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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Evaluating an integral

Here is the input: Integrate[E^(2 I*t)/(2*Pi*(E^(I*t) - z)), {t, 0, 2 Pi}] and here the output: ...
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Limits explanation in doc

Limit[expr,x->Subscript[x, 0],Direction->1] computes the limit as x approaches Subscript[x, 0] from smaller values. ...
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computing a limit [closed]

I couldn't compute this limit: it should be -3. I couldn't find the analytic way to compute it.
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Parametric numerical integration [closed]

I would like to solve the integral: $$ \iiint\frac{e^{-\sqrt{x^2 + k^2}}x^2 \sin{\theta}}{\sqrt{x^2 + k^2}} dx d\theta d\phi$$ defined in $x \in [0,+\infty]$, $\theta \in [0,\pi]$, $\phi \in [0,2 ...
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Multiple Integral of equation including dx prime? [closed]

I'm hoping someone can verify I've written this function properly since I'm a little new to Mathematica. What I'm attempting to do is code a function that describes a gravitational field of an ...
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Demonstrating the behavior of a function as its independent variable approaches zero

I have several questions regarding the function $$f(x)=\frac{\sqrt{x^2+9}-3}{x^2}$$ that I would like to help my students with in the upcoming semester. Now, the limit as $x\to 0$ is 1/6. ...
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Newbie Problem with integral

when I type Integrate[Sign[x], x] to Mathematica, the answer is ∫Sign[x] dx so nothing new. When I type the same to Wolfram ...
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How do I calculate this integral along a complex line (not a contour) in mathematica?

Given the function: $$f(z) = \frac{\pi ^2 \cot(\pi \sqrt z) \cot(\pi \sqrt {z-a})}{4\sqrt{z^2 - az}}$$ Where a is a positive constant and: $$z = \frac{i}{b} + t $$ $$t>a$$ Where b is also a ...
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Computing the area between two curves

I want to find the area in between the two curves whenever they overlap each other. I've tried multiple different formulas but none of them have been working. I have to find it using the ...
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Why does Mathematica spit this back out?

I'm struggling with the integral, $$\iint\sqrt{4a^2-x^2-y^2}dxdy$$ taken over the upper half disk of radius a centered at (a, 0). When I type it into Mathematica (10.2), Mathematica spits it back ...
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Replace rule with function? Derivatives don't evaluate

Say I have an expression (call it expr) involving a function, f[x]. I'd like to be able to evaluate that for a particular choice of ...
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Mathematica: Derivative appears to be wrong

I'm first getting f(x) by computing an implicit equation. Then I want to take the derivative. Later on, when I plot both f(x) ...
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Integrate dealing with Sqrt gives wrong answers

I often find when I integrate something with a Sqrt[x] term in it, Mathematica gives an incorrect result. I assume this must be due to some kind of incorrect ...
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Using a grid table to estimate a limit

Consider finding the limit of $f(x)=(x^2-4)/(x-2)$ as $x\to 2$. f[x_] := (x^2 - 4)/(x - 2); I'm looking for some easy ways for my Calc I students (next semester) ...
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Error Message: Invalid integration variable or limit(s) in 1

I write the line: Integrate[1/{1 + Sin[2 x]}, x] And gives the error message: Invalid integration variable or limit(s) in 1. No solutions I'm trying work, and other integration problems are working ...
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Evaluate a double integral over a region [duplicate]

How can I evaluate a double integral over a region in Mathematica? For example $\qquad \iint(x^4+y^2)\,dx\,dy$ for the bounded region $y=x^2$ and $y=x^3$
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Confirming conservation laws for complex valued functions

Consider the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (I would like to do this for a more complicated set of equations, but to gain understanding I'll consider this simplified case) $$A_t+iA_{xx}+i|A|^2A =0,$$ ...
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Integrating differential solid angle over the unit hemisphere

When reading about rendering topics I commonly run into integrals over a hemisphere similar to this one: $\int_\Omega n \cdot l \, d\omega$ If I want to put that in Mathematica then I can ...
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Triple/Double integral over outer side of a cylinder

$$\underset{S}{\iint} (yz\text{dx}\text{dy}+xy\text{dxdz}+xz\text{dydz})$$ Where S is the outer side of a part of a cylinder: $ x^2+y^2 = r^2 ; x\le0,\ y\ge0, \ 0\le z\le H$ The problem about that ...
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Why the strange limit?

