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Integration of a piecewise function

Define f[x_, i_] := Piecewise[{{1/n, 0 < x < (i - 1)/n}, {(i/n - x), (i - 1)/n < x < i/n} , {0, i/n < x}} ]; I would like to compute ...
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Mathematica does not help in this integral

I am trying to solve this integral with assumptions: ...
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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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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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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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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 make Mathematica express an equation in terms of previously defined functions

I was given a problem for my physics class, and perhaps I have taken it too far, but I wish to finish what I started. I have a function (i warn you that this does not look pretty) ...
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Products of Differential Operators

I have a differential equation defined as the product of operators which I want to expand out into a polynomial in powers of $z\frac{d}{dz}$ $\qquad \prod_{n=1}^p(z\frac{d}{dz}+a_n)$ However when I ...
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Why can't the Bernstein Bears work normally?

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 9.0 I want to use the built-in BernsteinBasis[] to learn about Bezier curves. I tried the following code: ...
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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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Using units and piecewise functions in Integrate

For simple cases, Quantities appear to be handled well by Integrate: ...
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Integral of Lorentzian yields different results depending on when parameter assigments are made

I'm evaluating the integral of a Lorentzian, which I know equals one. First I define the function and evaluate the integral in two slightly different ways. Surprisingly, I do not get the right answer ...
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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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Integral returns function of variable that was integrated over

Bug introduced in 8 and fixed in 10 When I enter ...
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Generalization of a rule to N arguments

I am trying to apply a series expansion on a function x[t1,t2,...tn], with an expansion parameter a. For ...
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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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How to collect terms with z-derivative?

my equations are very long (several pages). Here I will provide simple example: ...
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Bad performance of Integrate (and WolframAlpha) for an Integral of Bessel function of the first kind

The following returns unevaluated in WolframAlpha. Also in my machine Mathematica needs quite a lot of time to compute it. ...
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Formal Differentiation

I'm trying to formally differentiate an expression. (I am aware of how to differentiate formally?, but am unable to generalize the idea) For example: ...
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Imaginary terms in the derivative of Jacobi theta function (2) on the real line

I am trying to calculate/plot the derivative of the second Jacobi theta function $d\theta_2(0, e^{-\pi t} )/dt$. Calculating or plotting the function itself works fine: ...
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Adding assumptions changes the result of Integrate

When I try to calculate the following integral: ...
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Derivatives of functions with arbitrary number of variables?

I am trying to define a function f[x1,x2,...,xn] with n integer but not specified. And then I would like this funktion to behave ...
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Exploring formal limit definition

I found a few demonstrations on the Wolfram Demonstration Project site that help users to explore the formal definition of a limit. That is, $$\lim_{x\to a}f(x)=L$$ if and only if for every ...
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Puzzled by Assumptions [duplicate]

I don't know if this has already been discussed. Integrate[BesselJ[2 m + 1, x], {x, 0, ∞}, Assumptions -> m ϵ Integers] ...
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Integral of DiracDelta giving an unusual answer

I have been getting a number of seemingly inconsistent solutions to integrals of Dirac delta functions in which the integrand evaluates to DiracDelta[0] at one of ...
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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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DiracDelta and version 10.0.0 [duplicate]

Note: This issue seems to affect version 10.0.0 only and is fixed in 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.1 and 10.2 When evaluating the following two inputs: ...
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Integrate yields complex value, while after variable transformation the result is real. Bug?

I have the follwoing integral: Integrate[1/Sqrt[0.7 + 0.3*(1 + z)^3], {z, 0, Infinity}, Assumptions -> z \[Element] Reals] >> -3.36354 - 3.85013 I the ...
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Strange behaviour of MMA in derivatives of some standard functions

There are some peculiar things to be discovered in derivatives of some standard functions in MMA: Strange behaviour Example 1: Abs We have ...
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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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Spherical harmonic derivative

Consider the following substitution Derivative[2, 0][S][th, ph] /. S -> Function[{th, ph}, SphericalHarmonicY[3, 0, th, ph]] which gives correct answer. While ...
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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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Compute Triple Integral on spherical coords

I need to compute: $\int \int \int z dxdydz$ over the domain: $\{x^2+y^2+z^2\leqslant 16,z\geqslant 0\}$ Im trying to use spherical coords as: $$\int_{0}^{2\pi} \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} ...
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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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Plotting the region bounded by parallel lines

I am working on the integral $$\int\int_D (2x+y)^2 e^{x-y}dA,$$ where $D$ is the region bounded by $2x+y=1$, $2x+y=4$, $x-y=-1$, and $x-y=1$. I need to shade the region bounded by these lines, so I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Factoring a scalar function out of a vector

I've taken a first and second derivative: ...
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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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Integrate not restricting variable with Assumptions option?

I am integrating g over the region: ...
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Calculating $\lim_{x\to 1} \, \int -\frac{i \text{Li}_2\left(x-x^2\right)}{\sqrt{3} \left(x-\frac{1}{2}-\frac{i \sqrt{3}}{2}\right)} \, dx$

How can we force Mathematica to compute this limit? $$\lim_{x\to 1} \, \int -\frac{i \text{Li}_2\left(x-x^2\right)}{\sqrt{3} \left(x-\frac{1}{2}-\frac{i \sqrt{3}}{2}\right)} \, dx$$ It seems it ...
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Definite integration in mathematica

I tried to integrate the following in Mathematica. $\int\limits_{-\infty}^\infty\cfrac{\text{e}^{\text{i}ax}}{x^2-b^2}\text{d}x$ where $a,b>0$ The analytical result is well known. ...
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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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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 ...