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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Can your Mathematica do the following integral?

Backslide introduced in v10 and fixed in v10.4.1. I was trying to do the following integral in Mathematica: Integrate[(z-2) PolyLog[2,z]Log[1-z]/z^3,z] What I ...
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Issue while trying to compute the integral for the coefficients of a triangular wave

I was trying to compute these integrals in order to check if I was correct: or in code ...
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Integral over real valued function becomes complex

I've tried to solve the following integral, but I get a complex solution even tough it should only have a real part. $$f(x)=- \frac{10^{-20} x}{0.99005- e^{10^{-12}x}}$$ Now I want to calculate the ...
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What does Mod^(1,0) mean in mathematica output [closed]

I am trying to take he derivative of mod(remainder). In:= D[Mod[x, y], x] Out = Mod^(1,0)[x,y] I cannot understand the meaning of Mod^(1,0). What does the ...
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Vastly incorrect answers obtained by increasing WorkingPrecision with modified Bessel functions

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1 This is a follow-up to this question regarding numerical instabilities occurring with modified Bessel functions. In trying to explore J....
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How to integrate with integer parameter in Mathematica?

I would like to integrate the following expression with N being Integer ...
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Tricky inverse Laplace transform

I'm trying to compute the inverse Laplace transform of $f(s) = s^c/(N + s^{ir} )$ where $c,N \in \mathbb{C}$ and $r \in \mathbb{R}^+$ using the Bromwich integral $$ F(t) = \frac{1}{2 \pi i} \int_{- ...
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Integrating a BesselJ integrand to obtain the same result as Maple 16

I would like to check the following integration: Integrate[y Integrate[1/x BesselJ[1, x Exp[I π/4]] BesselJ[1, x Exp[-I π/4]], {x, 0, y}], {y, 0, r}] ...
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Why does NDSolve and NIntegrate not give the same result? [closed]

I have plotted solution of two equivalent equations one in Integral form (right chart) the other in Differential form (left chart) using NDSolve and NIntegrate but they give me completely different ...
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Gâteaux (directional) derivatives and higher order differentials of a functional

I would like to calculate the Gâteaux derivative of a functional (i.e. a function depending on functions). A simple example for the Dirichlet functional: $L(u(x))=\int_0^1 \frac{1}{2} (u'(x))^2 dx$ ...
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Strange phenomenon occurring in analytic integration result involving Bessel functions

For the following integral, Integrate[x^2 Exp[-a x^2 - b x^4], {x, -∞, ∞}, Assumptions -> {a > 0, b > 0}] Mathematica gives the following analytic ...
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Asymptotic forms of Bessel function

I want to replace Bessel functions by asymptotic forms, so the question is: can I find the best ones with help of Mathematica? And if it's possible, how can I do it? Update How can I get with ...
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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_{...
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Replace higher order derivatives given lower order derivative

I have an unknown function f[x1,x2] whose partial with respect to x1 is identically zero. I would like to make sure that ...
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Defining functions as derivatives

I'm working on a model that requires a sum over a function that uses various coefficients. In order to make the sum easier to perform, I am trying to keep things general through the use of a ...
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Problems with integrating over a region

Following the example of this answer: Find the volume of the region defined by $|x|+|y|+|z|<4$ I tried to compute the following integral over a region by using ImplicitRegion. However, when I ...
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How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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How to compute this integral?

I'm trying to calculate this integral : $$I(z,k,a)= \displaystyle\int_{1}^{\infty} t^2\, \text{ArcTanh} \left(\sqrt{\frac{t^2-1}{t^2}} \dfrac{k}{z}\right)\, e^{-a\,t} \, dt$$ Where : $\textrm{...
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How does a Pringle lose its curvature?

Nom! As part of a bigger project, I've was writing some code to calculate the scalar curvature of surfaces of the form $z = f(x,y)$. This uses a general calculation of the scalar curvature to produce ...
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Tedious integral

I'm new to Mathematica so I'm not familiar with its potential use to solve tedious symbolically integrals. I'm trying to solve the following one: ...
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integral involving square of exponential integral

I'm trying to compute the integral $$ \int_{a}^{\infty}\frac{e^x}{x}[\mathrm{Ei}(-x)]^2\,dx, $$ where $\mathrm{Ei}$ is the exponential integral, and $a>0$. The obvious ...
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How to take the derivative w.r.t. an arbitrary function?

EDIT: The answer posted by @Jens works for built-in functions only. However I'm starting to wonder if this is related to my Mathematica install somehow. I have version 7. Here is an example in the ...
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How to linearize an expression involving derivatives?

