Questions related to real and complex logarithms.

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What is the meaning of this Wolfram Alpha result when calculating $3^p = 4^q$?

I would like to know are the some $p \in \mathbb{N}$ and $q \in\mathbb{N}$ for $3^p = 4^q$ except the trivial $p = q = 0$. So, I entered the expression into Wolfram Alpha, which returned the result ...
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Rational values of $\sin(\log(x))$

Apart from the trivial solution $\sin(\log(1))=0$, is $$\sin(\log(x))$$ ever rational if $x$ is rational?
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Asymptotics of logarithm: $\frac{1}{n}\ln(a+o(1)) = \frac{1}{n}\ln(a)+o(\frac{1}{n})$

I am having problems with the use of the little oh notation my professor is adopting in the solutions to some exercises. As an example I do not understand why $$ \frac{1}{n}\ln(a+o(1)) = ...
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How to find ${\large\int}_1^\infty\frac{1-x+\ln x}{x \left(1+x^2\right) \ln^2 x} \mathrm dx$

Please help me to find a closed form for this integral: $$I=\int_1^\infty\frac{1-x+\ln x}{x \left(1+x^2\right) \ln^2 x} \mathrm dx$$
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Number raised to log expression

I am struggling with what I think should be some a basic log problem: Show that $3^{log_2n} = n^{log_23}$ I know that $3^{log_3n} = n$ and $log_2n = {log_3n}/{log_32}$ I was attempting something ...
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Subtracting a constant from log-concave function preserves log-concavity, if the difference is positive

I am trying to work out a question from 'Convex Optimization - Boyd' . Specifically, exercise 3.48: Show that if $f : \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R$ is log-concave and $a > 0$, then the function $g ...
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Is it correct? $n^{(\log\,x)} = x^ {(\log\,n)} $?

Is it correct? $$n^{(\log\,x)} = x^ {(\log\,n)} $$ Can you proof and describe that, for any base? Please explain completely. Thank you.
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Quick logarithm calculation

In coming up with an algorithm for finding log (10) base 2, these are my thoughts. I wanted to know if this makes sense and how could I truly make it more efficient. The requirements are strictly not ...
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If $\ln x$ is defined via an integral and $e$ defined from $\ln x$, how would you prove that $\ln x$ is the inverse of $e^x$?

This is a somewhat technically specific question about the relationship between $\ln x$ and $e^x$ given one possible definition of $\ln x$. Suppose that you define $\ln x$ as $$\ln x = ...
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Find $z$ as a function of $w$ in terms of the complex logarithm, where $w=f(z):=2e^z+e^{2z}$

I have solved the following problem but would like to double check that I did it properly. The problem says: Find an expression for $z$ as a function of $w$ in terms of the complex logarithm, where ...
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Explanation of the passage from $\int_{N'}^N dN/N$ to $\ln N-\ln N'$

While going through my text I got stuck in the derivation given in the picture. ($\Omega$ is a constant) I don't know how to get the second step from the first step, also I don't know why ln is ...
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Can one use logarithms to solve the equations $2=3^x + x$ and $2=3^x x$?

Could someone explain how would you solve: $$2=3^x + x$$ and $$2=3^x \cdot x$$ I can only solve halfway through. And why is $$10^{\log (x)}= x$$ Thanks
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It's on Indefinite Integrals

$$\int \sqrt{ 1 + 2 \tan x ( \tan x + \sec x )} dx$$ Please tell me the way of solving such questions. like what could i assume sec x or sec x tan x to be equal to?
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How does exponentiation relate to multiplication?

My book derives the logarithm function as a definite integral of $1/x$ and defines the exponential function as its inverse. It then extends this definition to other bases: $$b^x = e^{\ln (b) x}$$ ...
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Using Riemann sums to show that $\sum_{i=1}^n 1/i = \log{n} +c+O(1/n)$

I want to show that there exists a constant $c$ such that: $$ \sum_{i=1}^n 1/i = \log{n} +c+O(1/n) $$ I am thinking about Riemann sums. Any hints on that?
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$\int_0^1\frac{1-t}{(t-2)\ln t}\,dt$ integral

I have two related questions. The first is: Is there a closed form expression for: $$\int_0^1\frac{1-t}{(t-2)\ln t}\,dt\approx0.507834$$ I know that there are some very superb integrators on this ...
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Is there any significance to the logarithm of a sum?

