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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Graphical solution of a a two-variable system containing an equation and an inequality

I'm currently studying atmospheric-gravity waves and their dispersion relations. I want to have look at values of $(x,y)$ that solve the following system : \begin{equation}\label{}(1) \left\{ ...
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Complex integrals and residues

I have a question. I try to integrate this function: Integrate[Exp[I k z]*Exp[-Sqrt[k^2 - A^2]x]*Exp[-k^2*L^2/4]/Sqrt[k^2 - A^2], {k, -Infinity, -A}] But ...
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Undocumented use of Integrate: Integrating over regions

I have come across a few questions asking about integrating over regions. And while the answers are impressive there should be a better more consistent way. So my question is, are there ways, ...
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Defining arbitrary order derivatives function [duplicate]

I have a function $\phi(t)$ and I want to define a function $\phi D(t,r):=\phi^{(r)}(t)$, in other words evaluate the $r$'th derivative of $\phi$ at $t$. The naive code that I have is: ...
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Bug in mathematica analytic integration?

I found Mathematica provides me a wrong answer for a relatively simple analytically solvable integral: ...
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Determine frequency of oscillations

I am wondering how I could determine the frequency of oscillations of a differential model equation? How could I find the frequency from this example given in Mathematica Documentation: ...
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Converting HeavisideTheta[]s and Sign[]s functions to a single Piecewise[]

I have the product of some Heaviside functions or sign functions, a simple example could be: HeavisideTheta[q^2 - 4]*Sign[q - 3] Another slightly more ...
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Is Mathematica really getting this limit wrong?

Bug introduced in 5.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 I'm trying to calculate: $$ \lim_{\beta \to \infty} \tanh \left( \beta A \right) = \mathrm{sgn} \left( A \right) $$ for $A \in \mathbb{R}$, $\mathrm{sgn} ...
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A power series expansion

Consider the function, $f(z) = z tanh(\pi z) log (z^2 + a^2)$ for some $a>0$. Now I am considering 3 different situations, $z = i(n+0.5) - i\epsilon + \delta - it$ for $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ and ...
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About doing an sum

I want to explain this summation to Mathematica, For $a >0$ define $n_u, n_d \in \mathbb{Z}$ such that if $\{ a \} \leq 0.5$ then $n_u = [a]-1$ and $n_d = - [a]$ and if $\{ a \} > 0.5$ then ...
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Is it possible to circumvent a bug inside SeriesCoefficient?

As far as I can tell, there seems to be a bug in SeriesCoefficient: ...
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Prove (or check) an expression is positive given constraints on variables?

I'm trying to figure out whether an expression is always positive given positive parameters. When the expression is complicated, I can't do this by eye. Is there any way to make Mathematica prove ...
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Derivative of the Absolute Value Function in Mathematica looks very different from the actual answer

Derivative of the Abs Function in Mathematica looks very different than the actual answer. Why? How to correct this? For example I entered ...
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Computing the volume and the curved surface area

I'm trying to compute this function $y=\frac{1}{2}e^x+\frac{1}{12}e^{-3x}$ to get the volume of the solid of revolution when the area under the curve is revolved once around the x axis. And than get ...
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About how Mathematica understands the branchcuts of the complex logarithm [Part 3] [closed]

One understands that for the function $\log(z^2+a^2)$ Mathematica implicitly puts the branch cuts to be starting at $\pm ia$ and going up/down respectively on the imaginary axis. The phase of this ...
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When to use GenerateConditions -> True

Many functions, usuallly those involving integration, take a GenerateConditions option which often defaults to False, or at ...
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Integrate does not accept my integrand expression

I want to calculate the symbolic integral, but I could not obtain the final results from Mathematica. ...
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Making mathematica do regulated integrals

Consider the integration, $\int _0 ^\infty dx\ x \tanh( \pi x) \sqrt {x^2 + a^2 } $ where $a$ is a real number. This integral is divergent. We note that an asymptotic expansion of the integrand ...
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problem solving a simple integral equation

I'm looking for a function q(x) so that integral( q(t) , t , x, x+2*pi/3) == a*sin(x)+b Could anyone help me on this one? Thx in advance
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Computing residues of matrix valued functions symbolically

I have a somewhat specific application in mind, but I've run into this kind of problem a few times and never found an elegant solution. Is there an efficient way to get Mathematica to recognize that ...
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How can I calculate the limit without using the L'Hopital's rule

I need to prove this limit without using the L'Hopital's rule: $$\lim_{x\to 0} \frac{(1+a\,x)^{1/4} - (1+b\,x)^{1/4}}{x} = \frac{a-b}{4}$$ How can I do it in Mathematica?
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Integrating a half-normal pdf

The pdf of a half normal distribution is: $\frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sigma\sqrt{\pi}}\exp\left(-\frac{x^2}{2\sigma^2}\right)$, $x>0$ ...
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Derivative of generating function (Example from documentation)

In the documentation for GeneratingFunction, the following example is given under Examples -> Properties & Relations -> Derivative: ...
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Why does Mathematica list the variables in a double integral backwards?

