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How to input functions into Mathematica [closed]

I need help with this assignment like asap. I've never been taught how to use this program and our math department expects us to learn how to use it, but it is just so complicated!!! Please help me ...
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Find Values of a and b for a Limit

I am having trouble finding the values of a and b for which $\lim \limits_{x \to 0}$ $(\frac{\sin (ax) + bx)} {(x^3)}) = -32/3 $. In Mathematica I have entered: ...
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Exercise using Sort

I have to order the following list according to the sum of the powers of each element of the list, using the function Sort. ...
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solve Z of matrix [closed]

x=Cz+(lambda)z x and z are n*1 column vectors C is n*n matrix (lambda) is a scalar it want to solve for z. the hint is z=Iz where I is n*n also C+(lambda) is an invalid expression, but C+(lambda)I ...
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Using Plot and Piecewise to graph a roller coaster

I am graphing a roller coaster using Piecewise and Plot commands on Mathematica. I have the first 2 Piecewise functions and would like to add a loop to the end of it. Here is my initial graph: This ...
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Fourier series of the odd extension of a function [duplicate]

Using Mathematica to make a plot, I noticed that the interval it's defined over must be changed in order to do the Fourier series. How do I change the interval to be on an interval of $[-{\cal l}, ...
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Minimizing Multiple Functions

I'm trying to write a script that will minimize a given set of functions. The homework problem I've been given lists a set of dietary information, and I'm supposed to build the optimal salad based on ...
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recurrence equation, result members don't contain the number 5 [closed]

print the first 5 members of the array a[n+1]=3*a[n]+7 which don't contain the number 5. a1=6. so a[2]=3*6+7=25, but 25 has the number 5 so we go to a[3]. a[3]=25*3+7=82 <--- this is OK... and ...
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Evaluate $\pi$ using While

I am given the following exercise: Evaluate $\pi$ using the formula $\pi = 4 - \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^n \frac{4}{2n +1}$ with precision $\epsilon = 0.0001$. First I defined the function I need ...
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Print all numbers from a sequence which don't contain the digit 7

so i have this: Cases[RecurrenceTable[{a[n + 1] == 7 a[n] + n, a[1] == 1}, a, {n, 7}], Except[7]] But i noticed that it will only exclude numbers that are 7, and ...
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How to plot the solution of a Partial Differential Equation?

My attempt. I need to solve numerically the Complex Ginzburg-Laudau Equation (CGLE): $$ \frac{\partial A}{\partial t}=\epsilon A-(1+i\beta)|A|^2A+(1+i\alpha)\nabla^2A $$ I'm using a uniform initial ...
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Calculate the partial vapor pressures of a variable at xB = 0.75 based on the interpolation functions of the data

I'm having troubles in solving an exercise for an assignment in my Chemistry course. Talking about interpolations, I've already have a graph but I need to calculate the partial vapor pressures of ...
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How can I make a pretzel shape using Bézier curves?

I am trying to make a pretzel shape,but I cannot seem to get the loops even. Eventually, I need to make the pretzel shape loop in 3D so I need to nail the 2D concept first. Here's what I have so ...
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Replace notebooks and pens with Mathematica? [closed]

I use Mathematica for math homework/learning. I'm trying not to use it for solving equations I should be solving by myself to get homework done faster and not learn anything. I think I can (and ...
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How to do predicate logic in Mathematica

I'm trying to formalize and analyze the following reasoning: All equilateral triangles are isosceles triangles. Some triangles are not equilateral triangles. Therefore some triangles are not ...
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Miller-Rabin algorithm [closed]

I want to implement the Miller-Rabin algorithm in Mathematica to check if a number is prime with at least 99.99% probability. I used this: ...
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Sketch a cone and its base

A cone is the union of a set of half-lines that start at a common apex point and go through a base which can be any parametric curve. Show that the graph of z = ( x ^2 + 4y ^2)^(1/2) is a cone. What ...
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MathematicaPolarPlot Question [closed]

Using this as an example PolarPlot[{1,Sin[3 θ]},{θ, 0, 2 π}] Now consider the family of polar curves r=a+Sin[3 θ] as we vary ...
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GPA calculation from a set of randomly generated marks obtained

So, this is a homework question posed by my teacher: "A student has 10 courses. Find the ceiling value of the obtained marks and corresponding grade according to the following data Print the result ...
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Defining a function which displays odd numbers? [closed]

Define a function that takes as input an integer n and returns as output the product of the first n odd numbers., i.e., 1 · 3 · 5 · · · 2n − 1. Evaluate your function at 1, 2, 3 and make sure you get ...
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Finding maximum value with LinearProgramming command

So here is a HW problem I was assigned: *Thriftem Bank is in the process of devising a loan policy that involves a maximum of $12 million. The following table provides the pertinent data about ...
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Power series graphs?

