# Tagged Questions

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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) Cos[[Theta]...
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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 as:...
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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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### 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 $\xi(s)$...
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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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### 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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### Good software package to help Maths learning

I'm a mature student enrolling at a Maths degree course soon at the university. I'd like to be able to use some software package to help me visualize equations, graphs, play around with variables with ...
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### How to Expand $f(x) = \sqrt{x^2-y^2}$ about $x=y$

How would one go about expanding $f(x) = \sqrt{x^2-y^2}$ about $x=y$? You can't do a Taylor series, because $f'(x=y)$ diverges. I tried a few other things, but to no avail. Interestingly enough, ...
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### Can wolfram alpha compute symbolic vector derivatives

Can Wolfram alpha be used to find out say $$\nabla_x\left(\|y-Ax\|_2\right)$$ What command do I use? I tried some obvious ways, and googled a bit, but didn't find anything.
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### fourier transforms with Woflram Alpha

I'm studying Fourier transform at the moment and I've noticed some weird irregularities between my textbook and Wolfram Alpha's answers. Say I ask Wolfram the following: fourier transform delta(...
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### Fourier series for $e^x$

I'm trying to teach myself partial differential equations from Strauss' book. I have run into a very bizarre problem - I cannot figure out what is the Fourier series of $e^x$! And not even Google has ...
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### Solving an ODE with Mathematica, using Lagrangian mechanics

Question: The velocity of light above a hot surface decreases with the height from that surface. The velocity is given by $v=v_0(\frac{1-y}{\alpha})$ where $y$ is the vertical distance above the ...
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### Using Mathematica to know the number primes that are contained in a given interval

So I want to know basically how to determine how many prime numbers (integers that can only be divided by 1 and themselves) are contained in a given interval. Thank you.
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### Solving a nonlinear system of differential equations in MATLAB or Mathematica

Is it possible to solve the system $$\dot{W}=A\left(k-\frac{M}{W}\right)$$ $$\dot{M}=B\left(k-\frac{M}{W}\right)$$ with initial conditions $$W(0)=w_0$$ $$M(0)=m_0$$ in MATLAB or Mathematica? If so, ...
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### LaTeX/TeX Vs. Mathematica for Typesetting [closed]

I know Mathematica like the back of my hand, but I do not know a speck of $\LaTeX$ or $\TeX$. With regard to mathematical typesetting, is there something significant I can do in $\LaTeX$/$\TeX$ that I ...
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### How to plot a phase portrait for this system of differential equations?

I beg your help.. I'd like the phase portrait for this system. I don't know how to use Mathematica/Matlab ... :( If anyone can make this portrait and post a print screen here, I would thank you ...