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

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How to find the domain and range of a function with Mathematica?

I'm studying calculus and in some exercises I am asked to find the domain and range of a function. Does Mathematica have already a built-in function for this? I can imagine some ways of doing so, ...
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Horizontally compress a picture with varying compression ratio [closed]

I have a function c[x] whose domain and range are both [0,1]. And I have a picture with width W, height ...
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How can I get the function of a plotted trajectory? [closed]

I solved two ODEs, which are a function of t, numerically. The first ODE is the vertical equation of motion and the second one is the horizontal equation of that ...
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How to use the output we see of expression when this expression is inside Dynamic

Consider this example: Manipulate[status = Dynamic[If[a < b, Yes, No]], {a, 2}, {b, 5}] The output of this calculation is ...
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Attaching functions to movable locators

I'm trying to create a manipulate plot showing the electric field due to a collection of point charges. At the moment I've created such a plot which allows the x and y positions of each charge to be ...
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Why isn't Lookup treated like other symbols?

With Mathematica 10, I wanted to overload Lookup using TagSetDelayed, but it doesn't work. For instance, if I define two objects ...
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Why is Query so much slower than Part?

Time for another of these(1),(2) as yet another new-in-10 function appears to have poor performance compared to older alternatives. This time: Query appears to be ...
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How to apply a tensor to a list of arguments

The problem I have is the following: Let C be a list of coordinates, say, C = {x1, x2, ..., xn} and ...
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How to sort the functions in a Package?

Once a Package like abc` has been installed, we can use "?abc`*" to scan all the functions defined in this Package. Now I ...
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RegionPlot3D run forever when plotting 3D ParametricRegion

when working with 2D, RegionPlot works fine with ParametricRegion as can be seen in this example: ...
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How to plot several functions without jumping? (multiple eigenvalues of a system as functions of 2 parameters)

I've been working on this research problem for months with some success by no global/proper solution to the problem. So I have square, Hermitian matrices of various sizes ($8,20,38$ dimensions) with ...
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How to define logical expressions for platonic solids?

A more general question would be: How to find logical expressions for 3D-objects described by closed polygon sets? Finally a simple question is more prolific, therefore: How to define logical ...
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How to add periodicity to condition?

Is it possible to set the following function f[a], where a can be any real number? $$ f(\alpha) = \begin{cases} 1 ...
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$RecursionLimit::reclim: Recursion problem

Please, find bellow my original question. Here is all my code: ...
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Define PolyLog so that positive reals evaluate on upper edge of branch cut

Generalizing the previous question: Define Log so that negative reals evaluate on lower edge of branch For real positive values $x>1$, Mathematica's polylogarithm function ...
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Finding average error of the data

Considering I have some data, and I want to fit the data to a linear fit and find the average error from the linear fit, how can I do that using Mathematica? I have ...
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How to prevent function from substituting the part of the parameter name if it has a subscript? [duplicate]

I have the following problem, when defining and using a function, that's supposed to have an outside parameter xmin: A[x_] := Exp[-x/Subscript[x, min]] A[5] ...
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Compile Determinant [closed]

I would like to determine the determinant of a 4x4 matrix with the entries a[i,j] being functions of $i$ and $j$. I used Compile with code: ...
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How can I make a “self-referential” replacement operation self-contained?

Fairly often I find use for replacement rules that call themselves on the right-hand side of the rule, e.g.: ...
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How do I choose only one branch of ArcTan?

I have a problem concerning ArcTan drawing a graph using ListPlot. I import a table of data: ...
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Evaluating standard functions of general quaternions symbolically

Mathematica can easily compute exponentials and logarithms of concrete quaternions: ...
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How to explain the behavior of Rule inside these functions [duplicate]

I'm trying to define a function that takes an expression and spits out a pure function involving a replacement rule of that function's variable. An example would be a function ...
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Use FindRoot solution as number in function [duplicate]

I would like to save a number that I gain with FindRoot so that I can use it in another function. I tried: ...
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Find minimum function value in data and give coordinates of minimum

I create with Table an array containing the function value of some function and the n1and ...
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Remove curly brackets _completely_ to map a function to the elements of a list [duplicate]

Most list manipulations can be done with Flatten, Partition and Take. I didn't managed to ...
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Finding the minimum of a function

I asked this question Mark Minimum Value in DensityPlot. Another question has come up, or better said, a task: Find the minimum of a function. I haven't been able to write the needed code for that, ...
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How to create a numerically “equal” function?

A simple example about what I need to do. For example, I have three functions: t1[x,t] t2[x,t] t3[x,t] and, ...
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Maximizing Large Multivariable Function over Region with Parameter Constraints

Brand new Mathematica user here. I have a complicated function to maximize, and thought I would try software like Mathematica instead of taking derivatives by hand. I found some Mathematica ...
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Does Mathematica have Month Range and Day range?

It is known that CharacterRange["a", "z"] gives list of characters from a to z. Does Mathematica have something similar for weekdays and months of the year? ...
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Accessing list elements by name

First, a bit of a long introduction to my problem: I only have a few weeks of Mathematica experience. I am creating a mathematica application that calculates some material properties of steel based ...
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Plotting attributes of vertices in WattsStrogatzGraphDistribution[n, p, k]

I have a graph WS = RandomGraph[WattsStrogatzGraphDistribution[n, p, k]]. I need to plot several characteristics of each v: the ...
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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 to determine Fixed Point of a function? [closed]

A function is defined as f[x_]=Sqrt[1-x^2]. How can I determine the fixed point of f? I've tried this: ...
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Probable Bug in HighlightMesh with 2D Convex Hulls created via ConvexHullMesh

One nice way to view the new and exciting Mesh objects introduced in Version 10 is by utilizing the function HighlightMesh, so ...
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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 ...