I would like to graph this function and its first 6 Taylor polynomials on the same axis, but I'm not sure how to start: f[x_] = Exp[x]; Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 1}]
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Using RegionPlot3D to make a cone under restrictions

I have to plot a cone that satisfies this statement: Use the RegionPlot3D command to draw a picture of a cone with its point at the origin. The other end of the cone is a circle with radius 5 ...
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Generating a polynomial that's accurate to within an error of no more than 1/10^5

I'm currently stuck on a question for class that asks... "Find a polynomial p[x] that you can use to calculate 6 ArcTan[x] to ...
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Solving One Equation with Two Variables

I am trying to solve an equation with two variables. It is the last step in the process of using the method of undetermined coefficients to solve a nonhomogeneous differential equation. The equation ...
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I have the roots; how can I find an equation that they will satisfy?

I have two solutions; I want is to find an equation that these solutions satisfy using mathematica. The solutions are $x= \frac{{(26-k)}^2}{26}$ and $y= \frac{{k}^2}{26}$. I know by hand computing ...
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Formatting ANOVA table and/or ParameterTable without using Grid?

Does anyone know if there is an option or function that can automatically format the output of ANOVATable and ParameterTable, ...
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Handling ± in a set of equations

First let me post the question that I am doing: You see for wave equation y2, there is a ± sign. I know how to do + or ...
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Plotting and ContourPlot

Make a Plot and a ContourPlot that gives the same diagram and use ContourPlot on a ...
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Question about plotting

I would like to duplicate this graph: I've used this code to draw the circle: Graphics[{Circle[{0, 0}, 3, {-2Pi, 2Pi}]},PointSize[.025]] But Mathematica ...
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How to make a resizable chess board?

For some reason I need to create a chess board. I can create a chess board by following command: ...
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Least Square Fitting

stuck on a mathematica assignment and could really use some help. A) Fit a function with the shape log(Y) = a0 + a1log(U) to the datapoints (log(Ui), log(Yi) with an least square fitting. Show this ...
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Fraction of fibers that have failed

I have the following to set into mathematica. Assume a stress(sigma) applied on a specimen which has a number of fibers within it. All fibers that have a strength less than the applied stress should ...
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Testing the Erdos square free conjecture

Can someone please answer these two parts of my homework assignment? Adding an explanation would be appreciated! a. Test the Erdos square free conjecture for $n <= 30000$. You should use ...
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UnitStep in Mathematica when t varies differently

How can I use the UnitStep command when I have a piecewise function $f(t)$, where $f(t)= 0$, when $|t|>4$, and $f(t)=1$, when $|t|<4$? I tried with ...
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Need help defining my own rounding function

First of all: I'm a beginner with Mathematica. I'd like to define a function called Rounding which does the following: if for $x = n+a, n \in \mathbb{N}, a\in ...
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AstronomicalData not including units?

I like using mathematica to do my physics homework, and AstronomicalData is useful for that, but it doesn't seem to work properly with units. [the question is, at ...
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Using the epsilon tensor in Mathematica

I'm having a great deal of trouble getting started on a weekly homework assignment in Mathematica. The assignment requires we use the epsilon tensor which is apparently built into Mathematica as ...
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Finding a number which has the same remainder when dividing certain other numbers

I am having some trouble with formulating my problem in Mathematica for this question: Is there a number greater than 1 which leaves the same remainder when it divides into 1716, 2154, and 4271? ...
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FindFit giving weird values on a logistic equation

I was trying to fit a set of data onto a logistic equation, however it ended up telling me that the initial value when $t=0$ is greater than the maximum limit, thus I am led to believe that it isn't ...
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2D Markov Process

I have a homework project. I need to analyse a gambler's ruin where there are 6 possible outcomes of every wager with corresponding probabilities and payoffs and the gambler may vary the wager (say ...
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Finding primes that have certain property

Let S[p] denote the sum of digits of p. A prime p is said to be stubborn if none of ...
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PearsonChiSquareTest: set degrees of freedom

How to set degrees of freedom for PearsonChiSquareTest? I have this: ...
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Plotting equipotentials gone wrong [duplicate]

I'm plotting the equipotential of the potential function: $$\phi(x,y,z):=\frac{1+x^{2}+y^{2}+z^{2}}{[\left(1+x^{2}+y^{2}+z^{2}\right)^{2}-4z^{2}]^{1/2}}$$ Mathematica code: ...
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I want to draw a graph using a weighted Adjacency matrix

I have a weighted adjacency matrix as follows: ...
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Using single replacement rule to convert algebraic expression

I have been trying this problems for hours and cannot find any helpful clues. How can I convert $Sinh[3\theta]+Sinh[\theta]$ to a rational function of x given $2Sinh[\theta] = x-x^{-1}$ by using only ...
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Calculating orbital period for the logistical map [closed]

I have the following MatLab code ...
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Frequency of elements in a list (merging tally data) [duplicate]

I've got a list in the format of list={{a,1},{a,1},{b,1},{c,1},{b,1}} And I want it to "compress" into a list of pairs ...
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Finding unit tangent, normal, and binormal vectors for a given r(t)

For my Calc III class, I need to find $T(t), N(t)$, and $B(t)$ for $t=1, 2$, and $-1$, given $r(t)=\{t,t^2,t^3\}$. I've got Mathematica, but I've never used it before and I'm not sure how to coerce ...
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local variable naming & symbolic argument

I'm stuck here with my variable assignment in this scenario ...