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Exponential Distribution - Generate a fairly hefty data set X that is approximately exponentially distributed with μ = 0.7.

I encountered a question in one of the books, which asked to generate a fairly hefty data set X that is approximately exponentially distributed with μ = 0.7. I can do it for approximately normally ...
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ODE with Reflection

Some Background: I come from a computer science background and differential equations was not part of my course work. I'm still in contact with my professor that I ...
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how to substitute a variable by a number in wolframalpha

Peace be upon you, How can I compute \begin{align*} sin'(0) \end{align*} in Wolframalpha? like what in Maple, I try subs(diff(sin(x),x),x=0) But it doesn't ...
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Determining the sign of a function containing ratio

Problem We want to know for which values of $x,y,z,w$ the function $\sigma$ is positive or negative: \begin{equation} \sigma = \frac{A}{A^2-B^2}, \end{equation} where \begin{eqnarray} A & = ...
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Mathematica Cubic Polynomial

I am interested to find the roots of a cubic polynomial f(r)=r^2 - 2 r + Q^2 - [Alpha] r^3. \Alpha is positive real number hare, Q is real. I am interested in 2 complex roots and third root to be ...
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Analytical solution for bound state energies of infinite well

I am trying to find bound state energies assuming infinite potential. I have been told it can be done by analytically solving Right Hand Side and Left Hand Side of an equation such as: ...
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Integration: $\frac{2}{\pi} \int_0^\pi \frac{\sin(nx)}{10}x(\pi-x) \mathrm{d}x$ Can someone matlab/mathematica/maple it for me?

I want to compute $\frac{2}{\pi} \int_0^\pi \frac{\sin(nx)}{10}x(\pi-x) \mathrm{d}x$, where $n=1,2,3,4,\dots$ I worked this by hand and got the result: $-\frac{4\cos(nx)}{10n^3\pi}$ To check my ...
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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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Plotting Dirichlet Series $L_{\tau}(s)$ related to Ramanujan tau function in Mathematica

According to wikipedia, Ramanujan tau function $\tau:\mathbb{N}\to\mathbb{Z}$ is defined by equating the coefficients of the power series on both sides of the identity: ...
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Mathematica Giving Me Trouble

I'm new to mathematica and am just learning the basics. I've run into a few things that I can't figure out. The first is this: "Number 11" $$r[t\_] := \{(1/3)*(t^3), 0.5 * t^2, t\}$$ (*Unit ...
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In Mathematica is it possible to define the plot range by an inequality?

For example, like Plot[Sin[x], {x, Sin[x]<0.5}] The above line is not working. I want to know if this idea is possible in Mathematica. Thank you!
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Best program for multiplying many multivariable polynomials

I want to make a table with two columns: The first column will consist of many(possibly hundreds) of polynomials in two variables. The second column will be a function applied to all of the ...
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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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Assigning a variable as constant and find out the minimum value

I have got a problem in assigning a variable as constant and solving a equations for minimum value. These are my equations: kd (2 h2 Cos[[Theta]2] - b2 Sin[[Theta]2]) (b1 - (b1 + b2) ...
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contour plot using Mathematica

I want do a contour plot in Mathematica as: ContourPlot[{Re[F[5/4, x + I y]] == 0, Im[F[5/4, x + I y]] == 0}, {x, -20, 20}, {y, -20, 20}, PlotPoints -> 100]; where function F[b,z] is defined ...
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Help with Complicated Definite Integral

I am trying to find the integral of the following expression, with respect to $t$ from $0$ to infinity: $$\frac{e^{-a g t} \left(b-(g-1) \left(\text{H0} \left(e^{a t (-b+g- ...
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Is there any interactive spline fitting software?

I'd like to know if there's any software (freeware) for interactive data interpolation. What I want is to be able to visualize my data on an XY plot and drag the points to see how it affects the ...
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Trying to calculate 5 simultanious equations in Mathematica

$\def\1{x_1}\def\2{x_2}\def\3{x_3}\def\f{f(\1,\2,\3)}\def\bs{\bigskip}\def\b{\begin{pmatrix}}\def\e{ ...
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Why is a complex number plus infinity equal to infinity?

