Questions tagged [matlab]

Questions about the numerical programming language MATLAB.

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Why does the numerical solution of an ODE move away from an unstable equilibrium?

I wish to simulate the behaviour of a double-pendulum-like system. The system is a 2-degrees-of-freedom robot manipulator that is not actuated and will, therefore, behave mostly like a double-pendulum ...
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Computing a double Integral using two Riemann sums & graphing multiple isosurfaces

I'm trying to compute the potential and electric field of a uniformly charged spherical shell and plot the results in the space outside the shell using MATLAB. I've tried everything from for loops to ...
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How to find the roots for this equation [closed]

I am new using Matlab. I am trying to find the roots for an effective permittivity equation in two forms: Quadratic and Nonlinear and it Should have the same solution. Any suggestion on how to solve ...
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Graphing electric potential of a ring of charge using MATLAB help

Here is a summary of what I am trying to do: Use MATLAB to compute the potential $V$ at any point $(x, y, z)$ in space due to a uniform ring of charge. Use a Riemann sum to compute the integral ...
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Execution time of cumulative integral

In Matlab, we have the cumtrapz function, which returns the approximate cumulative integral of y: I = cumtrapz(x,y) This ...
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How to do Weierstrass-transform in MATLAB?

I have a diagonalization problem. I have the eigenstates correctly, and I want to do a Gaussian-smearing (Weierstrass-transform) on them. So I have the wave functions ($\Psi$), and the continuous ...
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Fit exponential convergence

I'm working with a numerical algorithm whose output $y$ asymptotically approaches a certain unknown value $a$. I expect an exponential convergence, i.e. the data $y$ given by my algorithm should be ...
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Simulating Anderson model, have problem with momentum representation (MATLAB)

I want to change from real-space representation to momentum-space representation I have a Hamilton-operator (Anderson-model), and I calculated some kind of entropy of its eigenstates (this is working, ...
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Computing Trajectory Equations of Kerr Geodesics

I want to numerically solve the trajectory equations of a Kerr geodesic given by wikipedia in Matlab. The trajectories look like: I implemented the equations and solved it with the standard Runge-...
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Online Parameter Estimation using steepest descent

I have a first order system which is described by the following differential equation: dx/dt = -a*x + b*u where u is the input <...
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Plotting ratings matrix

Hello fellows and folks. I have been looking to do this for 1 month and still cannot find the way to do it. Here’s what’s going on: I have a csv file called ratings.csv with the following ...
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How to justify using available code (in different language) for comparing algorithms

I have proposed an algorithm for a scheduling problem in a submitting paper. In the revision, the reviewer asked us to compare with another algorithm from the literature. Our algorithm is in MATLAB, ...
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Solving $n$ coupled equations numerically in Matlab

I would like to solve the following equations simultaneously and numerically for all $X, Y, Z, W$ where i = 1:Nw, j = 1:Nl, k = 1:K. $W_\text{net1}$, $W_\text{net2}...
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Solving a non-convex optimization problem using fmincon

I am trying to solve a non-convex optimization problem using fmincon(). At each iteration, I am iteratively looking for the optimum value and when the termination ...
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Monte Carlo - Random Walk Simulation - polyfit the log log data points?

This is part of the code in matlab for a random-walk simulation. To test the code, I'm using steps=[30]; there will be more values, but I want to run it for 1 trial to decrease code processing. <...
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ILUTP in sparse.linalg.spilu?

In Matlab, an ILU with threshold and pivoting (ILUTP) can be passed by default as: setup.type = 'ilutp'; [L, U] = ilu(A, setup); Looking for an equivalent in ...
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Cell-segmentation from overstaining images Ask [closed]

I am currently trying to segment cells from digital pathology images. The method I use is an algorithm based on color distance. This works for most of the cases, however, when dealing with the images ...
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Boundary conditions for solving the time-independent SE for the hydrogen atom

I am trying to solve the schrodinger equation for the hydrogen atom numerically, using finite elements, with matlab's solvepdeeig(). I have a hard time getting the solution to be right, and it seems ...
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High-accuracy numerical differentiation

I have a $200 \times 200$ matrix representing the values taken by a function over an equally spaced grid. I would like to perform derivatives on it. I am interested in its gradient (i.e. its ...
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Efficient covariance matrix calculation MATLAB (every combination of rows from data)

My friend in the statistics department asked me how to do the following calculation efficiently. Suppose we have data $X\in\mathbb{R}^{N\times 2}$. He needs to do the following calculation: $$C_{i,j}=...
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Translating grid with extrusion speed

I am putting into MATLAB code the equations that describe a plastic extrusion process. From a paper, I found I should use a spatial grid that translates with the extrusion speed, being the reference ...
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How to write in paper the equations given by splinefit?

I am trying to write on paper the piecewise polynomials given by the splinefit function, but I am having some problems figuring out what the coefficients should be. ...
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MATLAB: Compute the Schwarz-Christoffel transformation symbolically

Suppose we have a conformal mapping from the unit disk in the $\omega$ plane onto the exterior of a polygon in the $z$ plane. The Schwarz-Christoffel mapping in this case is defined as: $$f(u) = A - ...
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MATLAB: Faber approximation of the matrix exponential to solve Liouville-von-Neumann equation

EDIT: I moved the full code to my github page so the post can be read more easily. I am writing a script to take the Faber approximation approach outlined in Hassan Fahs paper (free access) and apply ...
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Finding Matrix inverse with LU and repeted left division calls

Hello I am in a basic numerical methods class and our teacher has given us an algorithm which can compute the inverse of a matrix other than using MATLAB's built in library function. ...
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Finding exact rational solution to linear integer equations in Matlab

