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prove limit of exponential function without concept of logarithm

The question is, prove that if a real number $x>1$, then $\lim_{n\to\infty}x^n = \infty$, where $n \in \mathbb N$, without using the logarithmic concept. I came up with a proof, but I'm not so sure ...
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Inequality involving exponential function (base $2$ and $3$) [on hold]

Show that the following inequality holds for every real number x: $$3^x+0.5>2^x$$
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An easy way to define $\exp(x)$ - does it work?

$\exp(x)$ is usually defined in three different ways: 1) By its Taylor series: $\exp(x)=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^k}{k!}$ 2) By its derivative: $\exp(x)'=\exp(x)$ 3) By the limit $\exp(x)=\lim_{N ...
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Solving $e^{\sin(z)}=1$ in the complex plane

I am trying to solve $e^{\sin(z)}=1$ in the complex plane. I know that this means that $\sin(z)=2k\pi i$ for some integer $k$. This is equivalent to saying that $$\frac{e^{iz}- e^{-iz}}{2i}=2k \pi ...
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Bounds on function $\exp(-\frac{1}{2}x^2)$

I have the following function : $$f(x)=\exp(-\frac{1}{2}x^2),$$ where $x >0$. I am looking for some tight bounds (upper bound and lower bounds) on $f(x)$. Any idea ? P.S.: The problem arises when ...
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Past exponential functions?

We have been taught that linear functions, usually expressed in the form $y=mx+b$, when given a input of 0,1,2,3, etc..., you can get from one output to the next by adding some constant (in this case, ...
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Volume Exponential Function

I should find the Volume received by rotating the region bounded by: $y = e^x $, $ y = 0 $,$ x = 0 $, $ x = 1 $ rotated around the x axis. I know how to find it by using the disc method but I could ...
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the integral of exponential function [on hold]

all! How to calculate the integral of the following function $$\displaystyle\int_{- \infty}^{\infty} \displaystyle\frac{0.8e^{- ax^2 -ibx}}{1 -0.2 e^{icx}}dx $$ for $a,b,c \in \mathbb{R}$ and $i$ the ...
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Solving an exponential equation with different bases

Solve the equation $2^x + 5^x = 3^x + 4^x$. I can figure out two special solutions $x=0$ and $x=1$, and I try to prove that they are the only two solutions. However, I find it hard to do so because I ...
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Expectation of an exponent of a random variable

Suppose that $X \geq 0$ is distributed according to some distribution $F$. What can be said about $E[e^{-r X}]$? I.e. is there a way to express this expectation only in terms of some characteristics ...
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Confusing result obtained taking second derivative of ye^y

I was doing my calculus homework, and one of the questions asked for the first and second derivative of $ye^y=x$, I did the computations and arrived at $-(x+1)^{-2}$, which was a lot neater and ...
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Need help with $\int\mathrm{exp}[-C(\frac{1}{(x -\frac{1}{2})^2 + (x + \frac{1}{2})^2} -1)^S ] \mathrm{dx}$ for a statistical mechanics problem

Can someone help solving this integral?: $$\int\limits_{-\frac{1}{2}}^{0} \mathrm{exp}\left[-C \left( \frac{1}{(x -\frac{1}{2})^2 + (x + \frac{1}{2})^2} -1 \right)^S \right] \mathrm{dx} = ...
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Generalizing exponential moving average to n samples

Assume that we have a moving average like this: $E_t = a*S_{t-1}+(1-a)*E_{t-1}$ where $E$ would be an estimate we are interested in, and $S$ is a sample we take at each point in time. Now, if we ...
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Simplify exponential equation

I really need your help to solve this exponential equation. It looks so simple, but I haven't been able to find a solution so far: $$ {A_1 + A_2 \over 2} = A_1 \exp\left({-x^2 \over c_1^2}\right) + ...
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Infinite Sum Defined by $\int \frac{e^x}{x}dx$ vs. Exponential Function Taylor Series

Recently, when fiddling around with integration by parts, I noticed that it is possible to define infinite series that led to an integral. My calculus teacher noticed this, and told me to find $$ ...
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Supremum of $\cot(\pi z)$ where $z$ is on circle with radius $n+1/2$

I try to estimate the supremum of $|\cot(\pi z)|$ and where $z=(n+1/2) e^{i t}$, $n\in\mathbb N$ and $t\in[0,2\pi)$. I should be a constant. So far I did by wiriting it in exponential form and ...
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Why does $\frac{1}{6e^{2y}}=\frac{1}{2x-8}$ in this context?

