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### Smooth approximation near a non differentiable point

Let $f:\mathbb{R}_+\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function differentiable for $x>0$ but non differentiable at $x=0$ (for instance $f=\sqrt{\cdot}$) and $g$ be a polynomial function. I know how to ...
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### Differentiation and series expansion of dot product - inconsistent results

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and persisting through 11.3 or later Bug resolved in 12.0 As of 12.0, we have an unevaluated result - inconsistent with the differentiation result, but not invalid. ...
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### Help with evaluation of the differential of a BSplineFunction?

It can be useful to generate a smooth random function over $[-L,L]$ with BSplineFunction: ...
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### Differentiate an Integral-Assumption needed

I already looked into the smaller problems, but I just don't get the clean first derivative, because Mathematica wants to work with imaginary numbers. How do I best supress this here? I tried it with <...
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### How does D work with numerical arguments? [duplicate]

If I define f[x_?NumericQ] := (Sow[x]; SawtoothWave[x]) D[f[x], x] /. x -> 1.1 (* 5.29432 *) numeric differentiation fails, despite the function being smooth ...
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### Bug? Problem with derivative of interpolating function from FEM

Bug introduced in 10 or earlier and fixed in version 10.4 I am really not sure if this is a bug or I am missing something very trivial. QUESTION: What I am missing in order to obtain the partial ...