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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How to solve this probability symbolically or numerically?

I am trying to calculate the following probability $$\mathbb{P} \big(\sum_{i=1}^{m} (A_i + S_i) \le L < \sum_{i=1}^{m+1} (A_i + S_i) \big)$$ where, $$A_i \sim \exp(\lambda), \quad S_i \sim \exp(...
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Visualizing Line Integrals

I have a plane curve $C$ described by parametric equations $x(t)$ and $y(t)$ and a function $f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. The line integral of $f$ along $C$ is the area of the "fence" ...
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How to help MMA to simplify integrands?

MMA sometimes has to grind for LONG time on easy integrals: ...
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Defining an alternative derivative function?

I want to calculate the derivative at a point, but I do not want to use the built-in derivative function D. I began with this definition of the derivative , ...
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Mathematica 10 cannot solve definite integral [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 Mathematica 10 fails to solve the following integral, saying that it does not converge. ...
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Integrate over piecewise function defined using /;

f[x_] := x /; x<0 f[x_] := x^2 /; x>=0 Integrate[f[x],{x,-1,1}] The above does not work (Mathematica returns it unevaluated), but the below does. <...
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How to numerically integrate this integral

I am unable to do this definite integral in Mathematica 9. Is there any command so that I can get the numerical value of the above integration? Code: ...
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Derivative in function form

I have a function in mathematica defined as b[n_, x_] := x^n/n!/\!\(\*UnderoverscriptBox[\(\[Sum]\), \(k = n\), \(\[Infinity]\)]\*FractionBox[\(x^k\), \(k!\)]\) ...
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Using Integrate to define a function

I'd like to define a function by way of the output of a definite integral with symbolic bounds. For instance, F[m_,k_] := Integrate[x,{x,m,k}] would define ...
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Tough Calculation, novice mathematica user

I have an equation, that I've been calling $b_N(x)$ that satisfies the following identity: $$-Nb_N(x)^2=(x-N)b_N(x)+xb_N'(x)$$ where $b_N'(x)$ is the first derivative. I take the derivative then of ...
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Multidimensional NIntegrate problem of the function decaying as 1/x^2

The function I am trying to integrate is more complicated but I can simply write the function as (I had made a typo error, sorry. The '+' sign in front of the r should be '-'): $f(\omega ) = \int \...
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Integrating elements from matrix

oI'm kinda new at using Mathematica. What I'm trying to do is create a matrix with elements inside. ...
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Backslide of Limit

A friend of mine showed me this example: Limit[Sum[Sin[Pi*k/n]/(n + 1/k), {k, 1, n}], n -> Infinity] This sample calculates well in v8.0.4: but not in ...
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Why Abs[Infinity] is an element of the real numbers

Element[Abs[Infinity], Complexes] returns False, that's right. But ...
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Using RegionPlot3D to make a cone under restrictions

I have to plot a cone that satisfies this statement: Use the RegionPlot3D command to draw a picture of a cone with its point at the origin. The other end of the cone is a circle with radius 5 ...
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How to do algebra on unevaluated integrals?

I am working with functions calculated from a set of general basis functions. ...
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Problem on limit involving complex numbers

I have $${\frac{(6 k+1)^{k}}{(2 k+5)^{k}}}*(z-2 i)^k$$ and I need to find it's limit for $k$ approaching infinity. ...
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Why do big-O terms disappear in definite integrals since Mathematica 9?

In Mathematica 8, when I computed the following input: Integrate[Series[Cos[x], {x, 0, 2}], {x, 0, a}] Mathematica returned an expression that had a O[a^4] in ...
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Order of integration resolves “Indeterminate expression encountered.”

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 Today I came across the following integral: ...
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Integration over a (non-parametric) curve defined by indicator function

I want to integrate the real function myFun defined on a 2D plane over the line locus, defined as the solution of a set of ...
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How can I simplify this implicit equation to an explicit equation

How can I simplify this implicit equation to an explicit equation: Tan[5 y/12] - (7 y/((x)^2 + (y)^2 - (3.5)^2)) == 0 i.e: $y=f(x)$ where $y$ is a explicit ...
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Unexpected Integration Constant [closed]

Why does this integration Integrate[15-30x+6x^2-1/(x+5),x] return 700 as integration constant? If we make a slight modification ...
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Derivatives of functions with arbitrary number of variables?

I am trying to define a function f[x1,x2,...,xn] with n integer but not specified. And then I would like this funktion to behave ...
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Limit not giving expected result

I am taking the limit Limit[Sin[π Sqrt[4 n^2 + n]], n -> ∞] the returned answer is Interval[{-1, 1}] I think the right ...
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Problem with series expansion and integrate

I have the following very simple code. A power series in a-parameter, function f[x], is integrated with respect to x, and the ...
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Strange integration

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.1 Note: Beginning with V10.1, this integral returns unevaluated but without error messages. I tried to evaluate this line ...
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Can NIntegrate be used with the Levin method in several dimensions?

