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Why prove that area is unique?

in the book Apostol's Calculus Volume 1, in the proof of the area of a parabola $x^2$ from $x=0$ to $x=b$ it is shown that the area $A$ must satisfy ...
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Is my proof rigorous? (Archimedes area of parabola)

I am currently reading Apostol's Calculus volume 1 and was revising the part where the area of a parabolic segment is found. I decided to write my own proof similar to the one in the book, which I ...
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Runge Phenomena Proof

Is there such a proof that states that the Runge Phenomena will always occur when interpolating with higher order polynomials or is this just observed empirically?
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I need help on problem 54 and 55 (the way to solve this kind of quiz.) [on hold]

I need help in problem $54$ and $55$. How do I solve these kinds of questions? I know how to find gradients and how to find the tangent plane equation and the normal line too.
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Maximum value of expression

Let the maximum value of the expression $y=\frac{x^4-x^2}{x^6+2x^3-1}$ for $x>1$ is $\frac{p}{q}$,where p and q are relatively prime positive integers.Find (p+q). My ...
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Add or subtract something to a number to reduce it to the range 0 to 24

I'm developing a C++ program and I need to find a formula that given a number to reduce and a limit number, get a value between 0 and this limit number. I don't know if it is allow to put C++ code ...
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Differential equation with shifited term

I have a differential equation (Or integral equation) of the form: $$ f(x) = a e^{-x} + b \int_0^x f(cz+dx) e^{-z} dz$$ $a,b,c,d$ are constants. I am considering whether the above equation has a ...
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Showing that the sequence $x_n=\frac{1}{3}x_{n-1}(4+x_{n-1}^3)$ where $x_0=-0.5$ quadratically converges

I am stuck at a point in solving this problem: Show that the sequence defined by: For all $n\in\mathbb{N}, x_n = \begin{cases} -\frac{1}{2}, & \text{if $n=0$} \\ ...
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To determine the points of $\Bbb R^2$ at which $(i) f_x$ exists, $(ii) f_y$ exists.

Let $f : \Bbb R^2 → \Bbb R$ be defined by $f(x, y) := x^2 + y^2$ if $x$ and $y$ are both rational, and $f(x, y) := 0$ otherwise. To determine the points of $\Bbb R^2$ at which $(i) f_x$ exists, $(ii) ...
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A curious proof of L'Hospital's rule

I quote P. Nahin When Least is Best (2004), pp. 173-174 "Since $g(x)=R(x)h(x)$, then differentiation of both sides gives $$g'(x)=R(x)h'(x)+R'(x)h(x).$$ Since $\lim_{x \rightarrow 0} h(x)=0$, and we ...
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List of techniques to evaluate limits?

I'd like to make a complete list of techniques to solve a limit. Definition of the limit Continuous functions Algebra of limits Addition, multiplication, division Composition Inverse function ...
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Convergence when the derivative is uniformly continuous

Let $f: \Bbb R \to \Bbb R$ be a derivable function. $f'$ is uniformly continuous in $\Bbb R$ Prove that $[n(f(x+1/n)-f(x))]$ converges uniformly to $f'(x)$ I'm having a hard time seeing why does ...
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Does $f_n(x)=\cos^n(x)(1-\cos^n(x))$ converge uniformly for $x$ in $[π/4 , π/2]$?

Does $f_n(x)=\cos^n(x)(1-\cos^n(x))$ converge uniformly for $x$ in $[π/4 , π/2]$? Its clear to see that the point-wise convergence is to $0$. By finding the derivative I obtained that the maximum of ...
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What does it actually mean if a cost function is differentiable?

I am just learning about optimization, and having trouble understanding the idea behind differentiating cost functions. I have read that for standard optimization problems, the cost function needs to ...
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Closed-form of $\int_0^1\left(\frac{\left(x^2+1\right)\arcsin(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}+2\ln\left(x^2+1\right)\right)\frac{\ln x}{x^3+x}\,dx$

I've conjectured the following closed-form: $$ I = \int_0^1\left(\frac{\left(x^2+1\right)\arcsin(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}+2\ln\left(x^2+1\right)\right)\frac{\ln x}{x^3+x}\,dx = -2\,G\,\ln2, $$ where $G$ is ...
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How do I take the derivative of this vector valued function?

Problem: Find the velocity at time $t$ of the particle whose position is $\hat{r}(t)$: \begin{align*} \hat{r} = e^{-t} \cos(e^t) \hat{i} + e^{-t} \sin(e^t) \hat{j} - e^t \hat{k} \end{align*} This is ...
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Determine Critical points in optimisation problem

So I have this problem where I am supposed to calculate the max and min value of a function $f(x,y)=x+2y$ restricted by the disk $x^2+y^2\le 1 $. I have calculated the $df/dx $ and $df/dy$ and they ...
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How to evaluate dh/dt giving dV/dt?

