# Questions tagged [differential-equations]

Questions on the symbolic (DSolve, DifferentialRoot) and numerical (NDSolve) solutions of differential equations in Mathematica.

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### Plotting several numerical solutions plus the analytic solution of ODE in one plot

I want to be able to plot several numerical solutions of an ODE, plus its analytical solution in one plot, in order to see how the numerical solutions converge towards the analytical one with respect ...
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### NDSolve with vectors

I'm stumped. I'm trying to write this using vectors, but the 2nd derivative isn't being expanded like I expected it to be. This is a system of equations for a projectile with quadratic drag and ...
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### Solve system of ordinary differential equations that doesn't have an initial condition (t=0), but has an inifinity condition (t=infinity)?

I have a question for solving t -> Infinity on Mathematica. First, I have a system of ODEs: ...
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### How to solve a system of ordinary differential equations contain a interpolating function?

I'm wondering how I can solve a system of ODE that has a interpolating function? For example, z and y are ...
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### Numerically solving an inhomogeneous partial differential equation

I'm trying to solve a cylindrical partial differential equation with boundary conditions. But I got an error message saying ...
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### Plotting a Phase Portrait

I'm trying to plot a phase portrait for the differential equation $$x'' - (1 - x^2) x' + x = 0.5 \cos(1.1 t)\,.$$ The primes are derivatives with respect to $t$. I've reduced this second order ODE to ...
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### How do I solve coupled ordinary differential equations?

I have four coupled ODE's. I am not sure how to plot and solve them using Mathematica. I won't give the exact problem, but the following is something analogous: The equations ...
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### How do I find the best parameter to fit my data if the model is a interpolating function?

Hi I have a question regarding to find the best parameters for my model to fit my data. I have 3 ordinary equation, and I now just picked some parameters (...
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### Solving the Sine Gordon PDE in mathematica

how can i solve this equation in mathematica? this is sine-gordon eq. but the boundary condition can not recognized by mathematica . thank you for you attention. ...
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### Construct DifferentialMatrices and Kernel for LevinRule for this integral and ODE set

I've made a lot of progress on my problem the last few days thanks to all the help I've received on here. I think I'm upto the final step of greatly improving the performance of NIntegrate[..] on my ...
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### No result from DSolve

I don't get any answer when I evaluate the following expression: ...
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### Vector Analysis: Why are the Grad, Laplacian and Div being evaluated to zero

For the non linear partial differential equation below, why are the Gradient, Laplacian and Divergence being evaluated to zero despite using the VectorAnalysis ...
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### Finding the Minimum value of an interpolating function

I can't seem to use FindMinValue to find the min. value of a curve represented by an interpolating function. For instance the below code generates an interpolating ...
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### How to perturb a Dynamic System?

I'm trying to model a basic feedback system with delayed feedback. I've done the initial setup and now want to add a few more advanced features to my system. Currently, it's just a simple delayed-...
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### Why is NDSolve solving in term of two 1st order ODE slower than 2nd order?

As mentioned in the documentation for NDSolve it's often convenient to reduce a 2nd order ODE to a system of first order equations. When I do this however I seem to see a significant speed reduction ...
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### NDSolve runs out of memory

I need to solve a second order ODE numerically. The ODE depends on two parameters (a,b). Things work fine when 'a' is small, but for large 'a' the solutions are oscillating rapidly and Mathematica ...
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### NDSolve with Euler method

I want to solve this equation with NDSolve[] using the Euler method: x'[t] == 0.5*x[t]-0.04*(x[t])^2 with initial condition ...
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### Poisson solver using Mathematica

I am looking for some help with a Poisson solver I am writing in Mathematica. The code is quite long with Arrays plugged in, so the full details can be found at http://pastebin.com/uSrSDcW6 I am ...
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### 1D Euler equations (fluid dynamics) with NDSolve

Is it possible to accurately solve the 1D Euler equations in Mathematica using NDSolve? For example, let us consider the Sod shock tube problem. Introduction to ...
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### Unexpected results from NDSolve

