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What are the limitations of modelling a piano sound with the 'play' option of the software Wolfram Mathematica?

'Play' is an input availabe on Wolfram mathematica, which shows how a wave would sound and I am asking myself what the limitations of this input are, in what aspects it does not represent 'real' sound ...
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Find generators of a group in GAP

This is a question in the mathematical software called GAP: What is the command for displaying all the generators of a given group? I have been searching around but yet not found anything helpful, ...
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Recommended (free) software to plot points in 3d

I am looking for (preferably free) software to: 1) plot 3d points read from a file. A scatter plot would be fine. 2) Optionally color the points by a property - also read from the file It would be ...
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Math and geometry software to create instructional videos

I am looking into starting an amateur project for online tutoring. I need a math/geometry program that I can use to create shapes, graph functions, and create animation. I know of many types of ...
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Request for apps for Mathematical Drawing [duplicate]

I have been for long looking for some software apps which can help me draw various mathematical and geometrical figures and drawings.Can someone please tell me something about these which will run on ...
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Are there any programs like family echo that I can use to map mathematics?

Family echo is an online program that allows one to make a family tree, if nothing is clicked it shows most of the family tree as it is, but if one clicks a name one can see clearly all the ancestors ...
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About Euclid's Elements and modern video games

Update (6/19/2014) $\;$ Just wanted to say that this idea that I posted more than a year ago, has now become reality at: http://euclidthegame.com/ 12.292 users have played it in 96 different ...
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How were 'old-school' mathematics graphics created?

I really enjoy the style of technical diagrams in many mathematics books published in the mid-to-late 20th century. For example, and as a starting point, here is a picture that I just saw today: ...
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How do I substitute a value into a polynomial in GAP?

Question: How do I substitute a value into a polynomial in GAP? So, if I start off with the following: x:=Indeterminate(Integers,"x"); f:=x^2+3; I have $f$ ...
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Graph Theory Software with simple GUI

To the best of my knowledge I cannot find, on this site, any graph theory program resources. I am looking for a program where I can draw nodes and edges and most importantly drag and drop vertices ...
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Drawing lattices

I would like to be able to draw the lattices of subgroups of certain groups. I thought it would be easy when I already know the structure, but I've never done it before, and it turns out it's harder ...
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Why doesn't this work in Geogebra

I've got a really simple equation that I want GeoGebra to plot: $\sqrt {2x}-\sqrt {3y} =2$ It says it's an illegal operation so I try: $3y=2x-4\sqrt{2x}+4$ When this doesn't try, I try changing ...
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Solving linear functions with constraints.

I have a table of data, for maximum available items in a given time period. With a constraint on how many of each items I can take in total. When I have taken the allowed amount of an item I can ...
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Return factors of a monomial in Maple.

Let $$ m = Y_{{1,0}}{Y_{{1,2}}}^{2}Y_{{2,5}}Y_{{1,8}}. $$ Using the function op in Maple, we have $op(m) = Y[1, 0], Y[1, 2]^2, Y[2, 5], Y[1, 8]$. But $op(Y[1,0])=1,0$ and $op(Y[1,0]^2)=Y[1,0],2$. Are ...
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What are good programs for writing expressions?

By writing expressions, I mean intermediate expressions to "show your work," such as the ones in the below image. LaTex would seem like overkill for such problems.
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How to return the monomials in a polynomial in Maple?

Are there some function $f$ which returns the monomials in a Laurent polynomial? For example, $f(a_1^{-1}+3b_{2,1})=[a_1^{-1}, 3b_{2,1}]$. Thank you very much.
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Question about GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search)

Not sure if this is really an adequate question here, but I found no other place to turn. I'll understand if this gets closed. I recently learned about the GIMPS project, and installed it on my ...
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Math software to calculate in different rings.

I was doing computational experiment by using rings of polynomial like this let $f(x)=x^6+x\in\mathbb{Z_n[x]}$ for any given $n$. Is there any software which help me to calculate $f(a)$ where ...
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Solving equation with integer matrices as unknowns

I am currently working on a problem, where I need to know for square integer matrices, $A$ and $B$, whether or not there exists square integer matrices, $X$ and $Y$, such that $X(A-I)Y=B-I$, where $I$ ...
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Program for playing around with aperiodic tilings

I know this is technically a software question, but I figure the mathematicians here would know more about it: I'm looking for software to play around with different "paintings" (different patterns ...
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Low rank approximation using CVX toolbox in Matlab

I try to use CVX toolbox to do "low rank approximation" work. The code is as follows: ...
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Any abstract algebra book with programming (homework) assignment?

All: I had studied abstract algebra long time ago. Now, I would like to review some material, particularly about Galois theory (and its application). Can anyone recommend an abstract algebra book ...
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How to show result in terms of $\pi$ in Mathcad?

Is it possible to display a result in Mathcad as a function of $\pi$? I'm studying physics and I need to show exact results at the exams. I know I can set Mathcad to give me the result in ...
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a math-software that can compute analytic spread

I want to compute "analytic spread" . So I need a math-software that can compute it. can anyone help please? Here is the definition:
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How to implement a group action in Sage ( for educational purposes )?

Let S= {"A","B","C","D"} and S4= SymmetricGroup(4). I want to create a table of the action S4 x S -> S which standardly permutes the letters in the set. The table should look like: ...
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How can we draw a Blaschke $3$ ellipse?

