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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Integrating special functions

I would like to integrate the following function with Legendre polynomial and Gamma function. I am open to suggestions. ...
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Making time differentials look like the textbook [duplicate]

I need to have time differentials to look like the 'textbook'. My code is Dt[x y^2] /. {Dt[x] -> dx/dt, Dt[y] -> dy/dt} which gives the output ...
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Integral with HeavisideTheta takes too long to evaluate

I tried to compute $$\int_{-1}^1 d x_1 \int_{-1}^1 d x_2 \int_{-1}^1 d y_1 \int_{-1}^1 d y_2 \theta(x_1 x_2 + y_1 y_2)\,$$ where $\theta$ is Heaviside's step function, by using ...
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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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ConditionalExpression Limiting Domain

I came across a problem when evaluating the following integral: $\int_0^t \sqrt{9 x^4+1} \, dx$ Now, when I evaluate that, I get ...
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Volterra integral equation : 'literally match the independent variables' message

I want to solve an Volterra type Integral equation, and as a practice I entered the following code to my mathematica: ...
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Use Mathematica to determine the falling law

We have a one-variable equation $\rho(R)$ where ρ = (14656.4+277.526*R^2)/(45.9225+R^2)^{5/2} + 0.370036/(R*(0.25+R)^3) This equations describes the evolution of ...
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Have I found a bug in Integrate?

The following command gives 0 in Mathematica 9.0.1. ...
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Positive integrand giving negative answer

I'm integrating a positive function f(t) times sin(t) from 0 to pi/5 and get -38. Actually f is slightly negative for a short time (smallest value ~ -0.0005), but far from enough to explain this. ...
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Series expansion for small ratio of variables

I have a messy expression of variables that I would like to simplify under the assumption that certain ratios of the variables are small. For example, consider $\sqrt{x+y}\;$ expanded for small ...
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Pull Constants outside of integrals

I would like Mathematica to pull constants outside of an integral: e.g., $\int_0^t f[t] g[s] dt \to g[s] \int_0^t f[t] dt$ This has previously been discussed at replacement rule to pull independent ...
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Numerical-Symbolical Integration (Calculus)

I created a simple numeric-symbolic integration. Here you can use symbolical and numerical techniques at the same time. You can also interpolate numerical integrals. The problem with my function is ...
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Obtaining a particular form of solution for an integral

When I do: Integrate [E^(-(t/\[Tau])) Cos[\[Omega] t], {t, 0, \[Infinity]}] How could I get the solution in the form: ...
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Find dy/dx given an equation

Here's a homework problem from the Coursera course Calculus: Single Variable by Robert Ghrist Find the derivative $\frac{dy}{dx}$ from the equation $x \tan y - y^2 \ln x=4$ I wanted to check my ...
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How to find the nth derivative?

This question is not the same as my last one. How do you find the $n$-th derivative where $n$ is a variable? For example, you can find the nth derivative for a specific $n = 3$ ...
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A question about derivatives (cubics)

Given an equation: f(z) = a (x + I y)^3 + b (x + I y)^2 + c (x + i y) + d Which can be re-written as: ...
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Is this integration error from a misuse of Mathematica or is it my poor math skills?

I have input this: Integrate[1, f[t]*Exp[(v/V)*t]] That is $\large\int 1*d(f(t)*e^{\frac{v}{V}*t})$ I expected this output: $\large f(t)*e^{\frac{v}{V}*t} + C$ ...
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Difficulty with computing a limit

I meet some difficulties when trying to compute this limit, ...
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The underlying process of Integrate[] [duplicate]

Integrate[x^4 E^-x^2, {x, 0, +∞}] Output: (3 Sqrt[π])/8 Can someone explain to me the specific calculation process ?
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Series resulting in “No more memory available.”

Is there any way to force Mathematica to come up with the closed form to Sum[1/(i^18 (i^2 + j^2)), {i, 1, Infinity}, {j, 1, Infinity}] or ...
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Symbolic Definite Integration

How do I perform Integrate[Sin[x]^2/(z^2 + R^2 - 2 zRCos[x])^(3/2), {x, 0, Pi}] where z and ...
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About an infinite product

I have a curiosity as regards the infinite product below. I wonder why Mathematica v.8.0. says the limit is $1$. This is not true. ...
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integrating a Green's function for a damped harmonic oscillator

I have the following integrand: int = Sin[Sqrt[-g^2 + omega^2]*(t - tp)]*Exp[-g*(t - tp)]*A*Exp[-(tp - t0)^2/sigma^2]*Cos[Omega*tp]/Sqrt[-g^2 + omega^2] and am ...
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Can I define a function for vectors of arbitrary dimension?

