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Taking derivative of energy of wave equation

Consider the variable coefficient, real valued wave equation $$ u_{tt} - \nabla \cdot (c^2 \nabla u) + qu = 0, \quad u(x,0) = \phi(x), \quad u_t(x, 0) = \phi(x), $$ where $c, q \geq 0$ depend only on ...
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Negative eigenvalue of a hessian matrix entails a local decrease in function value?

I was reading up on non-convex optimization, and I can across this sentence: "Since Hessian(f(w)) has a negative eigenvalue, there is always a point that is near w which has smaller function value" ...
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How to prove the following questions by IBP? (Integrated By Parts) [on hold]

So this is the question that I have to solve. I know this is related to IBP, but Have no idea how to start and prove... need help
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Function is differentiable in all the points of its domain

I need to proof that this function is differentiable in all the points of its domain. I know that this is true if the function is a function $\in C^k$ and a function is $C^k$ if is composition of ...
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Infimum and supremum of two variable function [on hold]

How can I find the infimum and supremum in $\mathbb{R}^{2} $ of this function $$ f(x,y)=(2x^2+y^2-1)(x^2+y^2-1)+1 $$? Thanks EDIT: Forgive me if I did not add my thoughts but I did not know where to ...
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singular $1$ cube - Boundary of $2$ chain

This is an exercise from "Calculus on Manifolds" by Michel Spivack (first edition, p.100): If $c$ is a singular $1$-cube in $\mathbb{R}^2-\{0\}$, with $c(0)=c(1)$, show that there is an integer ...
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Finding correct variation for $\rho$ in spherical coordinate integration

I am having some trouble and looking for help on calculating the moment of inertia about the z axis of the region bound by the cone $z=\sqrt{3(x^2+y^2)}$ and the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=a^2$ if the ...
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Differentiating a function composition

Given $g:R^n \rightarrow R^k$ and $h:R^k \rightarrow R$, we have $f(x) = h(g(x))$. Using the chain rule, we can differentiate $f(x)$ to get $f'(x) = \nabla^Th(g(x))g'(x)$ My question is why do we ...
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Method of characteristics - finding the particular solution using initial conditions

I am trying to use the method from my previous question to solve this PDE: $$ 3u_x + 2u_t = \cos x $$ with initial condition $u(x,0) = x^2$. So I need to solve these: \begin{align} \frac{dx}{ds} ...
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Computing Gauss's of a sphere

The vector field given as $\vec{F}=\frac{\left \langle x,y,z \right \rangle}{\sqrt{x^{2}+y^{2}+z^{2}}}$ The region $D=\left \{ a^{2}\leq x^{2}+y^{2}+z^{2}\leq b^{2} \right \}$ I've some ...
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How to find centroid of this region bounded by surfaces

I am having difficulty find the centroid of the region that is bound by the surfaces $x^2+y^2+z^2-2az=0$ and $3x^2+3y^2-z^2=0$ (lying above $xy$ plane, consider the inner region). I know the first ...
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Intersection of 2 planes - find vector of intersection

I was trying to figure out the curve of intersection of these 2 planes: $$3x - y + z = 4 $$ $$ y + z = 2.$$ I realize it will be a straight and not curved, and feel like I should be able to do the ...
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“vector” vs “point” in definition of directional derivative

Given a function $f\colon \mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R$, and given $x,v\in\mathbb R^n$, it is customary to define the "directional derivative of $f$ in the direction $v$ at the point $x$" by $$ D_v f(x) = ...
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Evaluate $\int_{0}^{1}\int_{x}^{1} y^2 \sin(2\pi \frac{x}{y})dydx$

I am trying to evaluate this integral: $$\int_{0}^{1}\int_{x}^{1} y^2 \sin(2\pi \frac{x}{y})dydx$$ $$=\int_{0}^{1}\int_{0}^{1} \chi_{[x,1]}(y) y^2 \sin(2\pi \frac{x}{y})dydx$$ ...
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Why doesn't the limit $\lim_{(x,y) \rightarrow (0,0)} \frac{ e^{x+y} - x - y}{\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}}$ exist?

Why is this limit non-existant? $\lim_{(x,y) \rightarrow (0,0)} \frac{ e^{x+y} - x - y}{\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}}$ I can't seem to find $2$ different paths that would show it is non-existant.
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Change of variables for path integral.

