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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Issue with Differentiation over a tensor

I am new user in Mathematica. I am working with liquid crystal theory, and one of the notation there is the tensor: $ \Pi_{ij} = \frac {\partial {F_{el}}} { \partial ( \partial {n_i} / \partial { ...
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Integral does not converge (when it should) [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 I was looking at integrals like: Integrate[HermiteH[50, x]*Exp[-x^2], {x, 0, Infinity}] which gave me a "does not ...
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Mathematica not evaluating q derivative of Jacobi theta function

Jacobi theta functions, $\theta_a(u,q)$ for $a=1,2,3,4$ are defined in the unit disk $|q|<1$. For some reason that I would like to understand, Mathematica does not evaluate numerically the $q$ ...
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Gradient Help w/ Problem 1 [on hold]

​Go with f[x, y, z] = Log[3 x^2 + y^2 + z^2] In which direction should you leave the point {2.1, -3.7, 4.3} to get the ...
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How to get the desired (equivalent) answer from Integrate?

This is the integrand: 1/beta/(2*z)/(1 - beta) // TraditionalForm Integrating with respect to z, gives ...
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step by step interactive indefinite integral

WolframAlpha can give step by step solution for indefinite integral. There seems to be similar question but for derivatives. Is there a way that I can generate my own step by step solution for ...
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Why can not the vector be transposed in integrating over a region? [duplicate]

Clear[x, A]; A = {{2, -1, 0}, {-1, 2, -1}, {0, -1, 1}}; Integrate[Exp[-x.A.{x}\[Transpose]/2], x \[Element] FullRegion[3]] This code raises an error ...
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Mathematica complaints that convergent integral diverges

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 Trying to do the integral ...
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Help with Integration

I am new to Mathematica, and I need help with integration of the following Reliability expression (from a well-known Reliability Model). $$R(t)=e^{-Ne^{-bt_i}(1-e^{-bt})}, t \geq 0$$ I have ...
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Mathematica 10 cannot solve definite integral [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 Mathematica 10 fails to solve the following integral, saying that it does not converge. ...
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Module inside of Manipulate Example

Here is a very nice example from The Student's Introduction to MATHEMATICA. ...
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Order of integration resolves “Indeterminate expression encountered.”

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 Today I came across the following integral: ...
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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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Simple contour integral with a parameter gone wrong

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 7.0.1 I run into the following problem, I tried to evaluate a very simple integral: ...
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How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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Another Integration to prove [closed]

We want to prove this integration $\displaystyle\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{x sin (x)}{1+x^2} = \frac{\pi}{e} $
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Minimax for conditioned UnitStep functions

I made a simplified version of my problem, and I have now: ...
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Integrate yielding a ConditionalExpression but I don't think the condition is necessary

Suppose I take the PDF of the LogNormal distribution with parameters m and s evaluated at x. I obviously get an expression involving m. I now want to integrate that expression not with respect to x ...
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Why don't products of Dirac deltas integrate correctly?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 The integral $\int \int \ \delta(x) \delta(y) \ dx dy=1$ evaluates to 0 in Mathematica ...
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How to apply Simplify only to elements of list that cause specific Warning

I have a set of replacement rules I use to analytically compute nested integrals of very long symbolic expressions since Integrate literally takes forever. To do ...
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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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Discrepancy between laplace and fourier transform of gaussian

The function in question is Exp[x^2/2] for x>0 Laplace transform should be the same as the fourier transform since the function is absolutely integrable. Fourier: They are indeed the same ...
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How can I apply calculus to functions obtained from NDSolve?

Originally, I asked the question below, but the real underlying issue is as follows: When we solve an ODE numerically, I get the answer like this: ...
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Partial derivatives with respect to multiple variables

For any natural number $N$: $$_t k_{mn}^1 = \frac{1}{m!n!}\frac{\partial^{n+m} k_1 (0, 0)}{\partial x^m \partial t^n}, \qquad (m,n=0,1,\ldots, N)$$ where $k_1(x,t)$ is a known function, for example ...
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Why doesn't Mathematica evaluate this simple limit?