I want to linearize the expression involving function $y(x,t)$ $$[y^3(y_x-y_{xxx})]_x$$ by assuming $y(x,t)=y_0(t)+y\prime(x,t)$, where $y\prime(x,t)$ is a small variation. In other words, I will ...
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Assumptions with Multiple Rules

What is the correct way to add more than one assumption while integrating? I am attempting to evaluate the following integral and Mathematica is just stalling, so I'm wondering if my assumptions are ...
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Integrate to calculate enclosed area

I am trying to 'use an integral in polar coordinates to calculate the area enclosed by this curve': The curve is: r=sin2θ, θ ∈ [0, π] which I believe is already in ...
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Dog chases his tail ! - “parametric differential/Integral equation”..?

I have the following situation where I am interested in the function $m(t)$ $$ \frac{dm}{dt}=4T(t)^{3}+T(t)^{2} $$ $$ T(\tau)=T_{0}-\int_{0}^{\tau}(\frac{dm}{dt})dt*Q_{S} $$ Is there a way to solve ...
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Differential Equations and Unit Notation

What do I get the Syntax::sntxi: Incomplete expression; more input is needed . error when I try to use the math palette for derivatives? What does the dot in ...
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How to plot a volume for triple enclosed by surfaces

My main issue (multivariate calculus), I want to plot the body made within the surfaces y + z = 4, y = 4 - x^2, ...
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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 Problem

I am new user of Mathematica. Can anybody help me to solve this integration? I really needs your help. Integrate[(1 - (1/(1 + A x^(-ao)))) x, {x, 0, r}] Can not ...
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Getting an InterpolatingFunction from a ContourPlot

I have a function, say minimizeme[Ω_][β_][ϵ_] = ϵ^2 Ω - Log[2 (Cosh[2 β] + Cosh[2 β ϵ])]/(2 β); I want to find its critical points in $\epsilon$ for a given ...
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Integrate producing bad result

I noticed a bug in Mathematica. It computes incorrectly a definite integral ...
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Integral invoving product of Whittaker functions

I'm trying to evaluate the integral $$ \int W_{0,a}(x)\,W_{1,b}(x)\,\frac{dx}{x}, $$ where $W$ denotes the Whittaker $W$ function, and $a,b\in[0,1/2]$. Using the Whittaker differential equations that $...
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I would like to be able to get this integral evaluation to show up in terms of variables

this is very much a beginner question; I was hoping that someone may be able to take a look at this code and tell me why it outputs all of these crazy numbers instead of just the variables specified ...
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Cauchy Principal Value

Cauchy principal value of the following integration gives nothing in Mathematica. $\int\limits_{-\infty}^\infty\frac{\text{dx}}{x-2}$ I tried some hand calculation which is $\lim\limits_{\...
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Maclaurin Series Help [closed]

My problem is to numerically approximate the series (1 - Cos[x])/x over the interval [0,1]. I typed it into Mathematica as so: ...
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Faster code for calculat in Integral include derivative

I saw this question How I can get faster I tried help that. But I can not understand. I want to write a faster code for: ...
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Definite integration in mathematica

I tried to integrate the following in Mathematica. $\int\limits_{-\infty}^\infty\cfrac{\text{e}^{\text{i}ax}}{x^2-b^2}\text{d}x$ where $a,b>0$ The analytical result is well known. $-\cfrac{\pi}{...
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Complex limit gives wrong answer

I'm evaluating $$\lim_{z\to e^{i \pi/2 n}} \frac{z-e^{i \pi/2 n}}{z^{2 n}+1}$$ with Mathematica 9.0.1: ...
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Learning Mathematica for Math Majors [duplicate]

I just downloaded Mathematica and I'm taking a course in Multivariable Calculus. I realize there is a lot of complexity to Mathematica and there are Many types of learning resources out there. I was ...
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Huge difference after changing a fraction to decimal

I have a limit to calculate. With[{p = 1/2, q = 0.1}, Limit[a^q Integrate[Sin[x]/x^p, {x, a, Infinity}], a -> Infinity]] gives correct result ...
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Wrong limit involving sine?

Using Mathematica 9.0.0.0, I was trying to calculate the sum $$ B_n = \sum_{i=1}^n \sin^4\left(\frac{(i-1)}{(n-1)}\cdot\frac{\pi}{2}\right). $$ where I thought it would be $B_n = \frac{3(n-1) + 4}{8}$....
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How to perform this nth derivative operation in MMA?

I have to solve this following equation where I need to differentiate a function $n$ times. $$A=\sum_{n=0}^{m-1}\frac{s^n}{n!}(-1)^n\frac{d^nf(s)}{ds^n}$$ How to express the above equation in ...
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Recycle boundary condition

I'm having the following issue that can not find a solution , by using this boundary condition u[0, t] == 2 u[1, t] that Mathematica does not understand, someone ...
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Strange behaviour of integrals with Cos, Sin, and Exp

During the study of the problem How to solve this integration? I have discovered a strange behaviour of some integrals. I would consider it a bug. ...