I am an advanced novice Mathematica user and have done a fair amount of single-variable calculus things with it. This semester I am using Mathematica for multi-variate calculus and when I tried to ...
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Using Mathematica to derive the PDF of the normal distribution

I am trying to use Mathematica, in this case in a well known and rather simple list of equations, but I get stuck whit Mathematica. Since I am just starting to use Mathematica for mathematical ...
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How do I get all possible solutions in an underdetermined system? [duplicate]

I have two problems which I'd like to solve with Mathematica. If I have a system of two equations with three unknowns, how can I get to list all possible solutions for the unknowns? Here is what I ...
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Incorrect evaluation for Thue-Morse signed harmonic series

I would like to evaluate $$s = 1 - \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{4} - \frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{7}-\frac{1}{8} - ... + \frac{(-1)^{\textrm{binary digit sum}(n-1)}}{n} + ... $$ where ...
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What is the mathematical meaning behind D[f]?

y = a + b x; I can understand this output of the ordinary differentiation of y w.r.t. x ...
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How does Mathematica understand branchcuts of the complex logarithm?

Say I have the function $f(x) = x \tanh(\pi x) \log (x^2 +a^2)$ where $a$ is some positive real number. Then it seems to be me that Mathematica when given such a ...
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Area enclosed by two functions

i want to calculate the area percentage of a function in a certain regime above a constant threshold. For example: f[x] = sin[x] x² from 0 to 2 with a threshold ...
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Revolve A Function Around the Y axis? [duplicate]

I am seeking to revolve the are between the functions function $d(x) = Exp(x)$ and $e(x) = 4 - x^2$ around the line $x = 2$. I am using RevolutionPlot3D, so I ...
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Time derivative of unit vector in spherical coordinates

Is it possible to take a time derivative of a vector given in some curvelinear coordinate system (i.e. spherical)? Mathematica would need to take into account the time dependence of the basis vectors. ...
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Evaluate integral of a series

I want to evaluate this integral, but it won't work. Does anyone knows why? ...
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Series expansion of a complex function

How do I expand a function $f(z)$ in a particular region? For example, how would I expand $f(z)=(z^2-3z+2)^{-1}$ in the region $0<|z-1|<1.$? I believe this can be done by the binomial theorem. ...
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A possible error related to the evaluation of a double integral

According to the Mathematica, the integral below NIntegrate[ Log[Log[1/(x y )]] Log[1/(x y )]^(-0.5 - 1), {x, 0, 1}, {y, 0,1}] might possibly evaluate to ...
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Asymptotic expansion

I wanted to expand a function of $x$ about $x=\infty$ and see its coefficients as a function of the parameters $m,n,q,y$ and I wrote this - but it didn't work! It gave me back a very complicated ...
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An error message with NIntegrate and inability to plot the integrand

I took a function of x which depended on parameters on m,n,a,y and then first summed up the n from -Infinity to Infinity and then I set the other parameters to some random values and then I asked it ...
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Integral not being evaluated

I'm trying to do the following integral, but Mathematica won't evaluate it - it just spits out the actual symbolic integral. $$\frac{e^{-\frac{(k-d)^2}{2 a^2}} \left | \frac{-d+\frac{c ...
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Limit of sequence

I tried to calculate the following limit $$\lim_{n\to\infty}n\sin(2\pi en!)$$ Mathematica gets ...
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How to apply RootLocusPlot correctly

I have to analyze the complex regions of variable c which is define obtained with InverseLaplace help in the form ...
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Extension of harmonic number to the real domain

What is exactly the domain of validity of the identity: Sum[1/(k + j - 1), {j, 1, i}] == HarmonicNumber[k - 1 + i] - HarmonicNumber[k - 1] when ...
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Convergence in NIntegrate vs Integrate

I am faced with this situation that for a certain integration, $\int _0 ^\infty \frac { \tanh (\pi \sqrt{x} )} {\sqrt{x+10} } dx$ - the command Integrate returns ...
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Can ParametricNDsolve be used for coupled PDEs with 5 parameters?

I have a system of coupled PDEs with five parameters that I only know ranges for rather than explicit values, and I was wondering if I could define a parametric equation with ParametricNDSolve and ...
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How to apply a conformal map to a jpg (or other image) [duplicate]

I would like to apply a conformal map to a jpg. For example, the map $z\mapsto z^2$ to this image: http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mGyeriV7l-YArkeBd9oMUng.jpg Any help on how to do this?
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How to do this complex integration on the real line?

$m, r$ are parameters in the following integral: Integrate[z Exp[I z r]/Sqrt[z^2 + m^2], {z, -∞, ∞}] How to do this integration directly? The result should be ...
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How to numerically integrate this integral?

I want to integrate a function (spherical coordinates): $$\int _0^{2 \pi }\int _0^{\pi }\frac{r^2 \sin (\theta ) e^{-\lambda \sqrt{\rho ^2+r^2-2 \rho r \cos (\theta )}-2 r}}{\pi \epsilon ...
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Are greek symbols causing different evaluation?

I've updated today to Mathematica 9.0.1.0 from version 8 and found something that absolutely confuses me. Let us define a piecewise function: ...
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Poor performance when evaluating double integral of hat functions

I am trying to evaluate a double integral but am having performance issues. First a bit of math I am using a Galerkin like scheme to discretize operators in an equation I am working with. The ...
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How to calculate the residue of $1/f(z)$ at a numerical approximation to a root of $f(z)$?

The input Residue[1/DirichletL[19,10,s],{s,s0}] gives 0 even when s0 is a root. For ...
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Solving an Integral Numerically

I have been trying to solve the integral equation below, but cant seem to find a way out of this. Can someone please help me out with suggestion? $f(t)=\int_0^{\infty}\frac{K_1a(t)}{a(t)+K_2}\,dt$ ...