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Constant raised to the power of an even or odd function

Suppose that $a$ is a positive real number, that $f(x)$ is an even function and that $g(x)$ is an odd function. Would $a^{f(x)}$ be an even or odd function? And would $a^{g(x)}$ be an even or odd ...
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Prove that $e^x \ge$ its Maclaurin polynomial with n terms [closed]

a) show that $e^x \geq 1+x$ for all $x\geq 0$ b) deduce that $e^x \geq 1+x+\frac{1}{2}x^2$ for $x\geq0$ c) use induction to prove that for $x\geq 0, n\in \mathbb{N}$ $$e^x\ge ...
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Derivative of $e^\sqrt{4x+4}$

$$f(x)=e^\sqrt{4x+4}$$ $f(x)=e^u$ $u=\sqrt{4x+4}=(4x+4)^{1/2}$ $u\;'=\dfrac{1}{2}(4x+4)^{-1/2}=\dfrac{1}{2\sqrt{4x+4}}$ I don't know how to proceed from here. Thanks.
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Why isn't Euler's formula multivalued?

So it seems that all complex exponential functions are multivalued except for ones with base $e$. Why? Shouldn't all exponentials be multivalued?
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An exponential inequality

Assume $a(t)\geq 0$ and $b(t)\geq 0$. i can show the following inequality $\mid e^{-\int_0^ta(s)ds}-e^{-\int_0^tb(s)ds} \mid\leq T\max_{0\leq t \leq T}\mid a(t)-b(t)\mid$ by writing $\mid ...
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Showing that $e^{-2} < \ln 2$

I have to prove the following inequality: $e^{-2} < \ln2.$ Using Bernoulli's inequality, I showed that $2 \leq e$, and using this result I tried to simplify the inequality by using an upper ...
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Let $A$ be a single $p\times p$ Jordan block. Find general solution to $\dfrac{dx}{dt} = Ax$

Let $A$ be a single $p\times p$ Jordan block. Find the general solution to $\,\dfrac{dx}{dt} = Ax$. What should I approach first? Please help!
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Second derivative of Bregman divergence

Suppose I define an exponential family distribution: $$ f(x; \theta) = \exp \left( \langle x, \theta \rangle - h(x) - \psi(\theta)\right) $$ where the log-partition function is: $$ \psi(\theta) = ...
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how to solve this limit with $e^{x}$

I was trying to solve the derivative of $e^{x}$ the traditional way with the definition of the derivative: $$ \lim_{h\rightarrow 0}\frac{e^{x+h}-e^{x}}{h} $$ so I solved like this: ...
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Estimating the behavior for large $n$

I want to find how these coefficients increase/decrease as $n$ increases: $$ C_n = \frac{1}{n!} \left[(n+\alpha)^{n-\alpha-\frac{1}{2}}\right]$$ with $\alpha=\frac{1}{br-1}$ and $0\leq b,r \leq 1$. ...
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Limit of a sequence, power of one minus an exponential

What is the limit of the following quantity $L \rightarrow \infty$, $$ (1 - \exp(-cL))^{\delta L} $$ for any $c$ and $\delta$ positive constants?
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Intiutive argument that $\exp' = \exp$

Is there any intuitive argument or visual "proof" that $\exp' = \exp$? Suppose you have defined the Euler number $\mathrm{e}$ as limit of the sequence $(a_n)$ where $a_n = \left (1 + \frac{1}{n} ...
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Let$\ x$ be a real number between$\ 0$ and$\ 1$. Is it possible to write$\ e^{x}$ as a function of$\ \Gamma \left(x+1\right)$?

In particular, I'm looking for a relation between$\ e^x$ and$\ \frac{1}{ \Gamma \left(x+1\right) }$, which would be of help for a proof.
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l'Hôpital and it's use in derivation

In for example $$\lim_{x\rightarrow 0} \frac{e^{ax} - 1 - ax}{1 - \cos x}$$ We would use l'Hôpital rule and derive it twice to get $a^2$ How do you see this when just looking at the given function, ...
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How to understand $2^{e^{x}}$?

$2^{e^{x}}$ is an exponent over a exponent. It is confusing. How to understand it? Can I simplify it?
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When all solutions of $y''+ay'+by=0$ are bounded in R?

Could you please help me solve this problem. Suppose $y''+ay'+by=0$ is differential equation with $a,b$ are real numbers. I need to find conditions when all solutions of this equation are bounded. I ...
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Criterion to satisfy Rolle's Theorem.