Water evaporates from an open bowl of unspecified shape at a rate proportional to the area ofthe water surface; that is, $$\frac{dV}{dt} = -cA(h)$$ where V is the volume of water, A(h) is the area of ...
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Calculation of integral using two different methods? [on hold]

Find $$\int \dfrac{x^3}{(x^2+1)^3}dx$$ in two different ways, first using the substitution $u=x^2+1$ and then using the substitution $x=\tan \theta$. I managed to do both of these but the answer is ...
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Why is this counting function finite? (It is used Probability)

Why is this counting function finite? I don't understand this interpretation of the author. Can you explain more about this? Please.
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Find Intersection of Two Circle given Lat/Lon and radius

I am attempting to calculate the intersection of two circle on the Earth with a given latitude, longitude and radius. I started with this post. While I am using this in the context of programming, it ...
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Linear combination of basis function in logarithm space. Is it possible?

I have a function $f(x)$. As theory said that it can represent by linear combination of basis functions such as $$f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^{N}\alpha_ig_i(x)$$ where $\alpha$ is coefficient and $g(.)$ is basis ...
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What condition do I have set to have $x_j$ for $j=1,…,n$ to be non-negative?

I have $\sum_{j=1}^n q_{jj}(x_j-y_j)^2\le1$ What condition do I have set to have $x_j$ for $j=1,...,n$ to be non-negative? The book I am reading says $\sqrt{q_{jj}}\ge1/y_j$ but why? edit: ...
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Finding the bounds for a triple integration

I'm currently working on a problem stating: $\iiint_Q y*dV$, where Q is the solid that lies between the cylinders $x^2+y^2=1$ and $x^2+y^2=4$, above the xy-plane, and below the plane z=x+2. My ...
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Solving $y' + \frac{1}{2}xy + y^{2} = 0$

I am trying to solve the ODE $$y' + \frac{1}{2}xy + y^{2} = 0.$$ Mathematica gives that the answer is $$y(x) = \frac{e^{-x^2/4}}{C + 2\int_{0}^{x/2}e^{-t^{2}}\, dt}.$$ Of course, if I take this answer ...
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Indefinite integration: $\int x^{x^2+1}(2\ln x+1)dx$

Find the value of the integral: $$\int x^{x^2+1}(2\ln x+1)dx.$$ My attempt: I tried by using integration by parts, but not working since $x^{x^2+1}$ keeps coming again and again. Then I tried putting ...
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How to distinguish between global maxima/minima and local maxima/minima of a function?

How to distinguish between global maxima/minima and local maxima/minima of a function (when the graph is not provided)? For instance:I find all the points having f'(x)=0 and do second ...
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Radius of a wheel based on parametric equations

I am working on a question and I don't have the slightest idea where to begin. Any nudge in the right direction would be very helpful. Here is the question: A bicycle wheel has radius R. Let P be ...
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Help in calculating the Hessian Matrix from the log-likelihood

I am trying to find the Fisher Information Matrix for a univariate linear linear Moving Average model: \begin{align} z(n) &= h_1 u(n-1) + h_2 u(n-2) + u(n) \tag{1} \\ y(n) &= \mathbf{h^Tz(n)} ...
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Why $\lim_{\Delta x\to 0} \cfrac{\int_{x}^{x+\Delta x}f(u) du}{\Delta x}=\cfrac{f(x)\Delta x}{\Delta x}$?

I'm reading Nahin's: Inside Interesting Integrals. I've been able to follow it until: $$\lim_{\Delta x\to 0} \cfrac{\int_{x}^{x+\Delta x}f(u) du}{\Delta x}=\cfrac{f(x)\Delta x}{\Delta x}$$ I ...
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Proving the continuity of these maps

Backstory: I am having an exam soon, and these are the assignments that keep coming up, I cannot finish any of them to the end, but have ideas about solving them, and would like to hear your thoughts ...
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For which values of $x$ does this series converge?

For which values of $x$ does the series presented below converge? $$\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}\frac{x^n(1-x^n)}{n}$$ Neither the root test nor the ratio test is of much help - I've tried for ...
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Proof of integration of parts.

