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Why doesn't Roots work on a certain quartic polynomial equation?

In everything that follows I am using Roots to get the solutions to the equations. I start off with this equation: $$\frac{A}{3}x^4 - x^2 + 2ax - b^2 = 0$$ Now ...
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Reduce with Integer domain, but receive a rational solution

I want to find the integer values $k$ so that D[f[x], x] has integer solutions. I tried ...
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Numerical errors/inaccuracies in ProductLog

Context In cosmology, a fairly accurate model to describe the gravitational potential, $\psi(r)$ of dark matter halos is given by $\psi( r)=\log(1+r)/r$. ...
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Why the inequality does not take into account the domain?

I have this inequality: Reduce[(4000-1000k)/(k-4) < 0] and the answer is k ∈ Reals I would expect ...
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Issue with NSolve

I defined the following function: sw[ θ_, ϕ_, h_] = 1/2 Sin[2 (ϕ - θ)] + h Sin[ϕ] Based upon whether I use Solve or NSolve, ...
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ToNumberField won't recognize Root as an explicit algebraic number

In Mathematica 9.0.1, it appears that ToNumberField will not always recognize a Root object as an explicit algebraic number. ...
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FindInstance returns Indeterminate in version 9, but not in 8

Here is a trivial system of equations in three unknowns for which FindInstance obtains a solution: ...
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Bug in Solve (Mathematica 9)

Just came across the strangest bug under both Mathematica 9.0.0 and 9.0.1. If one enters: Solve[m == p Sin[x] && -Pi/2 < x < Pi/2, x] ... then ...