Questions related to real and complex logarithms.

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is there any solution for $x^2 +x + 2 = e^x$ by using algebra?

I know this can be solved by numerical methods but I would like to know whether this can be solved using logs or something similar. Thanks
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Can $x^2 +x + 2 = 10^x$ be solved using algebra?

I know this can be solved by numerical methods but I would like to know whether this can be solved using logs or something similar. Thanks
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Manipulating a logarithmic expression with ceilings

How can I simplify the first expression so that it satisfies the following inequality? $$ c(n+2) \log\lceil n/3\rceil - cn\log n \le 2\log\lceil n/3 \rceil-cn\log \left(\frac{3n}{n+2}\right)$$
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Proof of the fact that ln(a) = f '(0) for f(x) = a^x?

Looking over notes from class today and wanted to know if there is any type of proof for the fact that $\ln(a) = \lim_{h\to0}(a^h-1)/h$, which is just $f '(0)$ for any function of the form $f(x) = ...
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Integral ${\large\int}_0^1\left(-\frac{\operatorname{li} x}x\right)^adx$

Let $\operatorname{li} x$ denote the logarithmic integral $$\operatorname{li} x=\int_0^x\frac{dt}{\ln t}.$$ Consider the following parameterized integral: $$I(a)=\int_0^1\left(-\frac{\operatorname{li} ...
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Calculus integral evaluation using substitution

I have to find this integral: Evaluate the integral using an appropriate substitution $$\int\dfrac{8e^x+7e^{-x}}{8e^x-7e^{-x}}\mathrm dx.$$ I've tried my solution $\ln\Big[15\cdot \sinh(x) + ...
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Logarithmic function with strange bases

Given $\log_{4n} 40\sqrt{3} = \log_{3n} 45$, find $n$. I have rewritten $\log_{3n} 45$ as $\dfrac{\log_{4n}45}{\log_{4n}3n}$ and multiplied to get $\log_{4n} 40\sqrt{3}\cdot\log_{4n}3n = \log_{4n} ...
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Stuck with finding the domain of a function with a logarithm

Find the domain of the function $$g(x)=\log_3(x^2-1)$$ This is what I got so far: $$\{ x\mid x^2-1>0\} =$$ $$\{ x\mid x^2>1\} =$$ $$\{ x\mid x>\sqrt { 1 } \}= $$ I don't know where to ...
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Branch of $n$th root of $f$ is holomorphic

The problem states to prove that if $h$ is a branch of $f^{1/n}$ for integer $n > 0$ (i.e. $h(z)^n = f(z)$ for $z \in G$, $h$ continuous), then $h$ is holomorphic, where $f$ is a holomorphic ...
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Taking the log of both sides to determine big Theta/Omega/O

I've managed to confuse myself over this detail: Obviously: $n^2 \notin \Theta(n)$ Now if we take the $\log$ of both sides, we get: $$\log(n^2) \leq \log(cn)$$ $$2\log(n) \leq \log(c) + \log(n)$$ ...
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Reduce high values in small ones [on hold]

Please, i'm looking for a method that allows me to reduce the values issued from a variable in a particular formula. Particularly, i would like to make the values in the range [0,1]. Thank you.
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Rewrite using a and b. [on hold]

We know that log[20,3]=a and log[20,5]=b. Solve this: log[30,8]=3(1−a−b)
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Principal square root of a product of complex numbers with positive real part

Given $n$ complex numbers $z_i$ with $\Re z_i>0$, why is it that $$\prod_i\sqrt{z_i}=\sqrt{\prod_i z_i}?$$Numerically, this appears to be the case, however, I don't see an easy way to prove it.
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How to solve $2\ln(x) = \sqrt{x}$ ? ln = natural logarithm

I used Microsoft Mathematics and it says $x$ is approximately $2.04\dots$ but, how do you prove it? Edit: I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough with my question. I don't want to prove that two roots ...
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Differential equation $xy'+2y=0$ and the form of arbitrary constant in its general solution

If I'm solving the differential equation in the title I will get to: $$\log(y)=-2\log(x)+c$$ then I'll get $y=e^c/x^2$ eith arbitrary constant $c$. So I know I can write $y=d/x^2$ where $d$ is an ...
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Relations connecting values of the polylogarithm $\operatorname{Li}_n$ at rational points

The polylogarithm is defined by the series $$\operatorname{Li}_n(x)=\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{x^k}{k^n}.$$ There are relations connecting values of the polylogarithm at certain rational points in the ...
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Solving $\log(x) = x-1$?

