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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Why is this infinite series wrongly computed by Mathematica?

Could you let me know if Mathematica (newer versions) is able to correctly compute this one? Sum[(-1)^(n + 1) Cos[3^n x]^3/3^n, {n, 1, Infinity}]
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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 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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Why does Mathematica give an incorrect answer to this multiple integral?

This is not a new problem but I would like to understand why Mathematica gives the result that it does. (Volume of a hypersphere) ...
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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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Integrating a half-normal pdf

The pdf of a half normal distribution is: $\frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sigma\sqrt{\pi}}\exp\left(-\frac{x^2}{2\sigma^2}\right)$, $x>0$ ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Two graphs in the same plot [closed]

I have the following plots for two graphs: ...
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Is Mathematica really getting this limit wrong?

I'm trying to calculate: $$ \lim_{\beta \to \infty} \tanh \left( \beta A \right) = \mathrm{sgn} \left( A \right) $$ for $A \in \mathbb{R}$, $\mathrm{sgn} \left( \# \right)$ being the sign function. ...
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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 give the closed-form of the stiffness matrix of triangular prism element?

Suppose the vertices of triangular prism are 1, 2, 3 (bottom triangle), 4, 5, 6 (top triangle), the coordinates of the vertices are $$ (x_i, y_i, z_i), i=1,2,3,4,5,6. $$ We can write the stiffness ...
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A power series expansion

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 $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ and ...
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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?
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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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Mathematica gives wrong answer for an integral

When I execute the following, Integrate[ Exp[-w^2 + I w^3], {w, -∞, ∞}] I get (2 E^(2/27) BesselK[1/3, 2/27])/(3 Sqrt[3]) ...
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Extra factors appear when evaluating Euler integrals

Note: this is fixed in version 9. When I perform the double integral in Mathematica, Integrate[(x (1 - x))^z (y (1 - y))^z, {x, 0, 1}, {y, 0, 1}] which ...
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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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How to evaluate an integral involving normal distribution [closed]

I want to compute the following integral, in which 5 can be replaced by any natural number. But I found Mathematica keep running forever and cannot evaluate it. I want to ask for some help. ...
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How to the take derivatives of a parametric function? [closed]

I have a parametric curve of the form $x(t)=2t^3+3t^2-12t,\ y(t)=2t^3+3t^2+1$ How do I take the derivative of that function in Mathematica? Is there a certain function I should use?
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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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About how Mathematica understands the branchcuts of the complex logarithm [Part 3]

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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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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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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problem solving a simple integral equation

I'm looking for a function q(x) so that integral( q(t) , t , x, x+2*pi/3) == a*sin(x)+b Could anyone help me on this one? Thx in advance
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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 to find the area between two curves

Find the area between y = 1 - x/π and y = Sin[x]. Here is what I have typed in so far into Mathematica: ...
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How can I get the limit of a certain infinite product?

A first look at it suggests the fact the limit is precisely $1$. To check that I tried Mathematica, but no output so far. Most probably it converges very slowly. Is there any way to get the limit? ...
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Integration over a convex combination of a region: $\int_{\Omega} (w_1 z_1 + w_2 z_2)^{1-\sigma} d (z_1, z_2)$ where $\Omega = \{ z_1 + z_2 = 1\}$

Take $w,z\in R^{n}$. I am interested in integrating (as generically if possible) $$\int_{\Omega}(w \cdot z)^{1-\sigma} d z$$ Where the domain of $\Omega$ is $1$ dimension, and includes the convex ...
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Simple Jacobians, Gradients, etc. with arbitrary length vectors/matrices?

Is there any way (or a package built for it) can do simple operations with vectors and matricies of arbitrary size, but conforming extents? For the simplest example to test, given an arbitrary vector ...
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Incorrect evaluation for Thue-Morse signed harmonic series

I would like to evaluate $$s = 1 - \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{4} - \frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{7}-\frac{1}{8} - ... + \frac{(-1)^{\textrm{binary digit sum}(n-1)}}{n} + ... $$ where ...
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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: ...
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RegionPlot of a Double integration [closed]

Hey guys I have a problem where I want to sketch the region of integration: Integrate[x Cos[y^2], {x, 0, 3}, {y, x^2, 9}] I know I have to use ...
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How to represent a continuous monotonic phase of Airy functions?

Note: In this question I am concerned only with real-valued variables and functions. DLMF, §9.8 Airy Functions, Modulus and Phase, formula $9.8.4$ defines the phase of Airy functions: ...
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Why does Mathematica list the variables in a double integral backwards? [closed]

I am an advanced novice Mathematica user and have done a fair amount of single-variable calculus things with it. This semester I am using Mathematica for multi-variate calculus and when I tried to ...
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Using Mathematica to derive the PDF of the normal distribution

I am trying to use Mathematica, in this case in a well known and rather simple list of equations, but I get stuck whit Mathematica. Since I am just starting to use Mathematica for mathematical ...
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NIntegrate and NumericQ [closed]

I need to do numerical integration --> differentiation --> numerical integration. I tried to apply the technique described in the accepted answer to a similar question: ...
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How do I get all possible solutions in an underdetermined system? [duplicate]

I have two problems which I'd like to solve with Mathematica. If I have a system of two equations with three unknowns, how can I get to list all possible solutions for the unknowns? Here is what I ...
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Is it possible to obtain vector differentiation results in terms of vectors rather than components? [duplicate]

When doing certain operations on vectors in Mathematica it is quite desirable to convert the results back into coordinate-free notation. Unfortunately, after going through the Documentation Center and ...
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What is the mathematical meaning behind D[f]?

y = a + b x; I can understand this output of the ordinary differentiation of y w.r.t. x ...
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How to calculate contour integrals with Mathematica?

How to calculate the integral of $\frac{1}{\sqrt{4 z^2 + 4 z + 3}}$ over the unit circle counterclockwise for each branch of the integrand?