Questions about the use of built-in Mathematica functions, including pure functions.

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Circular membrane vibration simulation

I'm new in Mathematica and I'm trying to simulate the vibration of a circular membrane for math project but I don't even know how to start. The wave equation describes the displacement of the ...
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What is the difference between Block and Module? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the use cases for different scoping constructs? I don't understand the difference between the Matheamtica functions Block ...
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How can I get the number of slots in Function?

Suppose that I define f = Function[#1 + #2]; And I want to define a new function, argsNum, so that it returns a number of ...
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Problem with InverseFunction of Sqrt

I want to build a table of InverseFunctions, f.e.: ...
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Problem with Maximize

As $\{p1,p2,p3,p4,p5\}$ represents a probability distribution and $l1,l2$ are the eigenvalues of a stochastic matrix, the function $f$, as defined below, has to be maximized over a certain region. ...
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How to generate specific function using BSpline command/

I want to generate an approximation function that fits a curve to points. My goal is to obtain an actual formula. Is this possible with the BSpline function? Using the following code: ...
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Solving a trigonometric equation with one parameter

I have the following equation: 2 a^2 k^2 Sin[b k] - 6 a (k Cos[b k] - Sin[b k]/b) == 0 I set the value of b to 1, and I want ...
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How to prevent function from passing values to slot

For the following example: {#, #} & /@ {1, 2} I am trying to find a method to hold one of the slots (or both ) so that the function do not pass the values to ...
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Use of Strassen's algorithm

Strassen's algorithm is an algorithm for matrix multiplication that is asymptotically faster than the naive one. In practice, the matrices involved have to be quite large before Strassen's algorithm ...
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prime-palindromic number selected from a list

I want to find all prime-palindromic numbers up to 5000. Prime-palindromic numbers are numbers that themselves and their reverse digits are both primes. For example, 31 is a prime-palindromic number ...
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Compare elements in a list

Assume that there are three different points in x-y coordinate like: p1={4, -1}; p2={5, -2}; p3={1, 5}; In order to compare these points to each other in a ...
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How can Mathematica solve 7 equations and want to find 7 variables [duplicate]

I have 7 equations as below * e1 := (1 - a) p Subscript[A, 0] Subscript[s, K ] ! *SubsuperscriptBox[(s), (L), (-a)] = (1 - b) Subscript[B, 0] (1 - Subscript[s, K]) (1 - Subscript[s, ...
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An argument pattern that my function can treat as Times[constant, variable]

I want to define a function of two variables, func[f_, g_], such that when it sees a general constant multiplying one of the variables, say ...
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Speeding Up Image Processing Functions

I am working with stacks of 1024x1024 timelapse microscopy images that I am performing a series of image processing functions on to help segment each image. These functions include ...
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why Level does not sort output according to their levels

Consider this example: Level[a + f[x, y^n], {0, Infinity}] (*{a, x, y, n, y^n, f[x, y^n], a + f[x, y^n]}*) Why the output is sorted in this way. why not ...
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About Compile Function

I have a function that take p as a parameter, p is a 2X3X3 list, ( a 2X3X3 list can like { {{2,3},{1,2.},{1,1.}}, {{2,3.},{1,2},{1,1}}, {{2,3},{1,2},{1,1}} } ) the function just as: ...
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Computational complexity of symbolic determinant

I'm using the Det function in Mathematica to compute the determinant of an $n\times n$ matrix $A$ with entries of the form $a+bt$ with $a,b$ integers and $t$ a variable, and I would like to know what ...
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Problems with NMinimize

I have written some functions that take a matrix and find its minimum inner product with a specific set of vectors ...
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Plot3D unable to understand input function

I'm attempting to plot the Wigner Function of the Morse Oscillator defined as ...
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Trouble outputting Plot

I am trying to solve a system of ODEs and plot them with Manipulate but I keep getting blank outputs. Below is my code: ...
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Convolving data set with gaussian profile

I have a spectrum looking like List, and I want to convole it with a gaussian of the form PDF[NormalDistribution[μ, σ], x] (where σ also depends on x). The raw ...
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Make Mathematica show function template's arguments in different lines (i.e. in column) by default?

I feel a bit uncomfortable with Mathematica 10's layout. I mean, I'm impressed how powerful functional programming can be and so on, but it's me or those programs are often just a bunch of nested ...
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deleteduplicates Delete elements of a list [duplicate]

I have a math problem about Mathematica, I am looking help from you. I hope that you could help me. The Math Problem: list= { {0,0,1},{1,0,0},{0,1,0} ,{1,2,3}}; ...
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Speeding Up Replacing of Labels in Large Matrix?