Why is $$2 + 3 i + \infty = \infty$$ according to Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha? Shouldn't it be: $$2 + 3 i + \infty = \infty + 3 i$$ ? After all: $$2 + 3 i + 10 = 12 + 3 i$$ and not: $$2 + 3 i ...
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Computer Code Friendly Books On Differential Equations?

When I need a differential equation for this or that application I generally search (by hand) through old paper and ink books written by mechanical or electronical (electrical) engineers. Sometimes my ...
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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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Complex exponential integral: Mathematica and MATLAB give unexpected results

I currently compare analytical vs. numerical evaluation of the complex exponential integral and find mismatches: The imaginary part differs by $\pm \pi$ and the real part has a large error when ...
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Help finding a summation using CAS

While approximating an integral by midpoint rule, I ended up with $$\iint_R f(x, y)\hspace{1mm}dA\approx \dfrac{1}{n^2}\sum_{i=0}^{n-1}\sum_{j=0}^{n-1} f\left[\dfrac{1}{2n}+\dfrac{i}{n},\hspace{3mm} ...
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Implementing formula correctly in matlab for neuroscience: total soma membrane potential?

Please help me to understand: am I correctly implementing a total soma membrane potential (TSMP) equation in Matlab? Due to being a new member I need to use this list link to refer to the links ...
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Solution to second order differential equation

I'm reading a paper in which the authors solve the following equation: $\frac{d^{2}}{dz^{2}}\hat{p}$($\bf{q}$$,z)$-$q^{2}\hat{p}$($\bf{q}$$,z)$-$\frac{iq_{y}}{(2\pi)^{2}}\delta(z-z_{2})$=0 here ...
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Conversion of Hypergeometric functions from Maple to Mathematica

After a calculation I found in Maple an expression of the kind: $$f(x)=hypergeom\left(\left[\dfrac{a}{b},1\right],\left[c,d\right],h\right)$$ What is the equivalent notation in Mathematica which I ...
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How to interpolate and obtain this graph?

I was interpolating with software mathematica v9, but how can I obtain a curve similar to this?, in a easy way
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indefinite integral computation $dx/(e^{-x}-x)$

Hi i'm trying to carry out the following indefinite integral: $$\int \frac{1}{e^{-q} - q} \, dq$$ mathematica is not helping me, and i think it is not solvable by substitution method. any idea on ...
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Mathematica Integrate gives back the integrand

i'm trying to Integrate the following function: (q (1 + q) - E^-q Sinh[q])/(-q + Cosh[q] Sinh[q]) - ( 2 q Tanh[q])/(-q + Cosh[q] Sinh[q]) I already solved ...
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Reduced Residue System in Mathematica

How can I create the standard reduced residue system modulo $m$ in Mathematica for a given positive integer $m$? For example, if I input $10$, I would like it to give me the list $\{1,3,7,9\}$. ...
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Fourier series of oscillation in form $\cos(2 \pi \frac{k}{T}+\phi)$

I would like to calculate the fourier coefficients of $\cos(2 \pi \frac{k}{T}+\phi)$ where $T \in \mathbb{N}$ is the period and is arbitrary but fixed, $k \in [1, N-1]$ is the number of oscillations ...
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Best Math Plotting Software for Electrical Engineering

I am an electrical engineering undergrad. I would like to learn a math plotting software which would be helpful in visualizing topics in advanced calculus (my immediate need). It would also be helpful ...
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Can nodes of Gaussian quadrature shift range?

I used my Python program to generate Gaussian's nodes and their weights. My python program could generate nodes as default in rage of (-1, 1). And my friend used Mathematica to generate them also but ...
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Odd Mathematica series result

I asked Mathematica to evaluate $$\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} \cos(i a)\cos(i b)$$ where $a$ and $b$ are unspecified real numbers, and it told me the answer was simply $-\frac{1}{2}$. This is clearly wrong, ...
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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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A limit question (JEE $2014$)

The following is a JEE (A national level entrance test) question: Find the largest value of the non-negative integer ( a ) for which: $$ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 1} \left( \dfrac{-ax + \sin(x-1) + ...
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Is this computation erroneous?

