Questions related to the calculus and analysis branches of Mathematica, including, but not limited to, limits, derivatives, integrals, series, and residues.

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Differentiation help [on hold]

I am new in Mathematica. I want to differentiate ...
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Integrate does not work on my expression

I am trying to integrate a simple equation. The code is as follows ...
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In NMinimize, how can I efficiently handle NIntegrate errors for non-integrable functions?

I am using NMinimize to find parameters that minimise the integral of a function in the least squares sense: ...
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Integrate works but NIntegrate doesn't

I have a complicated integral function that I'm trying to evaluate, which will have to be done numerically. I wanted to try a simpler one first, one that has an analytic form, because I could check ...
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Evaluating a derivative at a specific point [closed]

I'm quite new to Mathematica (and stackexchange) so I'm getting stuck on something simple. I have the expression $$ \phi_{n}(z,s)=q^n\left[-\frac{e^{-sb}z \left((1-q)^{\lfloor \gamma\rfloor} ...
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Singular integral mathematica

A = Integrate[Sin[2 x] / (A1 - B1 Sin[2 x] + C1 Cos[x] - D1 Sin[x]), {x, 0, 2 Pi}] The calculation is taking too much time; not returning any results. Any help?
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How to determine if a function is continuous?

I wish to write code for Riemann Stieltjes integrals in Mathematica. A necessary condition for the theorem to hold is that the function must be continuous. The domain of the function is a closed ...
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Plotting the region bounded by parallel lines

I am working on the integral $$\int\int_D (2x+y)^2 e^{x-y}dA,$$ where $D$ is the region bounded by $2x+y=1$, $2x+y=4$, $x-y=-1$, and $x-y=1$. I need to shade the region bounded by these lines, so I ...
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Symmetrise a complicated expression

I am calculating the derivatives of a symmetric function $F(a_1, a_2)$ and got very complicated expressions, which I'd like to write in a symmetric form with respect to $1 \leftrightarrow 2$ (clearly ...
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How to evaluate this integral?

Why can it not evaluate this integral? Please help. Integrate[Exp[-r^2]* r^2*Log[Exp[-r^2]* r^2*(2.5 - r^2)*(2.5 - r^2)], {r, 0, 10}]
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Visualize transformation used in multiple integration

In class, we will sketch the region $D$ in $R^2$ bounded by the curves $xy=1$, $xy=4$, $y=x$, and $y=x+2$. Then we will use the change of variables given by $u=xy$ and $v=y-x$. We need to show that ...
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Old fashioned region method?

Just stumbled across this idea in http://users.rowan.edu/~hassen/Mathematica/Volume%20III/Chapter%2015.pdf. ...
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The system can not be solved

I'm trying to solve this equation: f[a_][r_]=((a*r/12)*(1+(r/12))^n)/(((1+(r/12))^n) - 1) When I type Solve[f[a][r]==p, a] ...
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1/x integration giving 0 instead of infinity [duplicate]

I stumbled across the fact this integral: Integrate[1/y, {y, 0, 1}, GenerateConditions -> False] returns 0 Anybody ...
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Derivative of conjugate multivariate function

I have a problem with Mathematica, taking the derivative of the conjugate of some function. I know that a similar question has been posed before here, but the solution did not work for multivariate ...
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Problem with Integration using substitution [migrated]

OK, so here is a question from integration that I recently stumbled upon. Evaluate $I =\int\cos^3\theta\sin\theta\,d\theta$ Now here's how I tried to solve it first; $Substitute \cos\theta = t$ ...
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Wrong condition for the convergence of the integral $\int_0^\infty t^a \exp(-i t^b) dt$

The integral $\int_0^\infty t^a \exp(-i t^b) dt$ converges for $-1 < a < b - 1$ or $b - 1 < a < -1$. However, ...
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How to take the second derivative of a complicated function using limits [closed]

I have a very complicated function of one variable consisting of exponential and error functions combined in various ways. Mathematica can't take the derivative of this function in the usual way ...
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Show[cp1,cp2, …] but PlotLabel in cp2 does not show up [duplicate]

I am visualizing the extrema of $f(x,y)=x^3+3y^2$ constrained to the level curve $g(x,y)=xy=-4$, found by using the Lagrange Multiplier Method. ...
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Why can't Mathematica do this limit?

(Glancing past the fact that one can do this by hand in a second...) Are there any extra conditions I can give Mathematica to make it evaluate limits like this? I'm not sure why it's getting choked ...
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Calculate the limit of an integral

How can I use Mathematica to find the limit:$$\lim_{x\rightarrow 0^{+}}\frac{\int_{1}^{+\infty}\frac{e^{-xy}\quad-1}{y^3}dy}{\ln(1+x)}=?$$ I tried this ...
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How does one define a function that takes vectors as arguments but also derivatives?

Summary: tldr; I just want to implement a version of the following mathematics function: $$ f(a) = c_1 e^{-(a - t_1)^2} + c_2 e^{-(a - t_2)^2} + c_3 e^{-(a - t_3)^2}$$ in mathematica, and be able ...
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Why should the spatial derivative order of the ODE *not* exceed two?

