# Questions tagged [matlab]

Questions about the numerical programming language MATLAB.

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### How to solve a nonlinear diffusion equation?

Consider a thin film with a perpendicular applied magnetic field $H_a$ in $z$-axis. The nonlocal relation between $H_a$, the self-field $H_\text{self}$ (generated by the eddy current $J$) and the ...
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### How to solve an ode with stochastic time-dependent input

I am trying to repeat an example I found in a paper. I have to solve this ODE: $25 \ddot{x} + 15 \dot{x} + 330000 x = p(t)$ where $p(t)$ is a white noise sequence band-limited into the 10-25 Hz ...
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### Optimizing rank computation for very large sparse matrices

I have a sparse matrix such as ...
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### Piecewise linear approximation of an experimental data curve. Knots position constrained

I need to fit a curve, obtained from experimental data, with a piecewise linear model (4 knots and therefore 3 lines). I tried using the MATLAB function ...
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### algorithm Matlab function 'stream2' and 'stream3' use to compute streamline

Can anyone explain how the MATLAB functions: stream2(x,y,z,u,v,startx,starty) and stream3(x,y,z,u,v,startx,starty) compute stream lines from vector data u and v? In the stream2.m file, it calls the ...
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### The solution found by the optimization function when exitflag is negative

I'm using Matlab's fmincon to solve a constrained nonlinear optimization for varying sets of parameters in the objective function. I have 2 parameters and have 400 unique combination of these 2 ...
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### Generating start point in a systematic manner for fmincon

I'm trying to generate start points for my optimization problem in Matlab. At this point Im not worried about feasibility but only a fast way to generate the points from which I could test the ...
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### Generating Hessian of the Lagrangian with dynamic number of nonlinear constraints in Fmincon

I'm using interior point algorithm for solving a nonlinear optimization problem and want to provide Hessian of the Lagrangian as part of fmincon to speed up the process (running couple of thousand ...
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### Fast way to compute barycentric lagrange interpolation

Is there any fast way to compute the barycentric Lagrange interpolation using matlab? something more faster than using repmat instead of for loops
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### Matlab: why I am getting the block diagonal form of this antisymmetric matrix always as zero?

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I need to build a system in Simulink that solves a PDE, but I can't find any literature or books where it is described how to do it (especially any stuff according to modeling PDE in Simulink). ...
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### Sign or cardinality constraint when solving for sparse signal

I'm currently learning about using linear and semidefinite programming to find sparse solutions to problems. In particular, finding sparse solutions where the sampling functions are sinusoidal (...
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### features recognition & reconstruction of 3d mesh delaunay matlab

I managed to display the coordinates of x,y and z into a 3D mesh by using delaunay function. The coordinates are in .obj format actually and i have read it into matrix form. Now, i would like to ...
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### Path constraints for state variables - fmincon, ODE45

My problem lies in constraining state variables (look for 23,24,25). I am currently using ODE45 to solve equations and fmincon to find best control variable.How would you go about solving this? Here ...
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