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Compute inverse Laplace transform with Integrate

Since inverse Laplace transform is just an integral, while we already have InverseLaplaceTransform built in, can we compute it with ...
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Multiplying two sets of data (x,y values, but different x density) followed by integration of the product

I've been trying to do this by myself today, but no luck yet. Please, see attached image. Basically, I do have two data sets A (x1,y1) and ...
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Integrate fails for generic parameters but works for any specific values (v. 10.0.x bug)

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 10.1 I was trying to get the following integral ...
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Limit of a sum as number of terms approaches ∞

Is it possible to find the limiting value of function at large N? ...
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Integrating a function over a surface integral

From a first principles bandstructure calculation I get an energy scalar field in three dimensions $E(x,y,z)$. It's now easy to plot a constant energy (contour)-surface for dedicated values $\epsilon=...
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Strange results from evaluating a simple integral

I am trying to do a seemingly simple integral in Mathematica 10 and am getting strange results: ...
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Contour Integration along a contour containing two branch points

I need to compute following contour integrations: $$f(u)=\oint_\alpha dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u} \qquad ; \qquad g(u)=\oint_\beta dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u}$$ In which $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are two contours in ...
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Imaginary terms in the derivative of Jacobi theta function (2) on the real line

I am trying to calculate/plot the derivative of the second Jacobi theta function $d\theta_2(0, e^{-\pi t} )/dt$. Calculating or plotting the function itself works fine: ...
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How do I numerically integrate over a data set that has uncertainties? [closed]

I have a 1D data set {xi, yi} with no uncertainties in xi and with uncertainties dyi in yi. The resulting discrete function is monotonic and relatively smooth and I would like to integrate the ...
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Integrating expressions with several terms and delta functions

So I want to integrate an expression that looks something like this: Integrate[f[x]+DiracDelta[x-y]g[x],{x,-Infinity,Infinity}] With some more terms added with ...
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Forcing Exact Outputs for Integrate [closed]

I'm trying to compute the following triple integral: ...
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Partial derivative of defined function with vector input

Background: Have written a formula for the refractive index for a glass slab (n) that depends on the variables t,a and d. Now I want to calculate for example some sort of error and I'll be needing to ...
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Boundary condition not correctly imposed for NDSolve

I notice that when plotting the below NDSolveValue ...
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an Integral that should be doable:

Integrate[Cos[\[Beta]] Exp[I z Cos[\[Beta] - \[Alpha]]], {\[Beta], 0, 2 \[Pi]},Assumptions -> z \[Element] Reals] correct answer is [ I think ]: ...
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Why don't products of Dirac deltas integrate correctly?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 The integral $\int \int \ \delta(x) \delta(y) \ dx dy=1$ evaluates to 0 in Mathematica ...
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Strange Integrate messages / $RecursionLimit being ignored

Bug introduced in 10.1.0 and fixed in 10.2.0 The following behavior was observed in Mathematica 10.1 (Windows 64 bit) When attempting to evaluate the following integral, Mathematica outputs ...
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Fix my code to return a table of values

Here is a “procedural” program that we wrote in my class, implementing the rectangle rule of numerical integration: ...
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It is possible to calculate a two vector integral

I have this problem: calculate the integral of: -1+Sqrt[2*d+1] with d being a distance of two points in a 60$\times$60 box (...
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many indefinite integrals do not evaluate in 10.1, looking for the cause

Bug introduced in 10.1 and fixed in 10.2 Many integrals no longer evaluate in V 10.1 when they did in 10.0.2 Here are some 23 integrals as an example, that all produced results in V 10.0.2, but ...
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Calculus with Mathematica, books, interesting examples [duplicate]

I'm looking for a book where I could find informations and interesting examples regarding examine functions of one variable like continuity of functions, limits, differentiability in Mathematica. I'd ...
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Mathematica does not help in this integral

I am trying to solve this integral with assumptions: ...
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Computing integral involving derivatives

I want to evaluate an expression $\int_C g(\nabla f)ds$. This is an integration along a curve $C$ in a plane given as a function of some parameter $s$: ...
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Can't obtain a closed form expression for an integral

I am trying to find the result of quite a complicated double integral. While the first part (being a Principal value integral) gave no particular problems, the second one is not providing any closed ...
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Finding simplifying substitutions for an integral involving limits and integrand

[The following is based on a William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition problem.] Consider the definite integral: $I = \int\limits_2^4 \frac{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}}{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}+\sqrt{\log (x+3)}...
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How can I get the exact value minimum of this function?

I want to find min of the function $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 x^2+\left(3+\sqrt{3}\right) x+3}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 x^2+\left(3-\sqrt{3}\right) x+3}}+\sqrt{\frac{1}{3} \left(2 x^2+2 x+1\right)}.$$...
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Four integrals, how can I expedite the calculations?

I have to calculate the following multiple integrals (4 integrals) ...
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How can I get the inverse of my function?

The original function is $$f=\frac{1}{e^{\frac{\phi }{k t}}-1}-\frac{m+1}{e^{\frac{(m+1) \phi }{k t}}-1}$$ I want to express $e^{\frac{\phi }{k t}}$ about $m$ and $f$, so I tried: ...
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PDE of real-world system, integral boundary condition

I've stripped all the physical-significance for clarity, but I know that u[x,t] will be everywhere positive and continuous. here are the equations in Mathematica code: ...
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How can I verify double integral solution?

