Questions about exponentiation, the operation of raising a base $b$ to an exponent $a$ to give $b^a$.

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Integral of an exponent of an exponent

For a homework problem, I have to integrate this: $$\int{4^{(4+x)^x}}dx$$ How would I go around to starting this question? I don't know how to evaluate this, and I've tried to use u-subs and ...
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How can I do this? $\int\frac{dx}{x^4+1}$ [duplicate]

I tried to integrate this: $\displaystyle\int \dfrac{dx}{x^4+1}$ I tried to do it with the partial fractions method (after factoring the denominator), but the process is really large, and I got a lot ...
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Matrix Exponent - equivalent of a rotation matrix

Every Rotation Matrixcan be represented as a power of e with exponent a skew symmetric matrix. In particular, if we have a rotation matrix ${R}\in\mathbb R^{3 \times 3,}$ then there will be a skew ...
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Evaluating a limit. What makes the equality right?

I'm reading a proof of a limit calculation. The limit is: $$\lim\limits_{x\to 0}\left(\frac{a^x+b^x}{2}\right)^\frac{1}{x}$$ where $a,b>0$. The aother claims that: $$\lim\limits_{x\to ...
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When $\ln(1+y) = y + o(y)$?

I was reading a proof which utilize the fact that: $\ln(1+y) = y + o(y)$ http://math.stackexchange.com/a/842557/160028 I'm not so sure what is the meaning of $\ln(1+y) = y + o(y)$. When is it ...
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Does $x^2+ x^4/(3\cdot4) + x^6/(3\cdot4\cdot5\cdot6) + \cdots$ have any compact form?

Is there any compact form for the following series $$F_1(x) = x^2+ \frac{x^4}{3\cdot4} + \frac{x^6}{3\cdot4\cdot5\cdot6} + \cdots$$ $$F_2(x) = x+ \frac{x^3}{2\cdot3} + \frac{x^5}{2\cdot3\cdot4\cdot5} ...
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generalized way of finding pair solutions of an equation

I want to find out pair solutions of this equation: $$x^{2}-79y^{2}=1$$ This is a hyperbola equation. I sketched its graph, but that didn't help me. I think the square from (form?) of $x$ and $y$ is ...
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Evaluate $\frac{\frac{1}{1}}{\frac{1}{5^{-2}}}$

I solved a question in the Manhattan GRE 5 pound book (specifically the 11th question in the Exponents and Roots section). I evaluated $\frac{\frac{1}{1}}{\frac{1}{5^{-2}}}$ as $5^{-2}$ and then ...
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Solving an equation in $x$, in which $x$ occurs as exponent four times

Find the number of solutions to the equation $$2011^x+2012^x+2013^x-2014^x=0$$ The answer seems to be zero, but I have no idea why. Please avoid considering complex solutions and other scary things.
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Solution for this Logarithmic Equation

Recently I was going through a problem from the book Problems in Mathematics - *V Govorov & P Dybov* . $$(x-2)^{\log^2(x-2)+\log(x-2)^5-12}=10^2\log(x-2)$$ I tried solving by first considering ...
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How can I calculate the median value?

$$f(a,b) = a^b$$ Where $0\le a \le1$ and $0\le b \le1$ and either $a\ne0$ or $b\ne0$ How can I calculate the median value of $f$ ? I can estimate it to be about 0.76536 by taking values along the ...
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Prove $\lim_{n\to\infty} \frac{(2^{2^n}+1)(2^{2^n}+3)(2^{2^n}+5)\cdots (2^{2^n+1}+1)}{(2^{2^n})(2^{2^n}+2)(2^{2^n}+4)\cdots (2^{2^n+1})}=\sqrt{2}$

Question: Prove or disprove $$I=\lim_{n\to\infty} \frac{(2^{2^n}+1)(2^{2^n}+3)(2^{2^n}+5)\cdots (2^{2^n+1}+1)}{(2^{2^n})(2^{2^n}+2)(2^{2^n}+4)\cdots (2^{2^n+1})}=\sqrt{2}$$ I know ...
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Definition of $0^z$, $z$ complex

Usually we define the function $a^b$ over the complexes using the exponential function, as $e^{b\log a}$. This function has some issues with multivalued-ness, but it still more or less satisfies ...
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Solving $e^{4x}+3e^{2x}-28=0$

How to solve this equation: $$e^{4x}+3e^{2x}-28=0$$ I don't know how to solve this problem. I read over another example, $e^{2x}-2e^x-8=0,$ and it said that $e^{2x}$ is $e$ to the $x$ squared, ...
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Converting exponents to scientific notation

