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contour which can be homeomorphic?

If I have a function $\phi:\mathbb{R^{2}}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ which is $C^{\infty}$ without critical points, can I assure that all the contour are homeomorphic?
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Analyzing differential equations system stability via phase diagram

I´m having a hard time trying to understand how to analyze stability using the phase diagram method for systems, could you please guide me? My result should be just knowing if we´re in front of a ...
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Question related to Lagrange multipliers

I am stuck with the following problem: A is symmetric $n\times n$ matrix and $f(x)=(Ax)x$ for $x\in {\bf R}^n$. I need to show that the maximum and the minimum values of $f$ on the unit sphere ${x: ...
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Splitting Up Integrals and Multiplying Them

$$I_x = \int_0^b\int_0^h\rho y^2\,\mathrm{d}y\mathrm{d}x$$ So here's the current problem I'm working on, just for an example. I saw my teacher break up a triple integral in class today then multiply ...
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Limit of multivariate polynomial with large arguments

If I have a polynomial $f(x,y)=x^4+y^4-4xy$, how would I go about showing that as the standard norm of $(x,y)$ goes to infinity, $f(x,y)$ goes to infinity?
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Proof of (MV Calculus) Chain Rule

Ok, so I'm trying to understand the proof of the Chain Rule from Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds, so I (hopefully correctly) opened up the entire proof to try to understand all the algebra and the ...
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Volume of region inside a surface

Find the volume of the region inside the surface $z = x^2 + y^2$ and between $z = 0$ and $z = 10$. Really the only thing I need help with in this problem is setting up the limits of integration. ...
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Double Integral Mistake with Parametric Equation

I'm trying to figure out the mass of an object bounded by $y=0$ and $y=\sqrt{1-x^2}$ the density at a given point is proportional to its distance from the origin; $\rho(x,y) = kxy$. So I set it up ...
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Gradient of a vector field

We did in lectures gradient of a scalar field and I am wondering how is the grad of a vector field. I tried the following Let V=f(x,y,z)i+g(x,y,z)j+h(x,y,z)k Then by definition grad(V)=iVx + jVy +kVz ...
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Affine functions as equality constraints in convex optimization problems

I am studying on an introduction to convex optimization problems. When defining a convex optimization problem, we have a convex object function, $f(x)$, a set of convex functions $g_i(x)$ where the ...
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nice name for the image of multivariable function

Consider a differentiable function $f:D\subset\mathbb R^m\mapsto \mathbb R^n$ with $m\le n$. I know if $m=1$ then $f(D)$ is called by "path", if $m=2$ then $f(D)$ is called by "surface" and if $m=3$ ...
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Why did my teacher integrate φ from (π/3) to (π/6) while solving a triple integral for volume in spherical coordinates?

In Calculus III class today we learned how to evaluate triple integrals in spherical coordinates. One of the example questions we worked on was to use a triple integral to find the volume of a shape. ...
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How integrate $ \iint_{D} (\frac{x^2}{x^2+y^2})dA, \ \ \ \ D: x^2+y^2=a^2 \ \ and \ \ x^2+y^2=b^2, \ \ 0<a<b $

I'm trying to resolve this integral $$ \iint_{D} (\frac{x^2}{x^2+y^2})dA, \ \ \ \ D: x^2+y^2=a^2 \ \ and \ \ x^2+y^2=b^2, \ \ 0<a<b $$ I tried with polar coordinates: $$ x = r\cos{\theta} \\ ...
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solve polar coordinate integral

Evaluate $$\int_0^R\int_0^\sqrt{R^2-x^2} e^{-(x^2+y^2)} \,dy\,dx$$ using polar coordinates. My answer is $-\frac{1}{2}R(e^{-R^2+x^2}-1)$ but I want to confirm if that's correct And also, when I ...
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Show that f solves the so called wave equation

Task $\text{Let } \; c \in \mathbb{R} \; \text{ be a given parameter, with } \; c > 0$ $\text{ Show that } \; f: (\mathbb{R}^3 \setminus \{ \vec{0} \}) \times \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R} \; ...
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Prove that $f(x,y) = 10x^2+ 10y^2 + 12xy + 2x + 6y + 1 \geq 0$

I need to prove that $f(x,y) = 10x^2+ 10y^2 + 12xy + 2x + 6y + 1$ has a global minimum at the point $(1/8, -3/8)$. Since $f(1/8, -3/8) = 0$, that would be proving that $f(x,y) \geq 0$ $\forall ...
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Surface integral defined by a closed curve

So I know how to integrate over a surface defined by a parametric equation $$ \textbf{r}(u, v) = x(u, v) \textbf{i} + y(u, v)\textbf{j} $$ But what if the surface is defined as the area inside a ...
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Gauss-Green Theorem from generalized Stoke's Theorem.

