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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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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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Numerical Differentiation of an interpolated list.

I have a synthetic spectrum with a wavelength range of .3 to .7 microns. I have interpolated this spectrum for re-sampling purposes. However, I am also attempting to calculate the first and second ...
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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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Area enclosed by two functions

i want to calculate the area percentage of a function in a certain regime above a constant threshold. For example: f[x] = sin[x] x² from 0 to 2 with a threshold ...
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Revolve A Function Around the Y axis? [duplicate]

I am seeking to revolve the are between the functions function $d(x) = Exp(x)$ and $e(x) = 4 - x^2$ around the line $x = 2$. I am using RevolutionPlot3D, so I ...
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Errors while computing some terms of the Euler–Maclaurin formula

Here is an issue I came across while I was applying one of the well-known versions of Euler–Maclaurin formula. I try to realize why Mathematica goes wrong with this code below ...
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Time derivative of unit vector in spherical coordinates

Is it possible to take a time derivative of a vector given in some curvelinear coordinate system (i.e. spherical)? Mathematica would need to take into account the time dependence of the basis vectors. ...
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Evaluate integral of a series

I want to evaluate this integral, but it won't work. Does anyone knows why? ...
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A possible error related to the evaluation of a double integral

According to the Mathematica, the integral below NIntegrate[ Log[Log[1/(x y )]] Log[1/(x y )]^(-0.5 - 1), {x, 0, 1}, {y, 0,1}] might possibly evaluate to ...
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Asymptotic expansion

I wanted to expand a function of $x$ about $x=\infty$ and see its coefficients as a function of the parameters $m,n,q,y$ and I wrote this - but it didn't work! It gave me back a very complicated ...
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An error message with NIntegrate and inability to plot the integrand

I took a function of x which depended on parameters on m,n,a,y and then first summed up the n from -Infinity to Infinity and then I set the other parameters to some random values and then I asked it ...
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Integral not being evaluated

I'm trying to do the following integral, but Mathematica won't evaluate it - it just spits out the actual symbollic integral (sorry I'm not sure how to copy the output into this post so it appears as ...
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Limit of sequence

I tried to calculate the following limit $$\lim_{n\to\infty}n\sin(2\pi en!)$$ Mathematica gets ...
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Extension of harmonic number to the real domain

What is exactly the domain of validity of the identity: Sum[1/(k + j - 1), {j, 1, i}] == HarmonicNumber[k - 1 + i] - HarmonicNumber[k - 1] when ...
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Convergence in NIntegrate vs Integrate

I am faced with this situation that for a certain integration, $\int _0 ^\infty \frac { \tanh (\pi \sqrt{x} )} {\sqrt{x+10} } dx$ - the command Integrate returns ...
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Can ParametricNDsolve be used for coupled PDEs with 5 parameters?

I have a system of coupled PDEs with five parameters that I only know ranges for rather than explicit values, and I was wondering if I could define a parametric equation with ParametricNDSolve and ...
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How to numerically integrate this integral?

I want to integrate the function funcin (spherical coordinates). ...
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Are greek symbols causing different evaluation?

I've updated today to Mathematica 9.0.1.0 from version 8 and found something that absolutely confuses me. Let us define a piecewise function: ...
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Poor performance when evaluating double integral of hat functions

I am trying to evaluate a double integral but am having performance issues. First a bit of math I am using a Galerkin like scheme to discretize operators in an equation I am working with. The ...
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How to calculate the residue of $1/f(z)$ at a numerical approximation to a root of $f(z)$?

The input Residue[1/DirichletL[19,10,s],{s,s0}] gives 0 even when s0 is a root. For ...
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Solving an Integral Numerically

I have been trying to solve the integral equation below, but cant seem to find a way out of this. Can someone please help me out with suggestion? $f(t)=\int_0^{\infty}\frac{K_1a(t)}{a(t)+K_2}\,dt$ ...
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About an elementary limit

Here we have an elementary limit that Mathematica simply doesn't want to compute it. What solutions might I have to fix that? Could you help here? As you can easily guess, the limit is precisely $0$. ...
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How to find the maximum of this function on the positive real line?

I need to maximize this function on the positive real line: $$ \frac{1}{\Gamma(x)^{14}}\cdot\frac{1}{{\frac{323.6}{14x}}^{14x}}\cdot(1.22578*10^{19})^{x-1}e^{-14x} $$ the correct answer should be ...
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Mathematica does not solve this integral [closed]

I want to compute the integral of a polynomial in t, which I know an analitical solution exist. But Mathematica give me as result the input, not the result of the integral: I already know this ...
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Inconsistent results for equivalent converging symbolic integrals

I have looked at previous questions and I'm aware that this seems to be a known bug: Mathematica giving inconsistent results for symbolic integrals done in different ways. The origins for the bugs ...
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Fundamental Theorem of Calculus for definite integrals… assume continuity?

