Questions related to real and complex logarithms.

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To find, wether '1' lies in the range of f, where $f(x)=[ln(\frac{7x-x^2}{12})]^\frac{3}{2}$?

$f(x)=[ln(\frac{7x-x^2}{12})]^\frac{3}{2}$, For the given function, the question is whether, f(x) can equal 1 for some real value of x?
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Multiple polylogarithms

$1)$ If $$I(a_o;a_1 \dots a_n ; a_{n+1}) = \int_{a_o}^{a_{n+1}} \frac{dt}{t-a_n}I(a_o;a_1\dots a_{n-1};t)$$ and $G(a_1 \dots a_n;z) = I(0 ; a_n \dots a_1;z)$, where $G$ is a multiple polylogarithm, ...
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The domain of logarithmic functions with sinx and cosx

I need to solve this equation: $\log_{\cos x} \sin x + \log_{\sin x} \cos x=2$ But in order to solve it, I first need to find the domain. What I did was this: $\cos x\neq1 \wedge \sin x\neq1 $ ...
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Are logarithms radicals? [closed]

Does the set of all logarithms with a radical base and argument belong to the set of all radicals? A simple yes, no answer will suffice, an explanation would be wonderful. EDIT 1 Can a logarithm with ...
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Polylogarithms and the shuffle algebra

$1)$ Write $\text{Li}_2(1-\frac{1}{x})$ in terms of $\text{Li}_2(x)$ and logarithms by considering its integral representation and suitable changes of variables. Attempt: The di-log is defined as ...
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Logarithm with nth root [closed]

I made it but the result is very strange. I want every step to the result $$ \large 6\log_{10}\frac{\sqrt2}{\sqrt[3]{3+\sqrt5}} $$
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Doubt about the domain in logarithmic functions.

According to my book, the logarithmic function $$\log_{a}x=y$$ is defined if both $x$ and $a$ are positive and $x\neq 0$ and $a\neq 1$. So are these not correct? $$\log_{-3}9=2$$ $$\log_{-2}-8=3$$ ...
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tight estimate for a log-linear inequality

Given $q>0$ and $p$, how do we get a tight estimate for the smallest $x$ such that $x\log(x)+px \geq q$? (such an $x$ always exists).
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derivative of $\ln(4)$

what is the derivative of $\ln(4)$? I am trying to find the derivative of this equation: $h(x)=\ln(\frac{x^3\cdot e^x}{4})$ by rules of logs I simplified the $h(x)$ to the following: ...
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Values of a for which equation $\log_ax = \lvert x+1 \rvert + \lvert x-5 \rvert$ has a unique solution

\begin{equation*} \log_ax = \lvert x+1 \rvert + \lvert x-5 \rvert. \end{equation*} I don't even know how to approach this one, any hints would be amazing. I tried separating into two cases, where ...
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'Proof ' that $\ln(x)$ converges

Where is the flaw in the following 'proof '? $$\lim_{x \to \infty}\left[\frac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}x}\left\{\ln(x)\right\}\right]=\lim_{x \to \infty}\left[\frac{1}{x}\right]=0 \implies\lim_{x \to ...
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L'Hôpital's rule exercise with natural log function

I'm looking for some advice on the following exercise: $$\lim_{x \to 0^+}{\ln{(\frac{1}{x}})}^x$$ This is my work so far: $$\lim_{x \to 0^+}{\ln{(\frac{1}{x}})}^x = \lim_{x \to ...
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merge sort vs insertion sort time complexity

How do I solve exercise 1.2-2 from Introduction to Algorithms 3rd Edition, Author: Thomas H. Cormen Would I need to set both sides equal to each other and solve for n?
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Solutions of $2^x 7^{1/x}\le 14$

The solution is supposed to be $(-\infty,0)$ and $[1,\log_2 7]$. What I get when solving the problem is $(-\infty, \log_2 7]$. Where did I get it wrong? I start by dividing both sides by 14, then ...
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logarithmic Series

I'm aware that by properties of logarithm $$\sum_{k=1}^n \ln (k) = \ln (n!)$$ My question is if $$\sum_{k=1}^n \ln^2 (k) = \ln^2 (n!)?$$ Because when I am verifying the value where $n = 5$, I get ...
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Discrepancy on the standard deviation of logarithmic function

Good day, Sir/Madame! I'm currently working on the standard deviation of a particular function $\frac{2}{\pi} \ln n$, where n is the degree of certain random polynomial. By the use of computer ...
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Solve $x=C \log(C \log(x+A)+B)$

Is it possible to resolve an equation of the type $$x=C\log{(C\log{(x+A)}+B)}$$ (where $A$, $B$, and $C$ are real-valued parameters) for $x$? As far as I can see, the function on the right hand ...
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What does $d\log\left(\frac{y}{x}\right)$ mean mathematically?