I can almost see how to derive the formula of integration by parts by this extremely helpful picture: But Im having trouble figuring out how the limits of integration simplify so nicely to how they ...
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Integration by Partial Fractions $\int\frac{1}{(x+1)^3(x+2)}dx$

I'm trying to do a problem regarding partial fractions and I'm not sure if I have gone about this right as my answer here doesn't compare to the answer provided by wolfram alpha. Is it that I can't ...
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Find all solutions to the equation. $7 \sin^2x - 14 \sin x + 2 = -5$

I got this question wrong on a test and I want to see what I did wrong so I don't get this type of question wrong again.
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washer method calculus help [on hold]

The question is: "Find the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the region bounded by the line $y = 5$ using washer method outer - inner formula the functions to graph are: $y = x^2$, $y = 2x$. ...
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Eliminate $t$ to give an equation that relates $x$ and $y$

I am having problems understanding how to solve the following parametric equation. I have achieved an answer, but am unsure if my answer is correct or not. Eliminate t to give an equation that ...
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Are the stationary points of a strongly convex function unique in each dimension?

Consider a strongly convex function $~f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R^+}~$ with a unique minimum at the point $x^* \in \mathbb{R}^n$. I am wondering: if I have another point $y \in ...
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Helicity is Conserved

In fluid mechanics, the helicity is defined as $$\int_{R^3} u(x,t)\cdot \omega(x,t),$$ where $u(x,t)$ is a smooth solution of the Euler equations $$\partial_tu + (u \cdot \nabla) u = -\nabla p$$ ...
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Finding the volume of a solid bounded by a sphere and a paraboloid

I am working on a problem that requires me to find the volume of the solid bounded by the sphere $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 2$ and the paraboloid $x^2 + y^2 = z$. I know that to do this, I must use triple ...
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Supremum vs Integral [on hold]

Let $h$ be a positive function defined on $(0,\infty)$. Is the following inequality always true ? $$ \sup_{r<t<\infty}h(t)\leq\int_{r}^{\infty}h(t)\frac{dt}{t} $$
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Closed-form of $\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{\left(a+\cosh x\right)^{1/n}} \, dx$ for $a=0,1$

While I was working on this question by @Vladimir Reshetnikov, I've conjectured the following closed-forms. $$ I_0(n)=\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{\left(\cosh x\right)^{1/n}} \, dx \stackrel{?}{=} ...
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calculate-binomio-newton

i am help Calculate: $$(C^{16}_0)-(C^{16}_2)+(C^{16}_4)-(C^{16}_6)+(C^{16}_8)-(C^{16}_{10})+(C^{16}_{12})-(C^{16}_{14})+(C^{16}_{16})$$ PD : use $(1+x)^{16}$ and binomio newton
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Calculus book for computer science students

I'm going to teach calculus I and II to undergraduate computer science students and I would like to know if someone here knows some book or site with easy calculus applications in computer science. ...
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Finding a tangent line with implicit differentiatio

Find the tangent line on point $P$ for this curve $(x + 2)^2 + (y - 3)^2 = 37$ on $P(4,4)$ I tried implicit differentiating $2(x + 2) + 2(y - 3)y' = 0$ I'm not sure if solving for $y'$ is the ...
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Does $\mathfrak T^r(\Bbb R^m)$ count as an vector space?

Here $\mathfrak T^r (\Bbb R^m)$ denotes all the $r$-th tensors (multi-linear functions) acting upon the elements $(u_1,\cdots,u_r)$ from the product space $\displaystyle \prod^r \Bbb R^m$. And the ...
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Evaluate $\displaystyle\lim_{n \to \infty} \int_{0}^1 [x^n + (1-x)^n ]^\frac{1}{n} \ \mathrm{d}x$

Evaluate $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \int_{0}^1 [x^n + (1-x)^n ]^\frac{1}{n} \ \mathrm{d}x$$ I simplified the limit to $$\dfrac{1}{2}\lim_{n \to \infty} \int_{0}^{\frac{1}{2}} ...
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Quick Integration by parts question [on hold]

If while doing integration by parts I get a sum of +infinity and -infinity, can I obtain that the Integral diverges?
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Simple differential equation( introduction but need some basic explanation)

I have a couple of questions before I dig deeper into my calculus book. First: I have learned that $\frac{d}{dx}\frac{x}{y}$=$\frac{y x'-x y'}{y^2}$ never really gotten a proper explanation for ...
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The value of the integral $\int_0^2\left(\sqrt{1+x^3}+\sqrt[3]{x^2+2x}\:\right)dx$

The value of definite integral $$\int\limits_{0}^{2}\left(\sqrt{1+x^3}+\sqrt[3]{x^2+2x}\:\right)dx$$ is $$(A)\,4 \quad(B)\,5 \quad (C)\,6 \quad(D)\,7$$ My attempt: I tried using ...