Is it possible to do analytic calculations with Mathematica? For example, I want to compute: $$\partial \frac{\sum_{j=1}^n G_{j} \prod_{k=1}^{j-1} (1 - G_{k})}{\partial G_l}=-\prod_{k\neq l} ...
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Integration leading to logarithms and chosing branch

I m doing this interal with Mathematica Integrate[(((1+b*t)^2)t)^(-1),t,Assumptions->b>0] what I get back is ...
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solve ODE with divergencies

The solutions of the second order differential equation $$\frac{1}{\eta}\frac{d}{d\eta}\left(\eta \frac{df}{d\eta}\right)+\left(1-\frac{s^2}{\eta^2}\right)f-f^3=0$$ is shown in Fig. 5.2 below, for ...
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Integration and Parallel Computing in Mathematica

In mathematica, how would I use parallel computing (or paralleltable) to compute the integrals of $x^2$, $x$, $3x$ from $x=0$ to $10$ just like in the first answer of ...
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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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Gram-Schmidt process with Hermite functions on [-1, 1]

Denote by $h_n$ the $n$-th Hermite function. $$ h_n(x) = \frac{(-1)^n }{\sqrt{2^n n! \sqrt{\pi}}} \mathrm{e}^{\frac{x^2}{2}} \frac{\mathrm{d}^n}{\mathrm{d} x^n} \mathrm{e}^{-x^2} $$ I am trying to ...
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Calculating volume between two surfaces of revolution

Once again, I'm very new to Mathematica and winging it as I go. I probably don't have the math education at this point to even justify buying it in the first place, but that's off topic. I wanted to ...
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Normal and Tangent of Acceleration in 3D

I need to figure out how to find the Normal and Tangent of acceleration. I know the formula for the tangent of acceleration is $((Acceleration . Velocity)/(Velocity.Velocity))*Velocity$ and the normal ...
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How to take the derivative w.r.t. an arbitrary function?

EDIT: The answer posted by @Jens works for built-in functions only. However I'm starting to wonder if this is related to my Mathematica install somehow. I have version 7. Here is an example in the ...
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Keeping Integrate from making unnecessary assumptions

I would like to evaluate the integral $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \mathrm{d}x \, \exp\left(- a x^2 - x^4\right)$ for any real value of $a$. Mathematica 8.0.4 gives the following result: ...
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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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Non-Solvable PDE?

I would like to know whether this PDE is solvable and if yes, for which values of $a$. ...
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Mathematica 9 can't integrate this function but earlier versions could

Integrate[ ArcTan[x]/(1 + x) Log[(1 + x^2)/2], {x, -1, 1}] I used Mathematica 9.0.1 on Windows7 32bit, Mathematica 9 cannot compute this, but Mathematica 8 gives ...
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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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Interpretation of output derivative expression [duplicate]

I am trying to write Mathematica file to find Div, Grad, Laplacian, etc. in coordinates ...
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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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Finding normals to a curve through a given point

I want to find x on curve $y(x)$, where curve $y(x)$ is perpendicular to point $(x_0,y_0)$. for this I minimize the distance between points $(x,y(x))$ and $(x_0,y_0)$, here's an example for point ...
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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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Numerical contour integrations in the complex plane - contour deformation gives different answer for analytic kernel

I am trying to do a contour integration in Mathematica numerically. In particular, I'm checking the identity: $$ H_m^{(1)}(z) =\frac{i^{-m}}{\pi}\int_{-\pi/2 + i \infty}^{\pi/2 - i \infty} \exp[i m ...
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n-fold symbolic integral in Mathematica

I am trying to compute symbolically a n-fold integral (n is a parameter of a function) over, say, the cube [0,a]^n. My code looks like this ...
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Can I take derivative of a function that represents a piece of music?

Can I take the derivative of a function that represents a piece of music? The music is given in .mp3, .midi or whatever comes in handy.
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Numerical partial derivative

For a one-variable numerical function, it's simple to calculate the derivative at a point with Derivative as Szabolcs has pointed out before: ...
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No output for N[Limit[Integrate[Sin[x]^n/(Sin[x]^n + Cos[x]^n), {x, 0, Pi/2}], n -> Infinity]]

Is my input below correct? I've received no response from Mathematica. N[Limit[Integrate[Sin[x]^n/(Sin[x]^n + Cos[x]^n), {x, 0, Pi/2}], n -> Infinity]] Thank ...
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Verifying integration by parts of an arbitrary function [duplicate]

Suppose that I have an arbitrary differentiable function $G$ which depends on $s$: $G(s)$. Now suppose that I want to do the following integral: $$\int ds \;\; s \frac{\partial G(s)}{\partial s}.$$ ...
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Derivative inside a function

I am trying a problem that should be simple: to create a function that contains a derivative. I need to do a more complex example, but even with the simplest I'm having trouble: Let's consider ...