Questions tagged [difference-equations]

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

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Is it possible to find a limit of a sequence given by its recurrence relation?

I need to calculate a limit of a sequence given by its recurrence relation. I tried the following: ...
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RSolve gives a Context::ssle error

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.0 I want to solve the following recurrence equation RSolve[{(k + 2) c[k + 2] q^(k + 1) - c[k] == 0}, c[k], k] ...
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RSolve and incomplete gamma function

I am interested in how Mathematica uses the incomplete gamma function to solve difference equations. For example, if we have this inhomogeneous, 2nd order equation and use ...
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RSolve[{y[0] == y0, y[t + 1] == (1 - (t + 1)/100) y[t]}, y[t], t]

When I evaluate this code: RSolve[{y[0] == y0, y[t + 1] == (1 - (t + 1)/100) y[t]}, y[t], t] I get an RSolve::bvnul error. I don't understand why. Yet, if I ...
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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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A recurrence equation that can be solved in version 7 but not in version 8

Backslide introduced in 8.0, fixed at least in 9.0.1. A friend of mine showed me this code sample: ...
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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 ...