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Function given exact arguments returns hugely different value than it returns when given equivalent inexact arguments

I was trying to compute the probability that a coin is from a particular underlying distribution given that a particular set of tosses was observed. (I know this can be done in a different way, but I ...
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Volume within parameter space

Imagine a parameter space with variable 0<p<1, 0<e1<1/2 and 0<e2<1/2. ...
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The limit of a product to infinity

What is the difficulty with this question to Mathematica? Is it just a problem with Mathematica v.8.0 or all versions are in trouble with it? Or is something wrong with my input? ...
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finding poles of a function

Is there a command to find the poles of a function $f=f(z)$? example: let $$f(z) = \frac{1}{z^2-1}$$ then we know that the poles are at $z=\pm 1$ but is there a special command in mathematica to do ...
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Order of integration changes output of indefinite multiple integral in Mathematica 7

I'm trying to integrate a form-factor used in the calculation of radiation between two rectangles in perpendicular planes. While the integral is usually done over fixed limits, I am trying to do the ...
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How to force correct answers for Integrals of Cos[mx]*Cos[nx]? [duplicate]

This is a big problem if you do anything with a Fourier Series. This statement: Assuming[Element[{m, n}, Integers], Integrate[Cos[m*x]*Cos[n*x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}]] ...
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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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How do I evaluate a symbolic integral involving Hermite polynomials?

I want to test a difficult integral : Integral on all reals of some complicated function involving the Hermitian polynomials, exponentials, squares, factorials, and being general considering any ...
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Differentiating space curves

I'm trying to do some very basic differential geometry of space curves. For example, a space curve $\gamma:\mathbb R\to\mathbb R^3$ has unit tangent and normal vectors given by ...
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Computation of parametric integral

I am trying to compute the integral Integrate[(g^(u^(g - 1)))/(1 + u^g), {u, 0, t}] but as an answer I get my input expression. There must be something wrong ...
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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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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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Limit won't compute

Does anyone know why the limit: ...
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Why does Assuming for Integrate not work as expected?

I'm trying to perform the following integral with Mathematica 7: ...
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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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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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Using units and piecewise functions in Integrate

For simple cases, Quantities appear to be handled well by Integrate: ...
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Strange behavior of Integrate

I'm trying to calculate the following integral using Mathematica 9.0.1.0 a11=Integrate[Abs[Sin[b+x]],{x,0,2*\[Pi]}] This should be a simple problem; however, it ...
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Is it possible to impose “Assumptions” in DSolve or equivalent? (differential equation solving)

When DSolve tries to solve differential equations, it is sometimes not smart enough to generate conditions according to different possible value of parameters. ...
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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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Strange result from evaluating a Limit expression

When I evaluate the limit of (1-Cos[x]) Sin[1/x] at x = 0 in Mathematica 9, I obtained ...
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Version 8.0 integrates but Version 9.0.1 doesn't

I am trying to run the following integral in version 9.0, but it fails: ...
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Symbolic derivative of $n$-term product

I want to determine the relationship that must exist between the $x_i$ and $y_i$ such that $$ \frac{\partial}{\partial\theta} \prod_{i=1}^n \frac{f(x_i,\theta)}{f(y_i,\theta)} = 0, $$ where $$ ...
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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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Incorrect value of infinite sum

Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica give an incorrect result (numerically) for the following infinite sum: ...
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Write a function that returns the logarithmic derivative

How can we write a function that if we input an expression f, it returns the log derivative $\frac{1}{f} \frac{df}{dx}$. We have to use a conditional or pattern test so that the function accepts any ...
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How to convert a system of parametric equations to a normal equation?

For example, I have a system of parametric equations (R is a constant number) : ...
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A double series with divisibility restrictions

How may I restrict $i,j$ such that they run over $\mathbb{N}$ excepting the numbers divisible by $2$ or $3$ or $7$? ...
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Create polygon using edge lengths and area

Four-sided convex land plots are usually denoted with edge lengths and area. How do I create a Polygon Object with these parameters in Mathematica ?
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Factoring a scalar function out of a vector

I've taken a first and second derivative: ...
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Computing the minimum distance in a contour plot

I have the following Mathematica code ...
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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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Complex limit gives wrong answer

I'm evaluating $$\lim_{z\to e^{i \pi/2 n}} \frac{z-e^{i \pi/2 n}}{z^{2 n}+1}$$ with Mathematica 9.0.1: ...
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What is the formula for this numerical series?

I'm developing a questions game. My goal is that the score for each correct answer will increase as the user answers more questions. Initially there are 15 points for each correct answer. Every 4 ...
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Proving a recurrence in Mathematica

I have $$j_n=\int_0^1 x^{2n} \sin(\pi x)dx.$$ How do I show that $$j_{n+1}= \frac{1}{\pi^2}(\pi- (2n+1)(2n+2)j_n)\, ?$$ I keep getting a recurring integration by parts and I can't simplify it. ...
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Integration of a Rational Function returns RootSum[]

I am trying to solve an integral given below: Integrate[r^2/(-α r^3 + r^2 - 2 m r + Q^2), r] but since coefficients of this cubic polynomial are as parameters, ...
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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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Color a Function by its Derivative

Mathematica's ColorFunction seems to struggle with coloring a function "y" by its derivative D[y,x]. This is a seemingly simple task, but Mathematica can't handle it. While I can certainly evaluate ...
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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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Using Mathematica to find a Derivative

I am given a system first order differential equations: $x'=y$ and $y'=6x^2-a/2$, where $a$ is a constant and $'$ denotes $t$-derivatives. I then make the substitution $(x,y)=(x_1y_1,y_1)$. This ...
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How to integrate a function over a 3D planar polygon?

I am trying to integrate a function over a planar polygon in 3D. In 2D, this is fairly straightforward, using either answer from this question (I use the second answer). If we use an equilateral ...
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Double Integral and Assumptions

I'm afraid this is going to be a really stupid question. Evaluating the following definite integral Integrate[Sqrt[1 - (x^2 + y^2)], {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}] ...
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Why is the output of my limit expression an interval?

Why is the output of the limit below an interval? It should be precisely $1$. ...
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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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How do I represent a system dynamics feedback loop?

In System Dynamics, if I want represent the relationship between Speed and Distances, I create a Flow (Speed) and a Stock (Distance) as you can see in this Insight Maker Sample . Heres an Image of how ...
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Sum and NSum gives different solutions

I'm working on a Mathematica lab for Calc. 2, and I ran into a problem last night. I was trying to calculate the midpoint approximation of the definite integral of ...
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integral, explicit form

I want to estimate the ratio of integrals: $$ \frac{\int \frac{4 a T^3}{\frac{4 a T^4}{3}+\Lambda_1 \left(\frac{4}{T^3}+1\right)}}{\int \frac{4 a T^3}{\frac{4 a T^4}{3}+\Lambda_0 ...
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One Integral — Two Results

I compared Mathematica's default integral evaluation to what you get by computing the indefinite integral and then plugging in the limits. (I did this because the latter approach was much faster for ...
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Why does Mathematica list the variables in a double integral backwards? [closed]

I am an advanced novice Mathematica user and have done a fair amount of single-variable calculus things with it. This semester I am using Mathematica for multi-variate calculus and when I tried to ...
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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? ...