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Fourier series sketching

Whenever I am asked to draw fourier series, is it correct to first draw the function on the interval first (in this case 0<= x < pi), then extend the the graph to the desired interval ...
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How would I make a graph for $\sqrt{x+1}-3$

I have to make a table for $\sqrt{x+1}-3$ and I can't figure out how to find the $x$ values. I know that I have to get the middle section to equal perfect squares, which are $0,\ 1,\ 4,\ 9$ but I ...
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If $f'(c) \neq \frac{f(b)-f(a)}{b-a}$, then find number of such $c$.

Let $f(x)=x^3+3x+2$ and $x=c$ is a point such that $$f'(c) \neq \frac{f(b)-f(a)}{b-a}$$ for any two values of $a$ and $b$, where $a,b$ and $c \in \mathbb R$. Then find the number of ...
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What is the line $y=x$ and $y=-x$ called?

I know that some non-english mathematicians use first median to mean the identity line $y=x$ (i.e. line considered in $\mathbb R^2$) and second median to mean the line $y=-x$. I don't suppose this is ...
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Visualizing closed balls

Consider the vector space $C([-\pi,\pi])$ of all continuous functions on the interval $[-\pi,\pi]$ equipped with the norm $$||f||= \max_{x\in[-\pi,\pi]}\{|f(x)|\}.$$ sketch the closed ball of center ...
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Finding probabilities of a continuous random variable

I have the following continuous random variable density function: $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} \frac14 & if\,0\le x<1 \\ \frac12 & if\,1\le x<2 \\ a & if\,2\le x<4 \\ 0 & ...
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Graphs Approaching Asymptotes

I've been wondering this for a while. For graphs that approach asymptotes, are there certain formulas that can determine the distance between the graph and the asymptote as $x$ gets infinitely small ...
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Parabolas and lines…

Sooo... I have just received this question. 'Draw the graph of $y = x^2 + 3x - 2$'. Now, I can do this just fine. Then it says 'draw a line on the graph to solve the following equations. $x^2 + 3x ...
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Realistic Bounce (Using Trig?)

background: I am making a graphics program where the major purpose of it is to have a ball (traveling on an arbitrary slope) to bounce realistically off of a line (which is also at a arbitrary slope). ...
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How to convert from cartesian to polar equation

I am trying to convert the equation $y=4/x$ into a polar equation. I have done this work but I am not sure if it is right. I just subsituted $r\sin(\theta)$ for $y$ and $r\cos(\theta)$ for $x$ and ...
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What does the last range on a histogram represent?

In a textbook maths problem I've got a continuous variable $m$ that could take values from 0 to 100 (inclusive). In the question, the author writes the following: $0 \leq m < 10$ $10 \leq m ...
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How to derive sigmoid function from e by scaling & translating?

The Sigmoid function is like this: $\frac{1}{1 + e^{-x}}$ Can it be derived by simply scaling and translating the graph of $e^{-x}$ ? It looks to me as thought you could: 1). Translate it up, by 1 ...
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Plotting graph in Wolfram Mathmatica?

Which is the function that can plot me the graph K 7, 2 in mathematica? And after that to delete 2 edges?? Thanks for the help.
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Draw the graph of $y=e^x \sin x$ (without using a graph calculator)

I am having a whole lot of problem with these graphs. If I try to sketch the graph taking the function $y=e^x \sin x$ itself,it becomes a bit complex. I can seperately plot the graphs of $y=\sin x$ ...
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Sketch the graph of $y=e^x+e^{-x}$ [without using a graphing calculator]

By studying the functions $y=e^x$ and $y=e^{-x}$ separately, I can easily plot their graphs But i cannot compile these 2 graphs to bring the required one. Can you please tell me the process of ...
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Converting an NFA to DFA

I am atttempting to convert an NFA into an equivalent DFA. I did it, but i am not sure if it is correct. If anyone can please take a look at let me know if it is correct or if there is something wrong ...
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Plotting Non Linear Programming functions

I define these functions in Matlab: ...
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Argument of the function $2 \frac{\sin(x)}{x} + \frac{\sin(x/2)}{x/2} e^{-i x/2} $

Plot the argument (phase ) of the Complex function $$2 \frac{\sin(x)}{x} + \frac{\sin(x/2)}{x/2} e^{-i x/2}$$ This can be written as $$\frac{1}{ix} (e^{ix} + 1 - 2 e^{-ix})$$ Wolfram shows ...
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Help Finding the Equation of a Line with a Given a Point and a Slope

I have been receiving a lot of help today and I really appreciate it, I am nearing the end of my class and need help studying for my final. In my review I came across a problem that i am having ...
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Study the function $y=(x^3-4x)^{1/2}$ & sketch its graph (without using a graphing calculator).

