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A closed form for $\int_0^\infty\left(\frac{2^{-x}-3^{-x}}x\right)^adx,\ a\notin\mathbb{Z}^+$

Let $$I(a)=\int_0^\infty\left(\frac{2^{-x}-3^{-x}}x\right)^adx.$$ $I(a)$ has closed form representations for all $a\in\mathbb{Z}^+$. Is there any algebraic (or at least period) ...
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Approximation of the exponential

Let $c>1,k\in\mathbb{N}$. Let's consider two approximations of the exponential function : The first one is the most common one $f_k(x)=\left(1+\frac{x}{c^k}\right)^{c^k}$ and the second one is ...
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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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Closed-form of integrals containing double exponentials

Are there closed forms for the following integrals? $$\begin{align} I_1(w) & = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\exp(-we^y)}{y^2+\pi^2} dy, \\ I_2(w) & = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} ...
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Exponential of a polynomial of the differential operator

Given that $$\exp(aD)f(x)=f(x+a)$$ where $\exp(D)$ is the exponential of the differential operator $D$, is there a similar closed-form, general expression for $\exp(g(D))f(x)$, where $g(D)$ is a ...
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Write $\sum_{k=1}^nk\sin(kx)^2$ in closed form

$\underline{Given:}$ Write in closed form $$\sum_{k=1}^nk\sin(kx)^2$$ using the fact that $$\sum_{k=1}^nku^k=\frac u{(1-u)^2}[(n)u^{n+1}(n+1)u^n+1]$$ $\underline{My\ Work:}$ I substituted ...
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Is there a way to exploit local redundancy in a function to speed up Monte Carlo integration?

In every Monte Carlo method I've ever seen, $f$ must be recomputed from scratch for each point that is (somehow randomly) selected to contribute to the overall integral. However, most functions have ...
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Solving an exponential equation without the quadratic formula

High school math student here. In my homework I was asked to solve $16^x +4^{x+1} - 3= 0$ and I used substitution to get $x=\log_4{(-2+\sqrt7)}$. However, this was in the chapter on ...
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Why is the base of an exponential function limited to the set of real numbers greater than zero?

From Rogawski, Jon (2011-04-01). Single Variable Calculus (Page 339). W. H. Freeman. An exponential function is a function of the form $f (x) = b^x$, where $b > 0$ and $b \neq 1$. Why is $b$ ...
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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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Which series of numbers effectively translates the factorial to the exponential function?

We have the relation of the Bernoulli numbers $$B_{2n} = (-1)^{n+1}\frac {2(2n)!} {(2\pi)^{2n}} \left(1+\frac{1}{2^{2n}}+\frac{1}{3^{2n}}+\cdots\;\right).$$ For $n>1$, the right hand sum ...
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How general is the convergence of the exponential function's power series?

Let $\mathbf{V}$ be a Fréchet space whose underlying set is $V$. Let $\;\; \beta \: : \: V\times V \: \to \: V \;\;$ be a continuous bilinear map that has an identity element and is ...
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How quickly can one compare exp(m/n) to a given rational?

For positive integers $\hspace{.06 in}m_{\hspace{.02 in}0}\hspace{.02 in},n_0\hspace{.02 in},m_1,n_1\:$, $\;$ how difficult is it to decide whether $$\exp\left(\hspace{-0.03 in}\frac{m_{\hspace{.02 ...
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How to solve the equation $ (x-2)^{\log_{100}(x-2)}+\log_{10}(x-2)^5-12 = 10^{2\log_{10}(x-2)}$?

If $\displaystyle (x-2)^{\log_{10^2}(x-2)}+\log_{10}(x-2)^5-12 = 10^{2.\log_{10}(x-2)}$, then value of $x$ is ... My try:: Let $\log_{10}(x-2) = y\Leftrightarrow (x-2)=10^y$. Then ...
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Prove (*) by induction on k.

Challenge: For linear systems with constant coefficients, in some sense we "never need more" than the so-called exponential polynomials, meaning expressions in the form $$\sum_{i=1}^m ...
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Infinite series of matrices almost but not quite matrix exponential

I'm working on a problem that has brought up for me the need to address infinite series of the following form, $$ \sum_{i=k}^\infty \frac{1}{i!}A^{i-k+1} $$ where $A$ is an $n\times n$ matrix. If $k = ...
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How to estimate parameters of exponential functions?

