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What must probably be a very simple graph plotting in MATLAB

I've only recently started using matlab so I apologise for my inexperience but I am struggling with the last part of my assignment in which I need to plot different graphs in which my variable 'N' ...
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what is the difference between an elliptical and circular paraboloid? (3D)

My textbook uses the terms interchangably, and they look the same in graphs, so I was wondering if there a difference between the two? Thanks!
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Manually plotting some particular graphs

How to plot graphs like these manually: 1) $f(x)=\ln(1+x^2)$ 2) $f(x)=\frac8{2+x^2}$ 3) $f(x)=\frac{\sin x}{\sqrt{1+\tan^{2}x}}+\frac{\cos x}{\sqrt{1+\cot^{2}x}}$ I have no idea how to plot the ...
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Solving a system of two nonlinear functions with three variables [on hold]

Say I have the two two-dimensional, three-variable equations F and G that must be graphed on the three-dimensional plane. How can I find a one-dimensional,three-variable equation H that describes all ...
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Trigonometry question using complex numbers on the complex plane

I am not quite sure what this is asking, I tried to square these numbers and then convert into radians but it was not right. I am only used to graphing the absolute value of complex numbers. Let ...
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An explanation for sketching the graph of the family of circles: $x^2+y^2=2cx $

I found in the internet a graph for the family of circles: $x^2+y^2=2cx $ and I'm not sure I quite understood if its true or I would be able to draw it by myself. this is the graph: Aren't the ...
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Loci of Complex Equation

How does the loci of the equation $|z-(i+1)| = |1 + i|$ look like? I can't seem to visualise any points on the complex plane satisfying the above except the 2 obvious ones (2,2) and (0,0)... Is that ...
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Finding the asymptote of $\tan(x)$

Using limits to find the asymptote of a function $y=f(x)$ is usually done with limits as : if the asymptote is of the form $y=mx+c$ then : $m=\lim\limits_{x\to\infty} \dfrac{f(x)}{x}$ ...
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How to curve fit an unknown function?

I have data which can be described by $y=f(x,z)$ where $z$ varies from 170 ~ 154. Now values given by $ks$ are known sample values that equals value given in the table header, $uks$ are unknown ...
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Matlab noob looking for probably very basic advice to plot a curve [closed]

Basically just started to use Matlab and am struggling with this basic example. My function or variable d is undefined but am unsure on how to progress. If anyone can guide me through the first ...
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Why does the graph of $y=\gcd \left(\frac{x}{y},xy\right)$ seem to have 4 “straight” lines?

Why does the graph of $y=\gcd \left(\frac{x}{y},xy\right)$ seem to have 4 "straight" lines? Using https://www.desmos.com/calculator for plotting.
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How to get a linear plot of a power function?

Imagine I have a function of x as follows: $$y=f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c + \frac{d}{x}$$ And I am trying to plot this on a graph with y as ordinate and $x^{n}$ as abscissa. Now what value of n would give ...
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Relating functions - Calculus

I had been through this lecture from an MIT open course ware. Basic theme of this lecture is to explain the big picture of calculus, which is nothing but, relating functions. In specific, below ...
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Is “imposing” one function onto another ever used in mathematics?

First of all, let me define what I mean by "imposing." Basically, I mean graphing some function with respect to some other function, rather than with respect to the x-axis. To be more specific, for ...
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What does the graph of $5e^{it}$ look like on the complex plane?

I know that $5e^{it} = 5(\cos(t) + i\sin(t))$, but that doesn't really help me. What other information can I use to visualize this graph besides plotting many points and seeing what type of graph it ...
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The graph of tan(sec(x))

A lot of the trig_function(trig_function(x)) look something like this, with asymptotes that have infinite (?) oscillating (?) lines infinitely approaching them ...
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Struggling to plot this in maple. Pease Help :) [closed]

I am fairly new to maple and am struggling with plotting the line $$2c+c^2\ln(\dfrac{1-c}{1+c}) $$ with a system of points. I know We use plot(f(x)) to plot a function, and pointoplot([a,b]) to plot ...
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Sketching a sawtooth wave [closed]

Consider a periodic sawtooth wave described by the equations: $$f(x) = \frac{x}{2\pi}, \ 0 < x < 2\pi $$ $$f(x + 2\pi) = f(x), \ x \in \mathbb R $$ a) Make an annotated sketch of this ...
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What derivative should be taken for relative maxima and absolute maxima (or minima)?

