Questions on exact, symmetric reversal of a definition or functional mapping (i.e. the original form is returned when applied twice). Use this tag for issues on inversion of Mathematica expressions, or general inversion of math constructs.

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How to symbolically do matrix “Block Inversion”?

Consider a block (partitioned) matrix matrix = ArrayFlatten[{{a, b}, {c, d}}] where, a, ...
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Is there a way to symbolically invert a piecewise function

I have a piecewise function that is continuous and strictly monotonic, like this: f[t_] = Piecewise[{{t/4, t < 0}, {t/2, t < 3}, {3/2 + (t - 3)*3, True}}] ...
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Inverse of a complicated function

Mathematica is struggling to find the inverse of this function f(r): ...
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Inverse Laplace transform not obtained

I can't seem to be able to compute the inverse Laplace transform of a Laplace transform: ...
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Need a generalization of RootApproximant to recognize linear combinations over algebraic numbers

RootApproximant does a very good job when I need to recognize an algebraic number and when enough of its digits are known (or even when an unlimited number of ...
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How to invert an integral equation

There have been numerous times when I've needed to invert an integral equation, i.e. I have something like $$f(x) = g_1(x)\int_{0}^x g_2(x') dx'$$ for arbitrary functions $g_1$ and $g_2$, and ...
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How to reverse irreversible function in Mathematica?

How to reverse formula $y(x)=x (\frac{1}{sin \frac{\pi x}{2}})^\alpha$ i.e. express it as $x = x(y)$ in Mathematica? I did this way ...
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InverseFunction oddity

InverseFunction[ConditionalExpression[#, 0 <= # <= 1] &] InverseFunction[ConditionalExpression[#, -1 <= # <= 1] &] The first line produces ...
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How can I get the inverse of my function?

The original function is $$f=\frac{1}{e^{\frac{\phi }{k t}}-1}-\frac{m+1}{e^{\frac{(m+1) \phi }{k t}}-1}$$ I want to express $e^{\frac{\phi }{k t}}$ about $m$ and $f$, so I tried: ...
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Solution to a T+U = E equation

I needed to solve really easy differential equation (in dimensionless units): $$ \mathcal{T} (\dot{\xi}) + \mathcal{U} (\xi) = \text{const.} \equiv \varepsilon ; \quad T(\dot{\xi}) = \dot{\xi}^2 ; ...
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Efficient method for inverting a block tridiagonal matrix

Is there a better method to invert a large block tridiagonal Hermitian block matrix, other than treating it as a ordinary matrix? For example: ...
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How to tell Mathematica to get the real-only inverse function?

The problem I have is that Mathematica seems to play better with complex numbers so that the result of N[InverseFunction[Function[x,x^3]][-1]] is ...
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How to invert a matrix with 100 trillion elements?

I have a $10^{7}\times 10^{7}$ matrix with the following properties: it is sparse it is gamma-5 it is almost Hermitian. If $M$ is the matrix we are trying to invert, we know $M=A M^{\dagger} A$ ...
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Inverse of LogIntegral

I wanted the inverse logarithmic intgral, so I typed InverseFunction[LogIntegral] and received the expected symbolic answer. But when I try to integrate it or ...
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InverseFunction on an Interpolating Function is misbehaving

I am getting strange behavior when I try to calculate the inverse of an interpolating function for two similar data sets. My data sets are: ...
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Plotting the solutions to a transcendental equation

I am trying, to no avail, to use Mathematica to produce a plot in (x, y)-space of the solutions to the equation Cos[Sqrt[y]] + Sin[Sqrt[y]]/Sqrt[y] == Cos[x] ...
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How can I solve Tan[t] - t == F[x] for t as a function of x?

How can I solve the equation Tan[t] - t = Ax, where A is a constant for t[x]? I know that ...
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How to convert a system of parametric equations to a normal equation?

For example, I have a system of parametric equations (R is a constant number) : ...
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What would be the inverse function for the following condition?

I tried the problem but i couldn't take above condition in question in terms of f(x)
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How to get the determinant and inverse of a large sparse symmetric matrix?

For example, the following is a $12\times 12$ symmetric matrix. Det and Inverse take too much time and don't even work on my ...
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Changing variables algebraically

Suppose one has two functions, $y(x)$ and $z(x)$, and one seeks to obtain $y(z)$ by substituting $x(z)$ into $y(x)$. Can this be done in a single step? Or must $z(x)$ first be inverted independently? ...
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Inverse on a restricted domain

I have a function, whose domain is [0,1]. The function is f = Piecewise[{{Exp[-β * (-Log[#])^α], 0 < # <= 1}}, #]& with ...
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Inverse of piecewise function with pieces invertible on specific domain

I have piecewise continuous function defined below: f=Piecewise[{ {15 + 1/6*(# - 3), # <= 27}, {# - 12 + 4 * Exp[-5/24*(#-27)], 27 < #} }]; This ...
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Mathematica Can't Evaluate This?