Today I read the article Ellipses and Finite Blaschke Products Ellipses and Blaschke Ellipses by Ulrich Daepp, Pamela Gorkin, and Raymond Mortini. In there they have proved very nice geometric results ...
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Cayley table group visualization

how can I make graphics like this? random colors. I got a script in GAP that prints rows of numbers but I want it colored just random colors ...
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Engineering - Appropriate concrete grade for supporting structure under wind loading?

I have a concrete tower/pier/supporting structure for a bridge. As part of the design, I need to consider SLS checks for wind loading on the tower before the deck, cables etc are built, so ...
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Behaviour of the sequence $u_n = \frac{\sqrt{n}}{4^n}\binom{2n}{n}$

Let $n\in \mathbb{N}^{*}$, let ${\displaystyle u_{n}={2n \choose n}\sqrt{n}\ 4^{-n}}$ Show that $(u_{n})_{n}$ is convergent and ${l.e^{-\frac{1}{8n}}<u_{n}<l}$ The original text i'm ...
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Semantic tableau software

Is it possible to find software to perform semantic tableaus (as described in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_analytic_tableaux) automatically? Right now I am proofing it by hand.
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QQ-Plot on R for censored data.

I have plotted a qq-plot on R for a data set which is assigned the value -0.25 for any values below -0.25. However on the qq plot it plots all the -0.25 points, I have been told there is a way to plot ...
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Is there software that interpolates/extrapolates data using a discrete Fourier?

I've read various methods of Fourier interpolation and extrapolation detailed in articles such as Interpolation and Extrapolation Using a High-Resolution Discrete Fourier Transform—so what I'm ...
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How to make your own supply/demand graphs on a computer?

This is an econ question but I think you guys might have the solution. I am writing an economics paper and I need to show, in my theory, shifts in the supply and demand that I predict. I don't have ...
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Can Apple's Grapher evaluate a function?

I just noticed that Grapher fails to evaluate a function at a constant. In the image, the graph of y = c should of course be a horizontal line. Is there a way to fix or work around it? This seems like ...
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Finding newforms with Sage

I am new to Sage and modular forms. I have some conceptual questions. When I write sage: S = CuspForms(Gamma0(55),2,prec=14) sage: S.new_subspace().basis() ...
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Software, techniques and tricks of experimental mathematics to conjecture possible closed forms

It often happens that people conjecture possible closed forms of integrals, series, and so on starting from a numerical value calculated to very high precision. What are the techniques, tricks, ...
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Is there a way to change default order of series in Maple?

The default order when expanding in the software Maple is 6 (six!!!). This is very awkward and annoying because one rarely need even the second (non-trivial) order. In any case, is there a way to ...
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Software for Braid Groups

I am looking for software/online tool that works on Braid Groups. I am aware that there are resources that allows you to draw braids by imputing generators or detect whether two braids are equivalent ...
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Numerically Solving a Second Order Nonlinear ODE

Okay, I have this not so pretty 2nd order non-linear ODE I should be able to solve numerically. $$f''(R) + \frac{2}{R} f'(R)=\frac{0.7}{R} \left( \frac{1}{\sqrt{f(R)}} - \frac{0.3}{\sqrt{1-f(R)}} ...
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Software to solve basic set equations (in algebra of sets)?

What symbolic math software is able to solve basic set equations? E.g. $X \setminus A = C \setminus X $, for $X$
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Graph theory software?

Is there any software that for drawing graphs (edges and nodes) that gives detailed maths data such as degree of each node, density of the graph and that can help with shortest path problem and with ...
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Online MathJaX editor

I suspect this might easily be a clone question, it seems impossible that nobobdy would've asked this before, but my searches seem to return nothing. I've grown very used to the MathJaX input here. ...
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Graphing inequalities on a number line

What software or websites for graphing inequalities on a real number line?
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Finding the least prime of the form $6^{6^6}+k$

I try to find the least prime number of the form $6^{6^6}+k$. I sieved out the candidates by trial division upto $10^6$, but there are still many candidates left upto $k=10000$ How can I further ...
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'Linux' math program with interactive terminal?

Are there any open source math programs out there that have an interactive terminal and that work on linux? So for example you could enter two matrices and specify an operation such as multiply and ...
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Scaling axis on Mathematica's plots

I'm trying to get the plot below only I want the ratio y:x to be 1:1 instead of 2:1. I want the ellipse to look tall and slim instead of short and fat. Here's the code line if you want to copy and ...
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inverse Laplace transfor by using maple or matlab

I want to use inverse Laplace transform to F function by using maple or matlab. However I cannot get any answer. I know the answer from table but I want to use one of softwares. from table: ...
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Form Poset from (Non-zeta) Matrix

I have a matrix (well, really a table) of values that are the results of various indicator systems. Naturally, each system is slightly discordant, so no one true ranking exists. I'm looking to form ...
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Tools for understanding Abstract Mathematics

I want to explore the concepts of Groups, Rings and Fields for practical application. Are there beginner-friendly tools available to simplify, accelerate, verify the understanding of concepts in ...
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Recommendations for Commutative Algebra Software?

I'd like a software that I can use to work with commutative algebra, specifically to figure out S-Polynomials, Buchberger's Algorithm, etc. I have Mathematica; if anyone could refer me to a package, ...