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Angle between two parabolas

I'm a little confused about a problem that asks me to find the angle between the two parabolas $$y^2=2px-p^2$$ and $$y^2=p^2-2px$$ at their intersection. I used implicit differentiation to find the ...
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Rearranging Pokemon Experience Formula to make Level the Subject

As the title suggests, I am trying to rearrange some of the formulas for calculating experience based on level to be the other way around (calculating level based on experience). I am having trouble ...
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Differentiate vector function wrt vector

I have a function $\frac{df(\mathbf{y})}{d\mathbf{y}}=\mathbf{y}g(\kappa)$ where $\kappa=||\mathbf{y}||_2$ and $g(\cdot)$ is a scalar function. Thing is when I differentiate this function I get a ...
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Solving for distance in terms of time in inverse squared law

I am trying to derive an expression for the distance travelled by an object that obeys an inverse squared law, $\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}=\frac{k}{y^2}$. However, I could not find an expression for distance ...
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Equilibrium Points Second Order Differential

Attempt: I get the system of the two first order equations (first order in $w$) by considering the different signs the first derivative takes. Problem is by equilibrium points: do I just set the ...
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Is it possible to develop Analysis solely from Peano's axioms

...and a few definitions on the way? When I studied Calculus using Spivak's book It was clearly shown that, in order to prove some fundamental theorems (intermediate value theorem being one of them), ...
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Expressing the integral in terms of the original variable

In evaluating the integral: $$ \int{dx\over(a^2-x^2)^{3/2}} $$ or $$ \int{dx\over(a^2-x^2)^{1/2}\ (a^2-x^2)}$$ Let $ x=a\sin\theta $ and $ dx=a\cos\theta\ d\theta $. Then $$ \int{{a\cos\theta\ ...
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The simplification of divided difference of cosine function

What is the following limit? $$\lim_{h \to 0}\frac{\cos(\pi/2+h)-\cos(\pi/2)}{h}$$ Why when simplified do you get $(-\sin(h))/h)$?
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Why is $f(x) = \sin(x)$ an element of $L^2(-\pi, \pi)$ not $L^2(a,b)$ [on hold]

I am having some trouble understanding why some functions are members of $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ whereas other functions are members of some restricted subset of $\mathbb{R}$ such as $(-\pi, \pi)$ Can ...
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Continuous Compound

You own an antique that is currently worth 1500, and whose value increases linearly at a rate of 175 per year. If the prevailing interest rate remains constant at 5%, per year compounded continuously, ...
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LN word problem

measurement of a child's ability to learn is given by the function $$L(t)=\frac{ln(t+1)}{t+1}$$ where t is the child's age in years, for $0 ≤ t ≤ 5$ At what age does a child have the greatest ...
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Math Subject GRE 1268 Question 55

If $a$ and $b$ are positive numbers, what is the value of $\displaystyle \int_0^\infty \frac{e^{ax}-e^{bx}}{(1+e^{ax})(1+e^{bx})}dx$. A: $0$ B: $1$ C: $a-b$ D: $(a-b)\log 2$ E: ...
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Question on continuity and differentiability of min() and max() functions.

Question: $f(x)=x^2-2|x|$. Test the continuity of $g(x)$ in the interval $[-2,3]$ if $g(x)$ is defined as: attempt: $f(x)$ is defined as: But i am finding it difficult to understand $g(x)$. ...
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What does it mean for a function to “preserve the limits of sequences”?

I've translated the English Wikipedia page "Limit of a sequence". What does the following statement mean? In fact, any real-valued function f is continuous if and only if it preserves the limits ...
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Calculus stay to Real Analysis as $x$ stay to Functional Analysis

Hi guys i had a look to book which treat the subject of Calculus (of course...) Analysis and Functional Analysis. Is that correct to state that Calculus is more focused on "computing" while ...
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Problem with a step involving a type of Riemann integration

I am reading this text, , and I find it unclear how the ratio of the considered rectangle's area to its length tends to become the derivative of a function $S$ as the lenght of the considered ...
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Factoring out quotient of an expression.

I am following the MIT Open Courseware on Single Variable Calculus and in the first lesson when taking the derivative of a simple function I found myself confused because of my knowledge gap in ...
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How to determine the minimum number of basis functions thats linear superposition best reproduces a set of curves?