I am Mathematica novice and am trying to find a fast way to replace labels in some rather large matrices (512x512 or 1024x1024) that have resulted from segmenting images with WatershedComponents or ...
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Why is AllTrue much slower than VectorQ?

This seems to be a theme with V10, a new function dedicated to a specific task doesn't live up to expectation performance-wise. Mr. Wizard has already uncovered 2 such functions here and here. So how ...
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Prevent Part[] from trying to extract parts of symbolic expressions

If you have a list, e.g. {1, 2, 3} then you can extract the $k$th part using Part (...
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Using Map in a function definition

I want to calculate the hessian of a matrix. So each element gets replaced by a 2 by 2 matrix. ...
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Is it possible to calculate with declarations only?

simple Example: maximize $u(x), x$ solution would show constraints: $\frac{\partial u(x)}{\partial x} = 0$ $\frac{\partial^2 u(x)}{\partial x} < 0$ etc... or do I always have to explicitly ...
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Plot the minimum of a list of functions

This is my first question on any stack-exchange site and I'm also very new to using Mathematica software so please excuse/correct me if I mess up. I would like to take a list of functions of a single ...
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How to be faster at making a frequency list of increasing steps

I want to find propabilities of having a sequence in a list, by using frequencies. The case is that you will bet on an increase when the last event had an increased and bet on derease when the last ...
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Timing: how make a program to work faster using built in functions and tables

I want to improve my code to make it working faster even for very large numbers. ...
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Bug in NDSolve (Mathematica 9.0.1)? [duplicate]

The following code performs many times the same identical operation, but the time it takes increases systematically. This seems to be a problem of Mathematica 9.0.1 and above. Mathematica 9.0.0 does ...
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Combining functions - is this a case for Piecewise?

I have a function $Eb1$ which was the subject of a question I asked recently - you can see it here on stack exchange. Now, in that example it's specified between a boundary $r_n$ and $r_o$ where $r_o ...
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How can I represent this automorphism of Q(i,a)?

Let $a$ represent some real irrational number. I am trying to perform computations with an automorphism $f:\mathbb{Q}(i,a)\to\mathbb{Q}(i,a)$ which fixes $\mathbb{Q}(i)$ pointwise and maps $a$ to $i ...
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How to track row swap in Gaussian elimination?

How do I track which rows were swapped in the Gaussian elimination using RowReduce? I am doing metabolic control analysis on a mathematical of the energy metabolism I have in Mathematica. I need to ...
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Why are functions called first-class objects in Mathematica?

I've heard lots of people say a function is a first-class object in Mathematica. "Everything is an expression, including function." "There is no distinction between functions and data." Having read ...
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Simplify function notation

I have some calculations with arbitrary functions. In the output, Mathematica always shows the functions with its arguments. I would like to tidy the notation a bit, by hiding the arguments in the ...
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Finding maximum or minimum of implicit functions

is there any built in function that can be used to find maximum or minimum of implicit functions? For example, if we have the equation $$x^2 + y^2 = (2 x^2 + 2 y^2 - x)^2,$$ then we can visualize the ...
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Overloading second argument of CountryData

For convenience I'm trying to add an extra property to CountryData ...
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Funny behavior of Ellipsoid function

From its description I thought that the normalizations of the directions d_i of the semi-axes did not matter when using the ...
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Creating Do loop that cycles back to earlier values

I need to create a Do loop that distributes letters in a list of lists. I also need to be able to cycle back through to the beginning of the list. For example, I ...
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Which functions automatically generate new functions?

In his video http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/video.php?channel=362&video=1643, Wolfram gives the following example: the output from ...
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Laplacian in D Dimensions

Is it possible to compute $\Delta F=\nabla^2 F$ for $F=F(x^1,x^2,…,x^D)$ with $D$ finite? I seem to be only able to specify spherical coorindates, for example, if I want to leave standard ...
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How to make a function with its own options as well as passing options to other functions [duplicate]

I have a function with many of its own options, but I would also like to pass options to subfunctions using the FilterRules function. Here's a simple example: ...
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Cannot solve equation

I just started using mathematica and I'm facing a problem that I just can't solve. I want to solve the following equation: Code: ...
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How can I define a function that takes a list of reals?

I'm trying to define a function f which takes a list of reals. My purpose is to build a function which I can give a list of reals, integers or strings and have it ...