Following this question I came across this strange behaviour. Let me define a 1 D interval implicitely ...
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Partial derivative of recursive exponential $f(x)=\sum^{K_2}_{k_2=1}c_{k_2}\exp(-z^{(2)}_{k2})$ w.r.t. the deepest parameter

I was trying to take the derivative of the following equation (which can be depicted nicely in a tree like structure, look at the end of question for diagram): $$f(x) = f([x_1, ..., x_{N_p}])= ...
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How does one verify the derivative of $ f(x) = \sum^{K_2}_{k_2=1} c_{k_2} \exp\left(- \big(a^{(2)} - t^{(2)}_{k_2}\big)^2\right)$

I wanted to verify the derivative of the following equation: $$ f(x) = \sum^{K_2}_{k_2=1} c_{k_2} \exp\left(- \big(a^{(2)} - t^{(2)}_{k_2}\big)^2\right)$$ for that I wanted to write a symbolic ...
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ND and D yielding strange results

Both of the following codes, using ND and D, differentiates my function Flux[] incorrectly. If the derivatives are plotted, it can be seen that both are the original function multiplied by some ...
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Plotting a dispersion curve with complex wavevectors [duplicate]

I want to reproduce a dispersion curve from P. Zou's thesis found here: http://www.ipd.anl.gov/anlpubs/2001/06/39620.pdf on Pg. 31, Eq. 2.13. The problem is, the code below only gives values for the ...
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Extrema of a function of three variables

To identify and classify the critical points of the function $f(x,y,z)=x^3+xz^2-3x^2+y^2+2z^2$, I used the Hessian matrix method. ...
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Evaluating Real and Imaginary parts in a dispersion equation via ContourPlot [closed]

I want to reproduce a dispersion curve from P. Zou's thesis found here: http://www.ipd.anl.gov/anlpubs/2001/06/39620.pdf on Pg. 31, Eq. 2.13. The problem is, the code below only gives values for the ...
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Integrate complains about incompatible quantities in integration limits

When I run the following code, Integrate throws ...
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Issue with Differentiation over a tensor

I am new user in Mathematica. I am working with liquid crystal theory, and one of the notation there is the tensor: $ \Pi_{ij} = \frac {\partial {F_{el}}} { \partial ( \partial {n_i} / \partial { ...
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How to get the desired (equivalent) answer from Integrate?

This is the integrand: 1/beta/(2*z)/(1 - beta) // TraditionalForm Integrating with respect to z, gives ...
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Why can not the vector be transposed in integrating over a region? [duplicate]

Clear[x, A]; A = {{2, -1, 0}, {-1, 2, -1}, {0, -1, 1}}; Integrate[Exp[-x.A.{x}\[Transpose]/2], x \[Element] FullRegion[3]] This code raises an error ...
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Help with Integration

I am new to Mathematica, and I need help with integration of the following Reliability expression (from a well-known Reliability Model). $$R(t)=e^{-Ne^{-bt_i}(1-e^{-bt})}, t \geq 0$$ I have ...
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Derivative of vector dot product with respect to a vector

I have the expression: Transpose[gvecI, {2, 1}].x (m[1] + m[2]) gvecI and x are [3x1] ...
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Module inside of Manipulate Example

Here is a very nice example from The Student's Introduction to MATHEMATICA. ...
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Order of a pole

Is there a simple way to determine the order of the poles of a rational function? I have a difficult function where I need Mathematica to find the poles. It would be interesting to also know what the ...
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How to apply Simplify only to elements of list that cause specific Warning

I have a set of replacement rules I use to analytically compute nested integrals of very long symbolic expressions since Integrate literally takes forever. To do ...
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Integrate yielding a ConditionalExpression but I don't think the condition is necessary

Suppose I take the PDF of the LogNormal distribution with parameters m and s evaluated at x. I obviously get an expression involving m. I now want to integrate that expression not with respect to x ...
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Discrepancy between laplace and fourier transform of gaussian

The function in question is Exp[x^2/2] for x>0 Laplace transform should be the same as the fourier transform since the function is absolutely integrable. Fourier: They are indeed the same ...
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Partial derivatives with respect to multiple variables

For any natural number $N$: $$_t k_{mn}^1 = \frac{1}{m!n!}\frac{\partial^{n+m} k_1 (0, 0)}{\partial x^m \partial t^n}, \qquad (m,n=0,1,\ldots, N)$$ where $k_1(x,t)$ is a known function, for example ...
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Why doesn't Mathematica evaluate this simple limit?

I want to evaluate $$\displaystyle\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(n-\sqrt{\sin(n)+10n+n^2}\right)^2$$ I used this code ...
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Finding the equation of a level curve

Is there a way in Mathematica to determine a parametric equation of a level curve in Mathematica. For example, consider: ...
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Easy way to add another parameter to Manipulate

Vector definitions: I'm sorry that I didn't include the Vector definitions. I forgot because I had them in initialization cells. Here they are: ...
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Formally invert a $C^\infty$ diffeomorphism

I'm having a problem with a calculation. Starting with $f: \mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^2$ having an invertible gradient, I want to compute $\nabla^2(g \circ f^{-1})$. While I know $f$ and $\nabla f$ ...
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Limit problem calculating directional derivative

Given $f(x,y)=1-x^2-y^2$, find the directional derivative at the point $(x_0,y_0)$ in the direction of the unit vector $\vec u$. I am experiencing some strange behavior with the Limit function. I ...
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Taylor Series vs. Series Function [closed]

Could someone please explain why the these two functions give two different results ...
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A Chain rule proof using Mathematica

If $z=f(x,y)$, where $x=r \cos\theta$ and $y=r\sin\theta$, how can I use Mathematica to prove that: $$\frac{\partial^2z}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\partial^2z}{\partial y^2}=\frac{\partial^2z}{\partial ...
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Symbolic area calculation for a parametric self-intersecting closed curve

The parametric equation of the curve is: $$\begin{cases} x &= -9 \sin (2 t)-5 \sin (3 t) \\[6pt] y & = 9 \cos (2 t)-5 \cos (3 t) \end{cases}\quad t\in[0,2\pi]$$ which can be easily ...