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Result of symbolic integration changed drastically by making assumptions

I would like to know the underlying reason for different outcomes for the two integration operation below. One of them includes a few assumptions, otherwise both have the same integrand: ...
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Symbolic matrix calculus: What's new in Version 9

I have seen some of the related posts, which ask about doing matrix calculation on tensors unknown dimensions. One of the posts mentioned that version 9 has some capability, but it was concerned about ...
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Integration of UnitStep or HeavisideTheta

I am using Mathematica 9. If I evaluate Integrate[Piecewise[{{1 - r, r > 0 && r < R}}, 0], r] then I get ...
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How to prevent simplification of hypergeometric functions resulting from integrations?

Definite integrals from 0 to Infinity over a product of two hypergeometric (including exponential, trigonometric, hyperbolic, ...
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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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Derivatives of list elements

Could someone explain the odd behavior of the Derivative function when drawing arguments from lists? We have, ...
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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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How to expand terms within an integral? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t these additions of integrals and summations equal? I am trying to expand all the terms in a sum in order to apply assignment rules later, but can't figure out ...
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Simple contour integral with a parameter gone wrong

I run into the following problem, I tried to evaluate a very simple integral: Assuming[ a > 0 , Integrate[Sin[a*s]/(s - I)^2, {s, -Infinity, Infinity}]] ...
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How do I evaluate several n-th derivatives of a function at one point?

I have a question where I have to compute a Table containing $f^{(n)}(0)$ for n = 1, ..., 5, where $f^{(n)}$ denotes the $n$th ...
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Computing 10-dimensional volume of a 9-sphere [closed]

I'm trying to compute 10-dimensional volume of a 9-sphere with radius r using Monte Carlo. ...
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Answer when integrating by partial fractions

Evaluating $$\int \frac{x^2-x+5}{(x-2) (x-1) (x+3)} \, dx$$ Version 9.0.1 gives the following answer $$\frac{1}{4} (-5) \log (1-x)+\frac{7}{5} \log (2-x)+\frac{17}{20} \log (x+3)$$ It seems to ...
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How do I find the area between two polar curves?

More specifically above r=6 and below r=4+4cos(θ) graph of the two curves PolarPlot[{6, 4 + 4 Cos[t]}, {t, 0, 2 Pi}]
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Solve f'[x]==0 for x

I tried the following: f[x_] := x^n/(k + x^(2 n)); Solve[f'[x] == 0, x] But I got the following response: Solve::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the ...
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plotting an Integration output

How to solve this integral by Mathematica even by numerical methods (plotting the solution) Integrate[(Cos[x] - a)/(1 + a^2 - 2*a*Cos[x])^1.5, {x, 0, 2*Pi}] It ...
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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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Is this function convex?

How can I determine convexity of the function f = Log[ x, 1 + (x^a - 1) (x^b - 1)/(x - 1)] with the parameters $a,\,b$ belonging to the interval $(0,1)$ in ...
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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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Partial differentiation mixes up variables

Consider $$ U \equiv \dot{\theta} - \theta \ ,$$ where as per usual $\dot{\theta} = \frac {d \theta}{dt}$. We then have $$ \frac {\partial U}{\partial \theta} = -1 \quad , \quad \frac {\partial ...
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How to make Mathematica use the chain rule?

Lets say I have the following PDE: $$x^2 u_{xx} - u_{yy} + u_y = 0$$ And I have the following change of variables: $$ s(x,y) = x e^y \, \, \, , \, \, t(x,y) = x e^{-y}$$ How can I use Mathematica ...
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When NSolve fails due to a differential situation?

c = 1.1111; y[x_] = x - c Sin[x] NSolve[y[x] == 0, x] The method has procured no result. Successive derivatives were plotted in an attempt to fix the problem. ...
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Integrating a half-normal pdf

The pdf of a half normal distribution is: $\frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sigma\sqrt{\pi}}\exp\left(-\frac{x^2}{2\sigma^2}\right)$, $x>0$ ...
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How to iteratively integrate a function and sum the result of each iteration