Many years ago, while working as a computer programmer, I tracked down a subtle bug in the software that we were using. Management had dispaired of finding the bug, but I pursued it in odd moments ...
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Solve $5^{2x+2}-5^{x+2}+6=0 $

How do we solve $5^{2x+2}-5^{x+2}+6=0 $? I know I have to use logarithms but I am not sure how to do it.
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Pre-calculus algebra logarithm question

I don't understand how to solve this equation. Been struggling with it and don't know how to start: $$\log_2x=8+9\log_x2$$ Can someone please help me out?
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Rearrange the equation and solve for $y(x)$ [on hold]

How do I solve for $y$? $$ \ln\left(\frac{y-1}{y+1}\right)= x^2 $$
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Ramanujan log-trigonometric integrals

I discovered the following conjectured identity numerically while studying a family of related integrals. Let's set $$ R^{+}:= \frac{2}{\pi}\int_{0}^{\pi/2}\sqrt[\normalsize{8}]{x^2 + \ln^2\!\cos x} ...
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Is it possible to use complex logarithm to integrate $1/(z+i)$ along a path?

Evaluate the following on the path $\gamma_1$ with endpoints $[-1,1+i]$ $$ \begin{align} I_1=\frac{i}{2}\int_{\gamma_1} \frac{1}{z+i}dz -\frac{i}{2}\int_{\gamma_1}\frac{1}{z-i}dz \end{align} $$ Am I ...
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Graphing: Given two points on a graph, find the logarithmic function that passes through both.

Is there such a method to do this? I would like to come up with a logarithmic function (a graph that looks like a square root graph) that passes through two given points. Haven't had any luck in ...
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What is the method to correctly isolate $y$ as the dependent variable for $x = e^y$?

In this youtube video about 5:00 minutes in, the instructor makes the point that you can simply exchange the $x$ and $y$ values of the exponential form $x = e^y$ of the equation $y = ln x$ to make $y$ ...
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Interpolation of a logarithmic function

I have a logarithmic function $$m \ln(x) + b$$ And three points $$(x_0, y_0), (x_1, y_1), (x_2, y_2)$$ The task is to find $m$ and $b$. Do I understand right that the third point is redundant? ...
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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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Finding the transfinite diameter of the level sets of complex logarithm

Given a simply-connected domain $|g(z)|\ge C$ how can I find the analytic conformal mapping guaranteed by the Riemann mapping theorem? In particular I'm interested in finding the transfinite diameter ...
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Expansion of Logarithms with Cube Roots

Does the following expand to the following $$ \log_6(11^6\sqrt[3]{12}) $$ = $ 6\log_6(11) + \log_6 (\sqrt[3]{12})$
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Logarithm Equality

$$\sqrt{\log_x\left(\sqrt{3x}\right)} \cdot \log_3 x = -1$$ I am not entirely sure how to go about solving for $x$. I cannot square each side because the product isn't $≥ 0$, I can't think of any ...
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Identity with logarithms?

Is it correct? $$(\log\,n)^{(\log\,n)} = n^ {(\log\,\log\,n)} $$ If yes and they are equal, how can I get $(\log n)^{\log n}$ from $n^{\log \log n}$ ? Thanks.
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Is this double limit for logarithms true?

Mathematica knows that: $$\gamma = \lim_{n\to \infty } \, \lim_{s\to 0} \, \left(\int \frac{(s+1)^{-\exp (n)-1}+s-1}{s} \, ds+\frac{(s+1)^{-n-1}+s-1}{s}\right)$$ Where $\gamma$ is Euler Gamma ...
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Show that $\log[(1+i)^2]\neq 2\log(1+i)$

The problem is as stated in the title. I found that the $\mathrm{Log}[(1+i)^2] = 2\mathrm{Log}(1+i)$. We know that $$\mathrm{Log}(z)=\ln(r)+i\theta$$ Now, without defining a branch, doesn't that mean ...
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Proof of the analyticity of complex logarithm

Let $a\in(-\pi,\pi]$ and $f:G\to\mathbb C$, $G = \{ z\in\mathbb C\setminus\{0\},\operatorname{Arg}z\neq a \}$ $$f(z)=\ln|z|+\imath \arg_a z,\quad a<\arg_az<a+2\pi$$ Prove that $f$ is ...
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Solving equations having both log and exponential forms

How can one Solve equations having both log and exponential forms: For eg... $e^x$ $=$ $\log_{0.001}(x)$ gives $x=0.000993$ (according to wolfram-alpha ...
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Is $f(x) = 2 + \ln x$ another way to write $f(x) =\log_e x +2$?