I've got some data in the form of an interpolating function. It's a function of three variables, $\rho(x,y,z)$. I'd basically like to integrate this with some phase over a cube of known size, like $$ ...
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Functions in functions

I have three functions f(x,y) , g(t) , and h(t) and somehow I have to find (d/dt)f(g(t),h(t)) where t = 0. How would I go about writing this in Mathematica? In this equation g(t) is taking place of x ...
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Derivative of an expression containing a symbolic sum [duplicate]

Is there a general pattern for working with symbolic sums in Mathematica? For example here's a derivative I want to compute: ...
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Integrate wrong for absolute value of trig function

I was trying to get $\int_0^1 \lvert \cos(2 \pi k x) \rvert \,\mathrm{d}x$ for $k \in \mathbb{Z}$, and was surprised by the result (using Mathematica 10.0.1.0): ...
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Integrate yields complex value, while after variable transformation the result is real. Bug?

I have the follwoing integral: Integrate[1/Sqrt[0.7 + 0.3*(1 + z)^3], {z, 0, Infinity}, Assumptions -> z \[Element] Reals] >> -3.36354 - 3.85013 I the ...
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Plot3D and NIntegrate issues

f[x_, y_] := 2*x - y Plot3D[f[x, y], {x, -1*Sqrt[4 - y^2], Sqrt[4 - y^2]}, {y, -2, 2}] NIntegrate[f[x, y], {x, -1*Sqrt[4 - y^2], Sqrt[4 - y^2]}, {y, -2, 2}] I ...
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Taking derivatives

This is my code: X := g[P] P = a*t R = t*X FOC = Dt[R, t] This is what I get for the last line: ...
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How to differentiate an integral on Mathematica?

I am so new on Mathematica. I try to find the first variation of this function according to $t$ on mathematica but I could not achieve. Here is the function ; $$\int_{0}^{\infty}u\left(c\left(t\...
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Mathematica complaints that convergent integral diverges

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 Trying to do the integral ...
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Mathematica not evaluating q derivative of Jacobi theta function

Jacobi theta functions, $\theta_a(u,q)$ for $a=1,2,3,4$ are defined in the unit disk $|q|<1$. For some reason that I would like to understand, Mathematica does not evaluate numerically the $q$ ...
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Factoring a scalar function out of a vector

I've taken a first and second derivative: ...
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Definite Integral over Bessel Function

Hello I am interested in evaluating the following integral. ...
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Why can't the Bernstein Bears work normally?

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 9.0 I want to use the built-in BernsteinBasis[] to learn about Bezier curves. I tried the following code: ...
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Mathematica integration failure - new or old?

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier, persists through 10.1 Consider the following integral: Integrate[Log[a Cos[x]^2 + b Sin[x]^2], {x, 0, 2Pi}] This takes a ...
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Integration of piecewise function

I'm trying to understand why Mathematica is not evaluating a piecewise function, while it's able to evaluate each of the regions separately. This fails: ...
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Biot-Savart Law/Magnetostatics Solution

I am working on solving the Biot-Savart Law equation for the magnetic field around a charged ring of uniform current density. The expression that Mathematica gives is rather nasty, as expected. Notice ...
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Find function inverse

I'm trying to find the inverse of a function: (30*x^2 (1 - x)^2) (* where 0<x<1 *) I tried all the following options: 1. ...
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How to solve time dependent Optical Bloch Equations for a three level system?

I am trying to solve the optical block equations for three level system which are time dependent, which i generated using the "Atomic Density Matrix" package. When i use the command to solve this 9 ...
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NMaximize not substutiting parameters of objective function [duplicate]

NMaximize is not substituting parameters of its objective function. Is there a way to fix that? I have a three line program that exhibits the problem. ...
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Interpolating an Antiderivative

I'd like to be able to make InterpolatingFunctions for antiderivatives of functions that can't be integrated symbolically. However, the following code returns ...
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Convergence problem when I try to integrate a function of one variable and one symbolic parameter

I have an integral with a parameter a and a > 0 ...
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Double integral changing the limits

This integral does not evaluate: Integrate[ Integrate[1/(E^((a - c)^2 + (b - c)^2) ), {c, 0, 1}], {b, -Infinity, Infinity}] However, reversing the integrals ...
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Is there a way to rewrite integrals in Mathematica using u substitution?

In Mathematica, can I give it an integral and a few substitution rules and have it rewrite the integral in terms of those variables?
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Maximize violating constraints

I have Maximize[{(h*10)/(300*(100 - (l^.5 + d^.4 + H^.6))), (l + d + H + h) == 669, l > 0, d > 0, H > 0, h > 0}, {h, l, d, H}] I believe ...