Inversion is the process of creating the opposite. Familiar examples include multiplicative inverse $2 \mapsto 1/2$, inverting functions $f(x) \mapsto f^{-1}(x)$, matrix inverse $M \mapsto M^{-1}$ etc. Please include an additional subject tag such as (linear-algebra) or (arithmetic) to help clarify ...

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Inverse of rational function

I need help with this question: Determine whether the given function is one-to-one, and if so, find the inverse: $$ f(x) = 5x + \frac{2}{x} $$ Wolfram says the answer is $\frac{1}{10}\left(x ...
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If $A$ is a $3\times3$ Matrics Then $\left |(2A)^{-1} \right |=?$ [on hold]

If $A$ is a $3\times3$ matrics.And $\left | A \right | = -7$.Then what's the value of $\left |(2A)^{-1} \right |$ Please help to do this math easily.I tried a lot but still no idea come into my ...
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Slopes of inverse functions

I have a question that states if $f(x) = x^3+3x-1$ from $(-\infty,\infty)$ calculate $g'(3)$using the formula $$ g'(x)= \left(\frac1{f'(g(x))}\right )$$ If I am thinking about this correctly does ...
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Choosing the right sign for inverse functions?

If I have to find an inverse function and through the algebra I get a $\pm$ sign how do I know which one to choose from if its in a given interval? For example a question asks: The function ...
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Is there an explicit formula for $\left(xx^T\right)^{-1}$ with $x\in\mathbb{R}^n\setminus\left\{0\right\}$?

Let $x\in\mathbb{R}^n\setminus\left\{0\right\}$. Obviously, $$A:=xx^T$$ is symmetric and positive definite. Hence, $A$ is invertible. Can we find an explicit formula for $A^{-1}$?
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What is the inverse of $2^x$? [duplicate]

Note: This may not be correct mathematical term, so in case of confusion, I mean what division is to multiplication. If not, just poke me in the comments. I was given this the other day: $2^x=8$ ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform using Hetnarski's Algorithm

I'm trying to find the velocity component of an MHD flow using Laplace transforms. R.B. Hetnarski's algorithm for inverting the laplace transforms of some exponential functions was recommended to me ...
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Inverting the differential operator $D^2-3D+2$ [on hold]

I am trying to calculate $$(D^2-3D+2)^{-1}(xe^{3x})$$ that is, find a function $f$ such that $(D^2-3D+2)(f)=xe^{3x}$ where $D=\frac{d}{dx}$. Using inverse operator, I am getting an incorrect answer. ...
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Inverse Laplace transform of $\operatorname{arccot}(s)$, $\arctan(s)$

How would one find inverse Laplace transforms of $\operatorname{arccot}(s)$ or of $\arctan(s)$ without knowing in advance that this is related to $\dfrac{\sin x}{x}$?
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Find inverse $f^{-1}$ of a function $f(x,y)=(x-y,x-10y)$ [duplicate]

I know how to find inverse function if the given function is in the explicit form. Could someone show on this example how to find $f^{-1}$? Thanks for replies.
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For given $t$ and $x$ and $y$, is there at least one $f$ such that $\cos ft = x, \sin ft =y$?

Suppose that $t$, $x$ and $y$ are given and are all in $\mathbb{R}$. Is there always at least one $f$ such that $\cos ft = x, \sin ft =y$? Edit: OK I forgot to add that given $x$ and $y$ are such ...
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Solve for $x$ from an equation containing inverse trigonometric functions

How to solve the following for $x$? $$ \sin^{-1}\left(\frac{2a}{1+a^{2}}\right)+ \sin^{-1}\left(\frac{2b}{1+b^{2}}\right)= 2 \tan^{-1}(x ) $$ What conditions apply?
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If $\arctan(x)+\arctan(y)+\arctan(z)=\pi/2$ how to show that $xy+yz+zx=1$? [closed]

If $\arctan(x)+\arctan(y)+\arctan(z)=\pi/2$ how to show that $xy+yz+zx=1$ ?
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Invertibility Proof for matrix

Suppose that A is a square matrix that satisfies $A^n=0$ for some positive integer n. Show that $I-A$ is invertible and $(I-A)^{-1}=I+A+A^2+...+A^{n-1}$. Not sure how to start the problem.
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how to solve this inverse fourier $ f(x) =\int^{\infty}_{-\infty} 1/\sqrt{2\pi}\ e^{-2\pi^2/s^2} e^{ i \ s\ x}ds$

I have two functions f(x) and f(s). f(s) is the fourier transform of f(x) and tends to $$e^{-2\pi^2/s^2}$$ I need to take inverse transform of this f(s) to get to f(x). (i need to prove f(x) tends to ...
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Find inverse and determinant of a symmetric matrix - for a maximum-likelihood estimation

Evaluate the determinant $\det \Omega $ and find the inverse matrix $\Omega^{-1}$ of: $$\Omega = \begin{bmatrix} \beta_1^2(1+\theta_1^2) & \beta_1 \beta_2 & ... & \beta_1 \beta_{k-1} ...
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What does $\; \lim\limits_{x\to\infty} \arccos x =i\infty \;$ mean?

