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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MaxValue of a periodic function

I want to find the maximum of a periodic function on the interval [-Pi,Pi]. What I tried is the following: ...
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Ask about the variable and constants in partial derivative in a loop

EDITED I have a function in a list like : func={2(x^2)+x*y+3(y^2)}; I want to have a UI that ask me which parameter (x or y) is a variable in a ...
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Limit of Nested Radical $\sqrt{1+\sqrt[2!]{2^2+\sqrt[3!]{3^3+…}}}$

I want to find limit of infinite nested radical $$\sqrt{1+\sqrt[2!]{2^2+\sqrt[3!]{3^3+...}}}$$ but I don't know how to define this expression in Mathematica. How can I define and find limit : ...
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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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Curvature Application

I found these amazing animations at https://courses.engr.illinois.edu/tam212/avt.xhtml#avt which I think will be wonderfully useful when teaching multivariable calculus next semester. I've started to ...
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Need help with the Lagrange multiplier method

Well I am new to Mathematica and got really stuck solving this problem. In class, I was ask to use the Lagrange multiplier method to find the maximum and minimum value of $f(x,y) = x^2+y^2$ which ...
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Asymptotics of $\frac{\sum _{i=0}^{\lfloor n/2 \rfloor} {2(n-2i) \choose n-2i} {n \choose 2i} {4i \choose 2i}}{2^{3n - 1}}$

I am fairly sure that asymptotically $$\frac{\sum _{i=0}^{\lfloor n/2 \rfloor} {2(n-2i) \choose n-2i} {n \choose 2i} {4i \choose 2i}}{2^{3n - 1}} \sim \frac{2}{\pi n}.$$ I tried ...
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How to get multiplication of the elements of a specific list/Matrix

Assume there is a list: List1={a,b,c,d}; Then I want to get these calculation: ...
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How to tell Mathematica that a limit converges to a product of two variables

I have looked through the manual and Im simply just stuck trying to make Mathematica solve this: ...
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Confirming conservation laws for complex valued functions

Consider the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (I would like to do this for a more complicated set of equations, but to gain understanding I'll consider this simplified case) $$A_t+iA_{xx}+i|A|^2A =0,$$ ...
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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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Converting integral equations to differential equations

I am trying to use Mathematica to convert integrals to differential equations, of any order. An example of an integral equation is given below, in Mathematica code. Could you please advise as to the ...
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Defining a function implicitly and calculating its derivatives

I'm interested in using Mathematica's symbolic manipulation to obtain, for a particular function $f$, derivatives of arbitrary order evaluated at zero. Normally I'd use the ...
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FullSimplify not giving me a physically useful answer for Mott scattering

I am using Mathematica to find the cross-section for Mott scattering over an extended target. I evaluated ...
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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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Differentiation and integration [on hold]

When I differentiate y, I get: $$y=(x+1)^2$$ $$\frac{dy}{dx}=2x+2$$ When I try to integrate this differential I get: $$y=x^2+2x+C$$ I see that this is incorrect, but I don't understand why. How in ...
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Analytic expression for a Complex Hilbert Transform in Mathematica

I need to solve the following integral equations for a problem I'm working on - $\frac{-i}{2 \pi}$ $\int_{-a}^{a} \mathrm{dt}\,\, \frac{e^{i k t}}{t + i \tau}$ and $\frac{-i}{2 \pi}$ ...
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How to plot the result of this singular integral?

Please I open a new post here after this one : http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/59203/10158 Now I want to plot the function $f(a,b)$ as a function of $b$ for different values of $a$ : $a=0.5$ , ...
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Definite Integral over Bessel Function

Hello I am interested in evaluating the following integral. ...
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Why does Mathematica list the variables in a double integral backwards?