I have to solve or estimate the answer to an equation that is as follows: $$P_\text{blocks} = \frac{398 \cdot 19^{65}}{\prod^{66}_{i=0} 78804 - i}$$ It doesn't take long to realize that this is an ...
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Transforming a power tower to a product

It is possible to write the product of a sequence of terms $a_i$ as a function of the sum of a sequence of functions of these terms: $$\prod_i a_i=f\left(\sum_i g(a_i)\right)$$ where $f=\exp$ and ...
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Convergence of an infinite power

There are complex numbers $z$ and $w$ for which $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}z\uparrow\uparrow n=w$$ where $\uparrow\uparrow$ is the tetration symbol, e.g. $z=\sqrt{2}$ and $w=2$. Are there complex ...
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How can I simplify the expression $\frac{\sqrt[5]{x^2}}{x^2}$?

$$\dfrac{\sqrt[5]{x^2}}{x^2}$$ I'm doing a summer math packet for calculus. I need to simplify the above. I think I may know the answer, but I'm not sure. Can someone help me, please?
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$x^y < y^x$ for $y\ll x$?

Sorry if this is a naive question; I am not very good at mathematics. It seems obvious that for many $x$ and $y$, $x^y < y^x$ if $y \ll x$, e.g. $2^{10} > 10^2$. If $x$ and $y$ are very close ...
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Why, or why not, is $5^{log_3(n)} \in \mathcal{O}(n^2)$?

Why, or why not, is $5^{\log_3(n)} \in \mathcal{O}(n^2)$ ? I tried transforming the logarithm to a base of 5, so that the logarithm and power cancel each other out. However, when I try to so I get ...
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Combination of quadratic and cubic series

I'm an eight-grader and I need help to answer this math problem (homework). Problem: Calculate $$\frac{1^2+2^2+3^2+4^2+...+1000^2}{1^3+2^3+3^3+4^3+...+1000^3}$$ Attempt: I know how to ...
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Square root of $\frac{2}{2^x}$; how do I find $x$?

I have this: $$\sqrt{\frac{2}{2^x}} = 9.313225746154785 \times 10^{−10}$$ (sqrt(2/(2^x))) How should I find $x$? I know it's 61 for this case, but I'd like to know how to solve it for when I don't. ...
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Calculating limit in parts. Why possible?

Let $f$, continuous function, differentiable at $x=1$ and $f(1)>0$. Consider the following equation: $$\lim \limits_{x\to 1} ...
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How to show that $w$ is a $N$th primitive root of unity?

I am studying the discrete Fourier transform. For sequence $x_{0}, \dots, x_{N-1}$ it is defined as $$X_{k} = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1} x_{n}e^{-2\pi ikn/N} \quad 0 \leq k \leq N-1$$ according to Wikipedia. ...
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Proving exponential is growing faster than polynomial

Let $P(x)$, a polynomial which isn't the zero-polynomial. I want to prove the following limits $$\lim \limits_{x\to\infty} \left|P(x)\right|e^{-x} = 0$$ $$\lim \limits_{x\to-\infty} ...
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Is $\lim_{x\to 0+} \frac{\ln(x)}{\ln(x)} = \frac{-\infty}{-\infty} = 1$

$$\lim_{x\to 0^+} \sin(x)^\frac{1}{\ln(x)} = ... = \exp \left(\lim_{x\to 0^+} \frac{\ln(\frac{\sin x}{x}) + \ln(x)}{\ln(x)}\right)$$ Now, from continuity we can evaluate each term separately. ...
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Find the value of $\frac{S_{5}S_{2}}{S_{7}}$

If $a$, $b$, $c$ $\in \mathbb R$, we define $S_{k}=\frac{a^k+b^k+c^k}{k}$ (where $k$ is a non-negative integer). Given that $S_{1}=0$, find the value of $$\frac{S_{5}S_{2}}{S_{7}}$$ I tried: ...
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Solving base e equation

So I ran into some confusion while doing this problem, and I won't bore you with the details, but it comes down to trying to solve $e^x - e^{-x} = 0$. I know to solve it, we can rewrite it as $e^x - ...
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$U(n) =$ the smallest strictly positive integer $k$ such that $2^k-1$ is divisible by the first $n$ primes. What are the first values of $U(n)$?

$U(n) =$ the smallest strictly positive integer $k$ such that $2^k-1$ is divisible by the first $n$ prime numbers (except for the first prime number: $2$). What are the first values of $U(n)$ up to ...
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How do they integrate this exponential?

Below, I tired to integrate te^(-j2pi*t) from 0 to 1. But am not getting what my professor got for n not equal to zero, which is also shown. I tried LIATE but am always getting something with an ...
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$(-1)^{0.2}=0.8090 + 0.5878i$ how can this be?

