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Finding the curvature from a set of datapoints

I have a set of 1. 1-d 2. 2-d data. I want to find the curvature at each single point. Till now I was using difference technique to find out the curvature, i.e, central difference at middle and ...
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Parameterization of an ellipsoid in spherical coordinates

\begin{align*} 25x^2+16y^2+z^2=1 \\ \frac{x^2}{4^2} + \frac{y^2}{5^2} + \frac{z^2}{20^2} = \frac{1}{20^2} \end{align*} The spherical coordinates are defined as, \begin{align*} x &= \rho ...
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Induction on derivatives

I have troubles understanding this induction proof: Let $$g(x) = \vert x \vert^{2k+1}$$ Show by induction: $$\frac{\partial ^N g(x)}{\partial x_{i_1} \dots \partial x_{i_N})} = cx_1n \dots x_iN \vert ...
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Condition for Continuity (two variable)

I came across the following question while studying for quals. This one is from a previous qualifier. I have a few ideas (which I'll mention below), but am stuck on how to complete the problem. Any ...
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A Point on Curve Where Tangent is Parallel

How do I find a point on a curve, $r(t)=\langle 1,t,t^2\rangle$ in which tangent line is parallel to plane $x+2y+3z=0$. I thought to find the derivative first, but having trouble there as well. ...
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Local extrema in special directions

I am looking for the extrema of a function $G(y_1,y_2,y_3,y_4)$ subject to the constraint $y_1 = y_4 + y_2y_3.$ We know that $G$ is defined if $(y_2,y_3,y_4)$ is in the cylinder $\mathbb{D} \times ...
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Application of inverse function theorem?

I am not completely sure if this a direct consequence of the inverse function theorem. Assume that we have a function $f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that we can write in terms of ...
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derivative of a recursive vector-valued function

I have a recursive vector-valued function $$\mathbf{y}(t)=\mathbf{W}\mathbf{y}(t-1).$$ To compute the derivative of $\mathbf{y}(t)$ with respect to $\mathbf{W}$, do I need to use the product rule? ...
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Verify $\frac {\partial B} {\partial T} =$ $\frac{c}{(e^\frac{hf}{kT}-1)^2}\frac{hf}{kT^2}e^\frac{hf}{kT}$

Find an expression for $\frac {\partial B} {\partial T}$ applied to the Black-Body radiation law by Planck: $$B(f,T)=\frac{2hf^3}{c^2\left(e^\frac{hf}{kT}-1\right)}$$ The correct answer (I believe) ...
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If $\langle f'(x) \cdot v , v \rangle > 0$ then $f$ is injective

Question: Let $f: U \to \mathbb R^m$ differentiable at the convex set $U \subseteq \mathbb R^m$. If $$\langle f'(x) \cdot v , v \rangle > 0 , \,\,\, \forall\,\, x \in U, v \neq 0 \in \mathbb ...
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Coordinate calculation on a unit sphere

I'm writing a first person 3D game and I do not know the math behind what I need. I have 3 angles, a,b, and c. Angle a shows relation of x and z axis Angle b shows relation of y and z axis Angle c ...
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Orthogonal vectors and potential

given the potential $ψ(x;y)$, such that $dψ=−u_2dx+u_1dy$, why are $∇ψ=(−u_2;u_1)$ and $ψ(x;y)=c$ orthogonal vectors ? $c \in \mathbb{R}$ is a constant, and $\mathbf{u}(x; y) = (u_1(x;y); u_2(x;y))$, ...
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Cartesian product between manifolds

I was given the following exercise: Show that if $M$ is a $k$-manifold without boundary in $\mathbb{R}^m$, and if $N$ is an $l$-manifold in $\mathbb{R}^n$, then $M \times N$ is a $k+l$ manifold in ...
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Proof inequality using Lagrange Multipliers

Is it possible: $a,b,c$ are non-negative real numbers for which holds that $a+b+c=3.$ Prove the following inequality: $$ 4\ge a^2b+b^2c+c^2a+abc $$ Is it possible using Lagrange Multipliers. I ...
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Inverse of the complex exponential function, considered as a multivariable function

Consider the complex exponential function $g: \mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C}, z \mapsto e^z$. When identifying $\mathbb{C}$ with $\mathbb{R}^2$ in the natural way, then $g$ can be considered as a ...
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Finding the vector (direction) on surface that has the minimal temperature (given by formula)

everybody! The temprature on a mountain described by: $T(x,y,z) = x^2 + y^2 + z^2$ The mountain desribed by $z = -x^2-y^2 +5$ A man, whos coordinates are $(1,1,3)$, wants to go on a direction, in ...
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Partial derivatives of all orders of linear map exist

If F is a linear map from R^n to R^m is it true that F is C^infinity, i.e. partial derivatives of all orders exist? My thought is that the answer should be "yes," because the derivative of F is just F ...
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Are these two compositions of two functions differentiable?