I am trying to solve a stiff reaction diffusion system with NDSolve. However, it does not produce the expected results. My problem is a spherical cell with 5 ...
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### Improving NDSolve speed for heavily stiff problems

Having looked around the intergoogles and Mathematica.SE, I thought I'd pose a question with a minimum working example. Here is the situation I am trying to improve: I am solving a 4th order non ...
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### Integral equation numerical solution with NDSolve

I'm trying to solve something like: f[x] == Integrate[f[x]*g[x]] where g[x] is known and f[x]...
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### Second Order Non Linear Differential Equation

I'm trying to solve the following differential equation numerically: ...
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### tricky memoization

Let's say I have the NDSolve example for documentation involving splitting 2nd order into set of 1st order ODEs: ...
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### Efficient way to perform elementary integration step with NDSolve internal method

I'm trying to tweak the NDSolve function to perform one elementary integration step (using some explicitly selected stepping algorithm via ...
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### Solving a PDE containing DiracDelta

I want to get the answer from a PDE: \begin{align*} \frac{\partial \rho(r,t)}{\partial t}&=Dr^{-2}\frac{\partial}{\partial r}r^2h(r)e^{-U(r)}\frac{\partial}{\partial r}e^{U(r)}\rho(r,t)-\left(\...
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### Solving Differential Equation depending on variables solved by NDSolve

How to solve a differential equation which consists of variables depending upon another differential equation?
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### Using MaxStepFraction as ticks on plot

Is there any way I could use the MaxStepFraction (or grid size) as used in NDSolve in the example below as ticks on the 3d Plot? ...
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### Replacing variable in an equation with an Interpolating function polynomial and plotting residual

I was trying to plot the residual for the solution of my PDE. However, I was unsure about a couple of things. I imported the data and created an Interpolation polynomial with ...
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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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### How could I get the value of y[t] at each specific interpolation point?

sol = NDSolve[{Derivative[y][t] + Sin[y[t]] == 0, Derivative[y] == 0, y == 1}, y, {t, 0, 2}] the above-mentioned differential equations can be solved ...
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### How can I get the value of a at "t=2.4985352432136567" in the following expression?

By running the following code: ...
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### Accessing Reduce from DSolve

When solving transcendental equations, Solve frequently warns us that inverse functions are being used so that some solutions may not be found. We also see that <...
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### How to discretize a nonlinear PDE fast?

I wish to numerically solve the following PDE. Although there are some complete discussions for solving PDEs in tutorial/NDSolvePDE, there is no hint for the nonlinear case by discretization. Thus, I ...
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### export data points from differential equation system?

I am solving a dynamical three equation system. Besides plotting the individual effects for each of the state variables in an array and in a tridimensional graph, I would like to export the data ...
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### Problem while solving system of two second order non linear coupled differential equations using NDSolve function

I am a completely new to Mathematica, and I am sorry if this question is dumb. I have to solve a system of two second order non linear coupled differential equations (that I got from the Lagrangian ...
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### DSolve gives complex function although the solution is a real one

I have a problem with the DSolve[] command in mathematica 8. Solving the the following 4th order differential equation spits out a complex solution although it should be a real one. The equation is: ...
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### How to avoid this kind of numerical error caused by extreme parameters when using NDSolve?

Here I use a one-dimensional heat conduction equation as the example. I found that when the thermal diffusion coefficient is small enough, Mathematica will give a result against the second law of ...
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### Particular solutions of a Differential Equation not evaluated in a given case

Below first case which gives particular solutions of an OED correctly: ...
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### How to handle NDSolve::ndsz problem (singularity problem)

I have 2 second order differential equations (non-linear). The physics behind them is correct. I verified the equations many times. It is a solid pendulum with a mass-spring at the end of it. Now, ...
Sorry if this question is too basic -- I'm not very familiar with Mathematica. I am interested in a way to systematically address the following sort of problem: Suppose that $u=u(x,y)$ is a function ...