Let $G=C^\infty([0,1];\mathbb{R}^d)$ be smooth paths, then for the path $A\in G$, consider the translation operator from $G$ to itself $T_A:G\to G$ $$T_A(g)(t):=g(t)+A(t).$$ Does there exist a ...
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Construction of a continuous function which maps some point in the interior of an open set to the boundary of the Range

I was studying the Inverse function theorem when I came across the following problems : (Let the closed set $V$ i.e the range have non-empty interior) Does there exist a continuous onto ...
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When can a function have its variables seperated

Suppose I have a function $f(x,y,z)$. I need to know when one can write it as $$f(x,y,z)=a(x)\cdot b(y) \cdot c(z)$$ where $a, b, c$ are functions. I don't want to know what they are, but just whether ...
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Definition of partial derivatives from Rudin's PMA

It's the definition of partial derivative from Rudin's PMA. Why he consider $(25)$ for real functions $f_i$? What about if $f_i$ in $(25)$ replaced by vector-valued function ...
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Generalize Implicit Differentiation to find Tangent Plane

For a function $F(x,y,z)$ with $(a,b,c)$ on the level surface $F(x,y,z)=k$, where $F(x,y,z)=k$ defines $z$ implicitly as a function of $x$ and $y$. Using the chain rule, assuming $F_z(a,b,c)\neq0$ ...
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evaluate this region using gauss's theorem (only using the triple integral 'part')

Evaluate $$\iiint _{D}\vec{\nabla} \cdot\vec{F}\,dV$$ with $$\vec{F}=\left \langle x^{2},y,z \right \rangle$$ $$D=\left \{ \left ( x,y,z \right )|x^{2}+y^{2}+1\leq z\leq 5 \right \}$$ ...
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Vector Valued Functions: Parametrize the intersection of 2 surfaces w/ trigonometric functions

The question asks: Parametrize the intersection of the surfaces using trigonometric functions. $$y^2-z^2=x-6$$ $$y^2+z^2=81$$ $\mathbf{r}(t)=$ ____ My first step was recognizing ...
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The derivative of a function of multiple variables

I am trying to understand a step in the theory section of my differential equations textbook. The author writes, For example, suppose we transform the first order differential equation ...
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Can an iterated integral over a box R ={(x,y,z)|x∈[0,a], y∈[0,b], z∈[0,c]} be expressed in eight different ways?

this is my first time on stack exchange so sorry if I am not following any guidelines. I received this exact question on a midterm and answered yes, it is possible, which was considered wrong on the ...
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Is there a way to evaluate this integral? What are the bounds on its solution set?

I came across this integral in a problem I was trying to solve yesterday: $$ ...
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Complicated surface integral/line integral.

Problem Compute the integrals $$I=\iint_\Sigma \nabla\times\mathbf F\cdot d\,\bf\Sigma$$ And $$J=\oint_{\partial\Sigma}\mathbf F\cdot d\bf r$$ For $F=(x^2y,3x^3z,yz^3)$, and ...
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Differentiating $- \sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}^2} e^{i n \cdot \alpha}\int_0^E\frac{1}{4\pi t}\exp({\omega^2 t - \frac{|x - n - y|^2}{4t^2}})dt$ wrt $x$?

I have a formula for the Ewald method which can be used to speed up computations when working with periodic Green's functions. I will need to take the derivative of the function $G(x, y)$ with respect ...
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How does Green's theorem apply here?

Let $D$ be the region delimited by $$\partial D: \begin{cases} C_1: x^2 + y^2 = 5^2\\ C_2:(x-2)^2+y^2= 1\\ C_3:(x+2)^2+y^2 = 1\\ C_4: x^2+(y-2)^2= 1\\ C_5: x^2+(y+2)^2= 1 \end{cases} $$ I've sketched ...
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Chain rule in partial derivatives

I've come across the following expression in my textbook about the chain rule in partial differentiation that I don't quite follow To be more specific, it's the diferentiation of (6.9) right at the ...
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To show the inverse operator Inv is continuous

The book said we can use the identity $X^{-1}-Y^{-1}=X^{-1}•(Y-X)•Y^{-1}$ to prove the Inverse operator Inv is $C^0$. Also, assume Inv is $C^{(r-1)}$, how can I prove it is $C^r$ and $C^{(r+1)}$? ...
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Showing that a function is injective

I am trying to show that the following function is injective in some neighborhood of $(0, 0)$: $f:\mathbb R^2 \rightarrow \mathbb R^2$ given by $$f(x, y)=(\sin(x^3)\cosh(y), \cos(x^3)\sinh(y))$$ I ...
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Show that the vector field $\vec F=(xf(u),xg(u))$ is not conservative

I'm trying to prove that the vector field $\vec F=(xf(u),xg(u))$ with $u=xy$ is not conservative. I suppose that there is a function $\phi$ so that $\nabla \phi= \vec F$. So I need to satisfy that: ...
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why the concepts of partial derivatives and differentiability need a open set?

In order to define the limit of a function $f: A \subset \mathbb{R^n} \to \mathbb{R^m}$ at a point $x_0 \in \mathbb{R^n}$ we need $x_0$ to be a limit point of $A$. But in order to speak about partial ...
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Graph of $f(x,y) = \frac{3x^2 y}{x^2+y^2}$ near the origin

I am trying to graph the function $f : (x,y) \mapsto \frac{3x^2 y}{x^2+y^2}$ on a TI-89 Titanium. I have noticed that no matter how many times I zoom in toward the origin the graph appears identical. ...
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Prove Continuity of a multivarible function.