Assuming $U=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^2:x_1^2+x_2^2<1\}$ is the open unit circle in the plane and $f,g:U\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^2$ two functions with $f(0)=g(0)=0$. $f$ is Fréchet-differentiable in $0$, and ...
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Existence of Partials Imply the Existence of Gradient Vector?

Let $f$ be a scalar function of three variables. Then the gradient vector is defined by: I read here that the existence of partial derivatives at some point $(x_0, y_0, z_0)$ does not imply the ...
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How to get the potential and the gradient of this function?

How to calculate the potential $P_3:\mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ with the $\nabla P_3=f_3$ of the function $f_3:\mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^3$ with $\large ...
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Curl: invariant under change of basis or not?

I wondered how the curl$$\text{rot}\mathbf{F}=\left( \begin{array}{ccc}\partial_y F_3-\partial_z F_2 \\ \partial_z F_1-\partial_x F_3 \\ \partial_x F_2-\partial_y F_1 \end{array} \right)$$of a vector ...
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finding polynomials to approximate a multivariable function

Let $U := B_1(0) \subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$, with $B_1(0) := \{(x, y) \in \mathbb{R}^2,\space \|(x, y)\| _1 < 1\}$. Now consider the function: $$g: U \to \mathbb{R}^2, (x, y) \mapsto ...
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diffeomorphism inbetween two subsets of $\mathbb{R}^2$

Consider the function $$f: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^2, \space\space f(x, y) := \pmatrix{x(1-y) \cr x y}$$ Now first, why is $f$ continuously differentiable? Then, I want to prove that $f$ ...
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Calculating the volume bounded by $z = 5$ and $z^2=x^2+y^2$ in 2 ways

I don't understand where is my mistake on calculating the volume by the second way. The volume that I want to calculate is bounded by $z = 5$ and $z^2=x^2+y^2$, so it is the upper part of the cone, ...
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second derivative of the composition of two multivariable functions

Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be open, and let $\gamma: \mathbb{R} \to U$ and $f: U \to \mathbb{R}$ be to functions that are differentiable at least twice. I want to show that $\frac{d^2}{dt^2}(f ...
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Multivariable function as a set of functions

Consider a function $f:\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^m$. I've understood that it can be seen as: $f_i = (f_1,f_2,\ldots ,f_m)$, where $f_i: \mathbb{R}^n\to \mathbb{R}$. What are $f_i$ exactly? ...
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Multivariable-Calculus - an algorithm for this kind of questions?

The temprature on a mountain described by: $T(x,y,z) = x^2 + y^2 + z^2$ The mountain desribed by $z = -x^2-y^2 +5$ A man, whos coordinates are $(1,1,3)$, wants to go on a direction, in which he gets ...
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Finding the best direction for a bird escape from a radiation (function of 3 parametres)

I have this question. My bird is is in this point: (1,1,3) in 3D, and the source of the radiation is in that point too. What is the direction for her to fly from that point, if it wants to minimize ...
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Proving the image set of $g$ is open

Let $U\subset V$ be open in $\mathbb{R}^k$. Let $f:V \to \mathbb{R}$ be of class $C^r$. Define $g(\mathbf{x})=(\mathbf{x},f(\mathbf{x}))$, for all $\mathbf{x}$ in $V$. Is $g(U)$ necessarily open in ...
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Prove $f$ is Lipschitz on $K$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^d\to \mathbb{R}$ such that it's partial derivatives are continuous. Let $K\subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$, a bounded set. Prove that $f$ is Lipschitz on $K$. My work: Since $f$'s ...
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Manifolds: show that this map is not a coordinate patch

Let $S^1$ be the subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$ given by {$(x,y)|x^2+y^2=1$}. We all know that $S^1$ is a 1-manifold in $\mathbb{R}^2$. I'm trying to prove that the following map:$$\alpha:[0,1) \to ...
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Stoke's Theorem Application on Cylinder

This is a question regarding Stoke's theorem's application. This is in regards to a problem from MIT OCW. My question is, referring to the answer provided, what closed surfaces are used in the proof ...
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Particular $f \in C_c^1$

is there a way to construct a function $f \in C_c^1( B(0,\frac{3R}{4}))$ such that $f|_{B(0,\frac{R}{2})}=1, \quad f|_{B(0,\frac{3R}{4})^C}=0$ and $0\le f\le 1$ everywhere such that $|Df(x)| \le ...
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How can I prove that this function is continuous in (0,0)? [on hold]