How to determine the minimum number of basis functions that's linear superposition best reproduces a set of arbitrary curves?
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Convergence of $\sum \frac{2n+1}{(n^2+n)^n}$

I have to choose the right option: The series $$\sum_{n\geq 1} \frac{2n+1}{(n^2+n)^n}$$ a. Converges to 1. b. Converges to a number >1. Using ...
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different combinations of numbers [on hold]

Can anyone help me pick 1,000 combinations of six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15?
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An integral that I cannot simplify.

Good day, esteemed students of mathematics! I have been trying to prove that the convolution of $2q$ Gaussian probability distributions is another $q$ Gaussian probability distribution with the same ...
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An inequality involving supremum and integral

Let $g$ be a positive function defined on $(0,\infty)$. Is the following inequality always true ? $$ \sup_{r<t<\infty}g(t)\leq C\int_{r}^{\infty}g(t)\frac{dt}{t}, $$ where positive constant $C$ ...
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Trouble with finding the limit of this sequence

Well I was trying to find the limit of - $$ \lim_{x\rightarrow \infty } \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \sum_{r=1}^{n} \frac{\left [ r^2(\sin x)^x \right ]}{n^3}$$ obviously $$ ...
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How to recognise intuitively which functions grow faster asymptotically?

There are some cases where it is not so simple to decide which function grows faster asymptotically. For example, in the following cases, why (intuitively) $g(n)$ should grow faster than $f(n)$, or ...
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Prove that series $ \sum^{+\infty}_{n=0}a_n(x-x_0)^n $ and $ \sum^{+\infty}_{n=0}(n+1)a_{n+1}(x-x_0)^n $ have the same radius of convergence.

I want to prove that these two power series $$ \sum^{+\infty}_{n=0}a_n(x-x_0)^n $$ and $$ \sum^{+\infty}_{n=0}(n+1)a_{n+1}(x-x_0)^n $$ have the same radius of convergence. What I've done so far is: ...
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derivative of exponential function proof- [on hold]

I will post link because stackE won't accept size or type of file. This is part of proof for derivative of exponentinal function. 1.part http://postimg.org/image/iz97da581/ How do they get bottom ...
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Integrating functions with $x^3$

After learning the integration of various functions with $x^2$ involved, I was given the following integration, as a challenge: $$\sqrt{1+x^3}$$ I tried various methods - too long to even try and ...
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What are some unfamiliar and/or special tricks used to evaluate limits?

What are some neat tricks used to evaluate limits that might be otherwise a problem to deal with? I'm not asking for methods akin to L'Hopital's rule.. which is often used. My question is geared ...
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Finding the Zeros

A word problem gives this cost equation and asks to find the x where the average cost is minimized, to do so, I need to solve for average cost and derive it and then set it to zero and solve; $c(x) = ...
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Old calculus books?

this is really a question about math and not books. I am mainly wondering if reading really old calculus books is still beneficial for undrgraduate students today. I was told that the material covered ...
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Div$f$ is invariant under an orthogonal change of coordinates

Let $f: \mathbb{R^n} \to \mathbb{R^n}$ and $Df$ exists. I need to show that div$f$ is invariant under an orthogonal change of coordinates. Let $T:\mathbb{R^n} \to \mathbb{R^n}$ be an orthogonal ...
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$\lim x_n^{x_n}=4$ prove that $\lim x_n=2$ [duplicate]

Let $(x_n)$ be a sequence of real numbers, such that: $\lim x_n^{x_n}=4$, prove that $\lim x_n=2$ I'm not sure if my proof is right. I assumed that $\lim x_n $ isn't 2 and using Cauchy's criterion: ...
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Please Help Me - Is this conclusion true?

In a sliding mode control, we have : $ s = \dot e + \Lambda e $ we know that e and $ \dot e $ are independent variables. Now in order to find control effort from the system dynamics, we rewrite the ...
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Flatten grid coordinates to find display order.

I have a grid measuring (3 * 3) for example (though there may be more rows, there will always be 3 columns only), and i need to find the display order of a particular item, given it's x, y position. ...
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Consider the function f(x)=sin(x) in the interval x=[π/4,7π/4]. The number and location(s) of the local minima of this function are?

