# Questions tagged [inverse]

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, b,...
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### What are the counterparts in Wolfram to left and right division of a matrix in other programming language, e.g. Julia and MATLAB?

Sometimes, to find the inverse of a matrix is a labor-consuming task, or even "disgusting", especially when the matrix is "ill". It is said, e.g. in Julia, that the left/right division operation is ...
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### Is there a built-in function to inverse Thread?

Namely, while Thread @ f[{a, b}, {x, y}] gives {f[a, x], f[b, y]} the InverseThread (if it existed) should reverse the ...
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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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### Can I use Compile to speed up InverseCDF?

I'm repeatedly issuing the command P = InverseCDF[NormalDistribution[0, 1], T] where T is either a 36- or 64-vector of real numbers (points in the unit ...
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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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### Why doesn't Lambert function (ProductLog) simplify?

I have Simplify[ProductLog[x*Exp[x]]] By the definition of the Lambert function, this should be simply x. But Mathematica outputs this: ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### InverseFunction oddity

InverseFunction[ConditionalExpression[#, 0 <= # <= 1] &] InverseFunction[ConditionalExpression[#, -1 <= # <= 1] &] The first line produces ...
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### How do I get the inverse of a homogeneous transformation matrix?

I want to get the inverse of this homogeneous transformation matrix: iab = { {1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, -1, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 3}, {0, 0, 0, 1} } using the ...
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### Easiest way to have an approximation of binary entropy inverse

I call $H_2$ the function $H_2(x) = -x \ln(x)-(1-x) \ln(1-x)$ It is the binary entropy. I call $g(x)=H_2((1+x)/2)$ This last function is bijective on $[0;1]$. I would like to have an inverse, or ...
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### Weirdness with Interpolation of data and InverseFunction

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persisting through 12.0 Something strange is happening with this list of data: ...
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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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### 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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### Inverse of DiracDelta at 0 is 99/5?

Here in this other question of mine I asked the question, but maybe here is more pertinent. When using Mathematica we can find the following result: ...