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Copy LaTex equations from Mathematica to Word directly?

Is it possible to use command copy as latex equations directly from mathematica file and paste in Word equation editor 2007/2010. Not to save like .pdf or .jpg! Alternative for web2tex or just this? ...
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WolframAlfa/Mathematica how to find function local maximum on interval

I have a polynomial function and i want to find it's minimum and maximum on a the interval [0, 5] with Wolfram Alphaa but i forgot the proper input. I recall it went something like so: $x^4 + x^3 + ...
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$\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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Matrix solving problem

Hi there math experts. I have the following matrix: $$ \begin{equation} \begin{pmatrix} -1x & 0y & 0 & 0 & 0.004 & 0\\ -1x & -1y & 0 & 0 & 0.001 & 0 ...
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Comparing integral resolutions using Wolfram Alpha / Mathematica

Equations are in $\LaTeX$ format; I'm still trying to understand how MathJax works. Given the following integral: $\int_0^{+\infty } \frac{1}{x \sqrt{x}} \, dx$ I'm pretty sure that does not ...
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Relative error plot in mathematica

I was plotting the relative error of the $e^{11/12 -n}n^{n+1/2}$ approximation to the factorial as $n$ gets larger and larger and at after some very large value of $n$ mathematica gives this plot: ...
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Mathematica's “Solve” and filtering out the one real (non-complex) solution

I have some functionals that have lots of parameters, but all are volume integrals (not really important...) It's a variational function I'm minimizing and I'm only keeping the real solution (because ...
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Automatic calculation of the intersection of discrete curves

first of all, let me apologize for a poor math-english translation, I'll try my very best. I have the following situation: I have over 16.000 data files which I generated from a biometric ...
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What are the Wolfram Mathematica NDSolve function methods?

What are the Wolfram Mathematica NDSolve function methods? I know that in Wolfram Mathematica I can specify solving method in NDSolve function, but I can't find a full list of available methods in ...
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Unexpected results when integrating definite integral with variable bounds

When I plug something like this into Mathematica: $$\int_0^{x^2-1} k y \, dy$$ I get exactly what I would expect: $$\frac{k}2 (x^2-1)^2 $$ However, when I change my bounds ever so slightly, from ...
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Solve autonomous ODE with Mathematica

I'm given a problem with the ODE y'[x]=y[x]*Sqrt[4-2y[x]] I've tried DSolve[{w'[x] == w[x]*Sqrt[4 - 2*w[x]]}, w[x], x] which gives me {{w[x] -> -2 (-1 + Tanh[1/2 (-2 x - Sqrt[2] C[1])]^2)}} but ...
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How to solve transcendental equations with Mathematica 7?

I want to solve transcendental equations by Mathematica 7. Solve does not help me, reduce - as well. Seams that I shoulkd use FindRoot, but it does not give all solutions. It gives only one solution. ...
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A way to identify a unique number '$a_1$' has performed operations on '$x$'

The problem I have is bit vague, so I will try to explain as best as I can. Suppose we have a base number '$x$' and a set of unique number $'a_1', 'a_2', 'a_3', 'a_4'$ and so on Now $a_1$ perform ...
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Cryptography in Maple and Mathematica

Is Maple or Mathematica preffered over the other for Cryptography/Number Theory? What are the advantages for each in terms of this area of mathematics? Also could someone compare and contrast ...
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Solution to a second order semilinear elliptic PDE

I am trying to find a solution (if one exists) to this PDE where (r,z) are cylindrical coordinates. $$u_{rr}+u_{zz}+u_{r}/r-u/r^2 = u^2u_{r}/r+u(u_{r})^2+u(u_z)^2$$ u is a dimensionless function ...
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Two questions on integration of $\operatorname{sech}x$, one with Mathematica

So I have a two fold question, one I believe is simple but my algebra seems to be off, the other involves the trapezoidal rule of integration using Mathematica as an aid. Here they are: $1.\quad ...
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Help with the Neumann boundary conditions

The Mathematica code is here. Consider the heat conduction problem with Neumann (constant flux) at both boundaries of a solid slab. A constant radiant heat flux is imposed on one surface (derivative ...
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Existence of non-trivial solution of Sylvester equation.

