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Closed form $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} \frac{1}{\ln^n{n}}$ and $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} \frac{n}{\ln^n{n}}$

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I was playing around with Wolfram Alpha and got approximations but not closed forms for $$\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} \frac{1}{\ln^n{n}} \approx 3.2426094109 $$ ...
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Prove this polylogarithmic integral has the stated closed form value

Question. Prove the following polylogarithmic integral has the stated value: $$I:=\int_{0}^{1}\frac{\operatorname{Li}_2{(1-x)}\log^2{(1-x)}}{x}\mathrm{d}x=-11\zeta{(5)}+6\zeta{(3)}\zeta{(2)}.$$ ...
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What's an intuitive way to compute summation of this series?

What's an intuitive way to compute $$\log(1)+\log (2)+\log (3)+\cdots+\log (n-1)+\log (n)$$ or for $n>a$ $$\log(a)+\log (a+1)+\log (a+2)+\cdots+\log (n-1)+\log (n) $$ I know the answer for ...
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Am I allowed to apply L'Hospital's Rule inside of the natural logarithm function?

I have the following limit: $$\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} \ln\left(\frac{2x^2+1}{x^2+1}\right)$$ If I was finding the limit of only the terms inside the natural log function, I would have the ...
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What is the integral of x/ln(x)?

Well, I'm french so excuse me if I make some mistakes in english... I have to calculate this integral : $$ \int_{e}^{2e} \frac{x}{\ln(x)} dx $$ But I don't know how, can you help me please? Thank ...
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Solve x in logarithm equation

I am trying to solve $x$ for $2log_{10} (x-4) - log_{10}4(x-1) = 0$ I have the key with the answer 10 and have confirmed this is correct using Wolfram Alpha but which steps should I take to reach ...
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A series with only rational terms for $\ln \ln 2$

We all know that $$ \ln 2 = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^{n-1}}{n}. $$ Do you know a series with only rational terms for $$\ln \ln 2 = ?$$ Let's exclude base expansions with non ...
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Trouble with Logarithmic Differentiation

Hey guys I'm trying to find the derivative of this equation using logarithmic differentiation but I'm having some trouble. Wolfram Alpha is giving me different answers and I'm having difficulty ...
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Exponential function to logarithmic function

i'm stuck on completing this equations. Is this correct? $$z=a e^{-bt}$$ $$\ln(z)=\ln(a)+\ln(e^{-bt})$$ $$\ln(z)=\ln(a)+(1)(-bt)$$ $$\ln(z)=\ln(a)-bt$$
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Number of integers satsifying inqualities with logarithm

I am trying to solve the problem of finding the integers x satisfying the inequalities: $2\lt log_x45\lt3$ I realize this is a very basic question on logarithms and I have the key with the answers 4, ...
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Order of convergence for the method of false position

I'm reading about the order of convergence of the method of false position and there is one tricky point in the proof I don't understand. The method itself for finding the minimum $x^*$ of a function ...
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Trouble evaluating the sum involving logarithm

I was trying to solve this problem: Closed form for $\int_0^1\log\log\left(\frac{1}{x}+\sqrt{\frac{1}{x^2}-1}\right)\mathrm dx$ In the procedure I followed, I came across the following sum: ...
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Why does $\log_{4}32 \neq \log _{4}(4 \cdot 8)$

$$\log_{4}32=2.5$$ If $$\log_{a}(b\cdot c) = \log _{a}b + \log_{a}c \,\,\,; (a>0, b>0,c>0, a\neq 1)$$ Then why does $\log_{4}32$ can't be $\log _{4}(4 \cdot 8)= \log_{4}4+\log_{4}8 = ...
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Logarithmic equations with different bases

I had problems understanding how to solve $$ 6^{-\log_{6}^2} $$ Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Equivalence of criteria using logarithmic transformation

Is the following criterion: $$ \frac{\partial^2 f}{\partial x\partial y} = \frac{\partial^2 f}{\partial y\partial x} $$ Equivalent to: $$ \frac{\partial^2 \ln f}{\partial x\partial y} = ...
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Little o notation inequalities involving $n^{\log n}$

Apologies as this is a minor re-post, but I didn't think the other would get answers as it diverged into a discussion and got pushed down... I'm struggling with asymptotic notation a little bit... ...
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Solving ln/exponent question

