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Problems in getting derivatives [on hold]

i have a problem in getting partial derivative of dtest[a,b,c,d]/da Let me post my real code, ...
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How does d/dx (ln(1/x) + c) = d/dx (c - ln(x))? [migrated]

I have to find the derivative of the following expression ln(1/x) + c it appears the answer is -1/x however i am told it can ...
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How to evaluate and simplify series expansions of long partial derivatives involving trigonometry?

I have 4 maps defined on a plane, i.e. on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Let's call them $F,G,H,J$. Let $(s,t) \in \mathbb{R}^{2}$. Define $F(s,t) = (f_{1}(s,t), f_{2}(s,t)).$ Likewise, in components, write $$ ...
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How best to write an exponential of differential operators?

I want to evaluate a term like this, $$\left.\exp\left({1\over 2}\sum_{i,j=1}^{n}(A^{-1})_{ij}{\partial \over \partial x_i}{\partial \over \partial x_j}\right) f(\vec{x})\right|_{\vec{x}=0}$$ and I ...
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Bug? Problem with derivative of interpolating function from FEM

Bug introduced in 10 or earlier and fixed in version 10.4 I am really not sure if this is a bug or I am missing something very trivial. QUESTION: What I am missing in order to obtain the partial ...
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Problema with Grassmann Derivative: two solutions for the same function

I'm confused as to why mathematica is not giving me the correct answer. I'm using the grassmannOps package and defining $\theta$, $\bar\theta$ as grassmannians and ...
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Defining special function or variable for a derivative in mathematica

I have a question in Mathematica, I would appreciate it if you possibly answered me. What can I do for defining a special variable for derivative of arbitrary variable. For example, imagine I have a ...
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Exponential Matrix Diffentiation

I have been struggling with the following question while solving an optimization problem in $\mathbb{R}_{+}^G$. Basically, I have $$\min_{y \in \mathbb{R}_{+}^G} F(y) = y^{T}\mathcal{K} + \exp(-y^{T} ...
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system of differential equations in Mathematica

How can I formulate the addressed system of differential equations in Mathematica for to find a general solution for $f[x_1, x_2, x_3, y_1, y_2, y_3]$. ...
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Computing the first derivative in x, y ,and z

I have the following function: f:=x^3+yz+z^2x; I need to compute the first derivative in x, ...
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Differential equation solution

DSolve[y''[x] + (a - (b*x^2 - c)*x^2)*y[x] == 0, y[x], x] I couldn't solve this equation, please help
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Series Expansion of Differential Operators [duplicate]

We know about the possibility of series expansion of a function in Mathematica. Same as below, where a function f[a x] is expanded around zero up to 5th order. ...
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Can we abuse notation and write equations in differential one-form?

Consider a simple equation with a one-form on both sides (mathworld.wolfram is also aware of this): $$ y\mathrm{d}x = \mathrm{d}y $$ This is a perfectly valid abuse of notation. We can carry the $y$ ...
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How to plot three related differential equations in Mathematica?

Eq1: $ \frac{1}{3\phi}=\left[\frac{x}{x+1}\frac{d^{2}}{dx^{2}}+\frac{2x+1}{(x+1)^{2}}\frac{d}{dx}\right]{\phi^{2}} $ Eq2: $ ...
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Force Mathematica to return numerical answer to (relatively) complicated differential function

I am trying to take the Laplacian of the LogDet of a 2x2 matrix that I call V\[ConjugateTranspose].V, and actually get a number out at the end. Why does Mathematica ...
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Differentiation of an unknown function

I have to take the partial differentiation of an unknown function. For example, take the unknown function to be $g(x)$. Then it's derivative w.r.t $x$ is $g'(x)$. By default, Mathematica ...
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How to take derivative with respect to logarithmic function [closed]

I have a function g as a function of x; i want to take derivative of g with respect to ln x, i.e. dg/d ln x where g= ax^2/(1+ax^2/r^2)
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Derivative of a plot [closed]

I plotted a graph numerically, so I don't have a definition of the plotted function. Now I want to plot the derivative of this graph. Is there any way to do it in Mathematica? I have the following ...
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Better replacement rules to perform this change of variables?

In cosmology, it is common to work with both a normal time variable t and a “conformal” time variable τ, which is defined such ...
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Differentiating an equation [closed]

Hi all I need to differentiate an equation: K = a*b*(c-h)^2*(2*c+h)*PI()/(3*c*c) I need to find dK/dh. How do I evauate this in mathematica? is this correct? ...
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How to compute the composition of linear differential operator [duplicate]

For example, I have to write down the differential operator below as a polynomial in $\partial$ $$(\partial-f_n(x))(\partial-f_{n-1}(x))\cdots(\partial-f_1(x))$$where the product the the composition. ...
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Differentiating two tables x and y?

I have two tables x and y with x={673,674,675,...} and y={0,1,2,...} and delta=dx/dy. I would like to know how delta can be calculated knowing that delta is the derivative of x divided by the ...
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Taking the derivative of a function with indexed variables

I have a number of functions that depend on a variable x. I am using a second, integer variable to index these functions, i.e. something like ...
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Specifying independence of a variable in a function

I am dealing with a function of a finite number of variables and among the operations I wish to do is to differentiate it repeatedly with respect with any of the variables. Now this function happens ...
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Solve ODE $d^2u/dx^2 + u/A = 0$

How can I solve following ODE with Mathematical: $$d^2u/dx^2 + u/A = 0 \quad (\text{or } \ C),$$ with the conditions: $$ \left.\frac{d^2u}{dx^2}\right|_{x=0} = 0, $$ $$u(x=0) = B$$ and ...
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Differentiation of Vector Equation [closed]

Is it possible to get symbolic derivatives of equations with vectors as arguments without specifying every vector element explicitly. Something like ...
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Mathematica package for supergravity and superstring theory

I am looking for a Mathematica package that can manipulate tensors for supergravity, string theory or M-theory. I am particularly looking for a package that can do spinor and Clifford algebra ...
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Unable to configure a system of differential equations

My differential equations have been written as ...
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Extract coefficients of differential form in package RGTC

I am using the Package RGTC to do some calculations in Supergravity. It allows to define differential forms after specifying a co-frame. I am working in with the 10d coordinates ...
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Using Derivative with list in curly brackets

I'd like to make a formula for a sum containing Derivative where the number of arguments in the latter depends on an input parameter n. Also involved is a list ...
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Apparently contradictory output from Series and D

I defined a function as: g[b_] := Integrate[f[n]Exp[-b DA (n.u)^2], n] Obviously D[g[b], b] /. b -> 0 gives ...
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Differentiating a Cumulative Distribution Function which has a discontinuity at $0$

I want to take the derivative of a distribution function which has a discontinuity at $0$. Here is the function: ...
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Solve a total derivative - independent vs. dependent variables

I am trying to force mathematica to solve a generally defined function for d lp: In a reduced version, w depends on l2, ...
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Find dy/dx given an equation

Here's a homework problem from the Coursera course Calculus: Single Variable by Robert Ghrist Find the derivative $\frac{dy}{dx}$ from the equation $x \tan y - y^2 \ln x=4$ I wanted to check my ...