I want to repeatedly integrated a function and add the result of each iteration. Suppose I start a with a function $f(x) = x$ , I want to integrated it, it will be $x^2/2$, and again integrating, it ...
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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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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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Assumptions are not being applied to integral

I am trying to use assumptions to simplify an integral, but I can't seem to get the assumptions to apply themselves. Here is the code I am using: Note the expressions in the assumption can be found ...
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Higher derivative [closed]

Is there more efficient way to rewrite this code in order to compute 2nd and higher derivatives of r=sqr{x^2+y^2+(z-a)^2}? ...
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How do I get all possible solutions in an underdetermined system? [duplicate]

I have two problems which I'd like to solve with Mathematica. If I have a system of two equations with three unknowns, how can I get to list all possible solutions for the unknowns? Here is what I ...
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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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Improper mutiple integral

I would like to solve the following integral: ...
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Integral over squared Hermite polynomial

I would like to calculate the uncertainty of the nth Eigenstate of a 1-dim harmonic oscillator. To obtain the result I have to solve the integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \psi^* x^2 \psi \:dx$$ ...
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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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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 ...
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how to reduce the time to calculate triple integral

i want to evaluate the following integral, but it takes 15 min to do it. i must reduce the time to calculate it, i have to do a table and create a graph, but takes too long. anyone have an idea ? ...
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Calculus 1 Related Rates -Total Derivative issues

I'm trying to do part a) of this calculus 1 problem in Mathematica V9: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/CalcI/RelatedRates.aspx#Deriv_Rates_Ex4 Warning noob code below! ...
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How to define a derivative/Variation operation in Mathematica from scratch

I am looking for a method in Mathematica 8 to define my own derivative/variation (independent of built-in operations). I do not want to re-define built-in objects since I fear that this could cause ...
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How to draw a tangent to a surface in a given direction?

It seems quite embarrassing for me, but somehow I can't draw a tangent line to a surface in a given direction. Assume that I want to visualize directional derivative of the function, say, ...
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Find the dimensions of a cylindrical can that will minimize the cost of the material

A cylindrical can is to be made to hold 1 L of oil. Find the dimensions that will minimize the cost of the metal to manufacture the can. This is a standard calculus problem. The volume of the ...
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How can I simplify a triple integral with exponentials?

I want to simplify the following triple integral with exponential terms. \begin{equation} \int_0^\infty\int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty \frac{1}{R\,G} e^{-p(1+R\,a)-q\, b \frac{1+R\, a}{1+G\, x}}\, ...
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Speed up NIntegrate, which takes eigenvalues from another function

I have simplified my problem here, in my actual problem the matrix is much bigger which makes it impossible to find eigenvalues analytically. So, I chose standard BCS problem (2x2 matrix) to ...
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Derivative of an expression containing a symbolic sum [duplicate]

Is there a general pattern for working with symbolic sums in Mathematica? For example here's a derivative I want to compute: ...
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How to calculate the analytical result of this singular integral? [duplicate]

I'm trying to solve this integral: $I(a,b)=\displaystyle{\int_1^{\infty }\dfrac{e^{-ax}}{\sqrt{x^2-1} (1+x\sqrt{1-b^2}) (x-1/\sqrt{1-b^2})} \, dx} \,\, \,\,(a \;\textrm{real>0} \, , 0<b<1)$ ...
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Is it necessary to introduce ImplicitRegion and ParametricRegion in version 10?

In version 10.0, Mathematica introduced a new function about region plotting: ImplicitRegion. But I'm wondered that haven't this function been already existed in the older version? That is, ...
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A regularized hypergeometric function related question

I'm interested in finding a way (if possible) of expressing this specific value of the regularized hypergeometric function in terms of known constants. How might I use Mathematica to check this ...
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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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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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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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Differentiation of an unknown function

I have to take the partial differentiation of an unknown function. For example, take the unknown function to be $g(x)$. Then it's derivative w.r.t $x$ is $g'(x)$. By default, Mathematica ...
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Complex Integration

There are some sequential functions: ...