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$\mathrm{Ei}(x)$, the exponential function, some question.

I have a question involving with $\mathrm{Ei}(x)$, define as $\int_{-x}^{\infty}e^u \cdot u^{-1} \mathrm{d}u$. My question is, when I have a expression say $\exp(x) \cdot \mathrm{Ei}(x)+1$. I want ...
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Why $e^x$ never equal $x$?

Je veux savoir pourquoi $x=e^x$ n'a aucune solution dans $\Bbb R$. Lorsque j'ai essayé de tracer le graphe de la fonction $e^x$, j'ai trouvé en fait qu'elle est une fonction strictement croissante ...
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Consumption change calculation

I want to calculate yearly consumption change according to the following formula: $$C_{t+1}=C_{t}e^{x_{t}}$$ I need to calculate ${x_{t}}$. I have the consumption data $C_{t+1}$ and $C_{t}$.
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Checking derivation of y = a^x

Can you tell me if there are any flaws with this derivation of $y = a^x$... The assumptions are that the derivative $$\frac{d}{dx}e^x = e^x$$ and that the derivative $$\frac{d}{dx}\ln x = ...
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Something that grows faster than NP class of problem does

I have a theoretical question. F.ex. we have a NP-class of problem, i.e. which do need exponential time on deterministic Turing machine. Is there anything that is growing faster than exponent does. ...
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Can this be solved analytically?

I have a sum of two Gaussian type functions, $g_1(x) = C_1 Exp[-\alpha (X_1-x)^2]$ and $g_2(x) = C_2 Exp[-\beta (X_2-x)^2]$ and have found that the derivative w.r.t. $x$ is $f(x) = 2 C_1 (X_1 - x) ...
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How to prove $ \lim_{n \to \infty} e^n \cdot \left( \sum_{k=0}^{n-1} ({k-n \over e})^k/k! \right)- 2 \cdot n = \frac 23$?

I observed for the function $$ f(n)= e^n \sum_{k=0}^{n-1}\left(\dfrac{k - n}{e}\right)^k \cdot \dfrac{1}{k!} \tag 1$$ with small $n$ that ...
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Contour integral $\int^\pi_{-\pi}(a-\cos\theta)^b\exp(c\cos\theta)d\theta$ assuming $a>1$, $b>0$, $c>0$

Under the condition $a>1$, $b>0$, $c>0$, is there any good function to express the following integral? $$ \int^\pi_{-\pi}\left(a-\cos\theta\right)^b\exp\left(c\cos\theta\right)d\theta $$ I ...
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$\exp(\ln(x))=x$ and $\ln(\exp(y))=y$.

Let $(A,1_A,|\cdot{}|)$ be a unital Banach algebra, for instance $A=M_n(\Bbb R)$ or $M_n(\Bbb C)$. What is the union of all open unit balls $B_{\|\cdot{}\|}$ where $\|\cdot{}\|$ ranges over all ...
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Question about calculating exponent of polynomial

$V=R_{3}[X] $ and $T:V->V$ is a linear transformation : $T(p(x)) = p(x) + xp'(x)$ I need to find $e^{T(1+x+x^{2}-x^{3})}$ I don't understand how to do it? what does it mean to calculate exponent ...
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How can I solve this equation: $e^{2x^3 - 6x^2 + 3} = 0$ [closed]

I don't remember what I supposed to do in this situation...I know that it's necessary transform both sides of the equation in the same base. However, what I need to do when i have a 0? My equation: ...
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Need explanation for simple differential equation

I can't figure out this really simple linear equation: $$x'=x$$ I know that the result should be an exponential function with $t$ in the exponent, but I can't really say why. I tried integrating ...
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Exponential Integral Function representation by sum

I have an expression for the Exponential Integral Function as the followings: $$ E_{L+1}(x) $$ where L is a positive integer larger than zero; and x is real number larger than zero. Now I have this ...
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Roots of derivative of q-expontial function

Let the q-deformation of the exponential function be defined by $$ e_q(z)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty{\frac{z^n}{[n]_q!}}. $$ Eq. (1.8) of this paper provides the product representation $$ ...
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find exponential line going through 3 points

I have 3 points:(0,0);(55,64);(137,200) How could i get the formula going through those 3 points? They line up in an exponential line like this one:
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Which is greater, $e^{\pi}$ or $\pi^e$? [duplicate]

