Questions tagged [simulation]

Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time.

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Test a wooden board's vibration mode

Here is a wooden board, with dimensions shown on the picture below. How we can use Mathematica's newly build-in finite element analysis features to show the different modes of its vibrations. Assuming ...
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2D random walk within a bounded area

I want to simulate a random walk in two dimensions within a bounded area, such as a square or a circle. I am thinking of using an If statement to define a boundary. ...
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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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How to simulate the true reflective movement of a particle bouncing around in an ellipse?

Please help me to simulate the movement of a particle inside a region with elliptical walls such that particle is reflected from the walls and continues to move. A friend was able write code to ...
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Making mathematical animations with Mathematica

I recently stumbled upon the Cycloid and was working on finding its length and such when I found this animation on Wikipedia. Strikingly pretty and small in size too (66KB) So on searching how he ...
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How to generate a random snowflake

'Tis the season... And it's about time I posed my first question on Mathematica Stack Exchange. So, here's an holiday quest for you Graphics (and P-Chem?) gurus. What is your best code for generating ...
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Gillespie Stochastic Simulation Algorithm

The Gillespie SSA is a Monte Carlo stochastic simulation algorithm to find the trajectory of a dynamic system described by a reaction (or interaction) network, e.g. chemical reactions or ecological ...
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Simulating Theatre puzzle

I have been trying to simulate the process of the theatre puzzle from the Joy of X (Strogatz). The puzzle, and some relevant material are here. My simplistic coding for this process follows: ...
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Nice formatting for the results of a dice game simulation

One of my Mathematica interests is in problems related to the formatting of output. Getting nice formatting from Mathematica is often frustrating, but occasionally Mathematica will delight me by ...
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Bouncy Bubbles animation

I want to make a bouncing bubbles animation, looking like this. Here is a start: ...
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3D Random Walk with Periodic Boundary Conditions

I am working on a 3D random walk with periodic boundary conditions and have written a program that will do this for me, but it is extremely slow. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could speed ...
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Partial Differential Equation in Parallel

is there any native way to implement multi-core parallel solving of PDE in Wolfram Mathematica? WM 10 now supports Finite Elements Method, but it is actually useless without parallelization. Usually ...
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Detecting a collision in n-body simulation with NDSolve

Consider this three-body system: ...
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Making animations with Mathematica [duplicate]

I want to export an animation for polar plot $r=\cos 2\theta$, instead of directly using Animate. But I want a table of snapshots: movie = ParallelTable[...] and a point that produce its animations ...
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Creating random configurations of spherocylinders or cylinders

About the setting: We have a 3D simulation box with side $l$ and our catesian coordinate system is set with its origin at the centre of the box. We have a number $N$ of spherocylinders of aspect ...
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Interstellar Image Effects

I'd like to know how to create this type of gravitational lensing effect in an image (here are some star fields from the hubble) "I wrote down the equations and I tested them in Mathematica by ...
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Random polyhedra walk

I would like to recreate ssch's random polyhedra random walk, which he posted in the chat. For convenience here it is again: This is my best attempt so far: You can download the notebook with the ...
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Finding the volume of a sphere using the Monte Carlo algorithm

I used the following code to find the volume of the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2 \leq 1$ in the first octant: ...
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Creating a simulation of our Solar System

As the title says, my objective is to create a simulation of the motion of the planets in our Solar System using Mathematica. All the theoretical background regarding the equations of motion of ...
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How can I simulate this toggle mechanism?

I've been introduced to Mathematica very recently. Basically, I haven't actually "solved" anything in my Mathematica lifetime, but I've done some simulations. With my fractional knowledge, I tried ...
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Fast Simulations with Compile

this post relates to another post that I didn't follow up propely. If I wanted to simulate a system of stochastic proesses like the following, and loop over this run many many times would writing the ...
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How to set up a simple Monte Carlo simulation?

there is a 1% chance that there will be a scattering event, if there is a scattering event the direction of scattering will be determined by a random sample of the custom[a_] function and if there is ...
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Circular membrane vibration simulation

I'm new in Mathematica and I'm trying to simulate the vibration of a circular membrane for math project but I don't even know how to start. The wave equation describes the displacement of the ...
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How best to simulate n-body systems in a functional way?

I want to simulate a N-body system in the most functional way possible. The system I'm modeling are metallic colloidal particles in a solution of peroxide water, as here http://arxiv.org/pdf/1502....
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How to implement lane-change rules for Nagel Schreckenberg model

I am trying to extend the Nagel-Schreckenberg model for traffic flow to include two lanes of traffic. I have a function that generates information about a random initial road configuration. A road ...
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Solve and design “water flow”

In some strategy game I play, I'll have to change the terrain to make the water flow in some specific way to fulfill my goal. The water flow changes with terrain so if I can change the terrain wisely ...
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Birth Death Process with Delay

I would like to simulate birth process with time delay. Here is a reference ref on page 3. Note there is two species whereas in my case I have one species. So only equation (1) and (2) should be ...
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Calculate $\pi$ using Monte Carlo methods

I know that we can have an estimate of $\pi$ using Monte Carlo methods. I know that we make a huge loop and each time we take randomly two numbers in the range [0,1] and calculate the number of ...
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Running a Numerical Simulation on a System of Differential Equations with unique initial conditions

I have a system of differential equations as follows: ...
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Computational Bayesian analysis in Mathematica: Any plans to develop MCMC?