I am trying to deduce the next identity (Green-Gauss theorem) $$\int_\Omega \dfrac{\partial u}{\partial x_i} dx = \int_{\partial \Omega} uv_i dS$$ from the generalized Stoke's theorem for manifolds. ...
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Finding the optimal combination for the Cobb-Douglas function given a budget

I am trying to figure out to find the optimal combination of the Cobb-Douglas function given some budget. An example question is: Output can be produced with labour and capital according to $Q = ...
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Find $\lim \limits_{x,y)\to (0,0)}\left(\frac{\sin(x+y)}{x+y}\right)$ [on hold]

Let $f(x,y) = \dfrac{\sin(x+y)}{x+y}$. Does this function have a limit when $(x,y)\to {\bf0}$?
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Visualizing construction of a certain function

Consider a map $f$ defined on $\mathbb{R}^3$ with the following properties:\ 1) $f$ fixes the poles $(0,0,\pm1)$.\ 2) $f$ is symmetric in the plane $\{x=0\}$ and the plane $\{y=0\}$.\ 3) $F$ is ...
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Find the initial movement of a particle

A particle with mass $m$ is moving along a curve and the force exerted on it always points towards the origin, and it´s magnitude is proportional to the distance between the particle and the origin, ...
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How to evaluate this path integral?

So I know that the integral is $$\int_1^e f(x(t), y(t), z(t))(||c'(t)||) \:dt$$ I set this to$$\int_1^e\frac{1}{t^3}\sqrt{\frac{1}{(ln10*t)^2}+1}\; dt$$ I found this too hard to integrate by hand, ...
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Find the mass of the disk. - Double Integration Problem - Calculus 3

A disk of radius 5 cm has density 10 g/cm2 at its center, density 0 at its edge, and its density is a linear function of the distance from the center. Find the mass of the disk. my answer: 157.08g ...
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Double Integral: finding the area using a parametric equation

$$ r = \cos (3\theta) $$ I need to find the area of one loop of the rose made by this function. I know that the bound for $\theta$ is $-\pi/2$ to $\pi/2$ for one of the loops. Although I don't know ...
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Multiple integral differential notation

When writing a multiple integral, I have noticed there is sometimes used a shorthand for writing the differential in the integral. For example in $\mathbb{R}^3$ instead of writing $\mathrm{d}x\ ...
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How to find this maximum?

How to find the maximum of $$f = |x_1x_3 + x_1x_4 + x_2x_3 -x_2x_4|$$ on the four-dimensional cube $\{x \in \mathbb{R}^4:|x_k| \le 1, 1 \le k \le 4\}$? Calculations with CASes suggest it equals 2.
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Computing the Laplacian of $\frac{\mu\ \cdot\ \mathbf{r}}{\|\mathbf{r}\|^3}$

How does one compute the Laplacian of: $\dfrac{(\mathbf \mu \cdot \mathbf r)}{r^3} \;\; \text{where} \;\; r = \Vert \mathbf r \Vert$ I am aware that the Laplacian is defined: $\sum ∂_i^2f$ but am a ...
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maximization using Lagrange

I am maximizing $f(x,y)=-x$ given the constraint $g(x,y)=x^2-y^2=0$ To satisfy the non degenerate constraint qualification I have: $Dg(x,y)= [2x\quad-2y]$ and the set of $(x,y)$ that satisfy it ...
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Solve $ \int_0^{\sqrt{\pi / 2}}\left(\int_x^{\sqrt{\pi / 2} }\sin(y^2) dy \right)dx$

I'm trying to solve this: $$ \int_0^{\large\sqrt{\frac{\pi}{2}}}\left(\int_x^{\large\sqrt{\frac{\pi}{2}}}\, \sin y^2\, dy \right)dx $$ But I'm having trouble with finding an primitive to $\sin(y^2)$. ...
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Integral of a radially increasing function

Fix a radius $R > 0$, a positive integer $n$ and suppose $B(s, R) \subset \mathbb{R}^{d}$. Let $f(s) := \int_{B(s, R)}|x|^{n}\, dx$. Is $f$ monotonically increasing in $|s|$? That is, suppose we ...
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Existence of a unique maximizer of a strict quasi-concave function defined over a convex set

Set $S \subset \mathbb R^2$ is compact and convex. A typical element of $S$ is $s=(s_1,s_2) \in S$. Also, $d \in \mathbb R^2$ is a fixed element such that there exists $s \in S$ such that $s \gt d$. ...
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Second derivative test failed

I have $$H(\psi_1(t),\psi_2(t),x_1(t),x_2(t),u(t))= -1 + \psi_1(3x_1+x_2) + \psi_2(4x_1+3x_2 +u)$$ Note: $\psi_1 = -2Ae^t + 2Be^{5t}$, $\psi_2 = Ae^t + Be^{5t}$ Hence we have $$\frac{\partial ...
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Is there free software that can be used to generate a chain rule tree graph?

