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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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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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Using triangulation

I have been presented with 3 known points and the power densities at those points. I need to use those points to find the location of the actual antenna which is generating the signals. Power ...
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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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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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Check homework integration in Mathematica

Given in my homework I have to compute (by hand) $$\iint\limits_{x^2+y^2\leq 1}(x^2+y^2)\,\mathrm dx\,\,\mathrm dy.$$ My solution so far: Let $f(x,y)=x^2+y^2$ and $K=\{(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2:x^2+y^2\leq ...
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recurrence equation, result members don't contain the number 5 [on hold]

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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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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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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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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local variable naming & symbolic argument

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