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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Strange timings of integrals involving Hermite's polynomials

I have used Mathematica to calculate tunneling for quantum harmonic oscillator. The code is simple: ...
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Integrating a compound expression

I have an integral of the form I[r]=∫(arExp[-r]-brSin[k(r-d)]Exp[-r])BesselJ[0,kr]dr where Besse1J[0,kr] is the modified ...
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Mathematica is able to compute an indefinite integral but not the corresponding definite one

I'm trying to compute the following definite integral (μ is a parameter): ...
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Probability: Calculating a multiple integral

Find the value of $P[\Pi_{i=1}^{10}X_i > C]$ for $C=2,5$, where $X_{10\times 1}$ is a random vector with $10$ dimensional Cauchy Distribution having location parameter $\mu_{10\times 1} = (1,1,\...
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Bug in complicated Limit

The code Limit[Log[2 - Sin[x]*Cos[x]], x -> Infinity] outputs Interval[{0, Log[3]}] in Mathematica 10.0.2.0 . It should ...
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Color a Function by its Derivative

Mathematica's ColorFunction seems to struggle with coloring a function "y" by its derivative D[y,x]. This is a seemingly simple task, but Mathematica can't handle it. While I can certainly evaluate ...
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Products of Differential Operators

I have a differential equation defined as the product of operators which I want to expand out into a polynomial in powers of $z\frac{d}{dz}$ $\qquad \prod_{n=1}^p(z\frac{d}{dz}+a_n)$ However when I ...
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Integration of an expression yields wrong result

I'm trying to find a general expression for the definite integral of ...
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After definite integration the result is still integration variable dependent!

This integral $\int _{-\infty }^{\infty }\int _{-\infty }^{\infty }\int _{-\infty }^{\infty }\frac{\exp \left(\frac{2}{x^2+y^2+z^2+1}-2\right)}{\left(x^2+y^2+z^2+1\right)^4}dzdydx$ or ...
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NDSolve a differential equation depending on some parameter

I have to solve the differential equation, to get a plot of T and R, ...
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Calculating the area under a curve

How can I calculate the area under a curve after plotting discrete data as per below? ...
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Speed up NIntegrate, which takes eigenvalues from another function

I have simplified my problem here, in my actual problem the matrix is much bigger which makes it impossible to find eigenvalues analytically. So, I chose standard BCS problem (2x2 matrix) to ...
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Derivatives of overscript variables

If we have an expression with terms of some variable and terms of the same variable with some overscript, the differentiation of this expression does not entirely function. The problem is that ...
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Integration of a Rational Function returns RootSum[]

I am trying to solve an integral given below: Integrate[r^2/(-α r^3 + r^2 - 2 m r + Q^2), r] but since coefficients of this cubic polynomial are as parameters, ...
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Definite integral incorrectly giving a nonreal value

fixed in 10.1 (windows and Mac OS X) In Mathematica 10.0, when I enter N[Integrate[Sqrt[1+x^3],{x,-1,3}]] I get a nonreal value (i.e., the imaginary part is ...
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A simple integral operation

Evaluating the following expression results in a non-zero output FullSimplify[Integrate[2 f[x], {x,0,1}] - 2 Integrate[f[x], {x,0,1}]] I think the output should ...
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Partial differentiation mixes up variables

Consider $$ U \equiv \dot{\theta} - \theta \ ,$$ where as per usual $\dot{\theta} = \frac {d \theta}{dt}$. We then have $$ \frac {\partial U}{\partial \theta} = -1 \quad , \quad \frac {\partial U}{\...
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Complex Integration

There are some sequential functions: ...
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Suspected bug in Integrate

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.1.0 In version 10.0: ...
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Get rid of Error Function: How to get rid of sequential appearances of error function?

We have a function as e[t_] :=(E^(-t^2)) Cos[0.1 t] and we must evaluate below integration (However I used the variable x ...
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How to check if Integrate solved the integral?

This seems something that must have been asked before, but I am not able to find something. Integrate does not return status nor throw error when it can't find antiderivative. It just returns the ...
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Listing all cubic order derivatives of a function of 4 variables

What would be the best way to list/print all cubic order derivatives of a function of 4 variables? I was thinking about iterating Derivative[i,j,k,l][func][0,0,0,0] ...
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Bug in ArcLength?

fixed in 10.1 (windows) With Mathematica 10.0.2: ArcLength[Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}, {2, 0}}]] ArcLength[Line[{{0}, {1}, {2}}]] (* 2 *) (* 2 *) However, ...
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How to find a graphical solution for extreme values using Lagrange multipliers

I need to find the maxima and minima of a function. I managed this analytically with no problem, but now I need to show in a graphic the intersection of the functions. My function is: ...
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Inconsistent results for Integrate depending on irrelevant assumptions

I stumbled across this amusing issue today when doing some definite integrals: ...
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How to perform “implicit” integration? [duplicate]

(I wasn't sure what to put for the title, so feel free to improve it if you can think of a better one.) How do I evaluate an integral that contains an unknown function of the integration variable ...
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Piecewise functions Integration with symbol

I want to integrate one piecewise functions as following, ...
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Integration with mathematica? [closed]

I am very new to Mathematica. I am trying to evaluate ∫ (1+lnx)Sqrt(1+(xlnx)^2) using Mathematica. I know a substitution must be done so I have set ...
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Integrate with Subscript: does this crash your kernel too?