I want to evaluate $$\displaystyle\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(n-\sqrt{\sin(n)+10n+n^2}\right)^2$$ I used this code ...
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Strange behavior of `FourierSinCoefficient`

FourierSinCoefficient works normally like this and the result is checked with Integrate. ...
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Wrong Limit in Mathematica 10.0.0

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 Limit[(Log[(3+Sqrt[5])/2]/(2*Log[(1+Sqrt[5])/2]))^(-1-2*n), n -> Infinity] Mathematica (wrong) output: ...
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Finding the equation of a level curve

Is there a way in Mathematica to determine a parametric equation of a level curve in Mathematica. For example, consider: ...
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Easy way to add another parameter to Manipulate

Vector definitions: I'm sorry that I didn't include the Vector definitions. I forgot because I had them in initialization cells. Here they are: ...
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Make Sinc'[0] return 0 instead of Indeterminate

I want Sinc'[0] to return 0, but instead it returns Indeterminate. I've tried Unprotect[Sinc] Unprotect[Derivative] Derivative[1][Sinc][0] ^= 0 But it doesn't ...
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Symbolic area calculation for a parametric self-intersecting closed curve

The parametric equation of the curve is: $$\begin{cases} x &= -9 \sin (2 t)-5 \sin (3 t) \\[6pt] y & = 9 \cos (2 t)-5 \cos (3 t) \end{cases}\quad t\in[0,2\pi]$$ which can be easily ...
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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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Strange Integrate messages / $RecursionLimit being ignored

Bug introduced in 10.1.0 and fixed in 10.2.0 The following behavior was observed in Mathematica 10.1 (Windows 64 bit) When attempting to evaluate the following integral, Mathematica outputs ...
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Formally invert a $C^\infty$ diffeomorphism

I'm having a problem with a calculation. Starting with $f: \mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^2$ having an invertible gradient, I want to compute $\nabla^2(g \circ f^{-1})$. While I know $f$ and $\nabla f$ ...
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Integrating a BesselJ integrand to obtain the same result as Maple 16

I would like to check the following integration: Integrate[y*Integrate[1/x*BesselJ[1,x*Exp[I*π/4]]*BesselJ[1,x*Exp[-I*π/4]],{x,0,y}],{y,0,r}] Mathematica 9.0 is ...
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Limit problem calculating directional derivative

Given $f(x,y)=1-x^2-y^2$, find the directional derivative at the point $(x_0,y_0)$ in the direction of the unit vector $\vec u$. I am experiencing some strange behavior with the Limit function. I ...
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Strange result for the analytic integration leads to Hypergeometric2F1

The integration result for Integrate[1/(r^2 Sqrt[x/r^(4 - 2 \[Gamma]) + 1]), r] is: ...
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How can the {x,y,z} points that fall on the outer boundary of a set of values be selected and smoothly surfaced?

For a given set of x,y,z values, that may, or may not form a uniform shape, how can the center of the data cloud be found, and the surface points be located and a solid smooth surface created from ...
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A Chain rule proof using Mathematica

If $z=f(x,y)$, where $x=r \cos\theta$ and $y=r\sin\theta$, how can I use Mathematica to prove that: $$\frac{\partial^2z}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\partial^2z}{\partial y^2}=\frac{\partial^2z}{\partial ...
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Taylor Series vs. Series Function [closed]

Could someone please explain why the these two functions give two different results ...
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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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Function for the Second Derivative Test

I wrote the following function. It is based on Mathematica for Rogawski's Calculus, 2nd Ed, 2007, Based on Mathematica 7. See: http://users.rowan.edu/~hassen/Math_Rogawski_Calc.htm, Chapter 14. I made ...
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How can I get constant of integration? [closed]

When using Integrate, Mathematica sets a constant of integration automatically. But sometimes we are given that constant already and it should be used in order to ...
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Problem with numerical evaluation of analytically solved integral, solution way off

The following command in Version 9.0.1: N[Integrate[x^50*Sin[x], {x, 0, 1}]] gives $1.4615\times 10^{48}$ which is way off from the correct solution which is ...
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Suspected bug in Integrate

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.1.0 In version 10.0: ...