I'm familiar with a simple method of demonstrating that $e^\pi$ is greater: $f(x) = \ln|x|/x$ $f'(x) = (1 - (\ln|x|))/(x^2)$ so f's max is at $(e, 1/e)$ so $1/e > \ln(\pi)/\pi$ and $e^{\pi} > ...
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What is the domain of $x^x$

I'm trying to figure out the domain of the function $y=x^x$. When I graph it, it appears to be defined on $[0, \infty)$, but then when I plug in individual negative numbers, for some of them I get ...
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Proof of the derivative of $a^x$ [duplicate]

I've tried for a while myself from first principles and applying various rules, but always end up going in circles. I've gotten as far as $$ y = a^x $$ $$ \frac{dy}{dx} = a^x \left( \lim_{x ...
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Only one positive solution

When $(a+b)^2=(x-3a)(x-b)e^x$ has only one positive solution, find the relationship between a and b. Here, a and b are constants and satisfy $a>b>0$. Hint: consider the graph of ...
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Calculus exponential function/ slope and equtation

Consider the function $f(x) = 3(1 − e^x)$. Use exact values when answering the following questions: Find the slope of the graph of $f(x)$ at the point where it crosses the $x$-axis. Find the ...
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Derivative of exponential function

1) $f(t) = (\ln 5)^t$ what is the $f'(t)$? I tried $t\ln(5)$ but it was wrong. 2) $f(x) = x^{\Large π^6} + (π^4)^x$ This one I did not attempt in it because I find it confusing little bit.
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how to see the logarithm as the inverse function of the exponential?

I saw here in math.stackexchange some proofs of how the log and exp functions are related to each other, but I want to get an intuition for that. In layman terms, how would you explain the connection ...
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Fractional derivative of exponential function

With the $n$th order derivative ($n$ as a positive integer) of $e^{ax}$ given by $$D^{n}e^{ax}=a^ne^{ax},$$ is the generalized (or fractional) derivative the same? Does it apply for any arbitrary ...
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Need an example of piece wise function continuous but not differentiable

I Need an example of piece wise function continuous but not differentiable. One of the functions has to be trigonometric and the other has to be exponential. Please
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Derivative of Log of Summation of exponential function (base e)

A financial formula that I am implementing requires that I find the first derivative of a function to find a local maxima, from scratch. Can someone please help me with finding the first derivative of ...
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Show that $\|e^{tA}\| \le e^{t\|\Re (A)\|}$

Let $X$ be a complex Hilbert space, and let $A$ be a bounded linear operator on $X$. Define the real part of $A$ to be $\Re(A)=\frac{1}{2}(A^{\star}+A)$, and define ...
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Skew-symmetric matrix and exp function $e^A$

Let $A_{nXn}(\mathbb{R})$ Skew-symmetric matrix $A=-A^t$ prove that $e^A(e^A)^t=I$ while: $e^A=\sum_{i=0}^{\infty} \frac{A^n}{n!}$ I tried this: $A=-A^t \Rightarrow A$ is Diagonalizable with ...
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Exponential Distribution as a density function

I have an important presentation on tuesday about the exponential distribuion as a density function. My question is: What are the advantages of using this function? In order to fulfill my task i have ...
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How many different definitions of $e$ are there?

It seems as though, in my analysis and calculus courses, in particular, a common cop-out when asked to prove an identity involving $e$, is the phrase "it's true by definition". So, I'm trying to find ...
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Determine all positive numbers $a$ for which the curve $y = a^x$ intersects the line $y = x$ without calculus

The answer is $0 < a < e^{1/e}$ , but how to find it? Is it a system of equations? Which ones? I just need an idea at least, because I'm stuck. If it is impossible without calculus, solve it ...
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Does e = limit as x tends to negative infinity hold true?

Does $$e=\displaystyle\lim_{x \to -\infty}\left(1+\frac{1}{x}\right)^x\qquad\quad?$$
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$(1-x)^y ≈ e^{-xy}$

Here is an approximation I often see in biology articles but don't really understand: $$(1-x)^y ≈ e^{-xy}$$ I think this $e^{-xy}$ closely approximates $(1-x)^y$ whenever $x$ is small. Can you help ...
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Multiple integral over a disc

I would need some help on this integration problem: $$I=\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^{R}\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^{R}\exp(-a\ r_{12}) \ r_1 \ r_2 ...
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Is this question too easy or am I getting it wrong?