I'm trying to prove the following: Let $f:\mathbb{R^n}\times\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function. We define $$F(x,t) = \int_{0}^{t}f(x,s)ds $$ Prove that F is also continuous. I ...
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Calculate the vector surface integral

Let $V=\{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb{R}:\frac{1}{4}\le x^2+y^2+z^2\le1\}$ and $\vec{F}=\frac{x\hat{i}+y\hat{j}+z\hat{k}}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^2}$ for $(x,y,z)\in V$. Let $\hat{n}$ denote the outward unit normal ...
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Homotopic curves

I'am studying differential forms and I've arrived at the theorem of invariancy of integrals of closed forms over homotopically equivalent curves. I came up with a problem: If I take a curve with ...
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Find $\lim_{(x,y)\in S} \frac{x^2+ay^2}{x^2+by^2}$ as $(x,y) \to (0,0)$ for specified $S$.

Find $$\lim_{\stackrel{(x,y)\to(0,0)}{(x,y)\in S}} \frac{x^2+ay^2}{x^2+by^2}$$ where $a,b\in \mathbb{R}$ and $S=S_1=\{(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2 \mid |y| < c|x|^p\}$ with $c > 0, p > 1$ ...
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What's the point of the fancy notation for surface integrals and line integrals?

Most of the times you see line integrals of a vector field written as this $$ \int_C\mathbf{F\cdot ds} $$ And surface integrals like $$\iint_\Sigma \mathbf{F\cdot n}\,\mathrm dS$$ My question is, ...
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Double integration over function with absolute values

I have having difficulty in how to solve the following double integral problem involving absolute values and the assumption that $\alpha > 1$: $\iint_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \frac{1}{1+|x|^\alpha} ...
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Showing 0 curvature

I'm trying to show that a curve, $\gamma$, of general type in $\mathbb{R}^n$ that is contained in an $(n-1)$-dimensional affine subspace has curvature $\kappa_{n-1}=0$. My thought process was to ...
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Is it possible to solve for values in a matrix such that all rows and columns have equal sum?

Is it possible to solve for values in a grid such that all rows have the same sum and all columns have the same sum where values in the table can be any real number? meaning: ...
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Demonstrate the non-existence of $\lim_{(x,y)\to (0,0)} \frac{xy\sin ([|x|+|y|]^\alpha)}{y^2+x^2}$ $\alpha<0$

I'm considering the limit $$\lim_{(x,y)\to (0,0)} \frac{xy\sin ([|x|+|y|]^\alpha)}{y^2+x^2}$$ $$\alpha<0$$ I know that $$\sin ([|x|+|y|]^\alpha)\sim([|x|+|y|]^\alpha)$$ ...
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Is part of a circle lying on first quadrant?

I have circle $ C: (x-x_0)^2+(y-y_0)^2\leq r^2$ with center $(x_0,y_0)$ and radius $r$. I want to find out in exactly what quadrants the circle lies. Is there a condition with this functionality? ...
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Implicit Partial Differentiation

So this is a question that should be very easy but I can't do this. My knowledge of basic differentiation of partial derivatives aren't working. Can anyone help me how to do a and b. What I tried was ...
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How to solve this equation in spherical coordinates

I am trying to find the angles $\phi$ that satisfy the following equation: $$ \cos\phi + \sqrt{\cos^2\phi+15}=\frac{2}{\sin\phi}, $$ where $\phi \in [0,\pi ]$. The geometric interpretation of this ...
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Line of intersection between two planes

The questions asks: Determine the line of intersection in vector, parametric, and Cartesian between the following sets of planes: $2x-y+2z+1=0$ and $-4x+2y-4z-2=0$ I realize these are parallel to ...
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Minimize $\|\mathbf{x-y}\|^2 $ subject to $x \in $ set $S=\{\mathbf{x} \in \mathbb{R}^n \;\;\;\mid \;\;\; \|\mathbf{x-x_c}\|^2\leq r^2 \}$

We are given the set $S=\{\mathbf{x} \in \mathbb{R}^n \;\;\;\mid \;\;\; \|\mathbf{x-x_c}\|^2\leq r^2 \}$ and a point $\mathbf{y} \in \mathbb{R}^n$. Our goal is to find point $\mathbf{\hat{x}}$ ...
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Quasi-homogeneous smooth functions vs. polynomials

I am dealing with the following problem. Assume for simplicity that we are dealing with function of two variables only $f = f(x,y)$. Let $|x|,|y| \in \mathbb{Z}$ be two non-zero integers, called ...
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Odd function and symmetry definition in $\mathbb{R}^3$

Suppose I have a function $f:\mathbb{R}^3\to \mathbb{R}$. I want to generalize the theorem according to which the integral of an odd function over a symmetric interval is $0$. So, how do I do that in ...