This is MCQ of a competitive exam(GATE), Answer is (d) given by GATE , and from other sources ,explanation is (b) somewhere and (d) somewhere , I am going with (b) as minimum at $270$, I have drawn ...
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Basic of Partial Differential Equation

I pretty new to calculus and I am trying to understand the following transformations: $2uu_{t} = \frac{\partial }{\partial t}u^{2} $ $2u_{t}u_{tt} = \frac{\partial }{\partial t}u_{t}^{2} $ $2uu_{xx} ...
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Prove or disprove that a series is convergent

I was given the following task which I struggle with. Prove the following statement, or disprove it by giving a counter example: if $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n$ is convergent then $\sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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limit of homogeneous polynomials as the order approaches infinity?

Let $f_n(x,y)=\sum a_ix^iy^{n-i}$ be a sequence of homogeneous polynomials with fixed coefficients $a_i$, is it possible to make $f_n$ converge as $n\rightarrow\infty$ after possible renormalization? ...
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Name of $|x|^p+|y|^p\le (|x|+|y|)^p$ ($p\ge 1$)?

I checked these What is the difference between square of sum and sum of square? Prove $(|x| + |y|)^p \le |x|^p + |y|^p$ for $x,y \in \mathbb R$ and $p \in (0,1]$. It is easy to see $p$-th power ...
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Understanding second step in derivation of joint distribution

This is a follow up to an earlier question Understanding step in derivation of joint distribution. In a derivation I am trying to understand, there is the following argument: $$ n! \int \prod_{i=1}^n ...
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Evaluating the bounds for a triple integral

I've working on the problem: Evaluate $\iiint_Q$ $1/(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)$, where Q is the solid region ABOVE the xy-plane (and we must do this in spherical coordinates). What I've done thus far is ...
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A balloon rises at a certain rate (in body), What is velocity of balloon after 40 seconds?

A balloon rises vertically from the ground so that its height after $t$ seconds is $h(t) =\frac12t^2+\frac12t$ feet where $t$ is between $0$ and $60$. What is the velocity of the balloon after $40$ ...
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How to find unkown height of triangle without hyptenuse

I been trying to solve this question and have tried to solve it for many days, but do not know how, any help would be much oblidged. A cable company owns the roads marked with the dotted lines in ...
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Limit with fraction in numerator

I need to find the limit for $$ \lim_{x\,\rightarrow\,0} \frac {\frac{1}{x+3} - \frac{1}{3}}{x} $$ It's supposed to be $-1/9$. I've tried changing it around multiple ways, and get the $9$ but never ...
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Can someone suggest some reference for a particular kind of infinite series

Can someone suggest some reference for the properties of the series $\lim_{n \to \infty} \sum_{i = 0}^{n} f(n, i)$ For example, when can we apply approximations to $f(n, i)$ that only works when $n ...
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Will this method always find the maximum of a positive-definite function?

Definitions: A real-valued, continuously differentiable function $f$ is positive definite on a neighborhood of the origin, $D$, if $f(0) = 0$ and $f(x) > 0$ for every non-zero $x \in D$. ...
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How do you calculate an area enclosed by four tangents by using the integration method?

For example, make it $y=3x-6$, $y=3x-15.48$, $y=-0.25x+1.25$, and $y=-0.25x-1.06$. It's been taken by finding the tangent line of a curve $y=(x-2)(x-3)(x-5)$.
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A question about fixed-point iteration sequence of a two times continuously differentiable function

I am stuck at this problem: Let $g:[a,b]\to[a,b]$ be a 2 times continuously differentiable function that satisfy: for all $x\in [a,b]$, $g''(x)\neq 0$ And let $s$ be an arbitrary fixed-point of ...
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how to prove that $ \lim x_n^{y_n}=\lim x_n^{\lim y_n}$?

Let $(x_n)$ and $(y_n)$ be two sequences of real numbers, such that: $\lim x_n = a > 0$ and $\lim y_n = b \in \mathbb R$ I need to prove that: $$\lim \left( x_n ^{y_n} \right) = a^b$$ I tried ...
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evaluate $\lim_{n\to\infty}\sum_{r=1}^{n-1}\frac{e^{r/n}}{n}$

Each term in the equation given in title tends to zero. $e^{\frac{r}{n}}$ tends to 1 and the denominator tends to infinity. Also, even the greatest numerator in the summation $e^{\frac{n-1}{n}}$ ...