# Tagged Questions

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### Choosing the branch of a logarithm

The problem: I am integrating complex logarithms over an angle $\phi$ over $[0,2\pi]$. It is quite complex (pun not intended) and I called Mathematica in to aid me. I am calculating an energy of a ...
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### Algorithm for FindSequenceFunction

What algorithm might Mathematica be using to compute FindSequenceFunction? Does anybody know if there is any online material on this topic?
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### How to integrate $\left(1+\ln(x)\right)\sqrt{1+(x\ln(x))^2}$ with Risch algorithm?

How would you integrate $\left(1 + \ln\left(x\right)\right)\, \sqrt{1 + \left(x\ln\left(x\right)\right)^{2}\,}$ using the Risch algorithm? I want to know this because Mathematica is using the Risch ...
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### Approximate equation for tapered cycloid offset curve without cusps

Is it possible to create parametric equations to approximate a tapered cycloid offset curve without cusps, that does not require manual adjustment of values when the primary curve parameters are ...
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### The mathematics of anaglyph images

Note: I'm not quite sure whether this question properly belongs to the Mathematica or to the mathematics Stack Exchange. But because my question mainly concerns general mathematical principles rather ...
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### Algorithm to find the “optimal” path in a given graph

Assume that $G=(V,E)$ is an undirected connected graph and that $H: V \to \mathbb R$ is a function that assign at each vertex $v \in V$ its height $H(v)$. Think of the pair $(G,H)$ as an energy ...
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### SAGE vs. Mathematica for Lie algebras / groups?

What math software is better for working with Lie algebras and Lie groups, SAGE or Mathematica?
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### How to visualize a function to aid in optimization?

I am working on minimization of a function with more than two parameters. I want to see variations, local extremes, saddle points, etc. of this function to get some idea of how is this function in ...
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### Perturbation problem

This is a mathematica exercise that I have to do, where $y(x) = x - \epsilon \sin(2y)$ and it wants me to express the solution $y$ of the equation as a power series in $\epsilon$.
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### Is this system of inequalities (and equality) tractable?

I have some real parameters here. The $\mu_i$ - for $i=1,2,3,4,5$ - are 'convex coefficents' in that $\mu_i\geq 0$ and $\sum_{i}\mu_i=1$. The $x$ and $z$ are such that $x^2+z^2\leq 1$. The ...
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### Finding feasible solution of inequalities in math software

I have a Math problem where I have some true statements, and I want to know if there is a feasible solution to an equation. I would like to know how to do that in either Matlab or Mathematica. The ...
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### Solution of nonlinear waves( breathers)

The sine-Gordon equation is known as $$\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial t^2} - \frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2} + \sin u = 0,$$ Can you please derive the equation which is known as breather equation ...
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### $\int^{\infty}_{0}x^{r +s- 1}(1 + x)^{-s}(1 + x^2)^{-\frac{rm}{2}}dx$

I'm trying to solve the integral $\int^{\infty}_{0}x^{r +s- 1}(1 + x)^{-s}(1 + x^2)^{-\frac{rm}{2}}dx$, where $s$, $r$ and $m$>1 are positive integers. My question is whether a closed form ...
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### Calculate periodicity in 1-dimensional array with noise

I have a 1-dimensional array with some integers, which are periodically increasing. Something like this (1 period here): ...
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### Symbolic Constrained Optimization in Matlab or Mathematica

I hope you are having a nice day. I am learning MATLAB at the moment and the best way for me to learn is to use it to tackle some of my problems. I am currently trying to solve the following problem ...
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### How to obtain an analytic approximation of this wavelet-looking function?

I would like the approximating function to be infinitely differentiable. I have tried fitting (1) a polynomial and (2) a combination of sin, cos, and exp functions to approximate the function shown ...
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### Plotting data with error bars with gaussian distributed error

I want to fit a straight line model of the form $y_i = a+ b\ x_i$ to the list of $(x, y)$ pairs given below. How can I plot the data with error bars in both coordinates? ...
I want to evaluate $$\int_{a+b-c}^s\,\text{d}x\, \frac{(-x+ab/c)^{\epsilon}}{(x+c-a-b)^{\epsilon+1} (a-x)},$$ where $a,b,c,\epsilon$ are real numbers, and to be treated as constants in the integration....
### Integer solutions to a polynomial $f(x,y)$
How can I find the integer solutions of a polynomial $f(x,y)$ such that $a<|x|,|y|<A$ using Mathematica?