Questions related to real and complex logarithms.

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ln(z) as antiderivative of 1/z

When integrating $$\frac{1}{x}$$ (where $x \in \mathbb{R} $) one gets $$ln|x|+c$$ since for $x>0$ $$(ln|x|+c)'=(ln(x)+c)'=\frac{1}{x}$$ and for $x<0$ ...
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Natural Logarithm can't understand properties

~I don't get some of the properties of natural logarithm ($\ln$). $\ln(x^y) = y\ln(x)$ ex. $3\ln 7 = \ln 343$ and what is the difference between the above example and this $3\ln^2(7)$ not equal to ...
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Explaining the non-application of the multiplication law of logarithms, when logs are in the denominators.

I have an A' Levels student who had to solve the following problem: $ log_2 x + log_4 x = 2$ This was to be solved using the Change of base rule, and then substitution, as follows: $ \frac{1}{log_x ...
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Equations transformations with roots

How does the following transformation works (do not write that it is easy i want the answer): $$\ln \sqrt[n]{\frac{n!}{n^n}}=\frac{\ln \frac{n!}{n^n}}{n}$$
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Understanding the proof behind $\pi(x) \ge \frac{\log 2}{2}\frac{x}{\log x}$

I am trying to understand the argument behind the proof that: Given: $$\pi(2n) \ge \log 2\frac{2n}{\log 2n}-1$$ Then for $x \ge 2$: $$\pi(x) \ge \frac{\log 2}{2}\frac{x}{\log x}$$ Here's the ...
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Closed form for $\int_0^\infty\arctan\Bigl(\frac{2\pi}{x-\ln\,x+\ln(\frac\pi2)}\Bigr)\frac{dx}{x+1}$

I'm trying to find a closed form for this integral: $$I=\int_0^\infty\arctan\left(\frac{2\pi}{x-\ln\,x+\ln\left(\frac\pi2\right)}\right)\frac{dx}{x+1}$$ Its approximate numeric value is ...
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what is $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^{n+1}}{n}-\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^n}{n}$

I posted a question earlier about the taylor of $(1-x)\ln(1-x)$ but i made a miscalculation and decided to delete it, sorry about that. anyways, i solved the miscalculation and i found that ...
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trouble understanding complex logarithms

I am finding the complex logarithm very hard to understand. My text defines $G = \mathbb{C} - \{z \in \mathbb{C} : \Re(z) \leq 0, \Im(z) = 0\}$ and defines the principal logarithm to be the branch of ...
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I'm interested in the solution set satisfying the equation $\log_{10} p\times\log_{10} q=\log_{10} r$

The equation interested in is $\log_{10} p\times\log_{10} q=\log_{10} r$ where $p,q,r\in\mathbb N$ are natural numbers. Here, I want not to consider some trivial solutions that make any one of ...
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Proof of an inequality about primes

I'm very new to number theory and looking for a proof of the following inequality: $$c' \log^{\text{#} \mathbb{P}}{R} \leq \sum \limits_{\substack{n \leq R\\p|n \implies p \in \Bbb P}} 1 \leq c ...
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Asymptotic solution to inequality $x < k \ln(1+x)$

What is an upper-bound on $x$, given that $x < k \ln(1+x)$? I believe that the solution is something of the form $\mathcal{O}(k \ln k)$ but I am unable to prove this. This is my first encounter ...
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Why does $\int\frac{1}{2x+1}dx=\frac{1}{2}\ln|2x+1|+C$?

The way I am thinking is as follows: $$\int\frac{1}{2x+1}\,dx = \int\frac{1}{2}\frac{1}{x+\frac{1}{2}}\,dx = \frac{1}{2}\int\frac{1}{x+\frac{1}{2}}\,dx = \frac{1}{2}\ln\left|x+\frac{1}{2}\right|+C$$ ...
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Interesting problem in logarithms

I know this place isn't for math problems/homework, and believe me I've been trying for a long time to solve this problem (45 mins to 1 hour) and besides I think many would find this useful or at ...
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I'm not great with logarithms so I'd appreciate some help with the following

How is it that $n^{\frac{1}{\log n}} = 10$. I understand that $10^{\log a} = a$ but I don't know how to make the correct algebraic manipulations. Note: Assume $log$ is base 10
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Forward Algorithm Hidden Markov Model matrix help [Discrete]!

So this may seem like a bioinformatics question but it is the math part that is giving me trouble. I'm using a Python package called YAHMM to model DNA sequences. I created a model with two states ...
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Is a dollar gain truly equal to a dollar lost?