I am trying to find the inverse function of $\frac{\ln{x}}{x^2}$ in Mathematica. I am using the Solve[] function to find the inverse (yes, I know about ...
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Invert Colors Stylesheet White on Black

There have been a couple studies done that showed that white text on a black background increase recall of data. Although this is certainly debatable how might I invert the colors of Notebook font ...
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Inverting matrix with assumptions

I want to invert a matrix that contains some variables, so I thought I should give some assumptions to Mathematica to speed up the process. How do I assume that $s0,...,s8$ are positive constants ...
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Approximate inverse of large sparse matrix with small diagonal element

I need to find inverse of a large sparse matrix with small diagonal element. I follow this question - Is there any way to obtain an approximate inverse for very large sparse matrices? and try to use ...
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Back from transfer function (s-domain) to differential equation (in t-domain)

I've got the following transfer function (in the s-domain): $$\text{H}(s)=\frac{\text{C}s}{\text{RC}s+1}$$ Is there a function in Mathematica 10 that I can go back to the differential equation (in ...
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In there a way to derive the inverse value of CDF format MultinormalDistribution?

Is there a way to produce the inverse value of multinormal distribution function in CDF format with 0.05 significance level? I found the function called ...
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Prandtl-Meyer function

I'm trying to solve for Mach number based on the given Prandtl-Meyer function, however I keep getting odd error. Here is my code: ...
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How to do Inverse formulas/Rearrange formulas in Mathematica? [duplicate]

Hi am a student in chemical engineering and I have the necessity to rearrange formulas algebraically, for example ...
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How to find selected elements of inverse of a banded matrix without inverting it?

Is it possible to find some selected elements of the inverse of a large sparse matrix without inverting it? For example consider this Hermitian matrix (as a general case). ...
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Fit to inverse function

I am trying to fit my data to an inverse function from solving a DGL: ...
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find the inverse of a hyperbolic function

Hi everyone I am new in Mathematica and I am trying to find the inverse of a function which contains hyperbolic tangents and I hope someone can help me. The function is y=(a)tanh(d(x-g))+ ...
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Get inverse of a matrix step-by-step [duplicate]

How can I get the inverse of a matrix step by step? An example: Given the matrix `{{8, 2}, {3, 2}}´, the result is {{$\frac{1}{5}$, -$\frac{1}{5}$}, {-$\frac{3}{10}$, $\frac{4}{5}$}}. But how can I ...
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Is there an inverse function for F[x] = {Cos[x], Sin[x]} in Mathematica?

Mathematica has functions ArcCos, ArcSin, and ArcTan, but none of these does what I need, ...
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Inverting matrix of unknown size

I have a matrix that has a variable number of columns and rows (but it is always square). The matrix is: $$ \Gamma = \begin{bmatrix} \Theta & 0 & 0 & 0 & T & 0 & R_j \\ ...
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invert system of two parametric ODEs and plot results of do-loop

I can solve this system of parametric ODE (u is the parameter,while g,e and ...
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Evaluation of InverseFunction at the boundaries of its domain

Folks, I want to numerically evaluate a InverseFunction h[x] close to the edges x5 and ...
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Why are my 3D plots getting inverted?

For some reason, all 3D plots that I make in Mathematica 9 get inverted in both the image and the axes. For example, using the simple plot: ...
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Inverse KroneckerProduct given other arguments

I'm having problems working out how to do the inverse of a two argument Kronecker Product, given one of the decomposed column vectors. For example, say I have used the Kronecker Product on two ...
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Speeding up inversion of symbolic matrices by invoking caching

Is it possible to reduce the computation time taken to find inverse of symbolic matrices USING CACHING TECHNIQUES accessible (if any)? I am trying to compute inverse of symbolic matrices of size ...
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Invert a transcendental function

I have tried Reduce and Solve in Mathematica, as well as have a long list of tries in Maple, but cannot seem to get anywhere ...
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Automatic inverse for Lambert’s Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection

I’m interested in finding closed-form inverses for map projection equations in general (of course, this is not always possible). I’m hoping Mathematica can help me with some of the trickier ones. As ...
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InverseFunction of [E, 1, 1][c/Sqrt[K[1]]] isn't it just Log[c/Sqrt[K[1]]? [closed]

The problem is DSolve[E[del x'[t]/x[t]] x[t]^.5 == c, x[t], t] the answer is ...
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Inverse of a restriction of a non-invertible matrix

Let $A∈R^{4×4}$ be a non-invertible matrix, with $2$-dimensional kernel. How can I compute the inverse of the restriction of $A$ on a subspace where it is invertible: $A^{-1}v \,\,\,\,$ where ...
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How to find the inverse a symbolic matrix that Mathematica thinks might be singular

I have a square matrix depending on a parameter "a". When "a" has a numeric value (eg 2.1 * 10 ^ 8) through the inverse function Inverse[] I can invert the matrix. If I write the matrix as a function ...
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Creating Matrix,Inverted and Upper Triangulate inside Module

I was trying to fit this into a module but I didn't have any luck. And for some reason it won't Inverse the Matrix. Here's the code: Input: ...
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Block matrix definition and inversion

I would like to define the following block matrix $$ A=\begin{bmatrix} H-G_1 & -G_1 & \ldots & -G_1 \\ -G_2 & H-G_2 & \ldots & -G_2 \\ \vdots & \ldots & \vdots & ...