I am a new bird to math! I have an expression as follows, $$e^{-ux}+e^{-uy}=z$$ I have at least ten pairs of $(x,y,z)$, so how can I estimate the value of $u$? And how to evaluate my results? Hand ...
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Comprehensive summary of where the function $\pi^{-\frac x\pi}$ can be encountered

I am studying the special functions, including the Riemann Xi and Zeta, and everywhere a function $\pi^{-\frac x\pi}$ pops up, usually as multiplier to the Gamma function. But yet I am not sure this ...
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What are conditions for an infinite sum with a complex parameter not to be analyitically extendable?

I'm looking for a sequence $f(n)$, so that $g(z):=\lim_{N\to\infty}\sum_{n=0}^N\exp\left(-z\cdot f(n)\right),$ with $z$ so that this converges classically, defines a function which can not be ...
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Solve for $x: \ln(x+4)+\ln(x-2)=5$

Solve for x: $\ln(x+4)+\ln(x-2)=5$ Where do I go from here? If there weren't four terms in the equation I would use the quadratic formula. How can I solve for x? EDIT 1: Is this correct? ...
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Solving $n \int_{\mathbb{R}}{\left|\frac{1}{n}\sum_{j=1}^n{e^{(itY_j)}}-e^{-\frac{1}{2}t^2}\right|^2}\psi(t)dt$

I have to solve $$ n \int_{\mathbb{R}}{\left|\frac{1}{n}\sum_{j=1}^n{e^{(itY_j)}}-e^{-\frac{1}{2}t^2}\right|^2}\psi(t)dt $$ where $\psi(t)=(2\pi)^{-\frac{1}{2}}e^{-\frac{1}{2}t^2}$ is the density ...
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Parameterizing an implicit curve

I have to parameterize this curve: $$F(x,y)=y-x^2+x-e^{-yx^2}=0$$ But I don´t know how to do it. thanks
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Why does the Riemann Xi function $(\xi(s))$ have order of growth 1

Why does $s(s-1)\xi(s)$, have order of growth 1? In other words, why is it that $\forall \epsilon > 0 $ $\exists A_{\epsilon},B_{\epsilon} \in \mathbb R_+$ so that $\forall s \in \mathbb C$, ...
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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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Yacov Perelman Nepero game

This is my first question, so sorry if I'll make any mistake in using the site formatting. I found this game on a book by Yacov Perelman and I thought it could be nice to introduce Nepero number to ...
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Show that $x' = Ax$ is an attractor if end only if there is a quadratic form $q$ positive definite such that $Dq(x) . Ax < 0$ for all $x \neq 0$

Show that $x' = Ax$ is an attractor if end only if there is a quadratic form $q$ positive definite such that $$Dq(x) . Ax < 0$$ for all $x \neq 0$ Definition: a linear system $x' = Ax$ called ...
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Area of intersection of polynomial and exponential functions

I was inspired to explore this by a recent post on the math subreddit, which to my knowledge went nowhere. Consider the families of functions $x^y$ and $y^x$. Given some $y \in \Bbb R$, the roots ...
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Lie group - exponential Diffeomorphism

Let $G$ be a nilpotent, connected simply connected Lie group and $\mathfrak{g}$ its Lie algebra. It is known that the exponential map $\exp$ is a diffeomorphism. Now let $\mathfrak{g}_0$ be a Lie ...
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Laurent Series and Taylor Expansion of $ 1 / (e^z - 1) $

Could someone please assist me with the second part of the second paragraph, from "By expanding $f_1$..."? I am not convinced that my expansion for $f_1$ is right - I used the standard binomial, ...
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Showing the exponential and logarithmic functions are unique in satisfying their properties

The question asks to prove that there exists a unique function defined on $\Bbb R$ and satisfying the following conditions: 1) $f(1) = a$ $(a>0, a \neq 0)$ 2) $f(x_1) \cdot f(x_2) = f(x_1 + ...
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Exponential equations solving methods?

Do you have an idea or general method to solve the following equation?: $$a^{\alpha x}+b^{\beta x} = c^{\gamma x}+ d^{\delta x}$$ when $a,b,c,d$ aren't zero, and $\alpha, \beta, \gamma, \delta$ are ...
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Application of exponential distributions

The magnitudes of earthquakes in a region of North America can be modeled by an exponential distribution with mean 2.5 (measured on the Richter scale). If 3 earthquakes occur in a given month, what is ...
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Exponential Distribution and Possible Memoryless Property

My attempt : Do you guys think this is right? This might have something do the with the exponential's memoryless property?
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How to prove $x^y$ is jointly continuous?

It's known that real exponentiation $x^y$ is continuous in each variable, but is real exponentiation jointly continuous in both the exponent and the base? I considering the function ...
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Inverse function of product of exponential matrices

I am looking for the value of $\mathbf{X}$ in a function of the type \begin{align} (\mathbf{X}-\mathbf{A})e^{\mathbf{X}}e^{-\mathbf{A}} = \mathbf{B} \end{align} where ...
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How to calculate uncertainties from a natural exponent graph?