This is the context: I tried substituting $y=3e^{2x}+4$ into $6e^{2y}$but I wasn't able to go any further. Does anyone what exactly is being done in the last step?
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Integration of $\frac{x^2}{2\left(e^x+1\right)}$

Let: $$f(x) = \int \frac{x^2}{2\left(e^x+1\right)}dx $$ Is there a way to find $f(x)$? I've tried through integration by parts, but that didn't work out. If substitution is the answer, I can't see ...
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The number $e$ approximated as sums of of $X \sim U(0,1)$. Why does it work?

In this post a computer simulation to approximate $e$ is based on the mathematical knowledge that $E[\xi]=e$, where $\xi$ is the random variable defined as the minimum number of $n$ such that ...
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Fitting a curve - trending line formula

In OSX Numbers I have a chart with these data points: 50 53 100 62 200 78 300 91 500 117 1000 192 2000 297 3000 412 5000 567 10000 990 Using the trending line ...
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Approximating the number $e$ through computer simulation - mathematical background

There is nothing original about this question. It was asked here. I am just curious about an answer that is beyond my mathematical level. In one of the simulations appearing in the comments to the ...
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Proving that the exponential inequality $e^x \ge x^e$ holds for all $x \ge 0$ [duplicate]

How does one prove that $$e^x \ge x^e$$ for all $x \ge 0$? I tried to do this by setting $f(x)=e^x-x^e$ Plotting this function shows this easily, as seen here. However, when I tried to prove ...
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How to solve $\ln(y)=\ln(x)e^{\ln(x+1)} $ for x?

I know that if I have had $y = x^{x+0} $ aka $y = x^x$ I could do $y = x^x$ // $x = e^{\ln(x)}$ $y=x^{e^{\ln(x)}}$ // $\ln$() $\ln(y) = \ln(x)e^{\ln(x)}$ then using Lambert's W function I ...
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Complex exponentials [duplicate]

How do I solve: $$ e^{4z}+e^{3z}+e^{2z}+e^z+1=0 $$ I'm getting lost on where to start. I tried using the definition $$ e^z=e^x(\cos(y) +i\sin(y)) $$ But that doesn't seem to do me any good. I also ...
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How do you differentiate the integral from $ \int_{e^{-x}}^{e^x} \sqrt{1+t^2}\,dt$ [duplicate]

How do you differentiate the integral from $e^{-x}$ to $e^x$ of $\sqrt(1+t^2)$ with respect to t? $$ \int_{e^{-x}}^{e^x} \sqrt{1+t^2}\,dt $$ I know the answer is $$ e^x\sqrt{1+e^{2x}} + ...
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Minimum of four exponential variables

Four accidents occur independently, with each accident following an exponential distribution with a mean of 22.5. What is the expected value of the minimum of the four accidents? Attempt: ...
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find the value of $k$ in the term $2^{-k} = 1/n$

What is the value of $k$ if I have the following equation: $2^{-k} = \frac1n$? $$2^{-k} = \frac 1 n \implies n = 2^k \implies \log_{2} n = k$$ Is my solution correct?
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Limit of $\frac{e^{1/x}}{x^2}$ as x approaches 0 negatively

I know the following: $$\lim_{x\to 0^-} \frac{e^{1/x}}{x^2} =0$$ I cannot, however, see why. Is there a method that makes this result intuitively clear?
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Difficulty finding the sum of a hyperbolic function.

Can someone please point out where I am (If I am) going wrong during the solution process of the following question: I have been presented with the following : $$4sinh(2ln(2))-cosh(ln2)$$ and told ...
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Why Doesn't $2^{1/n}= 1/(2^n)$

Take $2^{1/n}$. Since $1/n$ can be simplified as $n^{-1}$, the original term can become $2^{n^{-1}}$. The exponents can then be multiplied to result in $2^{-n}$ which is $1/(2^n)$. However it is ...
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How to isolate X in ${A * B ^X = C * D ^ X}$

${A * B ^X = C * D ^ X}$ The idea is to find in how much time (X) a small (A) investment with a good tax (B) beats a big investment (C) with a bad tax (D). All values are nonzero and positive.
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taking the natural log of e^(2x) = (4/3)

I have been unable to answer the following question. I must solve for x: $$e^{2x} = (4/3)$$ I have been made aware that I must take the natural log of both sides, giving: $$ln(e^{2x}) = ln(4/3)$$ ...
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Proof of $a^x ≥ x+1 \; \forall x \in \Bbb R \implies a=e$

I'm trying to prove the following : Let $a>0$ a real number. Then : $\quad a^x ≥ x+1 \;\; \forall x \in \Bbb R \iff a=e$ I managed to prove the '$\Longleftarrow$' part : $x≥0$ then ...
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Solving inequlity with $e^x$

I'm studying differential calculus, but one of the questions involves solving an inequality: $$(x-2)e^x < 0$$ I intend to go deeper in solving inequalities later, but I just want to understand ...
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how to solve $x(e^{-{1\over x}}-1)=$ constant