I just want to make sure I am correctly understaning this concept. $f(x) = 2 + \ln x$ is the same as $f(x) =\log_e x +2$ Thus my T graph would look like so: e^y|x+2 -3|2.049 -2|2.135 ...
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How do I rewrite a logarithm in exponential form, so as to plot it? $f(x) = 2\log x$

How do I write $f(x)=2\log x$ in exponential form? Is $2(10)^y=x$ correct?
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Does loga/logb = log(a^(1/logb))?

I know $\log(a^b)=b\log(a)$. However, Wolfram Alpha tells me that $\frac{\log(a)}{\log(b)}$ does not equal $\log(a^\frac{1}{\log(b)})$. Is Wolfram Alpha correct? If it is, why is it correct? I'm ...
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What is the logaritmic form of $v=Ae^{Bi}$

I am reading a scientific paper, which uses a model of the form $v=Ae^{Bi}$ and then it says that this model has the following logarithmic form $\ln (v) = Bi + ln(A)$ where A is a constant. But the ...
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How to use the Comparison Test to investigate the convergence of $\sum (\ln n)/n^\alpha$?

Let $$\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\ln n}{n^\alpha}, \alpha\in\Bbb{R}$$ I need to investigate the convergence of this series. I've read that since the series is positive for all $n$ then it ...
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Multivariable-calculus, logarithms

I got the function $f(x,y)=\ln(1+x^2+y^2)$. There are three tasks to answer. a)Decide the function´s stationary points and classify them if possible. Here I got the answer to $(0,0)$ is a local ...
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How to solve $\log _{x^{2}-3}(x^{2}+6x)<\log _{x}(x+2)$?

How to solve the following inequality $$\log _{x^{2}-3}\left(x^{2}+6x\right)<\log _{x}(x+2)\ ?$$
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A Method For Calculating Large Exponents Quickly

I've derived a formula for calculating large exponents quickly: $$a^b = 2 \cosh( - b \log( a ) )$$ My question is: Has anyone seen anything similar? I am curious if either it's novel OR if I have ...
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Solving the logarithimic inequality $\log_2\frac{x}{2} + \frac{\log_2x^2}{\log_2\frac{2}{x} } \leq 1$

I tried solving the logarithmic inequality: $$\log_2\frac{x}{2} + \frac{\log_2x^2}{\log_2\frac{2}{x} } \leq 1$$ several times but keeping getting wrong answers.
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Can this log question be simplified?

$ { 2^{log_3 5}} -  {5^{log_3 2}}.$ I don't know any formula that can apply to it or is there a formula?? Even a hint will be helpful.
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Find real-valued sequences $x(n)$ for which $c^{x(n)} = o(1/n )$

For which $x=x(n)$ does it hold that $$c^x = o\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)$$ where $c\in(0,1)$ is a constant. So clearly, for $x=n$, this is true. But for which $x =o(n)$ does this hold? I thought ...
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How to scale a equation e.g. by log

I'm currently trying to scale an equation since the numbers I have to calculate with are pretty large and Matlab outputs Infinity (Inf). However, the question here is more about the mathematics behind ...
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Generalize logarithmic coincidences

After playing around with logarithms, I've found the following coincidences: $\log_{10}{2} \approx 0.3$, since $2^{10} \approx 10^3$, and $\log_{10}{5} \approx 0.7$, since $5^{1000} \approx ...
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Find all real solutions to the equation $3^{1 + 2\log_3(y-x)} = 48$

$$3^{1 + 2\log_3(y-x)} = 48$$ With this problem I have difficulty getting rid of the exponent. $2\log_5(2y - x - 12) = \log_5(y-x) + \log_5(y + x)$
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To find the logarithm of $1728$ to the base $2 \sqrt{3}$

Find the logarithm of: $1728$ to base $2\sqrt{3}$. Let, $\log_{2\sqrt{3}} 1728 = y$, then $$\begin{align} (2\sqrt{3})^y &= 1728\\ 2^y(\sqrt3)^y &= 1728\\2^y(3^\frac12)^y &= ...
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The logarithm of 3 base 10 is irrational

Prove that the logarithm of 3 base 10 is irrational The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic is that every integer is a product of primes. So far I have, Suppose $\log_{10}(5)$ is rational. Then ...