I encountered some strange behaviour running v10.0.1 on a Mac Pro, while working with Integrate and Subscript. Starting from a ...
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How should i correct this error?

Sn = Sum[1/((k + 1)^2), {k, 1, n}] SSn = Sum[Sn*Fibonacci[n], {n, 0, m}] Limit[(1/(Fibonacci[m + 2] - 1))*SSn, m -> Infinity] Limit::ztest1: Unable to ...
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How to code around known MMa special-case failures?

Fourier Analysis and Signal Processing often require these integrals on functions f[x] that won't be known in advance. ...
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How to rotate vectors in vector plot?

I'm writing an exam for my calculus students and am seeking help with using Mathematica on a particular problem. Here's my idea: I want to give a multiple choice problem that has four choices of ...
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Boundary value problem: complicated functionals

I am trying to solve a non-linear boundary value problem where the differential equation is a convoluted function of the variable I am trying to solve for. The equation below presents the final form ...
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How to solve this Integral equation

D[x[t] - x[t - 1]/(2 E), {t, 3}] + Integrate[E^(-δ)*x[t - δ]/5^t, {δ, 2, 2.5}] == 0 I found solve this problem is hard with Mathematica. I also find a article ...
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Function to calculate finite difference

I wrote a function to calculate multivariate finite difference of different orders ...
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Integrate full derivative

I want mathematica to do Integrate[D[f[x],x], {x,0,t}] and achieve the answer f[t]-f[0]. But Mathematica doesn't intergrate ...
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Multidimensional integral to compute the end-to-end distribution of a FENE ideal chain

How do I evaluate the mean end-to-end squared distance of a FENE ideal chain at fixed inverse temperature $\beta$ in the canonical ensemble? This quantity is defined as the mean value $$\left<\...
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How to define the symbolic expression $V = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i=1}^N ( y_i(g) - z_i)^2$ in Mathematica?

I want to define this expression symbolically: $V = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i=1}^N ( y_i(g) - z_i)^2$ in which $\{y_i(g)\}_{i=1}^N$ is to be understood as a symbolic sequence that depends on a vector $g$. ...
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Derivative with respect to a tensor

I am trying to differentiate a tensor with respect to another one in Mathematica, but I can't do it. Down below is the code I am using: ...
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Where can I learn to use mathematica comprehensively? [duplicate]

I've heard great things about all the wonders and capabilities of mathematica. I've had the software for sometime now, but all I know how to do are simple calculations and stuff shown in the hands on ...
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Power series graphs?

I would like to graph this function and its first 6 Taylor polynomials on the same axis, but I'm not sure how to start: f[x_] = Exp[x]; Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 1}]
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How to force correct answers for Integrals of Cos[mx]*Cos[nx]? [duplicate]

This is a big problem if you do anything with a Fourier Series. This statement: Assuming[Element[{m, n}, Integers], Integrate[Cos[m*x]*Cos[n*x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}]] ...
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Negative integral of a positive function

fixed in 10.1 (windows) For a parameter $t\in (0,1)$ $Assumptions = t ∈ Reals && t > 0 && t < 1 I define an obviously positive function $...
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How to get a more compact form of this probability calculation?

Inspired by the probability calculation here, I am trying to solve a little general one: $$\mathbb{P} (\sum_{i=1}^{m-1} A_i + \sum_{i=1}^{m} S_i < L < \sum_{i=1}^{m} A_i + \sum_{i=1}^{m+1} S_i)$...
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Find the maximum/ minimum of the function f(x,y,z) = x+2y+3z on the curve of intersection of the plane x-y+z = 1 and the cylinder x^2+y^2 = 1 [duplicate]

How to write the program for: Find the maximum/ minimum of the function f(x,y,z) = x+2y+3z on the curve of intersection of the plane ...
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How can I Integrate large trigonometric expressions more efficiently?

I have a requirement to integrate some large symbolic expressions containing products of trigonometric functions. A single integration is averaging 7 minutes, and I have 2628 expressions to integrate, ...
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Integrate[] does not work when the function has an antiderivative function

This function (1 + (1 + 1/(2*Sqrt[x]))/(2*Sqrt[Sqrt[x] + x]))/(2*Sqrt[x + Sqrt[Sqrt[x] + x]]) has the antiderivative function, since ...
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Computing a binomial series

How can I compute the following series: Module[{n = 10^6}, Sqrt[n] * (4^-n) * NSum[Binomial[2*n - 1, n - k]/((2 k - 1)^2 + Pi^2), {k, 1, n}]] including ...
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MacDonald formula for Modified Bessel Functions

How can I make Mathematica understand these two integrals? $$\int_0^{\infty} e^{-x \cosh{\xi}} d\xi = K_0(x)$$ $$\int_0^{\infty} e^{-\frac{1}{2} \Big( \frac{x y}{u} + u \frac{x^2+y^2}{x y} \Big) } K_{...