One can use Taylor series of the log or exp function to get the result that $x = 1$. I was wondering if there is any other simple solutions. Thanks a lot!
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Limit with logarithm and cos function.

limit(x tends to x/2)(cos.log tanx). Can anyone give a way? The problem is that i am ending with limit(h tends to 0)(cos.log 0). And as log 0 is undefined so i cannot do it anymore
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Logarithmic Differentiation - when to use?

Sorry if this is an ignorant or uninformed question, but I would like to know when I can (or should use) logarithmic differentiation. I haven't taken calculus in a while so I'm quite rusty. So, let's ...
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Number of digits in $12^{300}$

Given: $\log_{10}2= 0.3010$ and $\log_{10}3=0.4771 $, find the numer of digits in $12^{300}$ Options: $324,323,325,\text{Other}$ Actually I tried breaking 12 into 2*2*4.. And then tried to guess ...
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Different answer when simplifying before integrating

I have been trying to get my head around this for some time now... I solve the same integral in two ways but get two different solutions. Since there can't (surely) be any sort of ambiguity when ...
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How to determine the value of a variable in a equation with powers

I'm completely rusty on this How would be the way of determing the value of x in something like this $\ 100 = \frac{50}{(1 + x)^a} + \frac{50}{(1 + x)^b} + \frac{50}{(1 + x)^c}$ a, b, c are known ...
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proof - proving a proposition involving logarithms is true or false

I'm looking at my textbook and I'm not sure how to solve this to prove whether it's true or not. (there exists x in the real)(3^x = x^2 ) Any help would be good. Thank you.
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How to find all the intersection points of the two functions $\log(x!)$ and $x$?

I am trying to find where $\log(x!)$ and $x$ intersect, and am unable to do so rigorously. I eventually have $2^x = x!$, but I am unsure how to proceed from here. Any input as to how to go about ...
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Solve $\ln(x)+\ln(x-1)=0$ for $x$

Solve the following equation for x; $$\ln(x)+\ln(x-1)=0$$ What I did is the following but I'm pretty sure its wrong.. $$\ln(x)+\ln(x-1)=0$$ $$\ln(x)=-\ln(x-1)$$ $$e^{\ln(x)}=e^{-\ln(x-1))}$$ ...
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About primitives of a type of function

Find $a$ from $\Bbb R$ so the next function has at least one primitive: For $x$ in $\Bbb Q$ $$f(x)=\ln(e^x+a^2)$$ For $x$ in $\Bbb R\setminus \Bbb Q$ $$f(x)=\dfrac{\ln(e^{x^2}+a^2)}{x}$$
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Series involving a Logarithm

Consider the series \begin{align} \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \left[ \frac{n}{a} \ln\left(1 + \frac{a}{n}\right) - 1 + \frac{a}{2n} \right]. \end{align} Is there a closed form solution to this series and what ...
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Can the following equations be solved without the need of numerical methods?

I'm taking advanced algebra in school. I have been asked to solve two equations: $\log_{6}(1-x) + \log(x^{2}-9) = 2 \\$ $ 3^{x+2} + 2^x = 5 $ The teacher said this equations can be solved ...
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How did Newton calculate 3x7 by logarithm?

This is a story about Newton I read once when I was a child. Now that book is lost and I can only tell you what I remember. When Newton was young, he had been already famous in curiosity and ...
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How to solve this logarithm equation

$$\log_2\left\{\log_3\left[\log_4\left(x^{3x}\right)\right]\right\} = 0$$ How would I go about solving this? I tried doing $\log_4(x^{3x}))=0$ but I don't know how to incorporate the other logs
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Calculate log of number less than raised to power

I want to calculate the value of 0.9 raised to power 17.I am using the log method. 17 * log(0.9).Am I doing this correctly?
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What does Heron's Algorithm have to do with the construction of logarithmic tables

i need a little help answering this question, what does Heron's Algorithm have to do with the construction of logarithmic tables. I know that Heron's algorithm is used for finding square roots, but ...
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Show $\frac{n}{2} \log(n!) = \Omega (n^2 \log(n))$

I am trying to show that $\frac{n}{2} \log(n!) = \Omega (n^2 \log(n))$ but I seem to get a conflicting result. What i did is: $n!=1*2*3*...*n \leq n*n*n*...*n=n^n$, so $\frac{n}{2} \log(n!) \leq ...
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What algorithm solves this problem? Non-linear measuring tape

A measuring tape is marked at 0, 5, 15 and 40. The distances between each mark are marked on top. At what distances should I mark 1 through 4, as well as 6-14 and 16-39? My math knowledge does not ...
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Find the range of values that $x$ can take if $9log_x5 = log_5x$

I'm stuck on a homework question about logarithms. I can't work out how to do it, and all I've managed to do is turn $9log_x5$ into $log_x5^9$. Can anyone guide me onto the right path to solve this?
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Power series for $\ln(1+x)$ and an estimate for $\ln(b/a)$ when $b\approx a$ [closed]

I'm stuck on this question involving the power series for ln(1+x): $$\ln(1+x) = x - \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^3}{3} - \frac{x^4}{4} + ...$$ "Apply Maclaurin's series to establish a series for ln(1+x). ...
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How can I know $\int_1^x\frac{dt}{t}$ is the inverse of exponential function?

