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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Second derivative of SmoothKernelDistribution PDF?

Does anyone know why I can't seem to get a second derivative of this interpolating function f? In this example, h[x] is zero ...
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Laurent series expansion

Can someone share how to find a Laurent series expansion of $$f(z)=\frac{1}{(z^2-1)(z^2-4)}$$ centered at zero on the annular disk $1<|z|<2$?
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finding an argument of a complex number

What is the simplest way to find the argument of the following function? ((1 - E^((I π (1 - α))/(β - α)) z)/(1 - E^(-((I π (1 - α))/(β - α))) z)) as I tried the ...
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Multi-dimensional integral in the complex plane with poles and essential singularity

I've passed the last week searching a way to numerically integrate this multi-dimensional integral in the complex plane at the poles and avoiding the singularity at z=0: $$ \oint_{C}\oint_{C\ auound\ ...
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Derivative of conjugate multivariate function

I have a problem with Mathematica, taking the derivative of the conjugate of some function. I know that a similar question has been posed before here, but the solution did not work for multivariate ...
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$L = \lim\limits_{z \to 1} \frac{1-z}{1-z^\ast}$ evaluates incorrectly

I'm about 90% certain this is a Mathematica issue, not me making a silly mistake. I'm trying to evaluate $$L = \lim_{z \to 1} \frac{1-z}{1-z^\ast}.$$ Naively entering ...
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Complex line integral

Can someone recommend an online article or introductory tutorial that will show me how to do real and complex line integrals using Mathematica?
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Wrong condition for the convergence of the integral $\int_0^\infty t^a \exp(-i t^b) dt$

The integral $\int_0^\infty t^a \exp(-i t^b) dt$ converges for $-1 < a < b - 1$ or $b - 1 < a < -1$. However, ...
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How to calculate contour integrals with Mathematica?

How to calculate the integral of $\frac{1}{\sqrt{4 z^2 + 4 z + 3}}$ over the unit circle counterclockwise for each branch of the integrand?
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Limit of a complex function

Can someone show me how to find the limit of a complex function? Example: z1 = 3 + 4*I some_function[z] = z * z1 Set-up: ...
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Paths integrals in the complex plane

I can't find how to calculate path integrals of complex functions in the complex plane. For example: $$\oint_{\mid z \mid =2}\frac{1-e^z+z}{z^3 (z-1)^2}dz$$
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How to take the second derivative of a complicated function using limits [closed]

I have a very complicated function of one variable consisting of exponential and error functions combined in various ways. Mathematica can't take the derivative of this function in the usual way ...
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How does one define a function that takes vectors as arguments but also derivatives?

Summary: tldr; I just want to implement a version of the following mathematics function: $$ f(a) = c_1 e^{-(a - t_1)^2} + c_2 e^{-(a - t_2)^2} + c_3 e^{-(a - t_3)^2}$$ in mathematica, and be able ...
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Why should the spatial derivative order of the ODE *not* exceed two?

Following this question I came across this strange behaviour. Let me define a 1 D interval implicitely ...
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Why can't Mathematica do this limit?

(Glancing past the fact that one can do this by hand in a second...) Are there any extra conditions I can give Mathematica to make it evaluate limits like this? I'm not sure why it's getting choked ...
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Show[cp1,cp2, …] but PlotLabel in cp2 does not show up [duplicate]

I am visualizing the extrema of $f(x,y)=x^3+3y^2$ constrained to the level curve $g(x,y)=xy=-4$, found by using the Lagrange Multiplier Method. ...
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Calculate the limit of an integral

How can I use Mathematica to find the limit:$$\lim_{x\rightarrow 0^{+}}\frac{\int_{1}^{+\infty}\frac{e^{-xy}\quad-1}{y^3}dy}{\ln(1+x)}=?$$ I tried this ...
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Limit of integral gives incorrect output

I'm trying to evaluate $\lim_{e\to 0} \, \frac{i}{e}\int_{\pi }^0 \frac{1-\exp (i e \exp (i \theta ))}{\exp (i \theta )} \, d\theta$ with Mathematica 9.0.1.0 on OS X. However, I get "Undefined" for ...
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How to compute the residue of $e^{z-\frac{1}{z}}$ at z=0?

I've tried the following but it didn't work: Residue[Exp[z - 1/z], {z, 0}] not even this: Residue[Exp[1/z], {z, 0}] ...
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How to apply a conformal map to a jpg (or other image) [duplicate]

I would like to apply a conformal map to a jpg. For example, the map $z\mapsto z^2$ to this image: http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mGyeriV7l-YArkeBd9oMUng.jpg Any help on how to do this?
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How to do this complex integration on the real line?

$m, r$ are parameters in the following integral: Integrate[z Exp[I z r]/Sqrt[z^2 + m^2], {z, -∞, ∞}] How to do this integration directly? The result should be ...
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Negative probability?

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 I am trying to get the sum of the squares of seven random variables, all uniformly distributed. This is what I tried. ...
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Series expansion of a complex function

How do I expand a function $f(z)$ in a particular region? For example, how would I expand $f(z)=(z^2-3z+2)^{-1}$ in the region $0<|z-1|<1.$? I believe this can be done by the binomial theorem. ...
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How to apply RootLocusPlot correctly

I have to analyze the complex regions of variable c which is define obtained with InverseLaplace help in the form ...
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How does Mathematica understand branchcuts of the complex logarithm?