How do I change the subject of the equation from x to y in the following equation: $$x=[4.105-\ln(\sqrt{y})]^2$$
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A closed form for $\int_{0}^{\pi/2} x^3 \ln^3(2 \cos x)\:\mathrm{d}x$

We already know that \begin{align} \displaystyle & \int_{0}^{\pi/2} x \ln(2 \cos x)\:\mathrm{d}x = -\frac{7}{16} \zeta(3), \\\\ & \int_{0}^{\pi/2} x^2 \ln^2(2 \cos x)\:\mathrm{d}x = ...
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True or false logarithmic branches

Say whether the following are true or false. Give a short proof. 1) $log(-z)+i{\pi}$ is a branch of the logarithmic function whose branch cut is the non-negative real axis 2)If $g(z)$ is a branch of ...
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Is $argmin_{\mathbf{x}} f(\mathbf{x})=argmin_{\mathbf{x}} \log{f(\mathbf{x})}$ always true?

Assuming $\mathbf{x}\in \mathbb{R}^n$, $f(\mathbf{x})\gt0 \forall\mathbf{x}\in\mathbb{R}^n$, is $argmin_{\mathbf{x}} f(\mathbf{x})=argmin_{\mathbf{x}} \log{f(\mathbf{x})}$ always true? Why?
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Can't find solution to Calculus 8th (Adams, Essex) problem

I've been sitting here for hours trying to find a solution to his problem. If you have the function $g(y)$, which is the inverse of $f(x) = x^x,\\ e^{-1} \leq x < \infty,$ show that ...
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How I could show that :$\log1=0$?

I would be like somone to show me or give me a prove for this : Why $\ln 1=0$ ? Note that $\ln$ is logarithme népérien, the natural logarithm of a number is its logarithm to the base $e$. Thanks ...
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Natural logarithm of a square matrix without eigen-analysis

I'm trying to find a method to determine the natural logarithm of a square nonsingular matrix without using eigenvalues or eigenvectors. So far, I've only found this method: ...
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${\mathfrak{I}} \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \frac{x^2}{x^2+\log ^2(-2\cos x)} \:\mathrm{d}x$ and $\int_{0}^{\pi/2} \frac{\log \cos x}{x^2}\:\mathrm{d}x$

I have found the following new result connecting two rational log-cosine integrals. Proposition. \begin{align} \displaystyle & {\mathfrak{I}} \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \frac{x^2}{x^2+\log ^2(-2\cos ...
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Irrational to power of itself is natural

I've been thinking about a natural number like $n$ so that $x^x=n$ for some irrational $x$ but i couldn't find anything. As i didn't know how to approach the problem at all, i tried to make some ...
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Value of the logarithmic expression [closed]

Why $\log_6 \sqrt{6} = 1/2$? I know that $\sqrt{6} = 6^{1/2}$.
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Find the value of the Logarithmic Expression

Why is $\log_6 1$ equal to $0$ ?
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Solving for the value inside a base 10 logarithm

I have an equation of $\log(d)=(-x-A)/(10n)$ that I need to solve for $d$. How do I "reverse" the logarithm to obtain $d$? I apologize if this is super easy, I just can't even figure out how to Google ...
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Calculating log and trigonometric functions using only +,-,/,*

How to calculate logarithm and trigonometric functions (sin, cos etc.) on base n with using +,-,/,* ? Is there any way to do it?
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I have issue in calculating log values

How is $$log_42= \frac{1}{2}$$ ? Any formula to how we calculate this? I know i am confused when base is larger digit than log value term.
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Can someone suggest a function to achieve this graph?

I need a function that achieves a curved, logarithmic (I think) graph. The graph plots the level progression of a player of a simple game over time. Some players might progress faster, others slower, ...
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solving equation (indices/logarithms)

I don't really understand the Logarithms concept when it comes to question with ln or log with base e.for example question like this: 1.solve the equation $$x^4\mathrm{e}^{-2\ln(x)}=18-3x$$
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Calculate $I= \int_{1}^{e}\frac{(1+\ln x)x}{(1+x\ln x)^2}dx$

Please help me solve this: (level = high school) $$ \int_{1}^{e}\frac{(1+\ln x)x}{(1+x\ln x)^2}\,dx $$ Thanks
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What is the minimum degree of x so that it is greater than or equal to ln(x)?

