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Software for numerical solution of a non-linear ODE system?

I have been given a nonlinear system of ODEs which has arisen out of a colleague's engineering research: $$\begin{array}{rcl} \dot{x}_0&=&x_1\\ ...
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Effects of numerical integration stepsize on impulse inputs (e.g., delta function)

Some models of neurons treat synaptic input (from other neurons) as a single impulse, such as the Dirac delta. But doesn't this make the magnitude of that impulse a function of numerical integration ...
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How to convert a hologram into an image?

Suppose one knows in full detail the phase and intensity of monochromatic light in a plane. This is basically what a hologram records, at least for some section of a plane. By using this as the ...
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Fast methods to check linearity of differentials? Generalizing linearity?

The L1 Mat-1.1010 -course here has taught me the linearity conditions $f(a x)=a f(x)$ and $f(a+b)=f(a)+f(b)$. I want to generalize it, some quite irrelevant slow investigation here. It requires time ...
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Distinction between error estimator and error indicator

When solving differential equations numerically one can incur discretization error and one can construct a posteriori error estimates to approximate the true error. There is a distinction often made ...
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Uniform Load on an Elastic Bar

One applied math question talks about an elastic bar with a displacement equation $du^2/dx^2 = 1$ for a uniform load and fixed on both ends. I solved this using the Toeplitz matrix K and u comes out ...