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Mathematica Integrate implicit assumptions returns a function not defined in some points while NIntegrate performs integration safely

Hi guys i'm performing a standard integration with mathematica routine Integrate, the function i'm integrating is the following: ...
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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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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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Mathematica complaints that convergent integral diverges

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 Trying to do the integral ...
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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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Providing wrong answer on integral $\int_{-\frac{2}{3}}^{\frac{2}{3}} \left(\text{Ln}\left(\cos ^4(x)\right)+1\right) \, dx$ [closed]

I tried to evaluate the following in mathematica $\int_{-\frac{2}{3}}^{\frac{2}{3}}{1+\ln \left( \cos ^{4}\left( x \right) \right)}dx$ and got the answer as $0.91905 - 3.94746*10^{-16} I$. However, ...
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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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Mathematica Giving Me Trouble [closed]

I'm new to mathematica and am just learning the basics. I've run into a few things that I can't figure out. The first is this: "Number 11" ...
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Factoring a scalar function out of a vector

I've taken a first and second derivative: ...
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Mathematica integration failure - new or old?

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier Consider the following integral: Integrate[Log[a Cos[x]^2 + b Sin[x]^2], {x, 0, 2Pi}] This takes a LONG time (this is ...
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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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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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About generating power series

For an arbitrary function $f(x,y)$ I am defining functions LogMT1 and LogMT2 as follows, ...
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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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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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Finding length of intersection of two surfaces

I would like to know how we find the length of the intersection of two surfaces. For instance, in the following example,a surface intersects with a plane: How do we find the length of intersection ...
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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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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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Strange behaviour of MMA in derivatives of some standard functions

There are some peculiar things to be discovered in derivatives of some standard functions in MMA: Strange behaviour Example 1: Abs We have ...
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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 ...
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Is there a built-in function which detects singularities in a function?

Given a function f[x] and a region M in the complex x-plane, how can I find singularities of f in this region, i.e., issue a ...
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Custom simplification of symbolic definite integral with regards to bounds

I would like to rewrite symbolic definite integrals such that the bounds are always positive. For example : $\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x) \mathrm{d} x \rightarrow \int_0^\infty \left[ f(x) + f(-x) ...
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How to plot the result of this singular integral?

Please I open a new post here after this one : http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/59203/10158 Now I want to plot the function $f(a,b)$ as a function of $b$ for different values of $a$ : $a=0.5$ , ...
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How to calculate the analytical result of this singular integral? [duplicate]

I'm trying to solve this integral: $I(a,b)=\displaystyle{\int_1^{\infty }\dfrac{e^{-ax}}{\sqrt{x^2-1} (1+x\sqrt{1-b^2}) (x-1/\sqrt{1-b^2})} \, dx} \,\, \,\,(a \;\textrm{real>0} \, , 0<b<1)$ ...
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When NSolve fails due to a differential situation?

c = 1.1111; y[x_] = x - c Sin[x] NSolve[y[x] == 0, x] The method has procured no result. Successive derivatives were plotted in an attempt to fix the problem. ...
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Solving Coulomb Integral [closed]

I am trying to solve so-called Coulomb Integral of two Gaussians: ...
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Efficient Dyson series implementation

I'm trying to implement a Dyson series \begin{array}{lcl} U(x,x_0) & = & 1 + \int_{x_0}^{x}{dy_1V(y_1)}+\int_{x_0}^x{dy_1\int_{x_0}^{y_1}{dy_2V(y_1)V(y_2)}}+\cdots \\ & &{} + ...
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Trying to prove that $x\sin(\frac{\pi}{x})\ge\pi \cos(\frac{\pi}{x})$ for $x\ge 1$

Consider the function f[x_] := x Sin[Pi/x] I want to prove that this function is increasing for $x\ge 1$. This can be done with the first derivative. We have to ...
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Specifying independence of a variable in a function

I am dealing with a function of a finite number of variables and among the operations I wish to do is to differentiate it repeatedly with respect with any of the variables. Now this function happens ...
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How to find this limit correctly?

How to find the limit Limit[n*Sin[2*Pi*Exp[1]*n!], n -> Infinity] ? Mathematica 10 outputs ...
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Integral of x^p

Can anyone explain why Mathematica does not return a conditional expression that handles the case of p=-1 for Integrate[x^p,x]? ...
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Sum rule in integration not working [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica and I just tried to play around with some integrals. But the sum rule in integration doesn't work. Here a simple example: Mathematica doesn't recognize that $\int_0^h (1-f(x)) ...
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How to simplify the integration result of the following program?

In the following program, the fec[x] is a function depending on $x$ while q3[t] and q5[t] ...
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how to simplify symbolic integration

The following is the code: ...
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Finding a root of a parameterized integral

I have a function given as a parameterized definite integral: f[a_] := Integrate[BesselJ[0, x - a] BesselJ[0, x + a], {x, -∞, ∞}] I suspect it has a root near ...
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different values of integral with/without bogus assumptions

I do not understand why I get different answers for the following two identical integrals. ...
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Fredholm integral equation of the second kind with kernel containing Bessel and Struve functions

I need to solve this Fredholm integral equation of the second kind: f[s]+integrate[f[t] K[s,t],{t,0,1}]=s where ...
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How to find the domain and range of a function with Mathematica?

I'm studying calculus and in some exercises I am asked to find the domain and range of a function. Does Mathematica have already a built-in function for this? I can imagine some ways of doing so, ...
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Prove an identity in quantum harmonic oscillator

Problem: In the context of quantum harmonic oscillator the eigenfunctions are given by: $ u_n(x) = (N_n/\sqrt{b}) H_n(x/b) \exp\left[-x^2/(2b^2)\right] $, where $N_n$ is the normalization factor: $ ...
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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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Need help evaluating definite integral to a function of Y

Suppose $Y = \sqrt{2T}\cos(U)$, $ 0 \le u \le \pi $, and $ 0 \le \cos^{-1}(\frac{y}{\sqrt {2t}}) \le \pi ) $, so $ -1 \le \frac{y}{\sqrt{2t}} \le 1 $, with all $ \mathbb{R}$. The iterated integral ...
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Under what conditions does Mathematica give a natural antiderivative when integrating?

Natural antiderivative is defined as follows, using Fourier transform: $$f^{(-1)}(x)=\frac{i}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \frac{e^{- i \omega x}}{\omega} \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}f(t)e^{i\omega t}dt ...
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Integral converging in M9 but not in M10

Background: Mac OSX 10.9.4, Mathematica 9.0.1 vs. Mathematica 10.0 (both versions are Student Editions). I have a notebook. It used to evaluate fine in Mathematica 9. I upgraded to 10 and, without ...
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How to find the period of an arbitrary mathematical function?

Is there a function to find the period of an arbitrary (possibly complex) function in Mathematica?