# Questions tagged [numerics]

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### How to calculate spacing in k-space after DFT of spatial signal

Note: In the following i'm going to use t as a time variable [s] and x as a spatial variable [m]. I'm currently working with the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), in order to get frequency ...
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### rounding when doing calculation in physics

I came across a calculation for projectile motion in my physics book as follow: $$r = \sqrt{x^{2} + y^{2}} = \sqrt{(4.5\,m)^{2} + (-1.2\,m)^{2}} = 4.7\,m$$ If I round the results in (1), (2) and (3),...
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### Uncertainties of coefficients in linear fit [closed]

I'm trying to calculate the uncertainty of the coefficients in a linear fit, but I'm not sure how to do it. on the one hand, I can extract the error with matlab statistical tools but on the other hand ...
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### Operator splitting for Maxwell's equations

In this book I've read about operator splitting method for solving differential equations. I for example I have an equation in the form $$\dot \omega (t) = A \omega(t)$$, where $A$ is some operator ...
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### Numerical error in implementation of universal variables [closed]

I am trying to implement (in Python for now) low thrust orbit propagation for spacecraft using universal variables. For a given central body with the gravitational parameter $\mu$ and an orbit with ...
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### Capturing superfluid condensation with exact diagonalization

Doing exact diagonalization on bosonic systems is tricky, because the possibility of multiple occupancy means that even the single-site Hilbert space is infinite-dimensional. It's my understanding ...
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### How to conserve momentum when numerically-integrating the path of a charged particle through a magnetic field

I have the python script attached below, which is intended to track the trajectory of a charged particle in a static, uniform magnetic field. It is very simple to calculate the instantaneous force ...
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### Which procedure is correct? [closed]

A problem is given in my textbook pg.no-191 as Example 5.10 A solenoid has a core of a material with relative permeability $\mu_r=400$. The windings of the solenoid are insulated from the core and ...
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### Geodesics in Kerr

I'm interested in plotting the trajectories of null geodesics near an uncharged rotating black hole (described by the Kerr solution) which involves a system of first order differential equations. Kerr ...
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### Calculate Euler equations of fluid dynamics without division?

I'm working on the calculation of the Euler equations with the finite volume method. Unfortunately I'm not allowed to do a division. So I'm wondering if there's a form which does not need a division. ...
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### Evaluate singularity in numerical iterative physical optics integral

My goal is to implement a code to numerically compute the radar cross section (RCS) of an open-ended PEC cavity by the approach of "iterative physical optics" [1]. The idea is to iteratively compute ...
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### Numerical analytic continuation for Green's function

Recently, I happened to hear about the possibility of doing analytic continuation numerically. That sounds attractive for the ubiquitous $\mathrm{i}\omega_n\rightarrow\omega+\mathrm{i}0^+$ procedure, ...
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### Discretizing the Wave Equation in polar coordinates

I want to discretize the wave equation $$\frac{1}{c^2}\frac{\partial^2\psi\left(\vec{r},t\right)}{\partial t^2}=\triangle\psi\left(\vec{r},t\right)$$ in polar coordinates. I find the following ...
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### Numerical solution of the BCS gap equation, with Coulomb potential

I'm interested in the excitons condensation, which is described by an equation which is very similar to the standard BCS gap equation. I will be referring to this article: http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-...
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### Can we infer the existence of periodic solutions to the three-body problem from numerical evidence?

I recently found out about the discovery of 13 beautiful periodic solutions to the three-body problem, described in the paper Three Classes of Newtonian Three-Body Planar Periodic Orbits. Milovan ...
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### Simulating a 1-dimensional wave on (a segment of) an infinite line

I'm trying to numerically simulate a 1-dimensional with a chain of linked harmonic oscillators as described here (the result can be seen here). The simulation behaves like a wave on a finite line ...
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### Numerical schemes, time integration algorithms and energy conservation

What does it mean when someone says a numerical scheme or a time integration algorithm is "energy conserving". How can a numerical scheme "gain" or "lose" or "conserve" energy apart from the numerical ...
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### numerical diagonalisation comparison of complex Hermition matrix and real matrix

we are doing K space calculation(transnational invariant basis) of Hamiltonian, and trying to compare with exact method for same nos of sites and particles, we are getting big difference in ground ...
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### Monte Carlo for Random Bond Ising ferromagnet

The set-up: Consider the Ising model on an $L \times L$ square lattice, where the coupling of each bond is chosen to be $+J$ (ferromagnetic) with probability $(1-p)$ and $-J$ (antiferromagnetic) with ...
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### Electric current streamlines in induction cooking vessel

I am looking for a plot of the typical streamlines of the electric induced currents ("eddy currents") in a induction cooking vessel. How can one theoretically predict the streamlines? How is it ...
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### Degenerated Anderson Model Simulation

I'm trying to simulate the degenerative Anderson model. So depending on an energy difference first orbital and afterwards spin magnetism occurs. First i try to solve an easier ansatz with a limitation ...
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### History of the use of the concept of phase space in engineering

Engineering textbooks constantly use the concept of 'phase space' (see e.g. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~baraff/sigcourse/notesc.pdf). That is, they think of the state of a mechanical system as a high-...
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### Using Fourier Transforms to Solve Systems with springs of high frequency

I'm trying to numerically solve the differential equations of motion in a system with multiple springs of very high frequency. Because the solution is often a combination of rapidly-oscillating sine ...
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### Basic mechanics problems, unsolvable by brute-force numerical integration

I'm looking for simple problems in theoretical mechanics that are impossible or unreasonably difficult to solve by means of "brute-force" numerical integration of Newton or Euler-lagrange equations. ...