So here's the problem: I can evaluate the indefinite integral: Integrate[D[u[x], x], x] u[x] However, I'd like to ...
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Excluding an interval of parameters from Integrate [duplicate]

I'd like to compute an integral that depends on a parameter, but I'd like to exclude an interval from the computation. For concreteness, say I want to compute ...
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About the wrong evaluation of an integral

Here is an integral I've been studying in my research and I've just realized that Mathematica $8.0$ is unable to correctly compute it. I have 2 simple questions to ask: $1)$. Is my code below ...
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Simplification of integrals depending on a parameter [duplicate]

Assuming[Element[n, Integers], Integrate[Sin[x]*Sin[n*x],{x,0,Pi}]] returns 0, which is obviously wrong for n=1. ...
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Is it possible to calculate a Lebesgue integral in Mathematica?

As the title says, I wonder if it is possible to calculate a Lebesgue integral in Mathematica, especially when the domain of integration is $\mathbb{R}^N$, or in other words multivatiate Lebesgue ...
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Problem with limit that requires L'Hôpital's rule to compute

Consider the following limit. Limit[(a - Sqrt[a^2 + x])/(a^2 - a*Sqrt[a^2 - x]), x -> 0, Assumptions -> {a > 0}] Mathematica 9.0.1.0 gives ...
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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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Numerical saddle point problem of a function of many variables

I want to find the following saddle point of the function of 10 variables: . I am not able to find the stationary points by setting the first derivatives to 0, so I need do optimize the function ...
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How to take derivative of parameterized coordinate?

Suppose I have a vector in $\mathbb{R}^n$ but $n$ is not known in advance. I want to be able to write functions which operate on the components of that vector, and then I'd like to be able to take ...
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I want change gamma function form into beta function form

I want to integrate below form ...
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One more question about Assumptions and Integrate

There are many questions about assumptions here. Many of them are problem specific. That is why I want to ask a question in the most general way. Why does Mathematica solves this ...
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Creating a function with integral zeroes of the 0th, 1st, and 2nd derivatives

I would like to be able to randomly generate functions, each of which satisfies $f : [-10, 10] \rightarrow [-10, 10]$ All the zeroes, critical points, and inflection points have an integral ...
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Error Function Integral (Erf)

Any idea how to solve analytically this integral Integrate[(a Erf[a Sqrt[b/(a^2 + b)] c])/(a^2 + b)^(3/2), a] I tried substitution u=a^2 + b, but it didn't work. ...
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Alternative closed forms for digamma expressions

What commands should I use such that Mathematica / W|A express $$\psi(1+i)+\psi(1-i)$$ exclusively in terms of trigonometric functions?
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Exponential function Integral

I have tried to solve this integral: Integrate[E^(-((a^2 b c^2)/(a^2 + b)))/(a^2 + b)^2,a] Mathemathica is not able to solve it, I have tried the integration by ...
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Convergence problems with numerical integration of specific functions

I want to numerically integrate two functions that have several poles inside the integration region. These are the functions: ...
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Unknown limit of an array of area integrals

Could someone explain why Mathematica can't finish computing this limit (this is a limit of an array, when n -> Infinity (n ...
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Improper mutiple integral

I would like to solve the following integral: ...
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Cannot calculate an integral

I am new to Mathematica. So I just run a basic procedure but Mathematica didn't calculate this integral. Maybe it is too complicated to be done. ...
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Double integral over a parallelogram

Problem: Evaluate the following double integral $$\int \!\!\! \int_D (14 x^2+61 xy+42 y^2)^{3} \, dxdy$$ where $D$ is a parallelogram between these four lines: $2x+7y=6$, $2x+7 y=-6$, $7x+6 y=6$ and ...
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A Bessel & Struve functions related integral

I try to numerically compute this integral and I don't figure out why on earth Mathematica is not able to do it. Is my input correct? Does it possibly have a closed form? ...
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How to remove the 1. when differentiating 0.5x^2

My question is very basic, When using the Differentiate functionality of Mathematica in this way: D[0.5 x^2, x] This results in: ...
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Another fractional part related question

Having known the fact that the evaluation of the integrals containing fractional parts often contains errors, I wonder if the integral below possibly evaluates to $0.7$ or this is just a coincidence ...
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Calculating electrostatic potential from arbitrary charge density

In electrostatics, one often desires to know the electrostatic potential generated from the outside of a charge distribution; however, I am interested in finding the electrostatic potential inside of ...
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PDE syntax question

I am trying to solve a PDE of a reaction diffusion equation, and while I'm getting a decent looking solution, I am also getting inconsistent BC / initial conditions warnings and wanted to check if my ...