I am used to seeing derivatives written as $$\frac{df}{dx}.$$ But my economics professor keeps using notation like $$ d\log\left(\frac{y}{x}\right)$$ and I have no idea what this means. What does ...
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SUmmation of natural logarithm [duplicate]

Good day! Is there a formula that approximate the summation of natural logarithm of N as N runs from 1 to infinity?
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Estimation for a logarithmic function in $(0,\,1)$. A series should be used?

Let $f(t)\geq C_1t^{-\alpha}$ for all $t\in(0,\,\infty)$ and for some $C_1>0,\,\alpha>0$. and let $g(t)\geq C_2\left(\ln(t^{-1})\right)^\beta$ for all $t\in(0,\,1)$ and for some ...
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Logarithm problem

If $a^x=b^y$, then how come $x\log a=y\log b$ holds? Can anyone show me how this is with all steps and necessary logarithm formula?
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what will be the value of this integral

$$ \large{ \int^{\Large{\frac{\pi}{2}}}_{0} \left[ e^{\ln\left(\cos x \cdot \frac{d(\cos x)}{dx}\right)} \right]dx}$$ We know that $\large{a^{log_a(c)} = c}$. But in this question, the expression in ...
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Is this manipulation with logs allowed?

$$\left( \frac{6}{7} \right) ^n < \frac{1}{65}$$ The answer is, by looking at which way the sign should be round: $$n > \log_\frac{6}{7}{\left(\frac{1}{65}\right)} \implies n>\frac ...
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Upperbound a logarithmic expression that has a covariance matrix

Let $\Sigma$ be a $2\times 2$ covariance matrix and ${\bf h}$ a vector of complex values entries. $$A= \log(1+ {\bf h}^* \Sigma {\bf h} )$$ $$\Sigma = \begin{bmatrix} 1-|\rho_1|^2 & \rho_3 - ...
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Compound Interest Calculation

In __________ years a sum will double at $5\%$ per annum compound interest. Options given are: a. 15 years 3 months b. 14 years 2 months c. 14 years 3 months d. 15 years 2 months The way to ...
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Troubles understanding task for complex logarithm.

I have troubles understanding this question and what to do, the goal is to show that there is no complex determination of the logarithm and square root and those two are just some parts of the whole ...
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Solve $6^{x+8} = 4^{x-1}$

I tried doing $log_6\left(6^{x+8}\right) = log_6{4^{x-1}}$ I got stuck, and I don't think that was the right route.
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Solve this equation: $\log_3(3-2\cdot3^{x+1})=2+2x$

Solve this equation: $\log_3(3-2\cdot3^{x+1})=2+2x$. I put $(2+2x)^3=3-2\cdot3^{x+1}$. But I don't know how to go on.
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Basic Logarithm question - I can't get both answers from quadratic

Here's the Question : If $xy$ = $64$ and $\log_x y + \log_y x = \frac{5}{2}$, find $x$ and $y$ I can get this to $$log_x y + \frac{1}{\log_x y} \frac{5}{2}$$ let $\log_x y = N$ $$N + ...
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$2^{x^{\cos(x)}}\sqrt{\cos(x)}$ can you rearrange mathematically to ${\cos(x)}\sqrt2^{x^{\cos(x)}}$ [duplicate]

$2^{x^{\cos(x)}}\sqrt{\cos(x)}$ can you rearrange mathematically to ${\cos(x)}\sqrt2^{x^{\cos(x)}}$ if $x > 0$ and $\cos(x) > 0$
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Integral with Logarithms

$$\displaystyle \int _{ 0 }^{ \pi /2 }{ \log(\cos(x))\log(\sin(x)) \ dx } = \dfrac { \pi { \ln}^{ A }(B) }{ C } -\dfrac { { \pi }^{ D } }{ E } $$ $$$$ This was one solution, but it went completely ...
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Proof of $\log^x{x} > x^{\sqrt{x}}$ for big $n$

How can I prove, that $$\log^x{x} > x^{\sqrt{x}}$$ for big $n$ ? I tried to logarithm those expressions, deduct them, somehow estimate the values but no luck. After few tries, I ended up with ...
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Gradient of a curve $y=\ln \sqrt{x+y}$

Find the gradient of the curve $y=\ln \sqrt{x+y}$ at the point when its y-coordinate is 1. My attempt, I differentiated and I got $\frac{dy}{dx}=\frac{1}{2x+2y-1}$. But I've problem in finding the ...
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Proving logarithm question

Prove: $$\log_a (bc)\times \log_b (ac)\times \log_c (ba)=2+\log_a (bc)+ \log_b (ac)+ \log_c (ba)$$ I took LHS and applied base change formula. I changed base to $`\text{abc'}$ Let $abc=\mu$ ...
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Another combined limit