I have this function: $$ \lim_{(x,y)\to (0,0)} = \frac{2(1-\cos(xy))+\arctan(x^4)-x^2(x^2+y^2)}{(x^2+y^2)^\alpha} $$ I have to find which $ \alpha$ makes the function continuous. But my first problem ...
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Find all $t$ where coplanar

What are all real $t$ such that the vectors $a=<1,2,3>, b=<2,5,8>, c=<1,1,t>$ are coplanar. What I thought: I thought to find when $a\cdot (b \times c)=0$ However, the $t$ is ...
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Angle between diagonals of two faces on a cube

What is the angle between diagonals of two faces on a cube originating at the same vertex? What I have done: Vector representations of the diagonals joining the points $(0,0,0)$ to $(1,1,1)$ and ...
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When $a \cdot b$ is minimized and $|a\times b|$ is maximized [on hold]

So given that $a=\langle 3,0,0 \rangle$ and $b=\langle b_1,b_2,b_3 \rangle$, which are 3-d vectors such that, $b_3=0$, $|b|=1$. My question is what are all $b$ for which $a \cdot b$ is minimized? And ...
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Inverse functions from $\mathbb{R}^k$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$

Given the definition of a manifold, how do we define the inverse of the coordinate patch, or, more generally, of this kind of bijective functions?$$f:\mathbb{R}^k\to \mathbb{R}^n$$ It suffices to ...
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Comparing Two Multilinear Polynomials based on Multivariable Taylor Expansion

Given two linear functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ defined on real values, let's say that I want to show that $f(x) > g(x)$ for all real $x > t > 0$. According to the order-1 Taylor expansion at ...
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How to calculate the area of a region with a closed plane curve boundary?

Under the conditions of Green’s Theorem, the area of a region $R$ enclosed by a curve $C$ is $$\oint_C x \, dy=-\oint_C y \, dx=\frac{1}{2}\oint_C (x \, dy - y \, dx)$$ I tried to use the result to ...
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Find a triple integral using spherical coordinates.

Solve the following integral: $$\iiint_{V} \mathrm{d}x\: \mathrm{d}y \:\mathrm{d}z$$ Where $V$ is part of the sphere $x^{2}+y^{2}+z^{2}=5$ which is above the $xy$ plane and inside the $x^2+y^2=1$ ...
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Proving that the solution set of $f=0$ is the union of two regular curves.

$$f(x,y)=\sin(x+y)+(1+x-y)^{-1}-e^{2y}=0$$ Prove there exist an open neighborhood $V$ of $(0,0)$ such that, the set of solution to $f=0$ in $V$ is a union of $2$ regular curves which intersect in ...
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Volume of the region outside of a cylinder and inside a sphere

The cylinder is $x^2 +y^2 = 1$ and the sphere is $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 4$. I have to find the volume of the region outside the cylinder and inside the sphere. The triple spherical integral for this ...
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Point on surface where tangent plane is perpendicular to line.

I'm given the surface $ x^3-2y^2+z^2=27 $ and have to find where the tangent plane is perpendicular to the line described by \begin{align*} x &= 3t-5 \\ y &= 2t+7\\z&=1-t\sqrt2\end{align*} ...
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Proving multi-variable differentiability using the limit definition

I'm doing advanced calculus and I find it challenging to solve multi-variable limits while proving differentiability, more specifically 2 variable limits. could you show me how do I solve this limit?: ...
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Partial derivative of $f(t,r)$ with respect to the new variable $z=t/r$

Assume $f(t,r)=t r$, with $t$ and $r$ being real variables. Defining a new variable $z=\frac{t}{r}$, calculate: $\frac{\partial t}{\partial z}$ = ... and $\frac{\partial f(t,r)}{\partial z}$ = ...
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How do one rigorously prove that the electric potential energy of an conducting sphere with charge $Q$ is $\frac{Q^2}{8\pi\epsilon_0R}$

How do one rigorously prove that the electric potential energy of an conducting sphere with charge $Q$ is $\frac{Q^2}{8\pi\epsilon_0R}$? Is integration the only way? Homogeneous charge distribution ...
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On proving the total differential.

I am following an open-course on multi variable calculus provided by MIT taught by Denis Auroux. The question I am about to ask is from this lecture. In the lecture Denis Arnoux gives a sketch proof ...
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Verifying Green's Theorem

If we have the line integral of F=$(x^2-2xy)dx+(y^2-x^3y)dy$ over a square with vertices at $(0,0)$ , $(2,0) ,(2,2) ,(0,2)$ I get the answer $24$ when doing the double integral in Green's theorem , ...
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Numerically find a potential field from gradient

I know that the gradient of a potential field/scalar field is a vector field, and given the function of the gradient I know how to integrate each component to get back the original scalar field. But ...