How can I know $\int_1^x\frac{dt}{t} \forall x>0$ is the inverse of exponential function assuming I've never heared of the natural logarithm.
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Lambert- W -Function calculation?

I have an equation of the form nlogn=x . Upon searching , i came across the term "Lambert- W -Function",but couldn't find proper method for evauation, and ...
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Proving $\lg n!=\Omega(n\lg n)$

In the answer given in the book for the proof of $\lg n=\Omega(n\lg n)$ there are several steps which I don't understand . $$\lg n!=\lg n+\lg(n-1)+\lg(n-2)+ ....+\lg(2)+\lg 1$$ Then it says that ...
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Following flash, a camera's battery begins to recharge the flash’s capacitor, which stores electric charge given by $Q(t) = Q_0(1 − e^{−t/a})$ [closed]

(The maximum charge capacity is $Q_0$ and $t$ is measured in seconds). (a) Find the inverse of this function and explain its meaning. (b) How long does it take to recharge the capacitor to 90% of ...
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Summation of series involving logarithm: $\sum (n+2)\ln 2^n$

The following question is: Show that $\sum\limits_{r = 1}^n {r(r + 2)} ={n \over 6}(n+1)(2n+7).$ Using this results, or otherwise, find, in terms of $n$, the sum of the series ...
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Simplifying / Solving for $x$

I'm new here, looking for some help please. I've been at this question for 4+ hours, not getting anywhere, haha. $\log_2 (kx) = a$ Question asks to solve for $x$ So far my best try is $\log_2 ...
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Unable to differentiate $\cos(x) \cos(2x) \cos(3x)$ and $\sqrt{\frac{(x-1)(x-2)}{(x-3)(x-4)(x-5)}}$

I apologize for the lack of LaTeX. I will update this question with the proper LaTeX as soon as possible. I am having trouble with two differentiation exercise questions and was hoping someone could ...
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Principal branch of the complex logarithm does not always satisfy the product formula

My book asks to prove: $\text{Ln}[i \cdot (-1+i)]$ does not equal to $\text{Ln}(i) + \text{Ln}(-1+i)$ where $\text{Ln}$ gives the principal log of the complex number. I don't see why this is true ...
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Why is a Constant added to front?

I made the differential equation : $$dQ = (-1/100)2Q dt$$ I separate it and get: $\int_a^b x (dQ/Q) = \int_a^b x (-2/100)dt$ this leads me to: $\log(|Q|) = (-t/50) + C$ I simplify that to $Q = ...
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If the following numbers are put in order from smallest to largest then which of the numbers will be the middle number on the list?

If the following numbers are put in order from smallest to largest then which of the numbers will be the middle number on the list? A. $4\log(3)$ B. $0.5\log(144)$ C. $\log(4)+\log(5)$ D. ...
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If $f(x)=\frac{2^{2x}+2^{-x}}{2^{x}-2^{-x}}$ then evaluate $f(\log_2(3))$

If $$f(x)=\frac{2^{2x}+2^{-x}}{2^{x}-2^{-x}}$$ Then evaluate $f(\log_2(3))$. Can someone help me to understand the calculation? I figured out that the result is $7/2$ but I have problems solving ...
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Simplification of an expression containing $\operatorname{Li}_3(x)$ terms

In my computations I ended up with this result: $$\mathcal{K}=78\operatorname{Li}_3\left(\frac13\right)+15\operatorname{Li}_3\left(\frac23\right)-64\operatorname{Li}_3\left(\frac15\right)-102 ...
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How to solve $\lim _{k\rightarrow 1}\dfrac {1+\ln k}{\left| \ln \left( \ln k\right) \right| }$

How to solve $\lim _{k\rightarrow 1}\dfrac {1+\ln k}{\left| \ln \left( \ln k\right) \right| }$ I stucked at the denominator.
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Solving an equation with exponents by using logarithms

Solve the equation $$0.25^5 = 4^{(5x-3)/3} \cdot (0.125)^{6x}$$ So would I just bring down the exponents by taking the log of each constant?