I get confused on what derivative should be taken for defining relative maxima and absolute maxima because some sources said to use first derivative while the others said to use second derivative. ...
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What does this volume represent?

I have been trying to draw this out for an hour now and cannot visualize it. $x$ is between $0$ and $1$, $y$ is between $0$ and $x$, and $z$ is between $x^{2}+y^{2}$. The $z$ line is just a ...
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How can I write the equation of this graph?

I have this simple graph : I want to write this graph in this form : f(t)= {1, if .... and 2, if ...} I can't fill these spaces, I can't come to a solution for this no matter how I try. Can you ...
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How to define $y= |x+2|+|x-3|$ in a piecewise manner

I need to define the function $y= |x+2|+|x-3|$ over the relevant intervals, but I am not entirely sure what this entails. How do I find the needed intervals? Plugging in different values gives me an ...
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Procedure for plotting domain $|2z+3|\gt 4$

I want to plot $|2z+3|\gt 4$. Firstly I plotted $|2z|\gt 4$, by taking it to be:$$|z|\gt 2$$ $$|x+iy|\gt 2$$ And this I am comfortable with, it is just everything greater than(in x or y values) than ...
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Drawing 3D level sets/curves

I was asked to Draw the level sets of $$f(x,y,z) = 9x^2-4y^2-36z$$ I under how to draw them with just two variables, but does anyone have any resources that could help me visualize drawing these ...
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$y=3^{\cos(x)}$ how to graph this goniometric function

Please help me with graphing this function $y=3^{\cos(x)}$ without grapher. Thanks in advance for all your procedures.
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How to graph $|z-1| <2$

Am I correct to rearrange this to $(z-1)^2 < 4$, and hence just graph as a circle or am I completely off?
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Transformation of graphs, finding the values of unknowns

I am a second grade IB student using "Mathematics Standard Level for the IB Diploma, Cambridge" book.This is the question I have a problem with: "Let f(x)=(3x-5):(x-2) a) Find the value of constants ...
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Transformation of graphs

Let $f(x)=(3x-5):(x-2)$ a) Find the value of constants $p$ and $q$ such that $f(x)=p+ q:(x-2)$. b) Hence describe a single transformation which transforms the graph of $y=1:x$ to the graph of $y= ...
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Power form of regression equation which is not centered at x=0?

For a given set of data, the power form of the regression equation is given by $$y=b\cdot x^{m}$$ where $$m=\frac{n(\sum \mathrm{ln}(x_i)\mathrm{ln}(y_i))-(\sum \mathrm{ln}(x_i))(\sum ...
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Fourier Series of the batman equation

I want to represent the batman equation as a Fourier Series. (I got the equation here : Is this Batman equation for real?) But a part of it is an ellipse and when I tried to calculate an the integral ...
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Write the equation for the surface generated by by revolving the curve around the indicated axis.

$x=2z^2$, revolved around the $x$ axis. How exactly do I go about this? I can plot the curve out and see that this is going to be an elliptic paraboloid oriented along the x-axis; however, I still am ...
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Could such a polynomial/rational function exist? [closed]

Is it possible for there to be a function, which has "nice values" for its $x$-intercepts, local extremes, and inflection points? By nice values, I essentially mean that all the $x$-intercepts, local ...
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trigonometry - find coordinates of inner triangle after rotation

here is my situation: I have a rectangle I'm rotating 30 degrees counterclockwise, how could I use trig to get the 3 vertices (corners) and lengths of the purple triangle sides and hypotenuse ...
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Is this graph concave up on this interval?