I'm trying to solve a special case of Sylvester equation in my case it looks like $$A*X=X*B$$ so it can be written in form $$A*X+X*(-B)=C$$ where C consist of all 0 items. I tried to solve it in ...
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Computer Algebra Systems which implement Cylindrical Algebraic Decomposition

My understanding is that Mathematica's Reduce function is based on Cylindrical Algebraic Decomposition (CAD). The only other system I've seen which implements CAD ...
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Using a Bivariate Gaussian Distribution to Predict Range of Movement

I am currently attempting to use a bivariate normal distribution to identify the most likely range of movement for a blob in computer vision. This itself is not the problem, however; I do not ...
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Closed form with of a series Mathematica

I've these two series, and I would like a closed form: $$ \sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{x+kx_0-h}{|x+kx_0|^3}$$ $$ 3\sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{(x+kx_0-h)(x+kx_0)^2}{|x+kx_0|^5} $$ ...
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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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How do I convert the distance between two lat/long points into feet/meters?

I've been reading around the net and everything I find is really confusing. I just need a formula that will get me 95% there. I have a tool that outputs the distance between two lat/long points. ...
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Euler's Numerical method help

Consider this differential equation, $dy/dx = x + \sin(y)$ with initial condition $y = 0.5$ when $x = 1.2$: Write down the recurrence relation for Euler's numerical method ...
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Method For Constructing Self Referential Formulas Like Tupper's

Can anyone please explain exactly how formulas like Tupper's self referential formula can be constructed? I'll like to see the reasoning behind the derivation of such formulas and the steps required ...
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Expanding squares and simplification of equations

as i'm reading a paper "An Underdetermined Linear System for GPS" By Dan Kalman i understand the paper but when i traced the equations there's something i don't understand ,may be my mathematics is ...
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Integrating with vector coefficients in Maple

I'm trying to use Maple to do something like this integral: $\displaystyle\int \frac{a\mu-b}{||a\mu-b||^3} \mathrm{d}\mu$ Where $a, b$ are vectors and $\mu$ is a scalar I'm integrating by. But I ...
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What is Mathematica option to check whether trigonometric equality is true or false?

What is the TrueQ analog that recognizes trigonometric equalities?
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How to find a parametrization of a equation and to draw its picture.

I was wondering how to find a parametrization of $(x-t)^2+(y-t^2)^2-t^2=0$, and how to use a software like Mathematica to draw a picture of this equation based on the parametrization. Thanks in ...
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can't figure out what I been doing wrong on simple integration question

$$\int_0^1 \sqrt{(\sqrt{5})^2+(2t)^2}\;dt$$ Based on the formula $\int \sqrt{a^2+x^2}\;dx=\frac{1}{2}[x\sqrt{a^2+x^2}+a^2\log(x+\sqrt{a^2+x^2})]$ I just plug in above input into the formula above ...
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Numerical solution in Matlab or any other solver

I need to find x of this equation: 1.0221044505936159^x + 1.0446975079232772^x + 1.0677899723724409^x + 1.091392883061106^x + 1.1155175231229544^x + 1.140175425099138^x + 1.1653783764512973^x + ...
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Help need in Mathematica or Sage

I want to find the common positive solutions of two polynomials $f_{a,b}(x,y)$, $g_{a,b}(x,y)$ where $a,b$ runs from 0 to 1 with an interval 0.01. Let $(x_0,y_0)$ be a common positive solution. Then ...
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How could calculate this definite integral by mathematica software

I have a expression given as $F=f_1(x)+f_2(x)+\cdots+f_N(x)$ Now I want to simplify this integral as FullSimplify[$\int \limits_0^\infty F \;dx$]. It takes along time to calculate. If I factor it into ...
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Solving a one line matrix, constraining the coefficients

I will give a simple example of my question then the full one. Let's say I am trying to reconcile my bank account, and have no statement. I opened it with $0 exactly, and a small number of ...
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Finding root of a polynomial

Let's say I've got $ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d = 0$ I want to find x for a general-case. Mathematica gave me a very long solution, and even longer for one which has $kx^4$. Can you please help me ...
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Is it A Good Idea To Write Papers With Mathematica?

