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Strange Integrate messages / $RecursionLimit being ignored

Introduced in 10.1.0 The following behavior was observed in Mathematica 10.1 (Windows 64 bit) When attempting to evaluate the following integral, Mathematica outputs several messages which appear ...
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Can't obtain a closed form expression for an integral

I am trying to find the result of quite a complicated double integral. While the first part (being a Principal value integral) gave no particular problems, the second one is not providing any closed ...
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How can I differentiate Numerically?

Mathematica has two ways to integrate: Integrate and NIntegrate. But what about D? ...
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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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Lie-Bracket of two vector fields

I'm new to Mathematica (installed couple of hours ago) and I need to compute a few Lie brackets between two vector fields $f$ and $g$. $$ f\left(\mathbf{x}\right) = \left( \begin{array}{c} ...
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Calculus with Mathematica, books, interesting examples [duplicate]

I'm looking for a book where I could find informations and interesting examples regarding examine functions of one variable like continuity of functions, limits, differentiability in Mathematica. I'd ...
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Computing integral involving derivatives

I want to evaluate an expression $\int_C g(\nabla f)ds$. This is an integration along a curve $C$ in a plane given as a function of some parameter $s$: ...
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Finding simplifying substitutions for an integral involving limits and integrand

[The following is based on a William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition problem.] Consider the definite integral: $I = \int\limits_2^4 \frac{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}}{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}+\sqrt{\log ...
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How can I get the exact value minimum of this function?

I want to find min of the function $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 x^2+\left(3+\sqrt{3}\right) x+3}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 x^2+\left(3-\sqrt{3}\right) x+3}}+\sqrt{\frac{1}{3} \left(2 x^2+2 ...
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Four integrals, how can I expedite the calculations?

I have to calculate the following multiple integrals (4 integrals) ...
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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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Symbolic integration error

fixed in 10.1 (windows) I'm running Mathematica 10.0.0 and encountered a disturbing error in the symbolic integration of a rather simple function ...
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Negative integral of a positive function

fixed in 10.1 (windows) For a parameter $t\in (0,1)$ $Assumptions = t ∈ Reals && t > 0 && t < 1 I define an obviously positive function ...
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Bug in ArcLength?

fixed in 10.1 (windows) With Mathematica 10.0.2: ArcLength[Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}, {2, 0}}]] ArcLength[Line[{{0}, {1}, {2}}]] (* 2 *) (* 2 *) However, ...
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Definite integral incorrectly giving a nonreal value

fixed in 10.1 (windows) In Mathematica 10.0, when I enter N[Integrate[Sqrt[1+x^3],{x,-1,3}]] , I get a nonreal value. (I.e., the imaginary part is nonzero.) ...
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Integrating over Bessel Function erroreous? (Hankel Transform)

Bug introduced in 8.0.4 or earlier and persists through 10.0.2. The Hankel Transform is given by Integrate[f[x] x BesselJ[0,x t],{x,0,Infinity}] It is ...
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How can I get the inverse of my function?

The original function is $$f=\frac{1}{e^{\frac{\phi }{k t}}-1}-\frac{m+1}{e^{\frac{(m+1) \phi }{k t}}-1}$$ I want to express $e^{\frac{\phi }{k t}}$ about $m$ and $f$, so I tried: ...
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numerical integration with parameter

Now I'm trying to integrate a function numerically. But it shows always an error message. x=y is not a valid limit of integration I know that this function ...
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PDE of real-world system, integral boundary condition

I've stripped all the physical-significance for clarity, but I know that u[x,t] will be everywhere positive and continuous. here are the equations in Mathematica code: ...
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How can I verify double integral solution?

I have a double integral as follows \begin{equation} 1-(\int_0^\infty (\frac{Cje\cdot Cte \cdot e^{\frac{-w}{Cte}}}{(Cte+Cje \cdot w)^2} + \frac{e^{\frac{-w}{Cte}}}{(Cte+Cje \cdot w)}) ...
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Well-defined symbolic integral leading to ConditionalExpression

I would like to determine a closed-form expression for the following symbolic integral $$ \int_{-1/2}^{1/2} \!\!\!\! \mathrm{d} x \int_{-1/2}^{1/2} \!\!\!\! \mathrm{d} y \, \frac{1 + b x + c y}{1 + e ...
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How can I simplify a triple integral with exponentials?

I want to simplify the following triple integral with exponential terms. \begin{equation} \int_0^\infty\int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty \frac{1}{R\,G} e^{-p(1+R\,a)-q\, b \frac{1+R\, a}{1+G\, x}}\, ...
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Multiple integrals where the number of integrals is aribtrary

I know that I can do, say, a triple integral such as $$\int_{a_x}^{b_x}\int_{a_y}^{b_y}\int_{a_z}^{b_z}f(x,y,z)\,dz\,dy\,dx$$ with the input ...
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Symbolic Integration along contour: branch cut problem?

