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### Estimate error when using the result of an expanded equation

I would like to know how to deal with the error term in expanded expression. For example consider the function $\displaystyle f(x)=A\text e^{-(x+\lambda)^2}+B\text e^{-(x-2\lambda)^2}\;,$ where ...
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### Showing that the n first derivatives of (x²-1)^n have at least r roots (for the r-th derivative)?

I have f(x) = (x²-1)^n. I want to show that, for r = 0,1,2,...,n, the r-th derivative is a polynomial (that's easy to show) that has no fewer than r distinct roots in (-1,1). I guess I need to use ...
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### Calculate the integral $\int_{\varGamma}\frac{3e^{z}}{1-e^{z}}dz$

I am looking to solve $$\int_{\varGamma}\frac{3e^{z}}{1-e^{z}}dz,$$ where $\varGamma$ is the contour $|z|=4\pi/3$. We have been asked first to consider $e^{z}=1$ and $e^{z}=-1$ which I get to be ...
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### For which $\alpha$ do the $\epsilon$-neighborhoods of $\{k\alpha \mod 1 \mid k = 1, \ldots , poly(1/\epsilon) \}$ cover $[0,1]$?

For which $\alpha$ do the $\epsilon$-neighborhoods of $\{k\alpha \mod 1 \mid k = 1, \ldots , poly(1/\epsilon) \}$ cover $[0,1]$? In this paper on quantum computing (last paragraph of page 25), Dorit ...
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### Minimum difference of roots of a polynomial and its derivative

Let $P(x) = (x-x_1)(x-x_2)...(x-x_n)$ where all the n roots are real and distinct. Let $y_1,y_2,...,y_{n-1}$ be the roots of $P'$. Show that $\min_{i\neq j}|x_i-x_j|<\min_{i\neq j}|y_i-y_j|$. My ...
### Solving $x^2+bx^{1+\varepsilon}+c =0$
Let $x \in \mathbb{R}$. Is it possible to find the roots of $x^2+bx^{1+\varepsilon}+c =0$ where $b,c \in \mathbb{R}$ and $\varepsilon$ is small. I am guessing that an explicit expression might not be ...