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Why these integrals are evaluated differently? $\cos(x)/(a-b\cos(x))$

In attempt to solve electrostatics problem I came up to this integral that I am trying to integrate: $$\int_0^{2\pi}\frac{\cos(x)}{a-b\cos(x)} \, dx$$ where $a>b$ and both are real numbers. For ...
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Focal distance on a parabola

If focal distance of a point on the parabola $y = x^2 - 4$ is $25/4$ . And the points are of form $(\pm \sqrt{a}, b$ then how can we find $a , b$ or sum of these . I think the focus of parabola would ...
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Mathematical symbol for Symbolic Replacement

(Posted at mathematica.SE, as it might be better there) I'm searching for a mathematical symbol, that describes the symbolic replacement done for instance in Mathematica: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Creating a grid of coloured points

I wish to create a grid of $31\times31$ points with coordinates of the form $(\frac k{30};\frac n{30})$ within the unit square, and give each point a colour based on the 2-adic value of both its ...
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Minimize the number of non-zero elements of a matrix

I have a matrix A, which is huge, and all its elements are non-zero. I want to perform the operation: $ U_1\otimes U_2 \otimes U_3...\cdot A \cdot U_1^{\dagger}\otimes U_2^{\dagger}\otimes ...
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What is following limit?

$\mathsf{Mathematica}$ evaluates $$\lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\lim_{\epsilon\rightarrow0^+}\frac{\binom{N^{\frac{3}{2}}-N^{\frac{1}{2}}}{N^{1-8\epsilon}}}{\binom{N^{\frac{3}{2}}}{N^{1-8\epsilon}}}$$ to ...
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Convergence of a hypergeometric function

The hypergeometric function, ${}_{2}F_1(a,b,c;z)$ can be written in terms of a power series in $z$ as follows, $${}_{2}F_1(a,b,c;z) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{(a)_n (b)_n}{(c)_n} ...
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Using Orthogonal Collocation to solve Coupled Ordinary Differential Equations

I am trying to solve six first order coupled ODE's, two of these are associated with a heat balance of a catalyst pellet, and four are mass balances. I have been trying to solve these equations using ...
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What is $\int (1-e^{-x})^n dx$?

For my purposes, $n$ is a non-negative integer, and $x > 0$. I didn't know how to evaluate this integral, so I plugged it into Mathematica. It told me the solution is $(-1)^n B(e^x; -n, n+1)$ I ...
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Precision of starting values in FindMinimum

I am currently working on an optimization of chemical kinetic model. Starting points for FindMinimum is defined as: k10 = 2.45*10^-1 and k20 = 8.65*10^-11. The step monitor is used to show calculated ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Learning Resources: Mathematica Notebooks

A while ago, I stumbled upon someone's list of Mathematica notebooks for learning various topics. I've since lost the link, but I'm wondering now if I could find notebooks again. So my question is: ...
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Functions generating prime numbers in math packages

Does anyone have an idea on how prime number generating functions such as Prime[n] in Mathematica generate the $n^{th}$ prime number?
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Vector calculus: Finding a model fit from a 2D grid

First of all, I am a biologist. My knowledge of math is very limited. Therefore, I come here for help, but please take into consideration that I may not be very good at asking the question in a good ...
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What are the available libraries or programs for finding extremes of a function with no symbolic definition?

In my current mathematical inquiry, I would like to gain insight on behaviour of a $d$-dimensional continuous function by locating its maximum over the hyperplane $\sum_{i=1}^d x_i = 1$ for $x_i$ ...
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How to make iteration for Newmark method in Mathematica 8

How to make iteration method for solving differential equations by Newmark method? There are just three equations which describe the Newmark method. I need q for time step for example 0.01. Also, for ...
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Euler method on differential equation problem

I have this problem to solve. I want to compute the inclination of a plane $\theta(t)$ at every frame of a simulation given the following rule for its angular speed of rotation $\omega(t)$ $$ ...
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Mathematica: How to convert scales to frequencies?

According to the transform $$w(u,s)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{s}}\int _{-\infty }^{\infty }x(t) \psi ^*\left(\frac{t-u}{s}\right)dt,$$ the frequency should be $f=\omega/(2\pi)=1/(2\pi s)$ (is it right?), where ...
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Convex Analysis - How To Find Non Convex Set

I have a problem regarding the following exercise (I considered to put this question on mathematica.stackexchange, but I changed my mind and though this was the right place for this particular ...
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Approximating a Riccati Differential Equation/Differential equation of two variables

I am currently really struggling to solve/approximate this Riccati equation $x'(t, v) = cv(1-x(t)) + \beta x(t)(1-x(t)) - \gamma x(t)$ st. $0 < c, \gamma, x_{0} < 1$ $ 0 \leq v \leq 1$ $ 0 ...
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How can I find $\int {\sqrt {{{\left[ 1 - {r k \cos \left( {(w - t )s + p} \right) } \right]}^2} + {{\left( {r w } \right)}^2}}} \mathrm{d}s$?

I have to integrate $$ \int {\sqrt {{{\left[ 1 - {r k \cos \left( {(w - t )s + p} \right) } \right]}^2} + {{\left( {r w } \right)}^2}}} \mathrm{d}s. $$ I have tried solving it with Mathematica, but ...
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Closed form for a Bartlett's formula for AR(2)

Consider a stationary AR(2) process $$ Y_t=\phi_1Y_{t-1}+\phi_2Y_{t-2}+e_t $$ with $e_t$'s are i.i.d. with mean $0$ and variance $1$. Let $r_s$ be the $s$-th autocorrelation ...
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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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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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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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mathematica Linear programming with summation and product

I want to solve Linear programming in mathematica that have summation and products in objective function and in constraints. I ...