_{n+1} = \frac{(1+a_n +(a_{n−1})^3)} 3$$ Is there another way ...
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### Using NIntegrate in Finite Difference Derivative method

I'm trying to solve a second order differential equation using the code given by @xzczd here which is based on this. What this ...
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### Bifurcation diagram of a difference equation

The function is f[x_, a_] := Piecewise[{{x (1 + a - a*x), x <= 1/2}, {x (1 - a + a*x), x > 1/2}}] How to make the bifurcation graphic of it? What ...
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### Explicit, closed formula for recursive integral as a function of the recursive parameter

This is a follow-up of this question/answer. I'm working on a recursive integral more complicated than the one on the linked question, but this one can be used as an example. I would like to obtain ...
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### Computing a Sequence using Recurrence

I posted a similar question earlier today, but unfortunately I realized after several hours that I over-simplified the problem for this forum. There is a very good answer to the Computing a sequence ...
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### Zeros of a rational fraction sequence

This is a follow-up of the question Finding a function/differential equation from a 2nd order recurrence relation, I asked yesterday. The reason why I didn't edit the original question was that in ...