I have a linear system of equations $$Ax=b$$ where $A$ is an $N\times N$ matrix with integer values, and $b$ is a $N\times 1$ vector with integer values. Due to prior knowledge, I know that I am ...
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Eigenvectors associated to two quasi-degenerate eigenvalues

I need to find the smallest eigenvalue and the corresponding eigenvector of a sparse matrix $M$ whose dimension is $\approx 10^4$. Within Matlab enviroment, I use the command ...
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Unusual boundary conditions on Matlab

I'm trying to solve the following PDE by Matlab, $$ u_t-\Delta u = 0, \quad \text{in}\quad \Omega\times (0,T) \tag{1} $$ $$ u_t-\Delta_\Gamma u + \partial_\nu u=0,\quad \text{on}\quad \Gamma\times(0,...
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Generate high n quantum harmonic oscillator states numerically

How can I generate the higher $n$ quantum harmonic oscillator wavefunction (in position space) numerically? Here, higher means around $n=500$, or say $n=2000$, where $n$ is the $n$th oscillator ...
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coupled equations with finite difference method

I have these three differential equations in which I need to solve numerically: $$ \frac{dn_0}{dt}= -n_0(t)W_{01}(t) + n_1(t)K_{10} $$ $$ \frac{dn_1}{dt}= -n_1(t)W_{12}(t) - n_1(t)K_{10} + n_2(t)K_{...
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Analytical Solution of Transport Equation

I'm looking at the analytical solution of the convection-diffusion equation $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2}-v\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}$$ with initial ...
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Stuck in infinite loop [closed]

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Wrong results for $2$ stage multistep method $y_{n+2} - y_n = h\left[(1/3)f_{n+2} + (4/3)f_{n+1} + (1/3)f_n\right]$

I need to fix a code to utilise the $2$ stage multistep method : $$y_{n+2} - y_n = h\left[(1/3)f_{n+2} + (4/3)f_{n+1} + (1/3)f_n\right]$$ Since this is an implicit method, I used a Newton-Raphson ...
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How to find two points within defined region in this constrained optimization problem?

I am doing a project related to robotics where I am using fmincon function from matlab to minimize the distance between the points ...
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Numerical stability of higher order Zernike polynomials

I'm trying to calculate higher order (e.g., m=0, n=46) Zernike moments for some image. However, I'm running into a problem ...
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Step-size selection for an Trapezoidal Method ODE solver (ode23t)

I was reading the documentation of the MatLab ODE solver ode23t, and I've seen that the trapezoidal rule is used. Moreover, the error is estimated by ...
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Finite differences for the one-phase Stefan problem

I am trying to code the one-phase, one-dimensional Stefan problem using finite differences in Matlab, similarly to what has already been done in Mathematica (see https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/...
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Plot a multi-variable equation in (discontinuous) regions

The goal is to display the relation between K and E in the following equation: $$\cos(K) = 5 \text{sinc}( 5.12\sqrt{E} ) - \cos(5.12\sqrt{E} )$$ The intended result is: However, using the following ...
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How do I find the default ODE solver tolerances in Matlab?

You can set the Absolute or Relative ODE solver tolerances in Matlab with the options structure from an odeset command. But how do I find the default values for the ...
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Log-transformation of decision variables in parameter estimation

I am trying to find the diffusion coefficient ($D$) and the partition coefficient ($KLP$) using experimental data of desorption of a pollutant from a film into a liquid. This process can be modelled, ...
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How does fmincon in MATLAB calculate gradients?

I am trying to solve numerically a constrained optimisation problem in MATLAB, and I am wondering how the fmincon function calculates gradients when one isn't ...
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Matlab parpool on Intel Xeon-Phi (KNL)

I am trying to run my matlab script on a Xeon Phi node with 68 physical cores. Using parpool I allocate 16 cores to enable SMD parallelization with a parfor loop. The script looks something like this. ...
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Accelerate computation speed by using a different syntax [closed]

I was reading a book about Matlab ("Accelerating Matlab with GPU computing - A Primer with Examples" by Jung Suh and Youngming Kim, 2013. Chapter 1.7 Examples). I read an example where it said that: ...
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Nonlinear eigenvalue problem - MATLAB code

I'm trying to solve a nonlinear eigenvalue problem in MATLAB, still without success. It's a problem about graphene plasmonics. The nonlinear eigenvalue problem is given below: \begin{equation} \frac{...
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Matrix multiplication accuracy Matlab vs Python

I am translating some Matlab code into Python and I having some problems regarding matrix multiplication accuracy. Assuming we have following data: ...
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How to simulate thermal expansion in a 2D plane using FEA?

I am trying to model 2D thermal expansion of a square area inside another square using FEATool. I have simulated plane strain by incorporating forces pointing along the $[1 \,\,\, -1]^T$ direction ...
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Prescribing variables as an excitation in Runge-Kutta method

I am using Runge-Kutta to solve a $3 \times 3$ 2nd order linear ODE $$M x'' + C x' + K x = 0$$ and initial conditions are all zeros. Then I prescribe the 2nd variable to follow a given path. As for ...
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Iteratively solving a sparse, ill-conditioned system

I have a sparse (density = 0.2%), ill-conditioned system that I am trying to solve, with no luck. Background I have a sequence of sampled data, where two of every 8 samples have been zeroed due to a ...
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System of ordinary differential equations - time complexity of initial value problem

I am interested in knowing what the time complexity is (in Big-$\mathcal O$ notation) for solving system of $N$ differential equations? I am using ode15s in ...