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What do the hashtags represent in the result of Solve, and how should I use them? [duplicate]

There is a function that I'm trying to get the inverse of. My function is a simple polynomial: Tn[T_] := 4/9 T^3/Tc^2 + 5/9 T Now I tried to find ...
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Mathematica returns different results when requested by Reduce, Solve [duplicate]

When I request with Reduce, Mathematica returns: ...
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How do I interpret the Roots syntax when I am finding the eigenvalues of a matrix [duplicate]

Here is an example of my problem: I am somewhat confused by the syntax of this. I am guessing that the #1 is specifying the start of another root? Why then does one of the roots = u + with nothing ...
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How to display a list using numerical values? [duplicate]

Suppose I compute the eigenvectors of a matrix like this Eigenvectors [{{3, 2, 3, 1}, {2, 3, 1, 1}, {0, 0, 2, 1}, {2, 3, 2, 1}}] The result I get looks like: ...
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Eigenvalues of a matrix, rhombus/hash sign [duplicate]

I wanted calculate the eigenvalues of A = {{0, 1, 0, 0}, {a, b, c, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 1}, {d, 0, e, f}} Then assigned the parameters a value ...
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Verify “Type” of solution [duplicate]

I've written some Mathematica functions which allow the user to verify if a mathematical function has certain properties. What I'm basically doing is generating "random" functions in respect of ...
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What is that Root[…] inside the answer represent? [duplicate]

So I am encountering this situation, in which mathematica doesn't give me the answer, but in a form of "Root". How do I interpret this ? what is the number after the "&" represent? How should I ...
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How can I obtain absolute result for Root[ # ] symbol [duplicate]

I'm using mathematica 8.0. When I calculate NDSolve`ImplicitRungeKuttaGaussCoefficients[10, Infinity] function, it gives me some symbolic results. I trided //N and //FuıllSimplify operation as in How ...
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What is the difference between Reduce and Solve?

Solve and Reduce both can be used for solving equations. Just by working with them, I know there are some differences between ...
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Can Reduce *really* not solve for x here?

Sometimes I get the feeling I'm just flailing blindly with Mathematica. Is solving for $x$ in the equation $$ \frac{\cosh (x/2)}{x} = \sqrt{2} $$ really beyond the scope of Mathematica? I try to ...
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Solve symbolically a transcendental trigonometric equation and plot its solutions

I currently have the equation below for a beam with a hinge at various locations, the variable a can vary between 0 and 0.5. $$ Tan\left( {a\sqrt \alpha } \right) + Tan\left\{ {\left( {1 - a} ...
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How to find the sum all even numbers of this sequence?

I have a sequence $(u_{n})$ $$u_1= 1, \quad u_2 = 2, \quad u_3 = 3, \quad u_{n}= -u_{n-3} + 3u _{n-2} +2 u_{n-1}, \quad \forall n \geqslant 4.$$ I want to list the first $20$ terms of this sequence ...
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What does # mean in Mathematica?

I asked Mathematica to compute the following Solve[c (1-x)^2-x^(1/4) == 0, x] and it returned this: x = Root[#1^8 c^4 - 8 #1^7 c^4 + 28 #1^6 c^4 - 56 #1^5 ...

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