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Exponential-ish function from 0,0 to 1,1: how to push the turning point of the curve

I am trying to find a weighting function to map $x$ values $0 < x < 1$ to a $y$ values $0 < y < 1$, following something similar to an exponential curve. So far, I have been using the ...
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Integrate this monster

Can you please help me? I've been trying for some time now to integrate this: $$\int_0^\infty g^{-(a+1)} \; \exp\left\{-\left(\frac{b}{g} + \frac{1}{2} \sum_{i=1}^{n} ...
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Logical explanation of Euler's formula

This question is a about (if not proving) at least guessing the Euler's formula. I don't want the proof using the infinite sums. We can guess by logic that for example that the equation ...
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What will the value of an account be after $12$ years if the account earns $4.91\%$ a year and if someone invests $\$20,000$?

Second National Bank offers an account that earns $4.91\%$ per year, compounded continuously. If a person invests $\$20,000$ in this account, what will be the value of the account at the end of $12$ ...
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Problems Calculating Fractional Derivative

I have been trying to calculate the fractional derivative of $e^{ax}$ using the Liouville Left-Sided derivative, which states that, for $x>0$ and $0<n<1$, $D^n f(x) = \frac{1}{1-n} ...
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Infinite differentiability of a function with a removable discontinuity

How would I prove that $\frac x{e^x-1}$ is infinitely differentiable? (This question came up since the No 1 answer in Maclaurin series for $\frac{x}{e^x-1}$ states that the function is infinitely ...
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Limit of trig functions

We have to evaluate $$\lim_{x\to 2} \frac{\cos^x a +\sin^x a -1}{x-2}.$$ I am working on it for hours I tried using series , replacing $\cos a$ by $t$ and $\sin a$ by $\sqrt{1-t^2}$ but not got any ...
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Graphing log with number in front of “log”

When I have something like $y = log_2(x)$ I know that I have to turn it into exponential form and get: $2^y = x$. Next, I make a table for $X,Y$ and choose about 5 values for $y$, typically $-1, 0, 1, ...
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Prove that the function is of exponential order and proving in mathematics

I'm currently learning about the Laplace transform and in my textbook in college and I have this definiton: Function $f$ is of exponential order if there exist constants $M>0$ and $a$ such that ...
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Entire function $f$ such that $\lim\limits_{z\rightarrow \infty}f(z)=0$ and $f(0)=1$?

The question is this: Does there exist an entire function $f$ such that $\lim_{z\rightarrow \infty}f(z)=0$ and $f(0)=1$. I immediately would point to $f(z)=e^{-z}$. It is entire and satisfies the ...
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isolating x with two variables and negative exponents

I have: $$ 4^y = x^{-2} $$ Can someone hint to me what I need to do to isolate $x$? I'm not sure what to do.
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Convergence of $\sum_{k \geq 1} e^{-tk} \cos kz$

I would like to find the convergence of the series $\sum_{k \geq 1} e^{-tk} \cos kz$. Clearly, this series converge in using the comparison test or the integral. How could I get an explicit function ...
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Limit of indeteminate form $1^{(∞)}$

If we consider the function $f(x)=[(ax+1)/(bx+2)]^{x}$ where $a$,$b$ >$0$ and a I tried as follows]1 But at end i got stuck .
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Integral computation with Mathematica and Sympy differ

To compute the integral: $I = \int_{0}^{+oo} ue^{Au^{2}+Bu}du$ where $A<0$ and $B>0$ I have tried both Mathematica and Sympy but they yield different results: Mathematica yields: $ I = ...
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Equations with variable Exponents

I am struggling to find a solution to $x^{x-5}=5$, although clearly from plotting the graph of $f(x)=x^{x-5}-5$ I can see that there are two real solutions, but I have no idea how to evaluate them, or ...
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Express $y = KC^x$ as a linear function

Consider an exponential relationship of the form $y = KC^x$ where $K$ and $C$ are constants. Express the exponential function $y = KC^x$ as a linear function and describe how you would obtain the ...
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How to show that: $\log_a (x^{a}-x)-\log_a \Big(\dfrac{x^{a}-x}{a}\Big)=1$, where $a$ and $x$ are positive integers.

