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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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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Calculus logic assignment with surface? [closed]

We had an exam of Calculus and that is the assignment we were given, and I don't know how to solve it. Like good gardeners,we would like to enclose a rectangular garden with 3000 m of fence which we ...
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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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Evaluate the Limit [migrated]

Evaluate the Limit: lim [(1 + 3x) / (1 + 4x^2 + 3x^4)]^3 x->1, as x approaches 1 The answer is supposed to be 1/8 but i keep getting 7/23. what did i do wrong? My work is shown below. Step 1) ...
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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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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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Strange timings of integrals involving Hermite's polynomials

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

I have an integral of the form I[r]=∫(arExp[-r]-brSin[k(r-d)]Exp[-r])BesselJ[0,kr]dr where Besse1J[0,kr] is the modified ...
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Inverse gradient operator

I found a nice paper about inverse vector operators here. I have successfully implemented a Mathematica function for most of them, however I can't figure out how to do inverse gradient (page 7 in the ...
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Bug in complicated Limit

The code Limit[Log[2 - Sin[x]*Cos[x]], x -> Infinity] outputs Interval[{0, Log[3]}] in Mathematica 10.0.2.0 . It should ...
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Color a Function by its Derivative

Mathematica's ColorFunction seems to struggle with coloring a function "y" by its derivative D[y,x]. This is a seemingly simple task, but Mathematica can't handle it. While I can certainly evaluate ...
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After definite integration the result is still integration variable dependent!

This integral $\int _{-\infty }^{\infty }\int _{-\infty }^{\infty }\int _{-\infty }^{\infty }\frac{\exp \left(\frac{2}{x^2+y^2+z^2+1}-2\right)}{\left(x^2+y^2+z^2+1\right)^4}dzdydx$ or ...
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Integration of an expression yields wrong result

I'm trying to find a general expression for the definite integral of ...
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How to differentiate an integral on Mathematica?

I am so new on Mathematica. I try to find the first variation of this function according to $t$ on mathematica but I could not achieve. Here is the function ; ...
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Using WhenEvent for derivative of discontinuous function

I have a discontinuous function ($u(t)$, a square wave) and I would like WhenEvent to trigger when the signal goes high/low, i.e. when the value of $u(t)$ changes. ...
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Calculating the area under a curve

How can I calculate the area under a curve after plotting discrete data as per below? ...
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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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Generating a polynomial that's accurate to within an error of no more than 1/10^5

I'm currently stuck on a question for class that asks... "Find a polynomial p[x] that you can use to calculate 6 ArcTan[x] to ...
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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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Derivatives of overscript variables

If we have an expression with terms of some variable and terms of the same variable with some overscript, the differentiation of this expression does not entirely function. The problem is that ...
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Mathematica does not solve this integral [closed]

I want to compute the integral of a polynomial in t, which I know an analytical solution exist. But Mathematica give me as result the input, not the result of the integral: I already know this ...
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Integration of a Rational Function returns RootSum[]

I am trying to solve an integral given below: Integrate[r^2/(-α r^3 + r^2 - 2 m r + Q^2), r] but since coefficients of this cubic polynomial are as parameters, ...
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Definite integral incorrectly giving a nonreal value

In Mathematica 10.0, when I enter N[Integrate[Sqrt[1+x^3],{x,-1,3}]] , I get a nonreal value. (I.e., the imaginary part is nonzero.) Why? This arose when I ...
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Suspected bug in Integrate

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.2 or later In version 10.0: ...
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A simple integral operation

Evaluating the following expression results in a non-zero output FullSimplify[Integrate[2 f[x], {x,0,1}] - 2 Integrate[f[x], {x,0,1}]] I think the output should ...
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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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Fourier Transformation of a List

As we know the FourierTransform goes a function of t ,for example, f[t] to ...
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Get rid of Error Function: How to get rid of sequential appearances of error function?

We have a function as e[t_] :=(E^(-t^2)) Cos[0.1 t] and we must evaluate below integration (However I used the variable x ...
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How to check if Integrate solved the integral?

This seems something that must have been asked before, but I am not able to find something. Integrate does not return status nor throw error when it can't find antiderivative. It just returns the ...
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Listing all cubic order derivatives of a function of 4 variables

What would be the best way to list/print all cubic order derivatives of a function of 4 variables? I was thinking about iterating Derivative[i,j,k,l][func][0,0,0,0] ...
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Bug in ArcLength?

With Mathematica 10.0.2: ArcLength[Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}, {2, 0}}]] ArcLength[Line[{{0}, {1}, {2}}]] (* 2 *) (* 2 *) However, ...
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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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Mathematica 10 cannot solve definite integral

Bug introduced in 10.0.0, solved in 10.0.2 Mathematica 10 fails to solve the following integral, saying that it does not converge. ...
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Graphic solution lagrange multiplier (cant get one)

I need to find the maxima and minim of a function. I did analytically with no problem but now I need to show in a graphic the intersection of the functions. My function is: ...
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Is Mathematica really getting this limit wrong?

I'm trying to calculate: $$ \lim_{\beta \to \infty} \tanh \left( \beta A \right) = \mathrm{sgn} \left( A \right) $$ for $A \in \mathbb{R}$, $\mathrm{sgn} \left( \# \right)$ being the sign function. ...
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Mathematica complaints that convergent integral diverges

Bug introduced in 10.0.0. Fixed in 10.0.2 Trying to do the integral ...
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Inconsistent results for Integrate depending on irrelevant assumptions

I stumbled across this amusing issue today when doing some definite integrals: ...
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How to perform “implicit” integration? [duplicate]

(I wasn't sure what to put for the title, so feel free to improve it if you can think of a better one.) How do I evaluate an integral that contains an unknown function of the integration variable ...
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Integration with mathematica? [closed]

I am very new to Mathematica. I am trying to evaluate ∫ (1+lnx)Sqrt(1+(xlnx)^2) using Mathematica. I know a substitution must be done so I have set ...