$f(x) = \begin{cases} x^a\log x, & \text{if $x \neq 0$,} \\[2ex] 0, & \text{if $x=0$. } \end{cases} $ What should be the value of $a$ so that f satisfies Rolle's theorem in [0,1] ?? What I ...
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find $\displaystyle \int \dfrac{e^{-2x-x^2}}{\left( x+1\right)^2}\hspace{1mm}dx$

find $\displaystyle\int \dfrac{e^{-2x-x^2}}{\left( x+1\right)^2}\hspace{1mm}dx$ If I do Integration by parts, I end up with $\displaystyle\int e^{-2x-x^2}\hspace{1mm}dx$ Which I believe cannot be ...
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Help me solve this exponential function problem…

The temperature of a cooling liquid over time can be modelled by the exponential function $$T(x)=60\left(\frac12\right)^\frac x{30}+20$$ where T(x) is the temperature, in degrees Celsius, and x is ...
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Find a particular solution of $\,\,y''+3y'+2y=\exp(\mathrm{e}^x)$

I already solved for the homogeneous one, but I'm still looking for the particular solution of the differential equation: $$y''+3y'+2y=\exp(\mathrm{e}^x)$$ The homogeneous solutions of this system ...
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Sketch the graph and Determine the domain and range of $h(x)=3+e^{-2x}$.

How do I even start on this? How do I sketch the graph and find the domain and range? I am really lost on how to do this problem! Please walk me through this question!
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Natural logarithm problem

I'm kind of confused on how to solve this problem! Any guidance/advice would be appreciated. Thanks! $e^{−9}e^{−2}e^{9}$
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How to solve this equation $x^{2}=2^{x}$?

How to solve this equation $x^{2}=2^{x}, x \in R$ ? por tentativa erro consegui descobri que $2$ é uma solução, mas não encontrei um método pra isso. Alguma sugestão?
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How to solve this exponential equation? $2^{2x}3^x=4^{3x+1}$.

I haven't been able to find the correct answer to this exponential equation: $$\eqalign{ 2^{2x}3^x&=4^{3x+1}\\ 2^{2x} 3^x &= 2^2 \times 2^x \times 3^x\\ 4^{3x+1} &= 4^3 \times 4^x \times ...
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Integral $\int_{-\infty}^0 e^{(-3i+\omega)t} $

Let's say I am integrating this function: $e^{(-3i+\omega)t}$ from $t=-\infty $ to $t=0$ [Note: $\omega$ is just a constant] The same function could be rewritten in this form(i believe?) : ...
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How to Solve $-3^x+617x+1625=0$

can anyone please help me solve this : $$-3^x+617x+1625=0$$ I can't do it analytically. originally the problem was to find intersection point of $$y=1625+617x$$ and $$y=3^x$$ i did the regular ...
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How to find the number of solutions of equation $x^n - a^x = 0$?

I have to find the number of solutions of the equation $x^4 - 5^x = 0$ Since it is only asked to find the number of solutions and not the exact solution, what is the best way to approach such ...
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Why is $3^{(x-5)} + 3^{(x-7)} + 3^{(x-9)} = 91$?

So far I think that this is somehow related to that $(x-7) - (x-5) = (x-9) - (x-7) = 2$, but is it ? What steps do you take to add $3^{x-5} + 3^{x-7} + 3^{x-9}$ up ? Thank you!
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How to solve an exponential equation

$8^X + 7 (2^{X+1}) = 7 (4^X) + 8$ $2^{3X} + 7 (2^{X+1}) = 7 (2^{2X}) + 2^3$ $3X = 3$ $X =1$ OR $X+1 = 2X$ $X=1$ BUT answer $X = 0$, or $1$ or $2$ ????
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Power function and involution $f(x) = x^a$

For power functions we have a variable $x$ and a constant $a$; we get that $f(x) = x^a$. Find all involutions for $f(x)$. I started out with basic functions such as $f_1(x) = f_1^{-1}(x) = x^1$ and ...
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Simplification of a formula with several exponential functions

I'm trying to work this problem my teacher gave as practice, I have the answers but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I'd be grateful if anyone could help me out. Thank you so much.
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Evaluate the limit of $e^{\pi-\ln \frac{x+4}{-x}}/x$ as $x\to 0$

Evaluate:$$\lim_{x \to \ 0^-}\frac{e^{\pi-\ln \frac{x+4}{-x}}}{x} $$ I tried Hopital's rule, even the Taylor series of the function $e^x$ without success. So how can one solve it?
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Find the time required for an investment to grow to a given amount with compound interest

Find the time required for an investment of 5000 dollars to grow to 7400 dollars at an interest rate of 7.5 percent per year, compounded quarterly. Your answer is t= years. I got to the point ...
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Stuck on derivative of logarithm of sum of exponentials

let's say that I need to calculate the following expression: $$ \frac{\partial\mathrm{log}(\mathrm{exp}(w_1 * x_1 + b_1) + \mathrm{exp}(w_2 * x_2 + b_2))}{\partial w_1} $$ How do I start? The rules ...
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stuck on logarithm of derivative of sum $\frac{\partial\mathrm{log}(a+b)}{\partial a}$

I need to evaluate an expression similar to the following: $\frac{\partial\mathrm{log}(a+b)}{\partial a}$ At this point I don't know how to proceed. $b$ is a constant so there should be some way to ...
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Proof that sum of power series equals exponential function?