I was studying Fermat's Little Theorem and Logarithm to see if there is any interesting result or correlation exist between the two. So I came up with this equation. I know few basic logarithmic ...
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Check that $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty}\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}\left(\frac{i+x}{n}\right)^n=\frac{e^{x+1}}{e-1}$

Show that $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left(\frac{i+x}{n}\right)^n=\frac{e^{x+1}}{e-1}$$ Any hints how I can tackle this problem? Although I checked on a sum calculator that it converges ...
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Prove, for every $l \geq 3$ , the $\Big( 1- \dfrac{1}{2 \cdot l}\Big)^{2 \cdot l} < \dfrac{1}{e}$ holds

I need to prove that for every $l \geq 3$, the $\Big( 1- \dfrac{1}{2 \cdot l}\Big)^{2 \cdot l} < \dfrac{1}{e}$ holds. ($l$ is integer) This is what I tried so far. $$ \begin{align} x &= ...
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$(-1)^0$ , calculating zeroth power of a negative number

I wish to calculate the zeroth power of a negative number $(-1)^0 = (-1)^{2-2}$ =$\frac{(-1)^2}{(-1)^2} = 1$ But when I put it in a calculator, it comes out to be $-1$.
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exponential function and mathematical induction

May I ask how to solve the problem? Use mathematical induction to prove that for $x\geq0$ and positive integer $n$, $$e^x \geq 1 + x + \frac{x^2}{2!} + \cdots + \frac{x^n}{n!}$$
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Subtracting powers with variable in exponent

I am having some troubles with a question that subtracts powers. Solve for unknown: $$3^{x+4} - 5(3^x) = 684$$ I have a hunch that I should apply factorization somehow. Do I multiply 5 and 3 to ...
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What is the solution for $y(t)=e^{-\frac{t}{\tau y(t)}}$?

A simple quadratic flow model leads to the following apparently simple equation $$y(t)=e^{-\frac{t}{\tau y(t)}}$$ where the flow, $y$ is a function of time, $t$ and $\tau $ is a constant. But is ...
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A basic question about the decay rate of $te^{-t}$ as $t$ tends to infinity

It is well-known that $te^{-t}$ tends to $0$ as $t$ tends to infinity. But I want to know the decay rate of $te^{-t}$ as $t$ tends to infinity. Using Taylor expansion of $e^{t}$ we have: $${t ...
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Exponent Laws and the Ceiling Function

Suppose I have $f(x) = 5^{\lceil \frac x 3 \rceil}$, where $x \in \Bbb N$. If I were to simplify $f(x+4)$, can I do the following: $f(x+4) = 5 ^{\lceil \frac {x+4} 3 \rceil} = 5^{\lceil {\frac x 3} ...
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Can I bound this $N((1+\delta)^{2N}+1)\leq N^j$? for any $j\in \mathbb{N}$, where $\delta<1$

For $N\in\mathbb{N}$ large enough. Can I bound this $N((1+\delta)^{2N}+1)\leq N^j$ for any $j\in \mathbb{N}$, where $\delta<1/2$? I tried using Matlab for j=5, but I'd like some ideas for a proof. ...
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Is $(1 + \tau / (3p))^k \ge e^{k\tau/(4p)}$ really true?

In the paper "Preserving Statistical Validity in Adaptive Data Analysis", it says that if $p \in (0,1], \tau \in [0, 1/3]$ then $$(1 + \tau / (3p))^k \ge e^{k\tau/(4p)}$$ I understand that $(1 + \tau ...
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Show that the standard integral: $\int_{0}^{\infty} x^4\mathrm{e}^{-\alpha x^2}\mathrm dx =\frac{3}{8}{\left(\frac{\pi}{\alpha^5}\right)}^\frac{1}{2}$ [duplicate]

In my physics course this standard formula is used a lot without proof so it would be interesting to see a neat proof for it. From a previous thread by me I know the proof for $\int ...
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Steps to Graph Exponential Equations & Absolute Value

how to sketch: $-e^{|-x-1|} + 2$ Can someone clarify: $|f(x)|:$ we draw $f(x)$ and then reflect the ($-y$ parts) in the $x$-axis $f|(x)|:$ we draw $f(x)$ and then reflect the ($-x$ parts) in the ...
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Calculating the mass xkg of radio-active substance pertaining to days after starting timing

Just testing myself with some tricky questions in my further maths textbook. This one states that the mass xkg of a radio-active substance remaining in a sample t days after starting timing is given ...
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multiplying powers with variable in exponent and different bases

I am having trouble sorting out where to begin with solving for unknown value in this equation: $16^{5a−1} \times 256^{3a} = 128$. I imagine I would need to change to logarithmic form, but am ...
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If $x>0$ and $x^a=x^b$ can one assume that $a=b$?