$y=(x^3-4x)^{1/2}$ or, $y^2=x(x+2)(x-2)$ So, $0,+2,-2$ are the roots of this function. Then I can find out $f'(x)$, $f''(x)$, thus finding the maxima & minima of the function. I can separately ...
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How do I find the domain and range of this piecewise defined function?

Are both conditions true when $x>3$? If so, how do I graph it? $$ f(x)=\left\{\begin{aligned} &x^2-4&&:x>3\\ &2x-1&&:x\geq 3 \end{aligned} \right. $$
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Draw the graphs of $y=x-1$, $y=x$, $y=x+1$, & $y=xe^{\frac{-1}{|x|}}$ for , $-\infty< x< \infty$ using the same $X$ and $Y$ axes.

In the above question, I could easily plot the linear equations. But I don't know how to plot $y=xe^{\frac{-1}{|x|}}$. Can you please explain me, how to draw this exponential curve? Thank you
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Physical significance and graphical point of view of second derivative of a function $f''(x)$ .

This was just going through my mind - $f'(x)$ represents slope of a function. Then what does $f''(x)$ represent? For example, we define strictly increasing and strictly decreasing functions in some ...
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Best program for creating educational math animations?

I'm looking for recommendations on what program to use for creating mathematical animations. These animations will be used in creating educational videos for high school math -- Trigonometry first, ...
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Suppose that a particle is located at the origin $(s = 0)$ at time $t = 1$ and moves along the line with velocity $v(t) = t^{-2}$.

Suppose that a particle is located at the origin $(s = 0)$ at time $t = 1$ and moves along the line with velocity $v(t) = t^{-2}$. How can I find the position s as a function of time? And how can I ...
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Graph of function

I know this is an elementary question, but I'm having some problems in graphing the following function: $$f(x) = \arctan(\ln x)$$ I know I have to evaluate these limits: $$\lim\limits_{x \to 0^+} ...
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Trying to solve for x when you have sine and cosine in the function

Graph $f(x) = \sin (x^2)$ I need to graph $f(x) = \sin (x^2)$ from $-2\pi$ to $2\pi$ and from that, I need to include the first derivative which is set to zero and used to find the maximum and ...
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Graphs of functions defined by convolution

A sequence of functions on the real line is defined as $$f_0=\chi_{[-1,1]},\qquad f_{n+1}=f_n*f_0, n=0,1,2,\dots $$ Here * means convolution. I tried to draw the graphs of the functions and see what ...
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Looking for the function of x for a line that approaches, but never reaches 100

I'm looking for the function of x for a line that intersects at (0,0) and (100,80), and as x goes off into infinity, the line approaches, but never touches 100. See image attached. I am writing a ...
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Finding equation of hyperbola with only foci and asymptote

This is a concept we learned in class today, which I still can't seem to grasp. I have no specific question that necessarily has to be done, so I will use one of the examples my book gives me: Given ...
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Increasing/ decreasing functions

We are given a random variable x with a pdf f(x) and F(x) is its distribution function. Let $$r(x) = \frac {xf(x)} {1-F(x)} $$ Then for $x< e^{\mu} $ and $$f(x) = \frac {e^ {1/2(\log x - \mu)^2}} ...
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Is it possible to create a parabola by intersecting a hyperboloid of one sheet and a plane?

By which I mean, is there anyway that the intersetion of a plane and a hyperboloid of one sheet will be a parabola? I know that intersecting a plane and a cone so that the plane is parallel to the ...
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What is the function that generates this graph?

I have the following coordinates: ...
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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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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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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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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 ...