Under the context of the asymmetrical nature of gain to a loss, as shown below, is 1 dollar gained truly equal to 1 dollar lost? If not how would you go about calculating the equalization ratio at ...
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Integral of $\frac{1}{2x}$

The integral of $\frac{1}{2x}$ is $\frac{\ln(x)}{2}$, but can't it also be $\frac{\ln(2x)}{2}$ or $\frac{\ln(3x)}{2}$? Is there a special reason for $\ln(Ax)$ to have identical derivatives?
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Why is $\ln(x^x)=x\ln(x)$ valid?

I know that $\ln(x^k)=k\ln(x)$ for any constant $k$, but why is $\ln(x^x)=x\ln(x)$. The exponent $x$ is not constant.
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How to solve $4x-\log(x) = 0$

I have a problem solving this equation: $4x-\log(x) = 0$. I can't seem to get this equation to a simpler form featuring $\log$s only or getting rid of the $\log$. Is there a way to solve it without ...
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Best fit in logarithmic chart

I have several variances ($\sigma^2$) which value depends on the velocity ($v$). As you can see in the graph, if increase the velocity, the variance does the same. I am studying this dependency, but ...
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Evaluating Logarithmic Expressions

Evaluate: $$\log_4 \left(\dfrac{1}{256}\right)$$ I am not sure how to approach this since there is nothing set equal to it.
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Integration of (Tsiolkovsky) rocket equation

The (Tsiolkovsky) rocket equation states that the velocity of a rocket can be calculated as $$v(t) = v_0 \ln\frac{m_0}{m_0 - \dot m t}$$ where $m_0$ is the starting mass, $\dot m$ is the (constant) ...
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How to normalize data in another scale?

Let $A$ be a set of values $\{a_1,a_2,a_3,a_4,a_5\}$ where $a_1 = 2$, $a_2 = 1$, $a_3 = 4$, $a_4 = 1$ and $a_5 = 2$, so, the $avg(A) = 2$. I'm looking for a normalization where the values below the ...
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Finding how many solutions does $f(x)=\ln x-kx$ has for $k>\frac 1 e$ and logarithmic inequality question

Find how many solutions does $f(x)=\ln x-kx$ has for $k>\frac 1 e$. $f<0$ at $x\to \infty$ and $x\to 0$. The derivative has a solution only at $x=\frac 1 k$. So place that point in $f$ and ...
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Simplifying Quadratic Equations In Logarithmic Form

$log_{10}(x^2-x-7)=0.1$ $log_{10}(x-8)=1-log_{10}(x+1)$ $log_{10}(x+9)=1+log_{10}(x+1)-log_{10}(x-2)$ Note: I solved them as follows: $x = 3, -2$ but the textbook i'm using said there was no ...
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How to steepen logarithmic function without reducing constant of deceleration

As you can see I have plotted my points in Geogebra and compared them to the function $ y=log_{10}x $ They clearly don't coincide, how would I go about adjusting the function in order to find the ...
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Prove convergence of this generalized integral

Prove the convergence of $$\int_0^1 \left[\ln\left(1+\frac1x\right)\right]^a\mathrm dx$$ for $ a>0$.
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Compute $\lim\limits_{n\to \infty} \ln(3n+7) - \ln(n)$

The reason why I'm having trouble with this problem is because it involves natural log (ln) and I need to find the limit. I need to find $\lim_{n\to\infty} \ln(3n+7)-\ln(n)$. I noticed that as $n$ ...
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Solve the logarithmic equation by $x$

Solve the eqation for all real $x$: $\log_2(x^2+7)+\log_3(x+6)=6$. What I tried: $\log_2(x^2+7)=a$ and $\log_3(x+6)=b$, then $a+b=6$ and $2^a=3^{2b}-4\cdot3^{b+1}+43$. But the problem is $a$ and $b$ ...
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Solving for n, n is an exponent.

If you have a sequence of random numbers ranging between 1 and 64, what is the length of a sequence that will give a 98% chance of having at least one ( 1, 2, or 3) in the sequence? Here is ...
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Multi-variable calculus involving $\ln$

I am having difficulty with differentiating this equation with respect to $y$: $$ W= x^{y \ln(z)}. $$ Differentiating calculators are giving me the answer $$\ln(x) \ln(z).x^{y \ln(z)}$$ But I ...
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Is it true that $x^n <\epsilon \Rightarrow n < \frac{\ln \epsilon}{\ln x}$?

Let: $0 \lt x \lt 1$ $\epsilon > 0$ I need to show that there exists an $N(\epsilon,x)$ such that: $n\ge N(\epsilon,x) \Rightarrow x^n < \epsilon$ This is what I've tried: $x^n ...
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How to “see” that this expression is $>0$.