I am an advanced novice Mathematica user and have done a fair amount of single-variable calculus things with it. This semester I am using Mathematica for multi-variate calculus and when I tried to ...
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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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Bounds of a closed curve

how to find the rectangular bounds of a curve which is of the form f(x,y) and forms a closed loop. The sides of the rectangle are parallel to the axes and are tangents to the curve. The time taken for ...
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Limit of form 1 raised to infinity [closed]

Right hand limit of any limit of the form 1 raised to infinity should always come out to be infinity and left hand limit of 1 raised to infinity should come to be 0 . why do we get other values as ...
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Lesson 3, Try it 05, 6a [closed]

At time t, an object is given to be at a point P[t] = {x[t], y[t]} Its velocity at time t is just velocity[t] = D[P[t], t] ...
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Strange behavior of `FourierSinCoefficient`

FourierSinCoefficient works normally like this and the result is checked with Integrate. ...
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Integrating over Bessel Function erroreous? (Hankel Transform)

Bug introduced in 8.0.4 or earlier and persists through 10.0.2. The Hankel Transform is given by Integrate[f[x] x BesselJ[0,x t],{x,0,Infinity}] It is ...
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Symbolic representation of bessel series derivative

I want to get symbolic expression for BesselJ derivative, where BesselJ is represented as series: ...
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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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$L = \lim\limits_{z \to 1} \frac{1-z}{1-z^\ast}$ 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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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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Integration doesn't work

I'm trying to obtain the following integral: ...
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How to simplify and evaluate Integral with lots of DiracDelta dists

I have a question about an Integrals which I can do by hand but I want to implement this Integral in Mathematica. Actually it is the definition of a 2 Particle Phase Space. The Expression is the ...
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PolyLog does not simplify

How come mathematica can not simplify a simple expression involving the PolyLog function? An example is: You know that ...
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Mathematica gives wrong result while Wolfram|Alpha is correct

Why does Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha give different results based upon the same code? I know Wolfram|Alpha's 7.85 is correct.
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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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Dealing with Norm, Complex situation not desired

I am working on a notebook for my calculus students and am dealing frequently with the norm of vector valued functions. I always seem to run into this kind of situation. ...
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Absolute uncertainty and error propagation with lists [closed]

I am trying to do some error propagation using mathematica. This is my second day using the program. I am trying to take the derivative of a numerical function that is made up of the following lists. ...
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Solving $\frac{dx}{dt} = A \frac{ (1-x)}{(t-t^2)} - \frac{(B*x -C*x^2)}{(t-t^2 )*(t-x)}$

I would like to solve the following equation: $\frac{dx}{dt} = A \frac{ (1-x)}{(t-t^2)} - \frac{(B*x -C*x^2)}{(t-t^2 )*(t-x)}$ I have already posted it here, but still it doesn't work for me (I ...
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How to do automatic differentiation?

Does Mathematica have any AD functionality or does it only support symbolic differentiation? If not, are there any packages or other third party implementations available? Edit (J. M.) Here is an ...
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Integrate gives wrong results

Integrate[a/(Sin[t]^2 + a^2), {t, 0, 2 Pi}] $$\int_0^{2 \pi } \frac{a}{a^2+\sin ^2(t)} \, dt$$ gives $0$ This cannot be true. What is going on? If I insert a ...
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Sharp Ratio Maximization, Closed Forms

I am trying to get a closed form for the following first order conditions (n=4): Here's the nb-File. The code is as follows: ...
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Two ways to speed up slow Integrate[]s? (Can't do either)

I run into problems like this all the time on the complicated integrands I pass to Integrate. The following code works but takes a veeery looong time: ...
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No response to an infinite limit

Trying to compute this limit, things seem to get frozen, even for hours. What would you recommend to fastly compute it? ...
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How to help MMA to simplify integrands?

MMA sometimes has to grind for LONG time on easy integrals: ...
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Weird plot with SphericalPlot3D

Taking the equation $x^2-y^2-z^2=1$ and using ContourPlot3D: ContourPlot3D[ x^2 - y^2 - z^2 == 1, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}, {z, -3, 3}] Yields the proper image. ...