I'm working on a numerical analysis project (working with matlab a lot) and I noticed that when I ask for matlab to compute the exponent of a negative number, it gives wrong output when the exponent ...
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Concerning Rules of Exponents & Absolute Value

I understand that one of the accepted definitions of the absolute value function is $\left| x \right| = \sqrt{x^2}$. However, I do not understand why if I substitute $-5$ in for $x$ that I can't do ...
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Combination of quadratic and arithmetic series

Problem: Calculate $\dfrac{1^2+2^2+3^2+4^2+\cdots+23333330^2}{1+2+3+4+\cdots+23333330}$. Attempt: I know the denominator is arithmetic series and equals ...
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Exponential integral with $x^2$ and $\cos x$

The first part is just a Gaussian integral and the second is the modified Bessel function of the first kind for $n=0$, but I couldn't find any information and what to do with their summation. Any tips ...
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Find numbers who compose the sum of sequence numbers(nth root)

I have an sequence of numbers 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and so on. Given an number, which must be the sum of the sequence, for example: 44(which is the sum of 4+8+32). How do I know the number 44 is composed ...
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Algebraic Proof of Sum of Exponential Powers is Product of Exponentials

Can somebody provide a proof of the summation of powers law for the product of two exponentials, using only algebra and the Taylor series, no derivatives or calculus tricks?
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Why do we define the complex exponential as we do?

Why do we define the complex exponential as we do? Defining $e^{z}$ as $e^{x}e^{iy}$ certainly seems to make sense, but I'm not sure the formal reason as to why it's defined like this. Was it from ...
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Solve exponential equation $3^x= 2^x+2$

How do we solve this? I can't think of an easy way.. Is there any way to solve it without using newton's method or other approximations? $3^x=2^x+2$
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Fast way to find exponential of a matrix dot product where one of them is diagonal

Suppose $Q$ is a dot product of diagonal matrix A and matrix B: $$ Q=A\cdot B= \left( \begin{matrix} a_1 & 0 & \cdots & 0 \\ 0 & a_2 & \cdots & 0 \\ ...
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closed-form term for this sum:

related to this question: Is there an easy closed-form term for $$\sum_{j=k}^{\infty} \frac{x^j}{j!}e^{-x},$$ thus when the sum starts at a constant $k$ instead of $1$? EDIT: Thanks for your help. ...
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If any integer to the power of $x$ is integer, must $x$ be integer?

My apologies if this has been asked already, I've searched but couldn't find it... Let $x$ such that for every $y \in N$, $y^x$ is an integer. Does that necessarily mean that $x$ is an integer?
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Solving Weird Exponential Equations

I am working on my math homework when I encountered a difficult problem. I simplified the equation and substituted smaller numbers to get this: $n*2^n>10$ I have tried standard algebraic ...
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Choosing a branch of the square root

Assume $O$ is the compliment of the non-positive part of the real line to the complex plane. This is an open and connected set. Only one of the values of $\sqrt z$ in $O$ has positive real part. With ...
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Simplification of a power weighted alternating binomial sum

Given positive integers $T$, $n$ and $m$ and real number $p$ with $0< p < 1$, how can I simplify the following binomial sum: $$ \sum_{k=m}^{\lfloor ...
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How to simplify this equation? $1+\sqrt {2^{2a_{n}+b_{n}+1}-16^{a_{n}}-4^{b_{n}}}=\log _{3}\left( a_{n}+b_{n}\right) $

How to simplify this equation? $1+\sqrt {2^{2a_{n}+b_{n}+1}-16^{a_{n}}-4^{b_{n}}}=\log _{3}\left( a_{n}+b_{n}\right) $
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Fraction with negative exponent fraction.

Q: $$\left(\frac{27 a^6 b^{-3}}{c^{-2}}\right)^{-2/3}$$ A: $$\frac{b^2}{9 a^4 c^{4/3}}$$ How in the world are they getting that?
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What is the limit of $\log_k(k^a + k^b)$ for $k \to +\infty$?

I'm not very good with analysis (I never studied it) but because of my "work" on other topics of mathematics I came to this problem. $$\lim_{k \to +\infty }\log_k(k^a + k^b)=\max(a,b)$$ I'm sure ...
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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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negative powers $(x^{-2} = 1/x^2)$

I need clarification for negative power of a number. I understand $x$ to the power of $2$ is equal to $x\cdot x$ But how $x$ to the power of $-2$ is equal to $\dfrac{1}{x^2}$ ?
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Definition of $a^b$ for complex numbers

Problem statement Let $\Omega \subset C^*$ open and let $f:\Omega \to \mathbb C$ be a branch of logarithm, $b \in \mathbb C$, $a \in \Omega$. We define $a^b=e^{bf(a)}.$ $(i)$ Verify that if $b \in ...