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Well-defined symbolic integral leading to ConditionalExpression

I would like to determine a closed-form expression for the following symbolic integral $$ \int_{-1/2}^{1/2} \!\!\!\! \mathrm{d} x \int_{-1/2}^{1/2} \!\!\!\! \mathrm{d} y \, \frac{1 + b x + c y}{1 + e ...
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How can I verify double integral solution?

I have a double integral as follows \begin{equation} 1-(\int_0^\infty (\frac{Cje\cdot Cte \cdot e^{\frac{-w}{Cte}}}{(Cte+Cje \cdot w)^2} + \frac{e^{\frac{-w}{Cte}}}{(Cte+Cje \cdot w)}) ...
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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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Lagrange Multiplier

We are asked to maximize and minimize $f(x,y)=4xy$, given the constraint $4x^2+y^2=8$, using the Lagrange Multiplier method. First, I enter the functions f and g. ...
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Multiple integrals where the number of integrals is aribtrary

I know that I can do, say, a triple integral such as $$\int_{a_x}^{b_x}\int_{a_y}^{b_y}\int_{a_z}^{b_z}f(x,y,z)\,dz\,dy\,dx$$ with the input ...
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Symbolic Integration along contour: branch cut problem?

Context Following this question on path integrals in the complex plane, having defined again a numerical and symbolic integrator along a path as ...
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How can I implement the method of Lagrange multipliers to find constrained extrema?

I want to form the function $h=f-\lambda_{1}g_{1}-\lambda_{2}g_{2}$ where $f$ is the function to optimize subject to the constraints $g_{1}=0$ and $g_{2}=0$ so that I can solve the first partial ...
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Show steps to compute limit [on hold]

I'm trying to use Mathematica to compute a limit, because I have no idea how to compute it by myself. The limit should be: $$\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\dfrac {2^{n+1}-n-2}{2^{n}}$$ Any ideas?
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Integration problem with brackets [on hold]

$$\int_0^1 (1-2 x)^4 \, dx$$ How would you solve integration question you would use the chain rule for, if it was a differentiation question? Thanks :D
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Cauchy Principal Value integral- no result is obtained [closed]

I have a particular Cauchy Principal Value integral that I need to numerically solve for my thesis research. It is the following $$ ...
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Using Mathematica to confirm Bernoulli's inequality

I have several challenges that I want to confirm is true. I have chosen this one because it is rather simple (proof by induction). There are times when I do not want to spend ages trying find proofs. ...
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Use implicit differentiation to find the slope of the tangent line to the curve 4 xy^3+ 5 xy= 45 at the point ( 5 , 1 ) [duplicate]

Use implicit differentiation to find the slope of the tangent line to the curve 4 xy^3+ 5 xy= 45 at the point ( 5 , 1 )
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Double integral over normal pdf gives inconsistent answer

I am using Integrate function to do the following double integral ...
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How to Integrate trivial products of DiracDelta

A long while ago I was able to integrate with Mathematica: $$\int_0^1 \delta(1-x)\delta(x) f(x) \,dx = 0$$ using ...
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How to do this triple integral?

I have a triple integral which is kind of complex, and I want to use Mathematics to help me do the integral. However, when I press "Enter" and "Shift" the software get stuck. I wonder whether this ...
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Finding the equation of tangent lines where a function has a specified slope [closed]

A function is defined as f[x_] := 3x^4 + 8x^3 - 24x^2 - 48x + 19 I need to find the equation of the tangent lines at the points where the tangent line has a ...
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Integrating with assumptions and limits of integration [duplicate]

I have an integration with assumptions and limits of integration. I tried to use Mathematica to solve this problem, but I cannot get any results. ...
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Real integral giving imaginary answer

Hello I am trying to evaluate the following integral Integrate[4279/Sqrt[0.6817 + 0.3183*(1 + x)^3], {x, 0, 20}] my mathematica 9 gives me ...
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how can use $\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{{e^x - e^{\sin \left( x \right)} }}{{x - \sin \left( x \right)}}$ [closed]

How can calcul $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{{e^x - e^{\sin \left( x \right)} }}{{x - \sin \left( x \right)}}$$
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Solving Integro-Differential equations

I need help solving this equation. Is there a built in function that solves this type of equations? DSolve wouldn't work. Updated equation: ...
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Mathematica can't, or won't evaluate an integral (again)

I'm relatively new to Mathematica and really need some help here to spot what's going wrong with my integration issues; Mathematica doesn't evaluate my integral, after a fair amount of time running, ...
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How to make Mathematica show intermediate steps in integral [duplicate]

I want to know how Mathematica evaluates this integral: $PV \int _ {0} ^ {i \infty} d \tau \, \frac{e^{-\frac{\tau^2}{2 M^2}}(b^2 - 3 τ^2)^2 (|b^2+\tau^2|-(b^2-\tau^2))}{\tau (\tau^2 - b^2)}$, where ...
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Integration of linked PDFs over probability simplex