I was thinking of this question and couldn't find it anywhere. I was trying to find a solution by finding the maximum of the function n = ln(ln(x))/ln(x) but I'm not sure if that's gonna work. Thanks ...
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Why does the same inequality give different answers?

$\left(\log _2\left(x\right)-2\right)\left(\log _2\left(x\right)+1\right)<0$ has a solution $\frac{1}{2}<x<4$ But when we take the second part alone that is $\left(\log ...
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Choosing a branch of the square root

Assume $O$ is the compliment of the non-positive part of the real line to the complex plane. This is an open and connected set. Only one of the values of $\sqrt z$ in $O$ has positive real part. With ...
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Convergence N'th Harmonic number minus the Natural Logarithm of N. [duplicate]

I was hoping if someone could show me the proof of exactly why this converges to the Euler–Mascheroni constant.
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How can I solve the following equation? [closed]

$\log_2{\frac{x-3}{x+2}}≤0$ Thank you.
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How to show $\log_2 x \cdot \log_{0.25} x \cdot \log_{0.125} x \cdot \log_{16} x > \frac {2}3$?

I was trying to solve $\log_2 x \cdot \log_{0.25} x \cdot \log_{0.125} x \cdot \log_{16} x > \frac {2}3$ and I keep getting a partial answer of $x>4$ though answer key suggests a more expanded ...
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Simultaneous log equations

I'm going through logarithms at the moment, and I can't solve this simultaneous equation: $$\log x - \log 2 = 2\log y$$ $$x - 5y + 2 = 0$$ I've tried substituting both $x$ and $y$ to no avail: ...
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solving equations with powers

Im trying to solve the equation $$3\cdot2^{-2/x} + 2\cdot9 ^{-1/x} = 5\cdot6^{-1/x }$$ So far I tried applying logaritmas but it didnt prove helpful...are there any other ways?
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Using Stirling's approximiation to show that $(\log(\log n))!$ is $O(n^k)$

I am trying to show the following: Prove, using Stirling's approximiation, that $(\log(\log n))!$ is $O(n^k)$ for some positive constant $k$. Stirling's approximation is $$n!=\sqrt{2\pi ...
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Why $\ln(1)\neq 2\pi ik$

Given that $e^{2\pi ik}=1$ for all $k \in \mathbb{Z}$, why isn't $\ln{e^{2\pi ik}}=2\pi ik$? On the other hand $\ln(1)=0$. What am I missing here?
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How to simplify this equation? $1+\sqrt {2^{2a_{n}+b_{n}+1}-16^{a_{n}}-4^{b_{n}}}=\log _{3}\left( a_{n}+b_{n}\right) $

How to simplify this equation? $1+\sqrt {2^{2a_{n}+b_{n}+1}-16^{a_{n}}-4^{b_{n}}}=\log _{3}\left( a_{n}+b_{n}\right) $
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Solving Logarithms involving ceiling function

I need to solve the equation $\lceil \log_B(M) \rceil = S$ for $B$ when $M$ and $S$ are known, $M$ and $S$ are integers, and $B < M$. Were the ceiling function not there, it would be trivial, ...
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Name for a Logarithm Identity/Property

I came across a neat logarithm fact today: $\large n^{\log_bx} = x^{\log_bn}$ One simple proof is: $\large \log_bx\cdot \log_bn=\log_bx\cdot \log_bn$ $\large \Rightarrow ...
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What is the limit of $\log_k(k^a + k^b)$ for $k \to +\infty$?

I'm not very good with analysis (I never studied it) but because of my "work" on other topics of mathematics I came to this problem. $$\lim_{k \to +\infty }\log_k(k^a + k^b)=\max(a,b)$$ I'm sure ...
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Solve logarithmic equation: $2\log_7 (x+2) - \log_7 (3x+10) = 0$ [closed]

Please, can someone check if this is the right answer $$x= -2 \pm \sqrt{3x + 10}$$ Thank you.
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A series converging (or not) to $\ln 2$

I have come across the following series, which I suspect converges to $\ln 2$: $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{1}{4^k(2k)}\binom{2k}{k}.$$ I could not derive this series from some of the standard ...
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Proof the expession $\log_{12}{18}*log_{24}{54} + 5(\log_{12}{18}-log_{24}{54})=1$

I am trying to proof the following expression (without a calculator of course). $\log_{12}{18}*\log_{24}{54} + 5(\log_{12}{18}-\log_{24}{54})=1$ I know this isn't a difficult task but it's just ...