# Questions tagged [nonlinear-equations]

Solution of nonlinear systems of equations. The equations might be algebraic or differential equations.

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### Convergence problem in iterative method

I am trying to solve two non-linear equations self-consistently in a Gummel loop. Sometimes (every once in a while), I get to a situation when the loop repeats itself with wrong solutions and a ...
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### Finding the root of an equation

I have given $i_1$, $i_2$ and $\alpha$ which can be real or integer. How can I find the roots of: $$(i_1 + i_p )^{\alpha} - i_p^{\alpha} - (i_2 \cdot i_p^{\alpha-1}) = 0$$
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### Minimal surface finite differences problem - Matlab assemble

I face to the following problem: $$(1+u_x^2)u_{yy} - 2u_xu_yu_{xy} + (1+u_y^2)u_{xx}=0.$$ Problem needs to be discretized and assembled. Does anybody know how to proceed in Matlab?
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### Implementing a Hill-Type Muscle Model

I'm interested in implementing the muscle model used in Geijtenbeek and Wang et al's work. Both papers link to the paper by Geyer and Herr, which describes this model: However, the paper on this ...
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### Dealing with errors in non-linear least square problem

I am currently working with a optimization problem involving a non-linear least square problem. I have chosen to use lsqnonlin in Matlab. What follows is a ...
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### Is “tangent stiffness matrix” the same as “stiffness matrix”?

I'm trying to implement nonzero Displacement Boundary Conditions in VegaFEM on a non-linear model, using the method outlined in §3.6.2 of University of Colorado's intro to FEM (modify $f = Ku$: set ...
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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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### Eikonal Equation solver with different grid densities

The Fast Marching Method, Fast Iterative Method, and Fast Sweeping Method are three ways of solving the Eikonal Equation on a discrete grid, essentially just a wavefront spreading out from initial ...
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### Solving a nonlinear equation with random variable

I would like to solve an equation that looks like this UPDATE $E[(R^{1-\gamma})(r_k+\theta-r_z)]=0$ , where $R=\phi r_z+(1-\phi)(r_k+\theta)$ and $\phi\in[0,1]$, $\theta$, is a random variable ...
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### Solving large, non-linear systems of ODEs numerically: what do I need to consider in order to figure out which solver to use?

I would prefer recommendations that don't require the use of proprietary tools (such as Matlab). I know of two ODE solving options for the Python ecosystem: PyDSTool (Dopri, Radau, other Runge-Kutta ...
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### Why might the time taken to compute the solution of an ODE system over some interval increase non-linearly with increasing size of interval?

Currently, my problem requires me to solve a system a large system of non-linear ODEs (up to ~5000). So far, I have been using scipy.integrate.odeint as my ...
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### Possible to reduce effort needed to solve non-linear ODEs by taking some coefficients/parameters as constant over small time intervals?

So far, I have been using scipy.integrate.odeint as my "workhorse" ODE solver. My current problem requires that I solve a large system (up to ~5000) ODEs. Here's ...
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### PETSc or Trilinos for GPU?

I have to choose between the PETSc and Trilinos libraries for a project that involves the solution of non-linear systems of equations. From their web sites they both mention support for GPUs, ...
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### Numerical methods for boundary-value ODEs with a jump condition

I want to solve a non linear system of equations of a particular kind. I find it hard to formulate clearly so I directly give a simple example. $f''=A(f,g)\\ g''=B(f,g)$ with the boundary ...
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### Is the shooting method the only general numerical method for solving nonlinear boundary value ODEs?

During my wandering in Mathematica.se, I gradually noticed that a certain kind of differential equation solving problem is "troubling" us all the time, that is, the boundary value problem (BVP) of ...
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### Implementation of nonlinear term in FEM

Although there are similar questions, I am also struggling with the implementation of the following term in "my own code" by Finite Element Method, namely, $\nabla \phi \cdot \nabla \phi$. $\phi$ is ...
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### Solving a system of nonlinear equations with an ODE solver is faster than with the Newton method?

This is somehow unexpected, but my recent experience with solving a system of nonlinear equations is that treating them as the right hand side of a system of ordinary equations and then evolve the ...
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### solving a non-linear equation with integrals involved

I would like to solve the following equation, wrt $n(e)$ $$f(n(e))=g(n(e)) + \int_{\alpha}^{e} w(n(x))dx$$ The integral there it confuses me. Any suggestion on how I can implement this on a the ...
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### What are the numerical methods for huge polynomial systems?

Let a system of $n$ polynomial equations of degree $d$ with $m$ variables. I'm interested in a sparse system with $d = 3$, $n \sim 2000000$, $m \sim 50000$ and integer coefficients. What techniques ...
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### Non linear system of equations with discretization on k-space

I want to numerically solve the following system of differential equations at the steady state: \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} \frac{\partial \rho_{11\mathbf{k}}}{\partial t} =& +\frac{i}{\...
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### Finding roots without knowing much about the function

Consider solving numerically for roots: $( x_0, y_0): f(x_0, y_0) = 0, g(x_0, y_0) = 0$ where you only know that f, g continuously differentiable but the theoretical differentiation is not a ...