Context Following this question on path integrals in the complex plane, having defined again a numerical and symbolic integrator along a path as ...
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Show steps to compute limit [closed]

I'm trying to use Mathematica to compute a limit, because I have no idea how to compute it by myself. The limit should be: $$\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\dfrac {2^{n+1}-n-2}{2^{n}}$$ Any ideas?
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Cauchy Principal Value integral- no result is obtained [closed]

I have a particular Cauchy Principal Value integral that I need to numerically solve for my thesis research. It is the following $$ ...
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Using Mathematica to confirm Bernoulli's inequality

I have several challenges that I want to confirm is true. I have chosen this one because it is rather simple (proof by induction). There are times when I do not want to spend ages trying find proofs. ...
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Use implicit differentiation to find the slope of the tangent line to the curve 4 xy^3+ 5 xy= 45 at the point ( 5 , 1 ) [duplicate]

Use implicit differentiation to find the slope of the tangent line to the curve 4 xy^3+ 5 xy= 45 at the point ( 5 , 1 )
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How to Integrate trivial products of DiracDelta

A long while ago I was able to integrate with Mathematica: $$\int_0^1 \delta(1-x)\delta(x) f(x) \,dx = 0$$ using ...
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How to do this triple integral?

I have a triple integral which is kind of complex, and I want to use Mathematics to help me do the integral. However, when I press "Enter" and "Shift" the software get stuck. I wonder whether this ...
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Finding the equation of tangent lines where a function has a specified slope [closed]

A function is defined as f[x_] := 3x^4 + 8x^3 - 24x^2 - 48x + 19 I need to find the equation of the tangent lines at the points where the tangent line has a ...
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Differentiation of an unknown function

I have to take the partial differentiation of an unknown function. For example, take the unknown function to be $g(x)$. Then it's derivative w.r.t $x$ is $g'(x)$. By default, Mathematica ...
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Integrating with assumptions and limits of integration [duplicate]

I have an integration with assumptions and limits of integration. I tried to use Mathematica to solve this problem, but I cannot get any results. ...
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Real integral giving imaginary answer

Hello I am trying to evaluate the following integral Integrate[4279/Sqrt[0.6817 + 0.3183*(1 + x)^3], {x, 0, 20}] my mathematica 9 gives me ...
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how can use $\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{{e^x - e^{\sin \left( x \right)} }}{{x - \sin \left( x \right)}}$ [closed]

How can calcul $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{{e^x - e^{\sin \left( x \right)} }}{{x - \sin \left( x \right)}}$$
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Solving Integro-Differential equations

I need help solving this equation. Is there a built in function that solves this type of equations? DSolve wouldn't work. Updated equation: ...
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Mathematica can't, or won't evaluate an integral (again)

I'm relatively new to Mathematica and really need some help here to spot what's going wrong with my integration issues; Mathematica doesn't evaluate my integral, after a fair amount of time running, ...
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How to make Mathematica show intermediate steps in integral [duplicate]

I want to know how Mathematica evaluates this integral: $PV \int _ {0} ^ {i \infty} d \tau \, \frac{e^{-\frac{\tau^2}{2 M^2}}(b^2 - 3 τ^2)^2 (|b^2+\tau^2|-(b^2-\tau^2))}{\tau (\tau^2 - b^2)}$, where ...
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Function to Represent Recursive Integral

I'd like to represent the following recursive integral equation to evaluate/graph (for $n\leq3$): $K_{i,n}\left(x\right)=\intop_{x}^{\infty}K_{i,n-1}\left(y\right)dy$ where ...
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Series approximation to integral

I would like to approximate the integral $$ \int_0^\infty dy\,\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi y\sigma^2}}\exp\left(-\frac{(x-y)^2}{2y\sigma^2}\right)f(y), $$ as a series expansion in the limit $\sigma\rightarrow ...
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Getting error messages from a Plot expression containing an integral [closed]

This should be a really simple question, but I just got confused. Plot[Integrate[x, x], {x, -5, 5}] Integrate::ilim: Invalid integration variable or limit(s) ...
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Help me with sum [closed]

good morning $$ \begin{array}{l} \left\{ \begin{array}{l} u_0 = 1 \\ u_n = 3 - \frac{4}{{1 - v_n }} \\ \end{array} \right.\quad \\ \;v_n = \left( { - 3} \right)^{n + 1} \\ s = v_{1436} ...
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Integral does not converge (when it should)

I was looking at integrals like: Integrate[HermiteH[50, x]*Exp[-x^2], {x, 0, Infinity}] which gave me a "does not converge on $(0,\infty)$" error. On the other ...
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Integrating spherical harmonics

I am trying to simply check the integration/normalization condition on the SperhicalHarmonic functions that are built into Mathematica. So basically, I just want to check that the following integral ...
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Multivariable Taylor expansion does not work as expected

The basic multivariable Taylor expansion formula around a point is as follows: $$ f(\mathbf r + \mathbf a) = f(\mathbf r) + (\mathbf a \cdot \nabla )f(\mathbf r) + \frac{1}{2!}(\mathbf a \cdot ...