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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Implicit plot3d in Sage Math

I am currently trying out using the math software Sage. I am currently in a Calculus III class at my university so I was hoping to be able to leverage its 3D graphing capabilities. In one particular ...
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Mathcad doesn't calculate an expresion

could anyone help how to force Mathcad to calculate an expression. After some steps I got such result: http://i.imgur.com/7FtprAI.png but how can I get the result of such expression? Thank you!
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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, ...
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Paramertized ellipses

I have $a^2 = (4x-8)^2 + 4y^2$ and $b^2=(4x+8)^2 + 4y^2$ which I switch between every $t=\frac{n\pi}2$ How do I draw this touching the origin, and moving outwards, noting that ...
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Drawing Phase planes with one input, rather than long scripting

What software can be used to draw phase planes easily? I want to input some $\begin{pmatrix}x_1 \\ x_2\end{pmatrix}=$blahblah, and have it plotted with or without initial conditions. Is there any ...
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Converting to Power of Ten Representaion

For very large calculations Wolfram Alpha offers a variety of different representations of the number. One of these is the number written in the form $10^{10^n}$, where $n$ is usually some long ...
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Is there free software that can be used to generate a chain rule tree graph?

I'm in multivariate calculus and we just finished up the chain rule. One of the methods for solving this is to produce a tree graph and traverse it. An example would be this tree graph taken from my ...
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Recommendation for free graph plotter that can produce beautiful graphs

Can anyone please recommend a good free graph plotter that I can download. I am looking for a program that can produce neat looking graphs with all the axes, grids and that can plot many different ...
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How I can calculate this number

How I can calculate exactly this number: $$ \frac{(\sqrt{3}+2)^{2^{333111366}}+1}{(2^{333111367}-1)(\sqrt{3}+2)^{2^{333111365}}} $$ Several softwares do not support this number.
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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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Mathematica Question regarding NSolve

I'm trying to solve for 2-cycles for the equation $$x=xe^{r[1-x]}$$ using Mathematica. I've tried using NSolve, FindRoot, and Solve. When I use NSolve I input it as $$\textrm{NSolve}[xe^{r[1 - xe^{r[1 ...
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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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Plot the graph of a discontinuous function of two variables using Maple

I want to plot the level curve of $xyz = 1$; According to wolfram alpha the plot should look like this; But instead I end up with; Here's my Maple code. I'm sure it's because the function is ...
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Where can I find a binary calculator that can do exponentiations, roots and logarithms?

I've searched on Google, but all I found was binary calculators that can do additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions, nothing else.
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Highly Customizable Graphing Software for Algorithmic Art

For my local hacker/maker space I want to do some etched copper plates that have stylized algorithmic functions on them. If you've seen etched PCB circuits then you're familiar with what I'm talking ...
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Math software for plotting phase portraits

I'm looking for math software which is possible to plot phase portraits for ODE and systems of differential equations. Is there a software which can create not only simple 2D phase portrait plots but ...
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Efficient free alternative to *Mathematica*

I am searching for a free alternative to Mathematica. By efficient, I mean that it should have every (or at least almost every) function that you can find in Mathematica, including for example Number ...
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Is there software I can use to draw this graph?

So, I have this particular graph to consider. It has the vertex set $\{1,...,17\}$ and edge set $\{(i,j)|i+j ~\mbox{is prime}\}$. Define a cost function $c:E(G)\mapsto \mathbb{R}$ by setting ...
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Software for math sketching

Usually when you're writing in LaTeX you want some pretty illustrations. Right now for geometry figures I use GeoGebra, which is easy enough; but I usually see better figures on other papers. Plus, ...
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Exponential least squares biased to small y?

I'm working on fitting an exponential decay curve to a data set. While searching for techniques I found Wolfram's page describing how to easily accomplish it by taking the natural log of the ...
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Defining a probability density function in R (software), and sampling from it

I'm asked to generate a random sample from a logistic distribution with the PDF, $$f(x)=\frac{e^{-x}}{(1+e^{-x})^2}$$ without using the function rlogis(...) So I ...
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Runge Kutta 8(5,3)

This is actually three small very related questions about Runge Kutta methods. 1) I have programmed a RK 7(8) method also RK 4(5). At the beginning I was assuming that the RK 7(8) uses two ...
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Mathcad simplify results using cnsg instead of 1

How can I prevent Mathcad from adding csgn to my siplification? Sample: (x-1)/((x-1)^2)1/2 simplify -> csgn(x-1) Image from Mathcad
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Calculations in McLain groups

Is there any program in GAP or other softwares doing calculations in McLain groups and finding subgroups etc. For the McLain groups see Derek Robinson's book: A course in the theory of groups, p347 ...
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Is there a document creator that allows for basic entry? [closed]

I am really not sure how to word this... I'm wondering whether there is a program that allows for document writing, and works in a similar way to the Equation Editor in MS Word? (obviously without ...
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Formula rewriting software

I would like to have a program that rewrites formula's for me. What I would like a software where I can imput some formulas, constraints, and so on, and then the program outputs the formulas that ...
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What software and hardware can you use to write math and take notes?

I'm trying to basically replace paper. I want to be able to write things and draw things out as easily as I can on paper. I bought the Wacom Intuos tablet on Amazon but ended up returning because it ...
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Time series library in Java

I'm looking for a library to do some time series analysis in Java but I can't find anything suitable. I've found plenty of libraries such as Math3 of JSAT but there's much I can you for my problem. As ...
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Software or tool for investigating groups

I'm interested in software that has the ability to investigate finite groups. In particular, I'd like to be able to ask it questions like "What are the solutions to $x^3 = 1$?" (i.e. find cube roots ...
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What kind of structures can I count using Alg?

I'm interested in counting structures that satisfy certain constraints up to isomorphism. For example, I might want to know how many clutters there are on $n$ vertices. The only way I can think to ...