I'm in multivariate calculus and we just finished up the chain rule. One of the methods for solving this is to produce a tree graph and traverse it. An example would be this tree graph taken from my ...
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Differentiating $\langle Ax,x\rangle$

If $f\colon\Bbb R^n\rightarrow\Bbb R^m$ and $g\colon\Bbb R^n\rightarrow\Bbb R^m$ are differentiable at a point $x_0\in\Bbb R^n$, and $F(x)=\langle f(x),g(x)\rangle$, then ...
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find critical point $f(x,y) = 8 + 2y^3+2x^3 - 3xy$

$f(x,y) = 8 + 2y^3+2x^3 - 3xy$ $f_x = 6x^2 - 3y$ $f_{xx} = 12x$, $x= 0$, $y=0$ $f_y = 6y^2 -3x$ $f_{yy}=12y$ $f_{xy}=-3$ at $(0,0)$, $D = -9 < 0$ Is it one saddle point $(0,0)$?
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Triple integral over an ellipsoid

Let $E$ be the solid ellipsoid $E = ${$(x,y,z)$ | $\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} + \frac{z^2}{c^2} \le 1$} where $a > 0,\: b > 0,\: c > 0$ Evaluate $\int\int \int xyz\: dxdydz$ over: a. ...
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Finding maximum area of rectangle with constraint

Find the maximum area of a rectangle in the xy-plane with its sides parallel to the axes, one vertex at the origin, and the diagonally opposite vertex on the curve $$ x^2 + y = 1 $$ I am supposed ...
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Getting the points at which the tangent plane is horizontal?

Given the equation: $$ z = xy(3-x-y). $$ Find all the points where the tangent plane is horizontal. I found $Fx = Fy = 0$ and got to the following system: $$ \begin{cases} 3x - x^2 - xy = 0\\ ...
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Transformation to elliptical coordinates

I'm currently struggling to make any progress with this question. I'm a little bit thrown by the inclusion of cosh and sinh. I am aware of all of the definitions, just need guidance with approach.
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Convert a triple integral to cylindrical coordinates?

Find the volume determined by $$z \le 6-x^2-y^2$$ and $$z \ge \sqrt{x^2+y^2}$$ I used cylindrical coordinates to change the bound for $z$ to $r \le z \le 6-r^2$. However, I am not sure how to find ...
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Finding the bounds on a triple integral

Problem: Find the volume enclosed by the cone $$x^2 + y^2 = z^2$$ and the plane $$2z - y -2 = 0$$ So I know that I need to do a triple integral over this region, and the integrand will be 1. My ...
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Derivative of $F : \mathbb R^{n+m} \rightarrow \mathbb R^{n+m}$

Question : Let f be continously differentiable function on an open set E $\subset \mathbb R^{n+m}$ into $\mathbb R^n$. Define a funtion F on E into $\mathbb R^{n+m}$ such that F(x,y) = ...
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which chain rule

Find $\frac{\partial z}{\partial x}$ and $\frac{\partial z}{\partial y}$ of $z=f(\frac{x}{y})$ Thoughts If I write $g(x,y)=\frac{x}{y}$, then $z=f(g(x,y))$. Which Chain Rule do I use now? help ...
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Alternating Multilinear Functions

I'm watching this video, it's a course about differential forms. In the video, (time is ~08:00-08:13), it says: for $v_1 = \begin{pmatrix} 1\\2\\4 \end{pmatrix}$ and $v_2 = \begin{pmatrix} ...
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Double Integration with change of variables

I am having trouble with the following double integral: $$\iint\limits_D(x^2+y^2) \;dA$$ where $D$ is given by the region enclosed by the curves $xy=1$ $xy=2$ $x^2-y^2 =1$ $x^2-y^2 =2$ I have ...
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How to derive differential volume element in terms of spherical coordinates in high-dimensional Euclidean spaces?

How to derive differential volume element in terms of spherical coordinates in high-dimensional Euclidean spaces (explicitly)? A derivation is here but its conclusions seems not right? The expected ...
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Evaluate the Integral with 2 Paths

I'm guessing I will have to split this integral into 2. One with a circle and another one with a line. Then add them up. How do I evaluate such a thing? What does this integral mean? Is the the ...
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Beginner exercise on the Implicit function theorem

(I'm german and so I'm struggling to express my problem in the right technical terms, I'm temporarlily trying to translate this with google translator and wikipedia lookups - I'd need a hand there) ...
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Applying directional derivatives

A spaceship is at location $(1,1,1)$ and the temperature of the ship's hull when at location $(x,y,z$ will be $$ T(x,y,z) = 200 +e^{-x^2-2y^2-3z^2} $$ where x,y,z are in meters. a) In what ...