Say I have the function $f(x) = x \tanh(\pi x) \log (x^2 +a^2)$ where $a$ is some positive real number. Then it seems to be me that Mathematica when given such a ...
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About how Mathematica understands the branchcuts of the complex logarithm [Part 3] [closed]

One understands that for the function $\log(z^2+a^2)$ Mathematica implicitly puts the branch cuts to be starting at $\pm ia$ and going up/down respectively on the imaginary axis. The phase of this ...
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How does one verify the derivative of $ f(x) = \sum^{K_2}_{k_2=1} c_{k_2} \exp\left(- \big(a^{(2)} - t^{(2)}_{k_2}\big)^2\right)$

I wanted to verify the derivative of the following equation: $$ f(x) = \sum^{K_2}_{k_2=1} c_{k_2} \exp\left(- \big(a^{(2)} - t^{(2)}_{k_2}\big)^2\right)$$ for that I wanted to write a symbolic ...
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Derivatives of list elements

Bug introduced in 8.0.0 and fixed in 9.0.0 Could someone explain the odd behavior of the Derivative function when drawing arguments from lists? We have, ...
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Solving a complex-valued differential equation with NDSolve

I am trying to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1+(ix)^{1.8}}$ for initial condition $x[0] =-0.9877 + i 0.1563$, where $x$ is a complex variable. I would like to plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the ...
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How I can integrate $\int_0^{a} x e^{-\frac{b^2 x^2}{2 c}} J_0(n x) dx$?

How can I get a solution to the integral given below ? $\quad \quad \int_0^{a} x e^{-\frac{b^2 x^2}{2 c}} J_0(n x) dx$ where $a,\,b,\,c$ and $n$ are constants and $J_0$ is a Bessel function of the ...
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How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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Why doesn't Mathematica evaluate this simple limit?

I want to evaluate $$\displaystyle\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(n-\sqrt{\sin(n)+10n+n^2}\right)^2$$ I used this code ...
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Contour Integration along a contour containing two branch points

I need to compute following contour integrations: $$f(u)=\oint_\alpha dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u} \qquad ; \qquad g(u)=\oint_\beta dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u}$$ In which $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are two contours in ...
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Does DynamicModule cure Problem with Manipulate?

Hopefully, this is a final cure for the Problem with Manipulate introduced on A problem with Manipulate and then continued on Continuation of a Problem with Manipulate. Michael E2 suggested on the ...
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ND and D yielding strange results

Both of the following codes, using ND and D, differentiates my function Flux[] incorrectly. If the derivatives are plotted, it can be seen that both are the original function multiplied by some ...
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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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Differential equations with a complex variable

Is Mathematica able to handle ordinary differential equations where the variable itself is complex? I am looking for solutions of ODE systems of the form $$\left\{ \begin{align} i\frac{da_1}{dt} ...
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Why does Mathematica give the wrong answer when integrating?

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and fixed in 9.0.0 I integrate Integrate[Exp[I Cos[b - c]] Cos[b], {b, 0, 2 Pi}] Mathematica gives: ...
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Issue with Differentiation over a tensor

I am new user in Mathematica. I am working with liquid crystal theory, and one of the notation there is the tensor: $ \Pi_{ij} = \frac {\partial {F_{el}}} { \partial ( \partial {n_i} / \partial { ...
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Find exponential generating function from the first few terms

The function FindGeneratingFunction computes the ordinary generating function of a sequence, given a sufficient number of initial terms. I have two questions in ...
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Drawing contour integral diagrams

I am $\TeX$ writing notes on complex analysis, I need to use figures of contour paths to integrate on them, how can I plot them on Mathematica, something like this adding also the $\gamma_R$ ...
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Power series graphs?

I would like to graph this function and its first 6 Taylor polynomials on the same axis, but I'm not sure how to start: f[x_] = Exp[x]; Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 1}]
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Plotting Real and Imaginary parts of Riemann Surfaces

I'm working on a project where I need to take curves like, for example, $y^{2}=(x^{2}-1)(x^{2}-3)$ and plot their real and imaginary parts. More specifically, let $x$ just be real and then plot ...
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Extrema of a function of three variables

To identify and classify the critical points of the function $f(x,y,z)=x^3+xz^2-3x^2+y^2+2z^2$, I used the Hessian matrix method. ...
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Evaluating Real and Imaginary parts in a dispersion equation via ContourPlot [closed]

I want to reproduce a dispersion curve from P. Zou's thesis found here: http://www.ipd.anl.gov/anlpubs/2001/06/39620.pdf on Pg. 31, Eq. 2.13. The problem is, the code below only gives values for the ...
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Analytic expression for a Complex Hilbert Transform in Mathematica

I need to solve the following integral equations for a problem I'm working on - $\frac{-i}{2 \pi}$ $\int_{-a}^{a} \mathrm{dt}\,\, \frac{e^{i k t}}{t + i \tau}$ and $\frac{-i}{2 \pi}$ ...
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How to calculate residues using different branches of the logarithm

My goal is to be able to compute the residues of something like $z^{\alpha} R(z)$ where $0 < \alpha < 1$, $R(z)$ is rational, and the exponential can be chosen with any branch. I found a way to ...
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Order of a pole

Is there a simple way to determine the order of the poles of a rational function? I have a difficult function where I need Mathematica to find the poles. It would be interesting to also know what the ...