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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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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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?
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Integrating polynomial functions over polytopes with an add-on package

There is a Mathematica package to evaluate integrals over polytopes: http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Books/3652/ In the documentation (Functions.nb file) I ...
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Can't compute definite integral

Consider a scalar field (in polar co-ordinates), $f(r) = l-r$. Now I want to evaluate the field integral over a circular region of radius $b$, centered at a distance of $x$ from the origin. According ...
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Computing 10-dimensional volume of a 9-sphere [closed]

I'm trying to compute 10-dimensional volume of a 9-sphere with radius r using Monte Carlo. ...
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Mismatch between numerical and analytic evaluation of an integral

I evaluated the following integral NIntegrate[Sqrt[r] Abs[Cos[(k + 1/2) Pi r]], {r, 0, 1}] getting as a result 0.413232 for ...
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Result of symbolic integration changed drastically by making assumptions

I would like to know the underlying reason for different outcomes for the two integration operation below. One of them includes a few assumptions, otherwise both have the same integrand: ...
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Generating evenly spaced points on a curve

In the KnotData package a simple command such as points = Table[KnotData[{3, 1}, "SpaceCurve"][t], {t, 0, 2 Pi, 0.1}]; will ...
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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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Getting long complex-valued integrals when simpler real-valued expressions exist

I have a long list of real-valued functions I'd like to integrate symbolically. For many of them, Mathematica gives me results with long complex-valued expressions involving weird functions such as ...
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Can we teach Mathematica about functional differentiation?

The key relation for functional differentiation is $$\frac{\delta}{\delta f(y)}f(x)=\delta(x-y), $$ where $\delta(x-y)$ is the Dirac delta function, and the usual properties of differentiation (e.g. ...
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Is it necessary to introduce ImplicitRegion and ParametricRegion in version 10?

In version 10.0, Mathematica introduced a new function about region plotting: ImplicitRegion. But I'm wondered that haven't this function been already existed in the older version? That is, ...
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Evaluation of integral [closed]

I want to evaluate an indefinite integral using the Integrate command, and I know that the answer can be written in terms of elementary functions (square roots, logs etc.) but Mathematica seems to ...
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Convoluting inverse square root with Gaussian

I would like to convolute the inverse square root on the interval [0,inf] with a Gaussian function, like so: ...
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Generating a polynomial that's accurate to within an error of no more than 1/10^5

I'm currently stuck on a question for class that asks... "Find a polynomial p[x] that you can use to calculate 6 ArcTan[x] to ...
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Integral calculation in Mathematica [closed]

I need to calculate this integral using Mathematica: ∫ t^z * ln(t) dt from x to y with the assumptions that z is an integer and 0 < x < y This is what I'm trying to do: ...
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Symbolic integration of elliptic functions

Is there some clever way to integrate products of elliptic functions $\wp(z;g_2,g_3)$ or $\zeta(z;g_2,g_3)$ in Mathematica? Mathematica seems to be able to integrate functions like ...
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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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Integrate returns unexpected result

Consider the following function $$g(x,y):= \frac{1}{( (1+y)^2+x^2 )( 1+ax^2y^2 )^2}$$, where I assume that $y\geq 0$ and $a\in (0,1]$ is a parameter. When I try to evaluate the integral $\int ...
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How to save the result in the Notebook (.nb) and shut down the computer when the calculation is done

I have a notebook(.nb) which its calculation is time-consuming and long. I can not observe it if the calculation is done or not. Therefore, I want to : (1) Save the results in the notebook(.nb) ( I ...
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Integrating a periodic function

I have a periodic function ff: ff := Function[x, Piecewise[{{ff[x - 1], x >= 1}, {2 x, 0 <= x < 1}, {ff[x + 1], x < 0}}]] Plotting it works fine: ...
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Integral with unreliable result

I want to calculate $\int_R^1 \sqrt{r} |\cos((k+\frac{1}{2})\pi r)|dr $ and I get a result from Mathematica. Then I try to check the result putting the value of $k$ and $R$, (k=1 and R=0.5) in the ...
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Finding unit tangent, normal, and binormal vectors for a given r(t)

For my Calc III class, I need to find $T(t), N(t)$, and $B(t)$ for $t=1, 2$, and $-1$, given $r(t)=\{t,t^2,t^3\}$. I've got Mathematica, but I've never used it before and I'm not sure how to coerce ...
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Symbolic integration in real domain only ( assumptions and ComplexExpand don't work)

Integrate[m^2/((x - m^2)^2 + y^2), m] mathematica gives me a complex-valued reuslt, but maple 17 gives me what I want. I tried using assumptions, but it doesn't ...
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Quick Hessian matrix and gradient calculation?

I am absolutely new to Mathematica and I actually want to try implementing a little optimization method . Long story short assuming I have a predefined two-variable function f(x,y) I want to ...
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Higher derivative [closed]

Is there more efficient way to rewrite this code in order to compute 2nd and higher derivatives of r=sqr{x^2+y^2+(z-a)^2}? ...
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Integrate and NIntegrate yield different results for double integral

Evaluating a double integral with bivariate normal distribution yileds widely different results depending on the method used. I define a bivariate normal distribution with {10, 3} and {8, 1.5} as ...
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Check for holomorphy of a function

Given a (rather complicated) function H(z), what is the best approach to check symbolically whether it is holomorphic? What I tried is checking explicitly the ...
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Symbolic matrix calculus: What's new in Version 9

I have seen some of the related posts, which ask about doing matrix calculation on tensors unknown dimensions. One of the posts mentioned that version 9 has some capability, but it was concerned about ...
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Finding the centroid of the area between two curves

When I have an area bounded by curves, is there a built-in way to find the center of the area? Or do I have to plot it first and then use ComponentMeasurements on ...
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Using Mathematica to help obtain correct analytic formula for logarithm integration

I need to program into my Mathematica code the analytic form for the result of the integral: $$I(a,b)=\int ^1 _0 dx \frac{\ln(x-a)}{x-b}$$ that is valid for all complex $a$ and $b$ (but $\text{Im } ...