I have found that the Sum series equal an exponential function as below, however I have not found a proof for it: $$ ze^z = \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} k \frac{z^k}{k!} $$ I have though managed to prove ...
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Exponential Function and simultaneous equations

I have this maths problem for school that I cannot solve. $a(x) = Ne^{kx}$ This exponential function can be calculated by looking at the maximum height of each bounce. $$\begin{array}{|c|c|} ...
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Find solution of differential equation $y'(t)=-2y(t)+1$

Could you help me explain how to find the solution of the differential equation $$ y'(t)=-2y(t)+1, $$ with $$y(0)=1.$$ I know that the solution is $$y(t)=\frac12 (1+e^{-2t}).$$ How about the IVP ...
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Partial derivative of the trace of matrix entry-wise exponential?

Just checking my math here and getting some help for the exponential part. $\renewcommand{\v}[1]{\mathrm{vec}\left(#1\right)} \renewcommand{\m}[1]{\mathbf{#1}} ...
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Hidden Markov Model, transition probabilities which are modeled with an exponential distribution

I'm looking at implementing an algorithm described in a paper, but I'm having trouble understanding how the transition probabilities for a Hidden Markov Model are defined. In the first sections, I ...
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Exponential relationship between data points; trying to find matching equation

I have a list of data points that I'm trying to find an equation to To be honest, I can't remember where to begin. It's been years since I did this kind of stuff. Is there an online site that can do a ...
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Definite Integrations involing volumes

suppose the area of the region is bound by the curve y= (e^x + e^-x)/2 , the lines x=-1 and x=1 and the x-axis. Find the volume of the solid of revolution obtained when the region is rotated about the ...
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Evaluating $ \int {e^x \sin (k \pi x) } dx $

I'm trying to integrate $$ I = \int {e^x \sin (k \pi x)} dx. $$ I've used Matlab and Wolfram Alpha, which have both given me the result $$ I = \frac{e^x(\sin (k \pi x) - \cos (k \pi x))}{k^2 \pi^2 +1 ...
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exponential equation (solve for x)

We started review in my calculus class and I have mostly forgotten everything about exponential equations. $$ e^{-x} * (3e^{2x}-(5/4))^{1/2} = e^x $$ Would x just equal 0, when -x+x=0 (two sides of ...
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Bessel Function to Exponential Function

Solving this equation : $ y'' + (1/x)y' - (k^2 - (m^2/x^2) )y=0$ gives $y(x) = J_m (-ikx) + Y_m (-ikx)$ which is further written as $y(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{x}}\left(\exp(-kx) + \exp(kx) \right)$ ...
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amplify/exaggerate by zero at the start increasing to double at end

My values are as follows -0.030880035897248945, -0.030881151955902714, -0.030882268014556485, -0.03088355292653248, -0.030884837838508476, -0.030885793201895988, -0.0308867485652835, ...
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Inverse of a function containing the ceiling function over the natural numbers

I am wondering if there exists an inverse function for $\lceil{e^{x}}\rceil$ over the natural numbers. I don't think it is a trivial task to derive an inverse function for a function containing a ...
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Exponent laws with Negative bases

$-49 =7^x$ is the question. Here I m supposed to solve for what power of $7$ will give me $-49$. Or in other words, I have to solve for $x$. This looks fairly simply when thinking about the ...
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Finding b such that the line $y=10x$ is tangent to $y=e^{bx}$

I need to find the value $b$ such that the line $y = 10x$ is tangent to the curve $y=e^{bx}$ at some point in the x-y plane. The correct answer is $b = \displaystyle \frac{10}{e}$, however, I have ...
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Holomorphic branch of the $n^{\mathrm{th}}$ root of $f$

The problem states to prove that if $h$ is a branch of $f^{1/n}$ for integer $n > 0$ (i.e. $h(z)^n = f(z)$ for $z \in G$, $h$ continuous), then $h$ is holomorphic, where $f$ is a holomorphic ...