Tagged Questions

For questions about symbolic computation, as opposed to numerical computations.

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Improving the performance of a package for working with rational functions

As Mathematica gets slow for large symbolic calculations, the cost of putting terms over a common denominator (Together), in particular, gets too high. It occurred ...
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Simplifying between set theory and logical connectives

I'm trying to find out how to switch between set notation and logic, but am having difficulty. For instance, I know that the following two expressions are equivalent ...
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Is it possible to simplify an expression in vector form, which involves crossproduct and dot product?

I often need to simplify expressions involving cross product and dot product, for example: f = Dot[Cross[Cross[p1 - p, e1], Cross[p2 - p, e2]], Cross[p3 - p, e3]] ...
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Symbolically Minimizing a Max function

I'm having a tough time with seemingly simple symbolic Minimization/Maximization in Mathematica. I would like to use the Maximize function to work on some unknown random variables and so use min/max ...
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Derive logistic choice probabilities symbolically

More generally, I am interested in learning what the current limitations of Mathematica are when using it for doing pure mathematics. A recent blog post by Stephen Wolfram (see: http://blog....
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Symbolic matrix calculus: What's new in Version 9

I have seen some of the related posts, which ask about doing matrix calculation on tensors unknown dimensions. One of the posts mentioned that version 9 has some capability, but it was concerned about ...
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Fourier transformation of HeavisideTheta functions

I want to find 2D-Fourier transformation of the function given below f = HeavisideTheta[y1]*HeavisideTheta[y2 - y1] For the purpose, I use built-in function in ...
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Symbolic Nullspace computation in parallel

I am trying to determine the nullspace of a large symbolic matrix. The single core evolution seems to take too long. I tried Parallelize[] on the commands ...
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Why does integration of a radical times HeavisideTheta give a conditional expression?

If I want to compute an integral over x^p HeavisideTheta[y-x] where p is some fraction, I do not get the desired result, but ...
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Giving hints to Integrate

I working with the integral ...
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Calculate the power spectral density of a Markov chain

I would like to calculate the symbolic power spectral density of a two state Markov process with a symbolic transition matrix characterised by two parameters. I have tried the code below, but it ...
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Getting long complex-valued integrals when simpler real-valued expressions exist

I have a long list of real-valued functions I'd like to integrate symbolically. For many of them, Mathematica gives me results with long complex-valued expressions involving weird functions such as <...
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specifying a list (vector) of arbitrary length

When trying to do symbolic calculations in mathematica involving a space of dimension n, which is arbitrary but fixed, I'd often like to work with vectors that have ...
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Find the values of parameters so that the matrix is symmetric positive definite

Good evening , I have a matrix 20x20 in symbolic form. The matrix depends on 5 parameters (a,b,c,d,e). I would like to get the interval of each parameters that ensures that the matrix S is symmetric ...
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Computing residues of matrix valued functions symbolically

I have a somewhat specific application in mind, but I've run into this kind of problem a few times and never found an elegant solution. Is there an efficient way to get Mathematica to recognize that ...
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ExpToTrig transforms solution to 4th order ODE into unwanted form

Mathematica gives the solution of the second order differential equation DSolve[a y''[x] + b*y[x] == 0, y[x], x] in trigonometric form ...
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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 ...