If $x>0$ and $x^a=x^b$ can one assume that $a=b$? The answer says it's not right. I've tried coming up with a counter-example but keep failing. Thanks in advance!
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Solving equation involving factorials

I have this particular equation $\frac{(\alpha-1)!(\beta-1)!}{(\alpha+\beta-1)!} = \frac{\Gamma(p)(1+q)^{n+2p} 2^n}{q^{p}(2+q)^{n+p}}$. Now, given the values of $\alpha$ and $\beta$, I need to find ...
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$(5 + (24)^{\frac{1}{2}})^x + (5 - (24)^{\frac{1}{2}})^x = 10$ , solve for $x$

I have been stuck to this question lately $(5 + \sqrt{24})^x + (5 - \sqrt{24})^x = 10$ , solve for $x$
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How to show $\frac{19}{7}<e$

How can I show $\dfrac{19}{7}<e$ without using a calculator and without knowing any digits of $e$? Using a calculator, it is easy to see that $\frac{19}{7}=2.7142857...$ and $e=2.71828...$ ...
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fill in a table with a 7% yearly growth [closed]

There is $1000$ put in a account and it grows $7\%$ each year starting at $1000$. I'm confused on how to get the calculation and I have several problems just like this.
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Coefficient Correlation r of Exponential Functions Regression

I'm writing an exponent regression calculator $Ae^{Bx}$ Sample Data Set (X,Y) is (9, 1) (7, 10) (6,11) (20, 10) (15, 1) A = 5.287 and B = -0.0232. So $F(x) = ...
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Prove $\exp(\mathrm{Tr}(X))=\det(\exp(X))$

Show that $\exp(\mathrm{Tr}(X))=\det(\exp(X))$ where $X$ is a matrix using the concept of the Jordan normal form I realised this formula by considering that: $\det(\exp(X))=\exp(\lambda_1) ...
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Shift logistic function without moving inflection point from x=0

As a biologist that did not do much maths lately, formulation of my problem may be a bit strange. Sorry in advance and thanks for helping me improving my vocabulary. I am using logistic function from ...
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What is a nice way to compute $f(x) = x / (\exp(x) - 1)$?

I want it to be stable near $f(0) = 1$. Is there a nice function that does this already, like maybe a hyperbolic trig function or something like expm1, or should I just check if $x$ is near zero and ...
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Why exp(x) is so special that- [on hold]

$\exp(x)=\int \exp(x) \; \text{d}x$ = derivative of $\exp (x)$ with respect to $x$. I'm curious to know this? Do other such functions exist?
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Combining linear and exponential functions

I am struggling with this problem: At $x=0$ I own $b$ units. Every year I deposit $a$ units. The bank pays an interest rate of $c$ every year. After how many years I will own $d$ units? ...
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Symmetric Matrix in SO(3) : Exponential Formula

Let $R\in $ SO(3), that is $R$ is real $3\times 3$ orthogonal matrix with determinant $+1$. I am trying prove that if $R= R^\top$, and $R\in $ SO(3) then $R \in \{exp(k\pi \hat{a}) | k\in \mathbb{Z}, ...
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Exponential decay 'proof' that $.\overline{9}\neq 1$?

I have doubts about $.\overline{9}$ being equal to 1 due to the following proof: To get a decimal containing $c$ 9's after the decimal point, the equation f(c) = $1-10^{-c}$ can be used. For ...
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Any smoother version of the exponential function?

Often one needs to express some quantity of interest in a scale other than its original one. One can use the exponential function to map $(-\infty,0)\to(0,1)$ and $(0,+\infty)\to(1,+\infty)$, but ...
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Simplifying a term

I want to know how we got the end term. It may be trivial, but I just can´t figure it out. Thanks for the help. Term
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How to compute the exponential of this matrix?

I am trying to prove all the results regarding linear algebra in my ODE class. I have already convinced myself that if I have a matrix $T$ which has an eigenvalue $\lambda = a + ib$ and an associated ...
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Half-life of Am-$241$, $3$ micrograms decays over $9$ years, how much if left?

$3$ micrograms of Americium-$241$, which has a half life of $432$ years. After $9$ years how much will remain? I'm not sure of the formula to use or how to calculate it. I'm assuming it's exponential ...