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Second derivative implicit differentiation using Wolfram Alpha input?

How would you perform second derivative implicit differentiation using Wolfram Alpha input? The reason that I'm using WA input is that it gives you step-by-step solutions and I'm a first year ...
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Using Mathematica to find Derivatives

I am given a system first order differential equations: $x'=y$ and $y'=6x^2-a/2$, where $a$ is a constant and $'$ denotes $t$-derivatives. I then make the substitution $(x,y)=(x_1y_1,y_1)$. This ...
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Using Mathematica to find a Derivative

I am given a system first order differential equations: $x'=y$ and $y'=6x^2-a/2$, where $a$ is a constant and $'$ denotes $t$-derivatives. I then make the substitution $(x,y)=(x_1y_1,y_1)$. This ...
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Finding maximum or minimum of implicit functions

is there any built in function that can be used to find maximum or minimum of implicit functions? For example, if we have the equation $$x^2 + y^2 = (2 x^2 + 2 y^2 - x)^2,$$ then we can visualize the ...
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Why does this integral have a complex result

I wanted to find the normalization of distribution F2 . ...
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Integrating a function forcing parameters to be real and positive

I'd like to integrate the function $f(x)=x^{a-1}e^{-b x}$ over the interval $[0,\infty)$. f[x_] := x^(a - 1)*Exp[-b*x] Then: ...
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Finding integral bounds

i have this integral shown below is equal to 1, and i need to find "a" on mathematica, but I'm not sure how. integral (from 0 to a) sqrt((-50.8938 sin(8.4823 t))^2+(4-11.3097 sin(11.3097 t))^2) dt = ...
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Marking specific points on a 3D curve

Here is the curve below. (written as a position vector) r = {Cos[7 Pi*t], Cos[6.2*Pi*t], 2.5*t} ParametricPlot3D[r, {t, 0, 2}] I want to know how I can mark ...
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Is this function convex?

How can I determine convexity of the function f = Log[ x, 1 + (x^a - 1) (x^b - 1)/(x - 1)] with the parameters $a,\,b$ belonging to the interval $(0,1)$ in ...
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How to make Mathematica use the chain rule?

Lets say I have the following PDE: $$x^2 u_{xx} - u_{yy} + u_y = 0$$ And I have the following change of variables: $$ s(x,y) = x e^y \, \, \, , \, \, t(x,y) = x e^{-y}$$ How can I use Mathematica ...
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Help with Computation-heavy triple integration

I'm Trying to use Mathematica to symbolically integrate a function with respect to x, y, and z. For some reason, this computation either takes about, 60s and returns the input, or takes many hours ...
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A suspicious result of an integral

I integrated this term in Mathematica: $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} d\omega*\sin(s*\omega)*\frac{1}{e^{\beta*\hbar*\omega}-1}*\frac{\omega}{\omega^{2}+\gamma^{2}}$$ The code in Mathematica: ...
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Help wanted in evaluating an integral

Trying to evaluate an integral. To be specific, I'm trying to find the expectation value of $x^2$ for the ground state of hydrogen. Here is the code I used: ...
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Derivative of the composition of two functions

Background, this seems to work (This is manually transcribed from the program, beware of errors): J1[f_, i_] := DifferenceDelta[f[i], i]^2 D[J1[f + t v, i], t] <...
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Solving a complex-valued differential equation with NDSolve

I am trying to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1+(ix)^{1.8}}$ for initial condition $x[0] =-0.9877 + i 0.1563$, where $x$ is a complex variable. I would like to plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the ...
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Working with abstract vectors

I often need to compute derivatives or integrals involving N-dimensional vectors (where the dimension could be equal to 2 or 3 but is not particularly relevant for the sake of the derivation). The ...
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How to calculate an improper integral

How can I find the range of the parameter a such that the improper integral Integrate[(x^(a - 1))/(1 + x), {x, 0, ∞}] ...
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Why is this infinite series wrongly computed by Mathematica?

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 10.0 Could you let me know if Mathematica (newer versions) is able to correctly compute this one? ...
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Integration of linked PDFs over probability simplex

I'm trying to integrate the following expression: f[a1,p1+p2+p3+p4]*f[a2,p2+p3+p4]*f[a3,p3+p4]*f[a4,p4] Where ...
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Numerical vs Symbolic Integration: Loss of precision

I am trying to integrate the following expression over the time interval $0\leq t \leq \text{period}$. ...
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How to calculate this integral?

I am trying to Integrate the following Integral : $\int_1^{\infty } \dfrac{\left(x^2-1\right)^{13/2} e^{-ax} }{x^{10}} \, dx \,\, \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,(a=\textrm{real>0})$ Mathematica didn't ...
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How to compute this triple integral? [closed]

In Mathematica how can I compute this integral:$$ \iiint_{D}\sqrt{(1-9z^2)(1-4y^2-9z^2)}\,dx\,dy\,dz$$ where D is the domain: $$D: x^2 +4y^2+9z^2\le1$$ Please I need help!!!
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Negative probability?

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 I am trying to get the sum of the squares of seven random variables, all uniformly distributed. This is what I tried. ...
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Any way I can evaluate this integral?

So, Mathematica can't evaluate it. Any workaround? $$\int_0^\pi \frac{\mathrm{d}\theta}{\sin\left(\frac{\theta}{2}\right)^\beta + 1}$$ The code is: ...
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Integration of UnitStep or HeavisideTheta

I am using Mathematica 9. If I evaluate Integrate[Piecewise[{{1 - r, r > 0 && r < R}}, 0], r] then I get ...
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Numeric mixed derivatives

In short I need NumericCalculus`ND extended to mixed partial derivatives. This can be done by nesting them, but care has to be taken to evaluate underling ND only when the parameters become numeric. ...
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Correct way to integrate a certain function

I want to integrate $$\int_{0}^{2\pi} dt_1 \frac{a + b\cos(t_1 - t_2)}{c + d\cos(t_1 - t_2)}$$ where $a, b, c, d, t_2$ are real numbers and $c + d > 0$ & $0 \leq t_2 \leq 2\pi$. I used a ...
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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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Linearised Einstein equations

I need to compute the linearised Einstein Equations around a fixed metric $$g_{μν}=\text{Minkowski metric} + h_{μν}$$ which is not the flat metric. Does anyone know a Mathematica package or a ...
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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 [closed]

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 $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ ...
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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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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: $\frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sigma\sqrt{\pi}}\exp\left(-\frac{x^2}{2\sigma^2}\right)$, $x>0$ $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sigma\sqrt{\pi}}\exp\left(-\frac{x^2}...
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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: ...