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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Are greek symbols causing different evaluation?

I've updated today to Mathematica 9.0.1.0 from version 8 and found something that absolutely confuses me. Let us define a piecewise function: ...
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Dual complex integral over implicit path using contour plot

Context I am interested in doing double contour integral over paths which are defined implicitely. For the sake of debugging, let's assume its $$\oint_{\cal C}\oint_{\cal C} \frac{1}{u\, x} d u d x$$ ...
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Why does Mathematica choose branches as it does in this situation?

Consider these integrals: ...
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Is there a way to teach integrate new solutions?

I have an integral which I can solve, but integrate cannot: ...
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Finding simplifying substitutions for an integral involving limits and integrand

[The following is based on a William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition problem.] Consider the definite integral: $I = \int\limits_2^4 \frac{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}}{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}+\sqrt{\log ...
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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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Incorrect evaluation for Thue-Morse signed harmonic series

I would like to evaluate $$s = 1 - \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{4} - \frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{7}-\frac{1}{8} - ... + \frac{(-1)^{\textrm{binary digit sum}(n-1)}}{n} + ... $$ where ...
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Wrong Limit in Mathematica 10.0.0

Limit[(Log[(3+Sqrt[5])/2]/(2*Log[(1+Sqrt[5])/2]))^(-1-2*n), n -> Infinity] Mathematica (wrong) output: 0 But this is ...
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Wrong Limit with LaguerreL

Limit[(n! LaguerreL[n,-1]/(n^(n+1/4)/Sqrt[2]/E^(n-2 Sqrt[n]+1/2))-1) Sqrt[n], n->∞] Mathematica (wrong) output ...
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LogisticSigmoid residue bug?

On version 10.0 for arm: Residue[LogisticSigmoid[z],{z,I Pi}] gives 0 not 1. Can anyone reproduce this?
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Integral formula for the inverse Laplace transform doesn't work?

The direct implementation of the definition of the inverse Laplace transform using Integrate fails in the following case: ...
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Contour Integration along a contour containing two branch points

I need to compute following contour integrations: $$f(u)=\oint_\alpha dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u} \qquad ; \qquad g(u)=\oint_\beta dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u}$$ In which $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are two contours in ...
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Why don't products of Dirac deltas integrate correctly?

The integral $\int \int \ \delta(x) \delta(y) \ dx dy=1$ evaluates to 0 in Mathematica ...
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Integrate wrong for absolute value of trig function

I was trying to get $\int_0^1 \lvert \cos(2 \pi k x) \rvert \,\mathrm{d}x$ for $k \in \mathbb{Z}$, and was surprised by the result (using Mathematica 10.0.1.0): ...
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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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Convoluting inverse square root with Gaussian

I would like to convolute the inverse square root on the interval [0,inf] with a Gaussian function, like so: ...
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Strange Integrate behavior (a bug!)

The following two calculations should give the same result. After all, integration is a linear operation. I have pasted the code below in case you want to play with it. ...
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Calculating a limit with a result that is discontinuous in the parameters

The following limit is left unevaluated (Edit: added the assumption that $\epsilon$ is real thanks to the comment below): ...
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Strange result from evaluating a Limit expression

When I evaluate the limit of (1-Cos[x]) Sin[1/x] at x = 0 in Mathematica 9, I obtained ...
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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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Indeterminate expression 0(I*Infinity]) on indefinite integrals on first use only

I do not know if this is new or not, I googled before. Windows 7, 10.1 64 bit: Integrals generate this error message The strange thing also is that the message shows up the first time the command ...
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DiracDelta and version 10.0.0

Note: This issue seems to affect version 10.0.0 only and is fixed in 10.0.1, 10.0.2, and 10.1 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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Symbolic integration of elliptic functions

Is there some clever way to integrate products of elliptic functions $\wp(z;g_2,g_3)$ or $\zeta(z;g_2,g_3)$ in Mathematica? Mathematica seems to be able to integrate functions like ...
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Derivative of generating function (Example from documentation)