Is there somone who can show me what $\; \lim_{x\to\infty} (\arccos x) =i\infty \;$ means? Does it meant that limit does not exist? $\:$ If yes, how can one prove that limit does not exist? Note : ...
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Does every $\mod p$ have at least one element with a non-identical inverse?

Does every mod p have at least one element with a non-identical inverse? I very much suspect this is true, but how can I prove it? For example, in mod 5, some elements have inverses that are not ...
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What function satisfy: $f(x)+f^{-1}(x)=2x$?

What function satisfy: $f(x)+f^{-1}(x)=2x$? I have tried to substitute $x=f(x)$ to get $f^{(2)}(x)+1=2f(x)$ and subsequently plug in values to try to find $f(x)$ but to no avail. Please help thank ...
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Invertible matrix of non-square matrix?

Is a matrix invertible only when it is a square matrix? What about a matrix of the order $m \cdot n$ with $m \gt n$ and such that it is row-equivalent to a row-reduced echelon matrix with more ...
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Why determinants can be used to find inverses of $2 \times 2$ matrices [closed]

In linear algebra, you can find the inverse of a square matrix of dimensions $2\times 2$ by multiplying all the elements of the matrix - where the matrix is altered to have elements $a_{12}, a_{21}$ ...
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Value of $x$ in $\sin^{-1}(x)+\sin^{-1}(1-x)=\cos^{-1}(x)$

How can we find the value of $x$ in $\sin^{-1}(x)+\sin^{-1}(1-x)=\cos^{-1}(x)$? Note that $\sin^{-1}$ is the inverse sine function. i'm asking for the solution x for this equation Pls workout the ...
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How to compute the eigenvalues?

Suppose $W=(X'X + kI)^{-1}$ and $Z=(I + k(X'X)^{-1})^{-1}$, $k>0$, and suppose also that $\lambda_i$ are eigenvalues of $X'X$. How to get the following conclusions about their eigenvalues. The ...
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Inverse function of $f(x,y,z) = (xy-z^2, x+z)$?

How do you determine the inverse function $f^{-1}: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^3$ of $f: \mathbb{R}^3 \to \mathbb{R}^2 , f(x,y,z) = (xy-z^2, x+z) $ ? Or to put it into a bigger context: ...
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Finding the Inverse of this function

Im trying to find the inverse of this function $$x \mapsto\frac {113^x - 1}{112}\def\comment#1{}\comment{(pow(113.0, x)-1.0)/112.0} $$ But it always turn up incorrect. Can someone point me in ...
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Finding the inverse of a function in two variables

I have a function $f$ on the integers in $[-180,180)\times [-90,90)$ defined by $$f(y,x) = y + 360 x$$ I would like to find the inverse function. How can I do this?
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Inverting an arbitrary integral

$$r(x) = \int_{x_\min}^x f(y)\, dy$$ I would like to obtain an inverse for this such that I have $x(r)$. Is this possible? I saw this post before, however my function has a $y$ involved which makes ...
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Ideas for expressing the inverse of matrix quadratic form $CAC^T$

I want to find an expression for the inverse of the matrix system $Z=CAC^T$, where $A \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ is block diagonal with dense blocks, and $C \in \{-1,0,1\}$ with dimension $m \times ...
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$ (x x^T)^{-1}$, efficient matrix inversion for matrix composed as product of a vector with itself?

Given a vector $x$, is there an efficient way of computing $(x x^T)^{-1}$? I mean without first computing the matrix $(x x^T)$ and then applying matrix inversion techniques to it?
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Inverse of a toeplitz matrix with fft based methods

I have a covariance matrix, Q and I need to find out Q^-1. Here, Q is a Toeplitz matrix. Now, I want to calculate the inverse of the matrix with fft based methods rather than the conventional ones ...
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Finding the Inverse of Polynomial Equations (Approximatly)

Assume one is given a set of two equations of the form: $$x(u,v) = u + a_1 u^2 + b_1 u v + c_1 v^2$$ $$y(u,v) = v + a_2 u^2 + b_2 u v + c_2 v^2$$ And one would like to find the inverse functions, ...
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What is the domain of an inverse function?