I conducted an experiment in which position of items were shifted on an object, either on the ends of wings of it, or on the base (I'd rather not get too much into what it's about), and the effect on ...
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differential operator

I've read journal "On the Comparison of Several Mean Values: An Alternative approach" (Welch, 1951). I don't understand this expression: $$E\left(\exp\left[ \sum_t ( w_t - \omega_t ) ...
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exp(ab) decomposition

How can one write $e^{a(x) \cdot b(x)} = c(x) e^{ b(x) }$ with $c(x)$ not implicitly depending on $b(x)$. I do not believe this is generally possible so alternatively one can use an infinite series or ...
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Solve $b_1 e^{-a_1x^2}-b_2 e^{-a_2x^2}-b_3 e^{-a_3x^2}=0, \forall x$

Suppose, \begin{align*} b_1 e^{-a_1x^2}-b_2 e^{-a_2x^2}-b_3 e^{-a_3x^2}=0, \forall x \end{align*} Assume $a_1,a_2,a_3, b_1,b_2, b_3>0$ What are the possible values of $a_1,a_2,a_3, b_1,b_2, ...
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exponential integration with fractional powers

I am trying to solve the following integral $$\int_{-\infty}^a \frac{\beta_1 \beta_2}{y^2(c-y)^2} e^{-\beta_1/(c-y)} e^{-\beta_2/y} \, dy$$ where $a<0$, $c>0$, $\beta_1>0$, $\beta_2>0$ I ...
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Prove convergence of $(1-\frac xk)^k$ as $k\to\infty$ using arithmetic-geometric mean

Define $f(x):=x^{t-1}e^{-x}$. For $k=1,2,\dots$ let $$f_k(x)=\begin{cases}x^{t-1}\left(1-\frac xk\right)^k & 0<x<k\\0&k\le x\le \infty\end{cases}$$ Show that $f_k(x)\to f(x)$ and ...
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exponentially decaying Fourier transform

Assume you have a real-valued function $f(x)$ defined over whole $\mathbb{R}$ and $f \in L^2(\mathbb{R})\cap L^1(\mathbb{R})$. What additional characteristics should this function have in order that ...
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Inequality involving integral of $\Gamma(x)$

The graph of $\frac{e^x}{\Gamma(x+1)}$ is somewhat bell-shaped. I think the proof of the following requires an understanding of the integral of this function that I can't glean from either Mathematica ...
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What does it mean for a probability to “increase exponentially”?

In Wikipedia's description of the Metropolis algorithm, I see the phrase: The probability of rejection increases exponentially as a function of the number of dimensions. This obviously can't ...
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Decisions on the order of integration with double integrals (when Deriving PDF via CDF) (Bank Problem)

Consider the following problem: Gandalf, Saruman and Radagast go to a bank together. There are two open counters which Gandalf and Saruman immediately go to get their service. Radagast goes to the ...
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Can an integral in the exponent of an exponetial function be written as a product?

I am asked to simplify/calculate the following integral: $$\frac{\int d^3q \exp \left( -\beta C \int d^3q [u(q) u(-q)|q|^2] \right)|u(q)|^2}{\int d^3q \exp \left( -\beta C \int d^3q [u(q) u(-q)|q|^2] ...
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Functions which can be solutions of exponential algebraic equations.

Can the equation $p(f,e^f)=0$ have a solution in $L^{\infty}([0,1])$? Here $p(x,y)$ is a polynomial with complex coefficients, and $L^{\infty}([0,1])$ is the space of Lebesgue measurable ...
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Find the positive root of the equation $ce^{-c}-2(1-e^{-c})^2=0$

Can you help me find a root for $c$ in the equation below? $$ce^{-c}-{10\over5}(1-e^{-c})^2=0$$ By expanding this I got, $$ce^{-c}-2 + 4 e^{-c}-2e^{-2c}=0$$ now grouping, ...
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Math equation problem - fitting wallpapers on a wall

I am building up a java program but don't have the right idea on how to resolve its math problem. The tasks I am doing are: I have to cover the wall with wallpaper. The wall is "a"(input) meters ...
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Why does the Laplace transform of $t^2 \exp(at)$ exist?

My book states a theorem : "Let $f(t)$ be a function piecewise continuous on $[0, A]$ for $ A > 0$ and have an exponential order at infinity with $|f(t)| \leq M \exp(at)$. Then the Laplace ...