$N \in \mathbb N$. $\displaystyle\int_{N-1}^N \left(\dfrac{1}{x} - \dfrac{1}{N}\right) dx>0$ This is the finish of a proof, a modification of $\log N-\log (N-1) -\frac{1}{N}$. Calculating it ...
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If $\log_{12}54=a$ then $ \log_{6}12=?$

I am given $$\log_{12}54=a$$ So what will be value of $ \log_{6}12?$ I used base changing theorem and wrote expression as $$\frac{\log_{6}54}{ \log_{6}12} =a$$ And then $$ \frac{1+\log_{6}9}{ a} = ...
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How to solve equations containing logarithms and exponentials

Equation 1: $x+e=e^x$ According to Wolfram alpha : Solution of x $\approx$ -2.6 and 1.4 Equation 2: $x-e = \ln(x)$ According to wolfram alpha, Solution for x $\approx$ 0.07 and 4.1 How does ...
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Properties of Geometric Series

If we have a geometric series $(x_1, x_2, ..., x_{n-1}, x_{n})$ of reason $q$, we can determine the general term formula to be: $x_{1}q^{n-1} = x_{n}$ But by taking the logarithm of the equation we ...
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Linking summations with their correct function(s)

Guys can you please guide me step by step on how to link given functions with the functions to choose from. So for example a function $g(n)\in \Theta n^2$ and if there is no match then you say there ...
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If $a^x=b$, then $ x=$?

Stupid question, I know, but I couldn't remember nor find information by googling on how to find the exponent of $a$ that gives $b$ as the result. If $a^x=b$, then $x=log_a b$ but how do you find $x$? ...
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How to determine the monthly interest rate from an annual interest rate

I have a calculation which gives me the annual interest rate if I already know the monthly interest rate as follows: (Monthly interest rate + 1)^12 In this case I ...
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Solving inequality involving square root and division by logarithm.

I would like to solve the inequality $\sqrt n<\frac{n}{\log(n)}-2$. for some reason I had never done this before. This is clearly the same as $\frac{n}{\log(n)}-\frac{n}{\sqrt{n}}>2$. Which is ...
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Homework : Anti log expression

I have this expression $x(r) = y(a)r^a$ where $r$ is a random variable and I want to express the expression in terms of $r$. The objective is to substitute the variable $r$ into the pdf of $r$, ...
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Solving natural logarithms with absolute value

Question from my text: $e^{4x-2014} - 7 = |-3|$. I've never seen this before and my text is useless! Thank you!
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Notation question

What exactly do you think $\ln^rn$ means in this context? "Prove that the relation $\tau(n) = O(\ln^rn)$ is false for all fixed powers $r$." Where $\tau$ is the divisor function.
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Log inequality- is $(\lceil\log x\rceil - \lfloor\log m\rfloor)\cdot m+2^{\lfloor\log m\rfloor+1}\leq m\cdot(\lceil\log\frac{x}{m}\rceil+2)$?

I'm having some hard times making a tight analysis of the memory requirements for my algorithm. I want to show the following inequality, which will show my data structure can use about 2 bits per ...
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Log inequality - is $\lceil\log x\rceil - \lfloor\log y\rfloor\leq \lceil\log\frac{x}{y}\rceil+1$

Is it true that $$\forall x>y\in\mathbb N:\lceil\log_2 x\rceil - \left\lfloor\log_2 y\right\rfloor\leq \left\lceil\log_2\frac{x}{y}\right\rceil+1$$? I reached this inequality when further ...
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properties of logarithms ln12-ln2=ln6

I checked wolframalpha and it says that ln12-ln2=ln6. How? i tried to do: ln12=ln(2*2*3) which may be 2ln(2*3) (which is probably wrong). I need help. EDIT: Ok, thanks. Actually i could have just ...
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Inverse a simple equation

Consider equation $y = x\cdot 2^x$ Can you write $x$ based on $y$ ? Is it possible ? Thanks
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Given $\log_3 x –\log_3(x – 5) = \log_3 A$, express $A$ in terms of $x$ [closed]

Given that $\log_3 x –\log_3(x – 5) = \log_3 A$, express $A$ in terms of $x$. I kinda get it.. but I'm stuck what its trying to say. Please can you show me the working out so I can understand it, ...
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using logarithms to solve the following equation to find x

$9^{2x} = 27^{1-x}$ ?? I'm really struggling with this questions. I appreciate your help and if you can please show me your working out so I can understand it too,
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formula for logarithmic spiral on a linear level

I am trying to plot the contents of a circle, which include geometric elements and spirals, on a linear graph. For example, take a circle, take the beginning and the end and make it straight. What ...