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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Mathematica 10 cannot solve definite integral

Bug introduced in 10.0.0, solved in 10.0.2 Mathematica 10 fails to solve the following integral, saying that it does not converge. ...
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Integrate over piecewise function defined using /;

f[x_] := x /; x<0 f[x_] := x^2 /; x>=0 Integrate[f[x],{x,-1,1}] The above does not work (Mathematica returns it unevaluated), but the below does. ...
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How to numerically integrate this integral

I am unable to do this definite integral in Mathematica 9. Is there any command so that I can get the numerical value of the above integration? Code: ...
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Derivative in function form

I have a function in mathematica defined as b[n_, x_] := x^n/n!/\!\(\*UnderoverscriptBox[\(\[Sum]\), \(k = n\), \(\[Infinity]\)]\*FractionBox[\(x^k\), \(k!\)]\) ...
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Using Integrate to define a function

I'd like to define a function by way of the output of a definite integral with symbolic bounds. For instance, F[m_,k_] := Integrate[x,{x,m,k}] would define ...
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Tough Calculation, novice mathematica user

I have an equation, that I've been calling $b_N(x)$ that satisfies the following identity: $$-Nb_N(x)^2=(x-N)b_N(x)+xb_N'(x)$$ where $b_N'(x)$ is the first derivative. I take the derivative then of ...
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Multidimensional NIntegrate problem of the function decaying as 1/x^2

The function I am trying to integrate is more complicated but I can simply write the function as (I had made a typo error, sorry. The '+' sign in front of the r should be '-'): $f(\omega ) = \int ...
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Negative Infinity limit [closed]

As a beginner I am trying various functions of mathematica to practice. I am at the limit function. I am trying this ...
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Integrating elements from matrix

oI'm kinda new at using Mathematica. What I'm trying to do is create a matrix with elements inside. ...
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Why Abs[Infinity] is an element of the real numbers

Element[Abs[Infinity], Complexes] returns False, that's right. But ...
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Hilbert transform of density of states [closed]

I am trying to evaluate analytical integration over density of states, for example G(Z)=int[f(x)/z-x,{x,x1,x2}] , where ...
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Problem on limit involving complex numbers

I have $${\frac{(6 k+1)^{k}}{(2 k+5)^{k}}}*(z-2 i)^k$$ and I need to find it's limit for $k$ approaching infinity. ...
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Why do big-O terms disappear in definite integrals since Mathematica 9?

In Mathematica 8, when I computed the following input: Integrate[Series[Cos[x], {x, 0, 2}], {x, 0, a}] Mathematica returned an expression that had a O[a^4] in ...
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Order of integration resolves “Indeterminate expression encountered.”

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 Today I came across the following integral: ...
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Integration over a (non-parametric) curve defined by indicator function

I want to integrate the real function myFun defined on a 2D plane over the line locus, defined as the solution of a set of ...
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Unexpected Integration Constant [closed]

Why does this integration Integrate[15-30x+6x^2-1/(x+5),x] return 700 as integration constant? If we make a slight modification ...
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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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Problem in finding the numerical maximum

I need to find the numerical maxima of the function $$i(s)=\bigg[ \frac{\sin{50\pi (\cos s+1)}}{\sin{10\pi (\cos s+1)}} \bigg] ^2$$ Or in the mathematica input form: ...
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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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Problem with series expansion and integrate

I have the following very simple code. A power series in a-parameter, function f[x], is integrated with respect to x, and the ...
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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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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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How to differentiate an integral on Mathematica?

I am so new on Mathematica. I try to find the first variation of this function according to $t$ on mathematica but I could not achieve. Here is the function ; ...
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Mathematica complaints that convergent integral diverges

Bug introduced in 10.0.0. Fixed in 10.0.2 Trying to do the integral ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Convergence problem when I try to integrate a function of one variable and one symbolic parameter

I have an integral with a parameter a and a > 0 ...
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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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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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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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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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Symbolic integration error

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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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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Giving hints to Integrate

I working with the integral ...