I've tried to get rid of those logarithms, but still, no result has came. $$\lim_{x\to 0 x \gt 0} \frac{\ln(x+ \sqrt{x^2+1})}{\ln{(\cos{x})}}$$ Please help
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antiderivative of $\frac{1}{z(z-1)}$, complex logarithm

I have the domain $\mathbb{C} \backslash [0,1]$ and want to show that $$\int_\gamma \frac{1}{z(z-1)}dz = 0$$ for all closed curves $\gamma$. I want to accomplish this by explicitly finding an ...
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Interval of the solutions to $\log_{1/2}\log_2(\frac{1+2x}{1+x})>0$ is?

I consistently get $x>-1$ but that doesn't fit the possible solutions I've got. First step I do is state that $\log_2(\frac{1+2x}{1+x})<1$ Then express the $1$ as $\log_22$ and so on. What ...
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Solving equations with exponentials and a non-exponential term.

I know how to solve exponential equations. Just use logarithms, e.g., $$ 2^x-3=0 \\ 2^x=3 \\ x=log_23 \\ $$ But on a recent math test I found an equation of the form: $$ 2^{n-3}=\frac {20}{n} $$ ...
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Integral with logarithm is positive

Given the following integral: $$I(f) = \int_\mathbb{R} f(x) \log \left(f(x) \sqrt{2\pi} e^{\frac{x^2}{2}}\right) dx,$$ where we assume $\int_{\mathbb{R}} f(x)\, dx =1$ and $f\geq 0$ a.e. Assume for ...
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How to solve for x in $2^{2x^2}+2^{x^2 + 2x + 2} =2^{5+4x}$

This is the question: $$\large{2^{2x^2}+2^{x^2 + 2x + 2} =2^{5+4x}}$$ What I did was put $~\large{2^{x^{2}}=t}$ From this, I got, roots of the quadratic: $$\large{-2^{x+1}\pm~\left( ...
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Integrals of the form ${\large\int}_0^\infty\operatorname{arccot}(x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(a\,x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(b\,x)\ dx$

I'm interested in integrals of the form $$I(a,b)=\int_0^\infty\operatorname{arccot}(x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(a\,x)\cdot\operatorname{arccot}(b\,x)\ dx,\color{#808080}{\text{ for ...
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Proof $\log(cn)$ is in $\Theta(\log(n))$

How can I prove that $\log(cn)$ is in $\Theta(\log(n))$, where $c$ is a constant? I tried to prove $c_1\log(n) \le \log(cn) \le c_2\log(n)$, where $c_1$ and $c_2$ are also constants, but I'm having ...
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Solve the equation $\log_{2} x \log_{3} x = \log_{4} x$

Question: Solve the equations a) $$\log_{2} x + \log_{3} x = \log_{4} x$$ b) $$\log_{2} x \log_{3} x = \log_{4} x$$ Attempted solution: The general idea I have been working on is to make them ...
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need approach to solve given logarithm expression

I was going through algorithm on sorting and encountered a logarithm problem which need to be solved. Question Statement is: For inputs of size n, insertion sort runs in $8n^2$ steps, while merge ...
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Changing the base of a logarithm

I must simplify $\log_4 (9) + \log_2 (3)$. I have tried but I can't get the correct answer $2 \log_2 (3)$. How do I proceed?
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Basic Logarithm equation, and how best to approach this question logically

Question: Solve the equation $$\log_3 \left(1 - 3x\right) = \log_9 \left(6x^{2} - 19x + 2 \right)$$ There's quite a bit going on, I'm trying to think about the best point to start in order to ...
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on the convergence of an infinite series involving logarithms

It looks like the following quantity $$ q(k)=\frac{k+1}{2k}(1+\log k) - \sum_{i=2}^k \frac{i}{k^2} \log i $$ tends to $3/4$ as $k$ goes to infinity. Is there a nice way to prove it?
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$ \frac{1}{2} + \dots + \frac{1}{n} \le \log n $

could anyone give me any hint how to prove this ? $$ \frac{1}{2} + \dots + \frac{1}{n} \le \log n $$ just came acroos this expression in my book.
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What's the formula to solve summation of logarithms?

this is my first question here. I'm studying summation and everything I know is that: $\sum_{i=1}^n\ k$ is $\frac{n(n+1)}{2}\ $ $\sum_{i=1}^{n}\ k^2$ is $\frac{n(n+1)(2n+1)}{6}\ $ $\sum_{i=1}^{n}\ ...
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Compute $(\ln(n!))^2$

In a discrete mathematics past paper, I must solve the following problem: We know (from the Stirling approximation) that ...