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What can I do to eliminate the error FindFit::nrjnum:?

I am testing the "Power Law with finite-time singularity" hypothesis for world population growth for a project. The data I'm using (same behaviour should also be exhibited by the stock market, thats ...
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Extending NDSolve beyond a singularity

The $\tan$ function satisfies the following IVP: $$y'=1+y^2 ,\quad y(0)=0 $$ and has simple poles at the points $x=\pi/2+ \pi n$ for integer $n$. When trying to get $\tan$ via numerical integration,...
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NIntegrate fails to converge under almost any PrecisionGoal, MinRecursion etc. How can I trust the result?

I have been getting some ideas by reading other related questions in the forum, but the integral I have to do is not converging in many cases. The integrand is of the form: ...
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NIntegrate and Integrate giving different results for ill-behaved function

I'm trying to integrate the following function with Mathematica 8: $$ I(a,b)= \int_0^1 \mathrm{d}x\int_0^1\mathrm{d}y \,\theta(1-x-y) \frac{1}{x a^2-y(1-y)b^2},$$ where $\theta$ is the Heaviside ...