In the documentation for GeneratingFunction, the following example is given under Examples -> Properties & Relations -> Derivative: ...
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Is this result wrong because of calculation time? (and more questions about Assumptions)

I am confused with the Integrate Given by Mathematica. First let's see a one-dimensional case: ...
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A triple sum related question

I'm trying to compute the triple sum Sum[1/(i! j! k! ), {i, 1, Infinity}, {j, i + 1, Infinity}, {k, j + 1, Infinity}] but Mathematica doesn't return any value. ...
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Numerical-Symbolical Integration (Calculus)

I created a simple numeric-symbolic integration. Here you can use symbolical and numerical techniques at the same time. You can also interpolate numerical integrals. The problem with my function is ...
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Does DynamicModule cure Problem with Manipulate?

Hopefully, this is a final cure for the Problem with Manipulate introduced on A problem with Manipulate and then continued on Continuation of a Problem with Manipulate. Michael E2 suggested on the ...
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Strange Integrate messages / $RecursionLimit being ignored

Introduced in 10.1.0 The following behavior was observed in Mathematica 10.1 (Windows 64 bit) When attempting to evaluate the following integral, Mathematica outputs several messages which appear ...
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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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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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Integrate with Subscript: does this crash your kernel too?

I encountered some strange behaviour running v10.0.1 on a Mac Pro, while working with Integrate and Subscript. Starting from a ...
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Result of symbolic integration changed drastically by making assumptions

I would like to know the underlying reason for different outcomes for the two integration operation below. One of them includes a few assumptions, otherwise both have the same integrand: ...
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Symbolic matrix calculus: What's new in Version 9

I have seen some of the related posts, which ask about doing matrix calculation on tensors unknown dimensions. One of the posts mentioned that version 9 has some capability, but it was concerned about ...
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Integration of UnitStep or HeavisideTheta

I am using Mathematica 9. If I evaluate Integrate[Piecewise[{{1 - r, r > 0 && r < R}}, 0], r] then I get ...
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How to prevent simplification of hypergeometric functions resulting from integrations?

Definite integrals from 0 to Infinity over a product of two hypergeometric (including exponential, trigonometric, hyperbolic, ...
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Derivatives of list elements

Could someone explain the odd behavior of the Derivative function when drawing arguments from lists? We have, ...
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About calculating Integrals

I am trying to Integrate the following Integral (all of the variables are reals) $$\int Exp(-(\cos^{-1}\left[\frac{\text{n}_0 (\text{v}_0-\text{x}_0)+\text{n}_1 (\text{v}_1-\text{x}_1)+\text{n}_2 (u ...
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Simple contour integral with a parameter gone wrong

I run into the following problem, I tried to evaluate a very simple integral: Assuming[ a > 0 , Integrate[Sin[a*s]/(s - I)^2, {s, -Infinity, Infinity}]] ...
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Computing an inexact derivative with some terms preserved in exact form

I am beginning to learn Mathematica and have the following question: How can I return a derivative with exact numbers instead of one involving numerical approximations? My original, single variable ...
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Multiplying two sets of data (x,y values, but different x density) followed by integration of the product

I've been trying to do this by myself today, but no luck yet. Please, see attached image. Basically, I do have two data sets A (x1,y1) and ...
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Calculating perturbative expansion in qft

Is there an easy way to use mathematica to take functional derivatives to do perturbation theory in qft? I know there is a package for functional derivatives, but can I get an example of how to use it ...
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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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Derivative with respect to a tensor

I am trying to differentiate a tensor with respect to another one in Mathematica, but I can't do it. Down below is the code I am using: ...
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MacDonald formula for Modified Bessel Functions

Mathematica seems to not know these two integrals: $$\int_0^{\infty} e^{-x \cosh{\xi}} d\xi = K_0(x)$$ $$\int_0^{\infty} e^{-\frac{1}{2} \Big( \frac{x y}{u} + u \frac{x^2+y^2}{x y} \Big) } K_{i t}(u) ...
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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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Giving hints to Integrate

I working with the integral ...