As mentionned in the title, how to solve analytically the equation $x \cdot \left(e^{-\frac{c_1}{x}}-1\right)=c_2$ where $c_1$ and $c_2$ are known constants. I can easily find a solution ...
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Integral of $x^{-2}e^x$

This is the original problem. $$\int_2^1 \frac{x^2e^x - 2xe^x}{x^4}$$ My attempt at breaking it down $$\frac{x^2e^x}{x^4} - \frac{2xe^x}{x^4}$$ $$x^{-2}e^x - 2x^{-3}e^x$$ $$ ...
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Integral of exponential rational function

I'm asked to find $$\int_0^{\ln 2}{e^{2x}\over{e^{4x}+3}} \text{ d}x$$ I can't for the life of me figure out how to integrate this.
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why is the limit as n goes to infinity of $(1+\frac{1}{n}+\frac{200}{n^2})^n = e$?

I know that $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(1+\frac{1}n\right)^n = e .$$ But why does $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(1+\frac{1}n+\frac{a}{n^b}\right)^n = e ? \quad where\quad b\gt1$$ better yet, how can I ...
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Integral of $x^2 e^{-x^2}$

Like the title says, I'm trying to find $$\int_0^r x^2 e^{-x^2}\,dx$$ Where $r$ is some finite value. I've done one step using integration by parts with $u=x^2$ and $dv=e^{-x^2}dx$, which has left ...
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Eigenvector and eigenvalue for exponential matrix

$X$ is a matrix. Let $v$ be an eigenvector of $e^{X}$ with corresponding eigenvalue $a$. Show that $v$ is also an eigenvector of $e^{X}$ with eigenvalue $e^{a}$ If $X$ is diagonalizable, then we can ...
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Let $f(z) = e^{z^2}$. Find $\theta \in (-\pi,\pi]$ such that $\lim_{r \to \infty} f(re^{i\theta})=0$

Let $f(z)=\exp(z^2)$, with $z=re^{i\theta}$. Find $\theta \in (-\pi,\pi]$ such that $\lim_{r \to \infty} f(re^{i\theta})=0$. With the identity $e^z=e^x(\cos(y)+i \sin(y))$, I found that ...
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Why doesn't this infinite exponential growth go beyond 2.5?

My calculus book says that with: $$a=x^{x^{x^{.^{.^{.}}}}}$$ (exponent tower goes on forever), then: $$x=a^\frac{1}{a}$$ I tried it out with $a=3$ so $x=3^\frac{1}{3}$ and then ran a python program ...
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Solving equation with infinite exponent tower

How to solve this equation for $x$ where $a>0$? The exponent tower goes on forever: $$a=x^{x^{x^{.^{.^{.}}}}}$$ My Calculus book gives the following reasoning: ...
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Mapping in the complex plane

I have the following two circles in the complex plane, $z = x + iy$, which bound a region, $R$. The equations for the circles and a sketch of the region is given as follows: $$ x^2 + (y-1)^2 = 1\\ x^2 ...
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Manipulating Complex Exponentials

I am trying to show that $$ sin(5\pi t) = \frac 12 e^{-j \frac {\pi}2}e^{j5\pi t} - \frac 12 e^{-j \frac {\pi}2}e^{-j5\pi t} $$ I am aware that $$ sin(\theta) = \frac {e^{j\theta} - ...
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Which is larger, $e^\pi$ or $\pi^e$? [duplicate]

I don't know how to approach this. I tried expanding $e^{\pi}$ using the power series but that was a dead end since I didn't know what to do with it. I tried estimating if $e \log({\pi})$ was ...
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Trying to understand the function $y = x^x$

I am trying to understand the function $y=x^x$: 1) Why is $0^0$ not defined? Why isn't it defined as $0^0=1$? The limit of the function for $x\to0$ also goes to $1$ 2) Why is it only defined for ...
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Finding the limit $\lim_{n\to \infty} \left({\frac{n+1}{n-2}}\right)^\sqrt n$

I have to find: $$\lim_{n\to \infty} \left({\frac{n+1}{n-2}}\right)^\sqrt n$$ But, to be honest, I haven't got a faintest idea how to even begin. Is there a way to evaluate this radical exponent?
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Prove that the exponential $\exp z$ is not zero for any $z \in \Bbb C$

How can the following been proved? $$ \exp(z)\neq0, z\in\mathbb{C} $$ I tried it a few times, but i failed. Probably it is extremly simple. If a draw the unit circle and then a complex number ...
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asymptotic behavior of the two sequences defining exponential function

There are two definitions of exponential function: $$e^x=\lim_{n\to\infty} S_n=\lim_{n\to \infty} a_n \text{ ,}$$ where $$S_n=1+x+\frac{x^2}{2!}+\dots+\frac{x^n}{n!}$$ and ...