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### Computer Code Friendly Books On Differential Equations?

When I need a differential equation for this or that application I generally search (by hand) through old paper and ink books written by mechanical or electronical (electrical) engineers. Sometimes my ...
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### Implementing formula correctly in matlab for neuroscience: total soma membrane potential?

Please help me to understand: am I correctly implementing a total soma membrane potential (TSMP) equation in Matlab? Due to being a new member I need to use this list link to refer to the links ...
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### Solution to second order differential equation

I'm reading a paper in which the authors solve the following equation: $\frac{d^{2}}{dz^{2}}\hat{p}$($\bf{q}$$,z)-q^{2}\hat{p}(\bf{q}$$,z)$-$\frac{iq_{y}}{(2\pi)^{2}}\delta(z-z_{2})$=0 here ...
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### complex ordinary differential equation of a real variable

reading a paper i have found the following differential equation: f''[z] - (q^2)*f[z] == i*DiracDelta[z] here f[z] is a complex function of the real variable z ...
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### Finding the period of the solution to $y'(x) = y(x) \cdot cos(x + y(x))$ with Fourier transform; how to interpret complex result?

A question elsewhere on this site asks about detecting the frequency of oscillations in a system defined by differential equations. The equation is $y'(x) = y(x) \cdot cos(x + y(x))$. The solution ...
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### Mathematica DSolve input

I'm trying to solve this differetial eqation. dy/dx=3y^(2/3). This is my input: DSolve[{y'[x] = 3 y[x]^(2/3), y[2] = 0}, y[x], x] This is my output: DSolve::deqn: "Equation or list of equations ...
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### Fourier series for $e^x$

I'm trying to teach myself partial differential equations from Strauss' book. I have run into a very bizarre problem - I cannot figure out what is the Fourier series of $e^x$! And not even Google has ...
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### Solving an ODE with Mathematica, using Lagrangian mechanics

Question: The velocity of light above a hot surface decreases with the height from that surface. The velocity is given by $v=v_0(\frac{1-y}{\alpha})$ where $y$ is the vertical distance above the ...
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### Solving a nonlinear system of differential equations in MATLAB or Mathematica

Is it possible to solve the system $$\dot{W}=A\left(k-\frac{M}{W}\right)$$ $$\dot{M}=B\left(k-\frac{M}{W}\right)$$ with initial conditions $$W(0)=w_0$$ $$M(0)=m_0$$ in MATLAB or Mathematica? If so, ...
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### How to plot a phase portrait for this system of differential equations?

I beg your help.. I'd like the phase portrait for this system. I don't know how to use Mathematica/Matlab ... :( If anyone can make this portrait and post a print screen here, I would thank you ...
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### Concerning the general solutions to linear ODEs Y'=AY when A has multiple eigenvalues

Given linear ODES Y'=AY, where Y is a column vector, A is a 6*6 square matrix. Clearly A has 6 eigenvalues, namely r1, r2, r3, r4, r5, r6. Herein we assume r5=r2, r6=r3.That is, r2 and r3 are two ...
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### Why the lower limit of this integral is 1?

I solve this differential equation using Mathematica. But I don't understand the solution. Why the lower limit of this integral is 1? I run: $$\text{DSolve}\left[y'(x)+y(x)=Q(x),y(x),x\right]$$ the ...
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### Mathematica - How to solve for the equilibrium?

So, I used Mathematica to create a basic SIR Disease model using the following equations: ...
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### Solving ODE in Mathematica

I want to solve an ODE in the form $\{y'[t] == f[y[t]], y[2] == \{1, 2, 3\}\}$ using NDSolve in Mathematica, where $f: R^3 \rightarrow R^3$ is defined as follows, ...
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### NDSolve simple matrix problem in mathematica

I have a problem with command NDSolve in mathematica. If we have simple second order differential equation, it is easy to write code in mathematica. But if we have matrix problem (for example 4 ...
I have this problem to solve. I want to compute the inclination of a plane $\theta(t)$ at every frame of a simulation given the following rule for its angular speed of rotation $\omega(t)$  ...
### A series solution of the differential equation: $\frac{d^2u(x)}{dx^2}+ u(x)^n = 0.$
Consider the differential equation $\frac{d^2u(x)}{dx^2}+ u(x)^n = 0.$ Let the solution be $u(x) = u_0(x) + p u_1(x) + p^2u_2(x) + \cdots +p^m u_m(x).$ Now we are interested in substituting the ...