Does anyone know if there are any plans to develop an MCMC capability in Mathematica? My reasoning for asking is that as it stands, I can't seem to find any 'out-of-the-box' functions/capabilities ...
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Obtaining a 3D animation as a drop in a liquid surface

Someone could get a similar solution like this animation? I believe the solution is useful for demonstrations in class to other users who teach Math. Spreading of a Thin Liquid Drop Under the ...
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Simulating discrete time stochastic dynamic systems

What is the canonical way of simulating discrete time stochastic dynamical systems in Mathematica using the new functionality of Random processes? To take a concrete example, lets consider the ...
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Solar system simulation (n-body physics) with OpenCL

I would like to simulate a n-body solar system in Mathematica. I have found the following example: http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/new-in-8/cuda-and-opencl-support/simulate-thousands-of-particles-...
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Modeling the spread of an infection in networked computers

I would like to show the iterative stages of infection for problem 2 in this link. In case the link dies, I have copied the text for the problem below: One hundred computers are connected in a ...
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Simulation of diffusion in a grid

I want to simulate a diffusive process in a 2D grid, for a central initial value of 1 to the adjacent cells initially at 0. At each time step, the value of the +1 level adjacent cells are increased ...
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How to make a Cahn–Hilliard model GIF

The question derived from @Jason B 's answer.I wanna make it but don't how to do.But we can get some rule about the GIF The change of the total pixel is very small. ...
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How to model rolling a pair of dice 100 times (Monte Carlo)

Like the title says, I'm having trouble trying to write out a function that will find the probability of finding the sum of a pair of dice 100 times to find the probability of each sum of 2,3,4,5...up ...
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How to do System Dynamics simulations / diagrams in Mathematica?

System Dynamics is an approach to understanding the behaviour of complex systems over time. It deals with internal feedback loops and time delays that affect the behaviour of the entire system. What ...
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Evaluation problems with NDSolve using the fixed step ExplicitEuler-Method

Motivation I am using Mathematica to implement System Dynamics (SD) models, e.g. differential equation models as applied to management/economic problems following the "methodology" of Jay W. ...
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Do-Command around entire Notebook (by iterating it from another notebook?)

I have a large simulation (1500 lines of code in different sections) and I would like to run the file using different combinations of input parameters without manually changing the parameters. Say my ...
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Monte Carlo simulation using geometric Brownian motion

I'm relatively new to Mathematica programming, so forgive my rather unsophisticated question: I'm trying to do a Monte Carlo simulation using geometric Brownian motion (GBM). I want to write a ...
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Calculating the current through coil with a flyback diode using NDSolve

I plan to simulate the current through a coil with flyback (or freewheel) diode for an arbitrary voltage signal (square or PWM modulated signal is possible). You can find the circuit diagram over ...
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Impact Crater Simulation

I have been trying to model crater formation on a given planetary surface - $500\,\textrm{km}^2$. The locations of impacts are random, however, if an impact is within $30\,\textrm{km}$ of another, the ...
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Simple Birth Death Process

I am trying to implement simple birth death process. Why my code does not work? Any suggestion. Thanks. Cross posted http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/1205656 ...
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Rotational Cam and Follower Simulation

I have the following data of a cam profile: ...
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Two bouncing balls in 1 dimension, issues with two different methods?

I'm trying to simulate 2 balls with the same mass and diameter bouncing one on top of another under gravity, see the illustration below (not ideal, but this is the best result I've got so far, the ...
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Changing a wave simulation

I want to adjust some code that I found on this Wolfram Demonstration: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/WaterRipplesPassingThroughASlit/ Basically it shows a wave passing through a single slit. I ...
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How do I represent a system dynamics feedback loop?

In System Dynamics, if I want represent the relationship between Speed and Distances, I create a Flow (Speed) and a Stock (Distance) as you can see in this Insight Maker Sample . Heres an Image of how ...
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How to simulate Multifractional Brownian Motion?

The maximum I would ask, is hints, how to model MFBMotion. Link to paper Firstly, i wanted to simulate in MATLAB that code: ...
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Simulate a polygon bouncing with collision detection inside a circle/polygon

Simulate a polygon bouncing with collision detection inside a circle/polygon. the example can be see in help page by searching WhenEvent; ...