The solution to $\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{n^{100}}{2^{n/100}}$ should be $\infty$ because $n^{100}$ grows much faster than $2^{n/100}$ But if you input ...
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Finding the period of the solution to $y'(x) = y(x) \cdot cos(x + y(x))$ with Fourier transform; how to interpret complex result?

A question elsewhere on this site asks about detecting the frequency of oscillations in a system defined by differential equations. The equation is $y'(x) = y(x) \cdot cos(x + y(x))$. The solution ...
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How to evaluate Bessel functions $K_{i x+\frac{9}{4}}(2\pi)+K_{i x-\frac{9}{4}}(2\pi)$ with $x>1.5*10^8$ in Mathematica 7?

I am trying to evaluate Bessel functions $K_{i x+\frac{9}{4}}(2\pi)+K_{i x-\frac{9}{4}}(2\pi)$ with $x>1.5*10^8$ in Mathematica 7. This function is the first Polya approximation to Riemann ...
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Partition a set into n subsets with elements with sum equal to m

For example, given the set $a_n = \frac{n}{20}$ for $\,n \in \{1,\,2,\,\dots,\,19\}$, I would like to get all possible partitions of this set in 4 subsets such that the sum of their elements is always ...
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Plotting in Mathematica

I'm new to mathematica. How would I plot the following functions in the polar complex plane? $$ \phi={-k\over 2\pi r}\cos(\theta_0-\theta) $$ and $$ \psi={-k\over 2\pi r}\sin(\theta_0-\theta) $$ ...
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In Maple or Mathematica, syntax : Finding the fundamental sol. of the Heat eq., with Dirac-Delta initial condition

I use this question as a case example for later solving more complex equations of this type : When trying to find the fundamental solution of the Heat equation using Maple (software) , I get the ...
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What is the Fourier series of $e^{\mu\cos\theta}$?

Motivation: I want to solve this convolution problem on the circle: find $f$, given $g$ and $$ g(\theta) = \int_{S^1} e^{\mu\cos(\theta-\phi)}g(\phi)\ d\phi. $$ To do this, I want to find the Fourier ...
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Plotting a region in $3D$ space

I would like to know if someone knows of a software where I can plot the following region $$ D = \{ (x,y,z) \in \mathbb{R}^3: 0 \leq x \leq 1 , \; x^2 \leq y \leq x, \; \; 0 \leq z \leq x \} $$ ...
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Roots and Weights

I use a Mathematica package to compute roots and weights (and other things) but the package gives me only the expression of the roots in $\omega$-basis (basis of fundamental weights) and in the ...
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How does the base of a group determine the “sort” of the elements in the group

I'm trying to study groups in Mathematica, and I've asked a question on Mathematica.SE that perhaps only someone from Math.SE could answer. Related: How does ...
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Find min of $\frac{\left( \sum kx_k \right) \left( \sum x^2_k \right)}{\left( \sum x_k \right)^3}$

With $n \ge 2$ and $x_1,\ x_2,\ \dots,\ x_n > 0$. Find the minimum of: $$ M = \frac{(x_1 + 2 x_2 + ...+ nx_n)( x^2_1 + x^2_2 +...+x^2_n)} {\left( x_1 + x_2 +...+ x_n \right)^3}$$ For specific ...
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Which symbolic programming language for manipulation of nonlinear equations?

I have a set of (multivariate, nonlinear) equations which I want wo modify according to my own rules, i.e. not in a standard ways such as matlab's simplify function. I am looking for a mathematical ...
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Mathematica DSolve input

I'm trying to solve this differetial eqation. dy/dx=3y^(2/3). This is my input: DSolve[{y'[x] = 3 y[x]^(2/3), y[2] = 0}, y[x], x] This is my output: DSolve::deqn: "Equation or list of equations ...
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Difficulty finding Expectation of a special function

I have a special function given as: $${\rm f}\left(r\right) ={1 \over \beta\lambda}\,2^{r/\beta} \exp\left({\left[2^{r/\beta} - 1\right]K \over \lambda}\right)$$ I should find the Expectation of ...