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How to create a new “person curve”?

Wolfram|Alpha has a whole collection¹ of parametric curves that create images of famous people. To see them, enter WolframAlpha["person curve"] into a Mathematica ...
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Roughly how many times per day may WolframAlpha[] be used?

The integration of Wolfram|Alpha seems to be one of the (many!) major features of Mathematica 8. Earlier I was reading this Wolfram Blog archive and noticed quite a few articles talking about the use ...
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How to compare power towers in Mathematica?

First I tried it directly, but it overflowed: ...
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Getting all physical units with prefixes

How we can get the list with all physical units and prefixes from WolframAlpha and make symbols from the result to be equal their corresponding quantities like described in this post?
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Showing steps for TrigExpand

If I enter a double equal sign and the following in Mathematica 10: == integrate 1/(1+x^4) Then wolfram alpha allows me to select a Step-by-step solution, which ...
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Can Mathematica solve functional equations with nested variable?

First, inline free form input can solve these equations: But it seems no native Mathematica function can solve these, there is even an error page for equations of this form (nestdv). Now my ...
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How to make a picture grid of all Nobel Laureates in physics?

I want to make a picture grid of all Nobel Laureates in physics using mathematica. Later I wanna print this picture grid on a big wall! The first thought I came up with is to exploit the powerful ...
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Interactive steam tables and phase diagrams in Mathematica

I teach an undergraduate course in Thermodynamics and I would love to use Mathematica to demonstrate the various engineering processes that involve the expansions and compressions of steam and common ...
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In finding a logarithmic fit for some data (of the form a*Log[b*x]), WolframAlpha succeeds where Mathematica 7.0 fails, why?

I would like to fit a function of the form: $a \log(b x)$ to a set of data: ...
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How can I get all the results from a Wolfram | Alpha query?

When I query Wolfram | Alpha with "city in orange county, california", it returns the first four results with a note that there are "42 total". I can then hit the "more" button until all 42 are ...
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W|A or Mathematica for CountryData?

Sometimes W|A gives you something ... WolframAlpha["electricity production of the United States in 2007", "Result"] ... not available in the WDF ...
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Second derivative implicit differentiation using Wolfram Alpha input?

How would you perform second derivative implicit differentiation using Wolfram Alpha input? The reason that I'm using WA input is that it gives you step-by-step solutions and I'm a first year ...