When we take the limit, we get an Interval. Why? What does it say about the function? I know that when $0$ or $\pi$ are substituted we get exact values, otherwise ...
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Integrating sinc function over discontinuity

I would like to analytically integrate the sinc function. First of all, if I just perform the integration the following way, everything is as expected: ...
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A triple sum related question

I'm trying to compute the triple sum Sum[ 1/(i! j! k! ), {i, 1, Infinity}, {j, i + 1, Infinity}, {k, j + 1, Infinity}] but Mathematica doesn't return any value. ...
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Simplify an integral involving trigonometric functions

We were doing variation of parameters in differential equations tonight and had to do the following integral, the result given by hand calculations. $$\int \cos t\tan^2 t\,dt=\ln|\sec t+\tan t|-\sin ...
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About calculating Integrals

I am trying to Integrate the following Integral (all of the variables are reals) $$\int Exp(-(\cos^{-1}\left[\frac{\text{n}_0 (\text{v}_0-\text{x}_0)+\text{n}_1 (\text{v}_1-\text{x}_1)+\text{n}_2 (u ...
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Two different results for same symbolic integral

I am trying to compute the following integral $\int_0^\infty dk \frac{e^{i k a}}{k^2}[\sin(kb)-kb\cos(kb)]$ When computing it as-is, i.e, with the code ...
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How much time should one give Mathematica for an integral evaluation?

Sometimes when I do integrals in Mathematica (M), it keeps thinking and thinking and I have no idea what is going on inside M. For how long should one wait or how does one know whether M has not got ...
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How to show steps of Integrate[Exp[-(I*(s*t))]/(Sqrt[2*Pi]*Sqrt[s]), {s, 0, Infinity}]? [duplicate]

I am trying to use Wolfram Alpha in Mathematica 10.2 to show me the steps for calculating the integral in the title, i.e I have written the following command: show steps of ...
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When is RegionMeasure[ImplicitRegion[…]] faster than (N)Integrate[Boole[…]]?

I wanted to use Mathematica to compute areas and volumes of various implicitly defined regions, so I ran a simple test case using the unit circle: ...
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Integral Bounds and RegionPlot3D

We a tough problem in class today preparing for the final exam next Monday. $$\int_0^{\pi^{1/4}}\int_0^z\int_y^z 12y^2z^3\sin(x^4)\,dx\,dy\,dz$$ I was extremely surprised that I could simply type in ...
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Why i cannot get a numerical result? [closed]

I have tried following code: Limit[((sinx)^6)/(cosx - e^(-(x^(2))/2) + (x^(4))/12), x -> 0] Following is the image representing what I have tried to ...
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How to typeset and evaluate $u \big|_a^b$

Sometimes I need to evaluate an expression at the end points. e.g. the right hand side of $\int_a^bf(x)\textrm{d}x=F(x)\big|_a^b$. $F(x)$ could be complex at the right hand side so I can't just ...
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Evaluate Limit only if both directions(sides) are equal?Ex: $\lim _{x\to 0}\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)=DNE$

I want the limit of a function to only evaluate if both the left and right hand side are equal. For example $\lim _{x\to 0}\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$ doesn't exist(two sided limit). However, the right ...
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Linearized Einstein Equations with Mathematica

I need to compute the linearised Einstein Equations around a fixed metric $g_{\mu \nu}$ which is not the flat metric. Someone knows any Mathematica package or a review that can help me?
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Linearised Einstein equations

I need to compute the linearised Einstein Equations around a fixed metric $$g_{μν}=\text{Minkowski metric} + h_{μν}$$ which is not the flat metric. Does anyone know a Mathematica package or a ...
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Strange result from evaluating a Limit expression

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 10.0 When I evaluate the limit of (1-Cos[x]) Sin[1/x] at x = 0 in Mathematica 9, I ...
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Plotting singular integral

I need to plot the following singular double integration $u(x,t)$ for $t=0, t=0.2, t=0.4, t=1$ and $t=2$ in one figure as a line. That is, I need $u$-coordinate vertically and $x$-coordinate ...
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Defining arbitary Derivatives of functions

If I have two functions like these f[a_,b_] and g[a_,b_]. Lets say ...
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How to evaluate the limit of a function consists of Range

I would like to evaluate the limit: $$ \sqrt{1+\sqrt{2+\sqrt{3+\sqrt{4+\sqrt{5+\cdots}}}}} $$ Therefore, I write the following function of n: ...
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Apply Grad and Mod to Matrix

Let f:=x^3+y*x*z+z^3; Let mat = {{2, 2, 2}, {3, 1, 7}, {1, 6, 3},{4, 5, 1},{0,4,9}}; be a list of points . I want to compute ...
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How to fix internal error “too much recursion” when trying to compute a definite integral

I'm completely new to Mathematica. I got a 14 day free trial and I'm using the online version. I'm trying to use it to check the results of an integration I performed by hand. But I'm not getting any ...
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How can I calculate the following integral?

I tried to calculate Integrate[(9.07 - 5.60 Cos[.87 t] - 2.71 I Sin[.87 t] + 2.14 Cos[1.74 t] + 2.70 I Sin[1.74 t] )^0.5, {t, 0, T}] but the output is the ...
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Limit of partial sums involving inverse squares

Consider the finite sum rs[x_, n_] := x/n Sum[n^2/(i + (n - i) x)^2, {i, 1, n}] Is there a way to bring Mathematica to calculate the limit for ...
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How do I color Riemann integral rectangles using conditionals?

I'm building a function to visualize the Riemann integration process for any function using rectangles. Everything is fine, except that I need the color of the rectangles to change if they're under ...