In my homework, I am asked to find the limit $$\lim\limits_{x\to0}{\frac{x}{e^x}}$$ But obviously, you could just substitute $x = 0$: $$\lim\limits_{x\to0}{\frac{x}{e^x}} = ...
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Definition of e, how to relate that to other interest rates

I understand that one way of understanding the meaning of the number $e$ is to form a compound interest formula, $A = \left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^{nx}$ and then let $n\rightarrow \infty$ for which this ...
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Solve an Exponential Equation

We have: $$16^x = 12^x + 9^x$$ Just by visual inspection one can say that the answer lies somewhere between $1$ and $2$. I gave the starting point of the iteration as $2$ and plugged the function ...
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A problem with progressive percentage incrementation

I have absolutely no clue if any of the terms I used in the title actually exist or make sense. I'm usually good at math (relatively) but I am facing this problem today that I just cannot solve. John ...
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How to use exponential function?

I know how to use exponential function when required in computer calculator but how does it work? I am still studying and our textbooks are not so detailed which gives us the idea how it works. I am ...
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A High School Exponential Decay Question

I've been teaching a student, when we encountered a question that I just couldn't work out. It goes like this: A city has a population of 10 million, decreasing by 1% every year. In a hundred ...
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Exponential problem

$\$10,000$ increases every day by $1\%$. How long until it doubles? I tried doing it by multiplying by $1\%$ for each day and got $10$ days but I don't think that is right. I know there must be an ...
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Exponencial function where I give $x$ to $x$ and it'll return me an exponential function between $0$ and $1$.

Sorry my enlgish isn't very good. I'm looking for a function that if, for example, I want $x=$ from 300 to 24 and it'll give me y between $0$ and $1$ exponentially.
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Evaluate a limit (probably involving L'Hôpital rule)

Evaluate the limit: $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to \infty } x\left( {{{\left( {1 + {1 \over x}} \right)}^x} - e} \right)$$ My attempts didn't yield a result. I'd be glad for a guidance. Thanks!
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What is the outdoor temperature? Working included.

Is my working correct in regards to this question? I'm quite stuck on it and I'm not too sure if I am in the right direction. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you. Question: A thermometer that has ...
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Solutions to $x+e^x=k$

So I am trying to solve $x+e^x=k$ and here is what I have done: $$x+e^x=k$$ $$e^{x+e^x}=e^k$$ $$e^xe^{e^x}=e^k$$ Now, if we use the lambert W function which has the identity such that if $y=xe^x$ ...
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Determining $\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(n^{\tfrac{1}{n}}-1\right)^n$ with only elementary math

I am trying to find this limit: $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(n^{\tfrac{1}{n}}-1\right)^n,$$ I tried using exponential function, but I see no way at the moment. I am not allowed to use any kind of ...
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Is my working correct? Exponenial decay

Is my working correct? If not, please let me know where I have gone wrong. Thank you for taking the time to check! Question: A thermometer that has been stored indoors where the temperature is 22 ...
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An efficient technique to test if an exponential of logs gives an integer

Is there an efficient way of testing if the resulting value of an exponential gives an integer without actually expanding the equation. For example: $ {\log(12) - \log(4)}=1.09861\ldots $ and is a ...
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Rate of convergence of an exponential function

If I have a function $$f = \exp(\sqrt{n} \cdot \frac{\sqrt{\log{n}}}{\sqrt{n}-\sqrt{\log n}}),$$ I can notice, that $$\lim_{n \to \infty} f = \infty,$$ but also I can notice that it goes very slowly ...
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Sketching the graph of $y =\ln(4-x)$

$y = \ln(4 - x) $ This graph has two operations applied to the $\ln x$ graph - a reflection and a translation. If you reflect the graph in the $y$-axis first, and then shift the graph 4 units to ...
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Why is $\left(1-\frac{1}{k}\right)^t < e^{-t/k}$?

I came across this statement, but can't see why it holds: $\left(1-\frac{1}{k}\right)^t < e^{-t/k}$ I'm sure it's something simple, but I don't have a great deal of mathematical experience. I ...