I find it very easy to write with mathematica. There are a lot of templates to choose from, and the formula visualization is cool. Also it's very convenient to manage chapters and sections. With ...
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Symbolic computation of the derivative of dot product of 2 vectors

If I have two vectors $a$ and $b$, whose components are time varying, for example $$a=[a_x(t), a_y(t), a_z(t)]$$ $$b=[b_x(t), b_y(t), b_z(t)]$$ The dot product of these 2 vectors can be expressed as ...
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Mean Residual Life, clarification needed

I had previously posted this question at StackOVerflow but given it seems more about probability than programming I thought this forum mind give it a more suitable environment. I need to understand ...
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p-norm of series / Mathematica

When computing the $p$-norm of the series $x_n = \mathrm e^{\mathrm i n}$ for $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ (not $\mathbb{N}$), the sum should not converge: $$\|x\|_p^p = \sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} (\mathrm ...
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Plot Y-Range on Mathematica

I have a plot that I would like to slightly manipulate in Mathematica. Here is the code I am entering: Plot[{x, 2^x, log_2(x)}, {x, -1, 3}] As you can see $x$, $2^x$, and $log_2(x)$ are all ...
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Q-Test in mathematica

I want to use the Q-test to determine outlier in my dataset. However, I cannot find a function to do this is in Mathematica. Does anyone know if there is a function which does this in Mathematica? ...
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Automated generation of a parametric plot?

Currently we are introducing integrals of manifolds in $3d$-Space in a course. We are given some set $E \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ and should evaluate the surface and scetch how it looks. For example ...
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Ackermann function

I have trouble with a question i need to use the function of Ackermann, I need to show that Ack(2,3) = 9. ...
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Finding General Expression from recursion

I am trying to find a general expression from a recursion. Here it goes: $(x+i)P_i = (i+1)P_{i+1} + \frac{x}{2} P_{i-1}$ $i$ goes from $0$ to $S$. How can I calculate a generic $P_i$ in terms of ...
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Best tool for verifying algebraic manipulations

Can anyone advise a tool that is very convenient for verifying algebraic manipulations step by step as I work. I too often waste hours dealing with a wrong formula because I missed a sign somewhere. I ...
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How to plot $z= 5-\sqrt{x^2+y^2}, 0 \le z \le 5$ in mathematica?

Could anybody tell me how to plot $z= 5-\sqrt{x^2+y^2}, 0 \le z \le 5$ in mathematica? I haven't done much on multivariable yet, but I am inquisitive to know how to plot this cone on mathematica? ...
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Error When Using Mathematica To Solve Differential Equation

I have a concern of why mathematica does not like/except the independent variable x. When it is used it gives the following error: In[1]:= DSolve[{2 x''[t] + ...
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Finding the fit $A\ T^a+B\ T^{-b}\ \rightarrow\ C\ T^c\exp{(\small{-\frac d T})}$ for an interval? (specifically in Mathematica)

I'm given an expression $$A\ T^a+B\ T^{-b},$$ $$\text{with} \ \ \ \ A,B>0,\ \ \ \ a,b\in(0,1),$$ but the plus sign "$+$" is a problem for my purposes. I want to make a fit of the following ...
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Help Plotting in Mathematica

I have a function of the form S=f(x,y,z), 0 ≤ x ≤ 1,0 ≤ y ≤ 1, 0 ≤ z ≤ 1. I would like to solve S=0 numerically and plot the solution set of (x,y,z) in 3-space
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See currently assigned variables in Mathematica

I've noticed that in a notebook, if I define a variable, and then delete the definition, the variable stays assigned. Is there a quick way to see all the variables that are assigned? I can find them ...