If $f:X \to Y$ then if the inverse exists, is the domain the range of $f$ or the codomain of $f$?
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How to show that Id + skew matrix is invertible [duplicate]

How does one prove that the sum of the identity matrix and a given matrix $A$, when $A$ is an antisymmetric matrix, is invertible? I tried to show that the rows / cols are linearly independent, or ...
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Inverse of function containing modulation and flooring

I have a function $f: \mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ defined as: $$f(x) = ((x \bmod 9) + 1) \cdot 10^{\lfloor \frac{x}{9} \rfloor}$$ It seems to be injective, but I'm not sure about it being ...
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Compute $(df)_a$ in chart $\varphi_1:U=\{(x,y,z)\in\mathbb{R}^3:x\neq0\}\rightarrow\varphi_1(U)$

Suppose that for a submanifold $H$ of $\mathbb{R}^3$ we have two charts $$\varphi_1:U=\{(x,y,z)\in\mathbb{R}^3:x\neq0\}\rightarrow\varphi_1(U)$$ ...
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Inverse of a linear transformation

What is the inverse of the following linear transformation? $T^{\theta}:R^2\rightarrow R^2$ a reflection in the line through the origin which forms an angle $\theta$ with the $x$-axis. I ...
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Does “f : A → B” need to be one-to-one and onto so that if Y ⊆ B, then the inverse image of Y under f and the image of Y under f-1 are equal?

I was solving a problem in section 5.4 of "How to Prove it Right" by velleman. Below are the problem and my answer. According to my inspection, $f$ didn't need to be one-to-one and onto. Did I miss ...
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Inverse modulo without brute force [closed]

I have this piece of code and I want to know 'x' before the loop without brute force. Is there a way to do an inverse modulo or something? ...
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Inverse of a Bijective Bivariate quadratic function or polynomial

I am looking for some general way to invert a bijective quadratic polynomial of the form $$ f(x,y)=A_0x+A_1x^2+Axy+B_0y+B_1y^2+Byx $$ where the coefficients may or may not be in the same ring as the ...
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Inverse of pairing function

I am looking for the inverse of the unordered pairing function: $$ \langle x,y\rangle = xy + \left\lfloor \frac{\big( |x-y|-1 \big)^2}{4} \right\rfloor $$ where $x$ and $y$ are positive integers. ...
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Find the inverse $f(x) = 2x^2-8x, x>2 $

$$ 2x^2-8x, x>2 $$ What is the best way to solve this problem. $$x = 2y^2-8y $$ $$x = y (2y-8) $$ do I divide both sides by $y$ so as to solve for $y$? Help
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Assume that f is a one to one function: If $f(x) = x^5 + x^3 +x$ , find $f^{-1}(3)$ and $f(f^{-1}(2))$

If $f(x) = x^5 + x^3 +x$ , find $f^{-1}(3)$ and $f(f^{-1}(2))$ How do I go about solving this? For example, since I am giving f inverse should $I = x^5 +x^3 + x = 3$ ?
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Norm of the inverse of a tridiagonal

Let's take a tridiagonal matrix (in general not Toeplitz, nor symmetric) $$L=\begin{pmatrix}a_1 & -b_1 & & & \\ -c_1 & a_2 & -b_2 \\ & -c_2 & \ddots & \ddots\\ ...
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Differentiating integral by substituting inverse function

I have the following cost function that I wish to minimize with respect to $\alpha$: ...
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Formal name for the coordinate values of the pushforward of the inverse metric on an embedded manifold?

What is the formal name of the following object: \begin{align}\tag{4} \Delta^{\alpha \beta} = \dfrac{\partial y^\alpha}{\partial x^m} g^{mn} \dfrac{\partial y^\beta}{\partial x^n} \end{align} where ...
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Inverse Variation Graph

How would I graph an inverse variation in which y varies inversely as x and y=2 when x=7? I know that I have to follow the xy formula. So far, I found xy=14, x(2)=14, x=7. How do I make a table and ...
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Inverting the Radial Distortion

Overview The problem is perhaps a very easy one for a trained mathematician. As I am not a mathematician, but instead a researcher in general problem solving, I am reaching out to those who know more ...
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Inverse of the Toeplitz matrix

I am working on the inverse of the sum of an identity matrix and a Toepltz matrix, and trying to find the formula for the (1,1) element of the inverse. For example, Assume $c$ is a nonzero constant, ...
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What is $dx/dF(x)$ where $F(.)$ is a continuous, increasing function.

I was wondering if it is possible to find $dx/dF(x)$, that is, the derivative of $x$ with respect to $F(x)$, which is an increasing, continuous function. Does it involve finding the derivative of the ...
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Inverse of $R^T D R$ where $R$: rectangular and $D$: diagonal

Is there any formula for the following triple product: $$(R^T D R)^{-1}$$ where $R$ is rectangular and $D$ is diagonal? The real situation is like this. I have the equation $$Ax = b$$ which is a ...