I'm trying to integrate the following expression: f[a1,p1+p2+p3+p4]*f[a2,p2+p3+p4]*f[a3,p3+p4]*f[a4,p4] Where ...
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Function to Represent Recursive Integral

I'd like to represent the following recursive integral equation to evaluate/graph (for $n\leq3$): $K_{i,n}\left(x\right)=\intop_{x}^{\infty}K_{i,n-1}\left(y\right)dy$ where ...
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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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Calculate exact Probability of product of normal random variables

Find the value of $P[\Pi_{i=1}^{10}X_i > C]$ for $C=5$, where $X_{10\times 1}$ is a random vector with $10$ dimensional Normal Distribution having location parameter $\mu_{10\times 1} = ...
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Getting error messages from a Plot expression containing an integral [closed]

This should be a really simple question, but I just got confused. Plot[Integrate[x, x], {x, -5, 5}] Integrate::ilim: Invalid integration variable or limit(s) ...
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Help me with sum [closed]

good morning $$ \begin{array}{l} \left\{ \begin{array}{l} u_0 = 1 \\ u_n = 3 - \frac{4}{{1 - v_n }} \\ \end{array} \right.\quad \\ \;v_n = \left( { - 3} \right)^{n + 1} \\ s = v_{1436} ...
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Integral does not converge (when it should)

I was looking at integrals like: Integrate[HermiteH[50, x]*Exp[-x^2], {x, 0, Infinity}] which gave me a "does not converge on $(0,\infty)$" error. On the other ...
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Integrating spherical harmonics

I am trying to simply check the integration/normalization condition on the SperhicalHarmonic functions that are built into Mathematica. So basically, I just want to check that the following integral ...
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How to make a Line[] with no end?

I'm trying to do this: In this graph, the secant points are aproximated in order to become the tangent, it seems I need some kind of function which plots a line based on two points and it's points ...
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Multivariable Taylor expansion does not work as expected

The basic multivariable Taylor expansion formula around a point is as follows: $$ f(\mathbf r + \mathbf a) = f(\mathbf r) + (\mathbf a \cdot \nabla )f(\mathbf r) + \frac{1}{2!}(\mathbf a \cdot ...
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How can I do multiple (double) integral with periodic boundary conditions?

I am trying to do a simple double integral $\int_0^l \left[\int_0^l h^3 h_{xxx}dx\right]dx$ with periodic boundary conditions $h[0,\tau]=h[l,\tau]$ $h_x[0,\tau]=h_x[l,\tau]$ ...
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Derivative after numerical Integration

So I have a function that I want to numerically integrate with respect to temperature, so the integral changes depending on the value of temperature being used as it is one of the bounds. After ...
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Probability: Calculating a multiple integral

Find the value of $P[\Pi_{i=1}^{10}X_i > C]$ for $C=2,5$, where $X_{10\times 1}$ is a random vector with $10$ dimensional Cauchy Distribution having location parameter $\mu_{10\times 1} = ...
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Limits and transformation rules

I can calculate this limit: Limit[(c^(1 - g) - 1)/(1 - g), g -> 1] and obtain the correct value: Log[c] but if I try ...
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What is the simplest way to plot x^(1/3) on the interval [-3,3]?

My question is: What is the simplest way to plot x^(1/3) on the interval [-3,3]?
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How to avoid complex terms in the results given by Integrate?

As shown by In1, integrating Sqrt[x^2 - 1]/(a + x^2) (1/x) returns a result with a complex terms; however, after I make a ...
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NDSolve is running an extremely long time: how can I save the existing data?

I am trying to solve a PDE by the following code. It takes 1 hour or so to reach t=25.72 but about 20 hours to reach t=25.72404031638060174049337306126853310997. Actually, the time step is extremely ...
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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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Writing a Code to plot a function that includes a double integral [closed]

I am trying to write a code in Mathematica. Here are my steps: F[u_] = Some nontrivial and long expression in terms of u; Umax[x_, y_] = Some expression in terms of x and y; W[x_, y_] := integral ...
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Incorrect evaluation of integral involving a DiracDelta, whose argument has infinitely many zeros

Let's say $X>0$ is a random variable with probability density $p_X(x)={\rm e}^{-x}$. Define the random variable $Y=\sin(X)$. From the transformation theorem for probabilities we know that its ...
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Working with abstract vectors

I often need to compute derivatives or integrals involving N-dimensional vectors (where the dimension could be equal to 2 or 3 but is not particularly relevant for the sake of the derivation). The ...
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Strange timings of integrals involving Hermite's polynomials

I have used Mathematica to calculate tunneling for quantum harmonic oscillator. The code is simple: ...