The graph above is concave up on the intervals: $[-5,0]$ and $[0,5]$. My question is: Is the graph concave up on this interval $[-5,5]$ ? In other words: Since $x=0$ is a corner, does that effect ...
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How to convert coordinates in a left-handed graph to a right-handed graph

I have the following coordinates which describe points on a left-handed graph and I need to convert the graph to be right-handed instead: $(0,0), (21,56), (38,0), (51, 35), (-5, 38)$ Is it as ...
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Effects of adding multiples of Cos and Sin

I currently have increments of 0.1 from 1 to 20 for x values. I have produced graphs for sin and cos but I am now looking into the effects of multiplying them with numbers in front. Would anyone be ...
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Visualising surface integrals

For a current problem I am working on, I have run into angular surface integrals, i.e. the differential solid angle $\text{d}\Omega$. Specifically the surface integrals are defined by ...
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Line through integral points

(From I. M. Gelfand) If it is known that the straight line y = kx + b passes through two integral points, are there any other integral point on this straight line? I tried out contradiction. Suppose ...
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The graphs of $f(x,y)=x^2+y^2$ and $g(x,y)=-x^2-y^2+xy^3$ “are tangent to each other” at $(0,0)$

Why can we say that the graphs of $f(x,y)=x^2+y^2$ and $g(x,y)=-x^2-y^2+xy^3$ "are tangent to each other" at $(0,0)$ ? I have done the following: The tangent plane at the graph of $f(x,y)=x^2+y^2$ ...
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Why the origin of this complex is moving away from the origin (0,0)?

Why does the origin of the complex line z is moving away from the origin? $$Let\;z=x+i\cdot y \\\;z-1\;=\;\;(x-1)+i\cdot y\;$$ Following that I would say that the coordinates of the origin of z are ...
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Can the third derivative tell me anything about the original function?

The first derivative can tell me about the intervals of increase/decrease for $f(x)$. The second derivative can tell me about the concavity of $f(x)$. So can the third derivatives, and any ...
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Quadratic graph / standard form

If I draw a graph of the quadratic $x^2-9=0$, I have a parabola with roots $x=3$ and $x=-3$ and a vertex of $(0,-9)$ with the parabola opening upwards as $a$ is positive in the standard quadratic ...
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Graphing With Conics.

I have a project in math where I must create a picture using conics, with my graphing calculator. However, the equations I have found to form a picture are not in $y=\ldots$ form. How do you put the ...
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What is the name of the most locally convex / concave point of a $f(x)$ function?

I was looking for the name given to the more locally convex / concave points of a given function $f(x)$ for instance, the ones I have marked in the multiplicative inverse function below. In the case ...
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Transforming a function by a sequence geometric operations on its graph.

I am solving the following problem: Let $f(x) =\sqrt{x}$. Find a formula for a function $g$ whose graph is obtained from $f$ from the given sequence of transformations: shift right $3$ ...
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Alternative method for y-vertex calculation

So, I've been wondering the following: If you can determine the x coordinate of the vertex of a quadratic function by averaging the x coordinates of both roots, would it be possible to determine the ...
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Derive Equation from the set of values

I have a set of values 1=02, 2=10, 3=30, 4=68 5=? Looking at the above numbers, I have done trial and error options and foundt the formula X^3 + X to get the value for 5 =130. Is there any ...
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Finding intervals using local min and max (in interval notation form)

I am having some trouble with the following question: Find the critical points of the function and use the First Derivative Test to determine whether the critical point is a local minimum or maximum ...
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Graph of the function $x^y = y^x$, and $e$ (Euler's number).

Earlier, I was using the Desmos Graphing Calculator, and I wanted to remind myself of what the graph of the function $x^y = y^x$ looked like. If you have never seen what it looks like before, it is ...
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Can trigonometric equations be graphed?

I was solving various trigonometric equations. I was confused that how are they solved easily by using methods that are useful to solve algebraic equations. Do the trigonometric functions in ...