I have a double integral as follows \begin{equation} 1-(\int_0^\infty (\frac{Cje\cdot Cte \cdot e^{\frac{-w}{Cte}}}{(Cte+Cje \cdot w)^2} + \frac{e^{\frac{-w}{Cte}}}{(Cte+Cje \cdot w)}) \int_{2^{2*Rs}(...
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How can I simplify a triple integral with exponentials?

I want to simplify the following triple integral with exponential terms. \begin{equation} \int_0^\infty\int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty \frac{1}{R\,G} e^{-p(1+R\,a)-q\, b \frac{1+R\, a}{1+G\, x}}\, e^{\...
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Lagrange Multiplier

We are asked to maximize and minimize $f(x,y)=4xy$, given the constraint $4x^2+y^2=8$, using the Lagrange Multiplier method. First, I enter the functions f and g. ...
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Well-defined symbolic integral leading to ConditionalExpression

I would like to determine a closed-form expression for the following symbolic integral $$ \int_{-1/2}^{1/2} \!\!\!\! \mathrm{d} x \int_{-1/2}^{1/2} \!\!\!\! \mathrm{d} y \, \frac{1 + b x + c y}{1 + e ...
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Multiple integrals where the number of integrals is aribtrary

I know that I can do, say, a triple integral such as $$\int_{a_x}^{b_x}\int_{a_y}^{b_y}\int_{a_z}^{b_z}f(x,y,z)\,dz\,dy\,dx$$ with the input ...
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Show steps to compute limit [closed]

I'm trying to use Mathematica to compute a limit, because I have no idea how to compute it by myself. The limit should be: $$\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\dfrac {2^{n+1}-n-2}{2^{n}}$$ Any ideas?
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Multidimensional Numeric Integration

I can't manage to calculate numerically the following multidimensional integral: $I(X,Y,T)=\int_{0}^{T}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-(...
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Cauchy Principal Value integral- no result is obtained [closed]

I have a particular Cauchy Principal Value integral that I need to numerically solve for my thesis research. It is the following $$ \int_{-1}^{1}dx\frac{\mathbf{p}^{2}+\mathbf{k}^2-2|\mathbf{p}||\...
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Using Mathematica to confirm Bernoulli's inequality

I have several challenges that I want to confirm is true. I have chosen this one because it is rather simple (proof by induction). There are times when I do not want to spend ages trying find proofs. ...
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Use implicit differentiation to find the slope of the tangent line to the curve 4 xy^3+ 5 xy= 45 at the point ( 5 , 1 ) [duplicate]

Use implicit differentiation to find the slope of the tangent line to the curve 4 xy^3+ 5 xy= 45 at the point ( 5 , 1 )
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Is there a way to do a cyclic convolution analytically in Mathematica?

Let's say I want to convolve a Gaussian function Pulse[t_] = Exp[-(t - Mid)^2/(2 sig^2)]; with an exponential broadening function ...
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Convolve does not get the correct answer

Convolve[Sinc[x], Exp[-x^2], x, X] (* E^-X^2 π *) is obviously false, but why? Any suggestions ?
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How to Integrate trivial products of DiracDelta

A long while ago I was able to integrate with Mathematica: $$\int_0^1 \delta(1-x)\delta(x) f(x) \,dx = 0$$ using ...
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How to do this triple integral?

I have a triple integral which is kind of complex, and I want to use Mathematics to help me do the integral. However, when I press "Enter" and "Shift" the software get stuck. I wonder whether this ...
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Finding the equation of tangent lines where a function has a specified slope [closed]

A function is defined as f[x_] := 3x^4 + 8x^3 - 24x^2 - 48x + 19 I need to find the equation of the tangent lines at the points where the tangent line has a ...
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Simplify an integral involving trigonometric functions

We were doing variation of parameters in differential equations tonight and had to do the following integral, the result given by hand calculations. $$\int \cos t\tan^2 t\,dt=\ln|\sec t+\tan t|-\sin ...
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Integrating with assumptions and limits of integration [duplicate]

I have an integration with assumptions and limits of integration. I tried to use Mathematica to solve this problem, but I cannot get any results. ...
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Real integral giving imaginary answer

Hello I am trying to evaluate the following integral Integrate[4279/Sqrt[0.6817 + 0.3183*(1 + x)^3], {x, 0, 20}] my mathematica 9 gives me ...
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how can use $\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{{e^x - e^{\sin \left( x \right)} }}{{x - \sin \left( x \right)}}$ [closed]

How can calcul $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{{e^x - e^{\sin \left( x \right)} }}{{x - \sin \left( x \right)}}$$
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Mathematica can't, or won't evaluate an integral (again)

I'm relatively new to Mathematica and really need some help here to spot what's going wrong with my integration issues; Mathematica doesn't evaluate my integral, after a fair amount of time running, ...
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How to make Mathematica show intermediate steps in integral [duplicate]

I want to know how Mathematica evaluates this integral: $PV \int _ {0} ^ {i \infty} d \tau \, \frac{e^{-\frac{\tau^2}{2 M^2}}(b^2 - 3 τ^2)^2 (|b^2+\tau^2|-(b^2-\tau^2))}{\tau (\tau^2 - b^2)}$, where ...
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Solving Integro-Differential equations

I need help solving this equation. Is there a built in function that solves this type of equations? DSolve wouldn't work. Updated equation: ...