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How should I self-study calculus?

So I already took Pre-Calc, and ended up with a B both semesters. I am an incoming senior in high school. My special-ed case manager won't let me take it because she doesn't want to see me panic ...
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Modeling Rain on a Windshield for various Speeds using Calculus

A question was recently posed to Click & Clack Talk Cars (http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/life/2014/08/07/click-clack-rainy-day-raises-physics-question/13750681/). The topic is rain hitting ...
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Changing the order of integration without sketching?

When changing the order of double integrals, I have always relied on sketching the region. I have recently come across this example on MSE by @FelixMartin which seems to avoid visual-based reasoning, ...
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Convergent or divergent $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{e^nn!}{n^n}$?

Any suggestion/hint, not the whole solution, how to determine convergence/divergence of $$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{e^n \cdot n!}{n^n} $$ I'm currently stuck.
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Books to get started on mathematics

I'm studying grammar and I feel a based mathematics would help me. What you recommend to start considering I'm not familiar with well developed therms and etc?
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Typical material covered in Calculus 1 course?

I have a copy of Larson's Calculus: early transcendental functions, 2nd edition. I was wondering what material I would need to cover to have the equivalent of a Calculus 1 course at a University. I ...
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Could anybody provide a more detailed explanation of a tangent equation in its general form?

In my textbook I'm currently at the topic of a tangent line to an ellipsis and hyperbola. And there I've encountered this statement: If a curve has an equation $$ y = f(x) $$ then an equation of a ...
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Optimization with both equality and inequality constraints

I need to minimize the following quantity: $$\min x_1^{-1/n}- \left(1-x_2 \right)^{-1/n}$$ subject to: $1-x_1-x_2=\gamma$ and $0<x_1+x_2<1$ $\gamma$ being a constant. Had it been two ...
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Most Suitable Book after Kline's Calculus?

I've been working through Morris Kline's Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach and it's an absolutely excellent book for self-studying applied single-variable (and some multi-variable) calculus ...
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How wrong is it? - A “proof” of the FTC that I came up with in high school by hand-waving.

In high school calculus, I was first taught that the area under a curve $f(x)$ between $x=a$ and $x=b$ is given by: $$ A = \lim_{\delta x \rightarrow 0} \sum \limits_{a}^{b} f(x) \delta x $$ Then ...
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Beginning of Romance

I am a 17 guy from India. The fascination of maths has struck me recently, while I am in standard 12th. But all the resources I have, is some school textbooks. M.L Agrawal's of 11th and 12th. I don't ...
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$f$ is bounded $\iff$ $F/\log$ where $F(x)= \int_{[1,x]}f(t)/t \,dt$

Hi everyone I'm stuck with one exercise. This says the following: Let $F(x)= \int_{[1,x]}f(t)/t \,dt$ where $f$ is a non-decreasing function. Show that $f$ is bounded $\iff$ $F/\log$ is also ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^{\infty} x p^xe^{\Large-\frac{x}{a}}\ dx$

I need to evaluate the integral: $$\int_0^{\infty} x p^xe^{\Large-\frac{x}{a}}\ dx$$ for $0<p<1$. Unfortunately I do not know where to begin. I tried integration by parts but got nowhere ...
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Structured Self-Learning Program for Calculus I & II

I'm interested in a organised program which comprehensively covers the topics of Calculus I and Calculus II. I've recently finished taking my secondary school's university-level Calculus I course, ...
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Is formal logic necessary for pure/“higher” mathematics?

I'm asking this as an autodidact who wants to learn math rigorously for its own sake. And I was just wondering if understanding proofs could be achieved without a formal grounding in symbolic logic. I ...
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Find a vector orthogonal to other two given and ends at a plane

I am reviewing Calculus III using Mahavier, W. Ted's material and get stuck on one question in chapter 1. Here is the problem: Assume $\vec{u},\vec{v}\in \mathbb{R}^3$. Find a vector ...
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Problem of continuous function

Define the function $g(x) = x^2\cos\frac1x$ for $x\ne 0$. What should be the value of $g(0)$ if $g(x)$ is a continuous function? Explain your work and justify your answer. Frankly, I have no ...
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How do I find $\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} x\sin \frac {c}{x}$?

How do I find the following limit for some real $ c $? $$\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} x\sin \frac {c}{x} $$
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1answer
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Washer method and shell method

(1) Sketch the region enclosed between the curve $y=sin^2x$ and the straight line $y =2x/π$ (2) Find the volume of the solid $S$ obtained by revolving the region in part (1) about the $y$-axis by ...
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Definite integrals: Calculating Volume

Suppose $D$ is the region in the $xy$-plane bounded by the parabola $y=x^2$ and the line $y=2x$. Find the volume of the solid generated by rotating $D$ about 1) $x$-axis 2) $y$-axis. Are the ...
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1answer
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Calculus: Application of definite integrals

Suppose $a>0$ is a constant. Let $C$ be the curve $y=\cosh x$, for $-a \leq x\leq a$. Let $D$ be the region bounded by $C$, $|x| = a$ and the $x$-axis. 1) Find the length of $C$ 2) Find the area ...
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Continuity of the right-hand derivative of a Convex function (help with the proof)

Hi everyone I have some trouble with one point in the following proof. Let $f$ be a convex function (strict convex function) on a real interval. If $f'_-(a)=f'_+(a)$ where $f'_-$ and $f'_+$ are ...
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strict midpoint convex $\Rightarrow$ strict convex (help with a proof)

Hi everyone I have trouble with the following I think is something very simple, but I cannot figure out yet the correct approach for the strict inequality If $f$ is continuous and $f$ is strict ...
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Any good introductory book/tutorial on Fourier Transform (up to FFT) with plenty of exercises and solutions?

I wonder what could be a good book to start learning in depth all aspects of the Fourier transform up to the FFT algorithm, and beyond. I am going to dedicate quite some time on the subject, so I ...
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1answer
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Application of Picard-Lindelöf to determine uniqueness of a solution to an IVP

I am still struggling quite a lot with the Picard-Lindelöf-Theorem (also known as the Cauchy-Lipschitz-Theorem). Problem: Consider the following IVP with $\alpha \neq 1$ $$\begin{cases} y'&= ...
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1answer
37 views

Show that for $f,g: [0, + \infty) \to \mathbb{R}$ convex functions of Class $C^2$ their product $fg$ is convex

Problem: Let $f,g: [0, + \infty[ \to \mathbb{R}$ be two convex functions of Class $C^2$. Assume that $$ f(0) \geq 0, g(0) \geq 0 \text{ and } f'(0) \geq 0, g'(0) \geq 0 \tag{!}$$ Show that $fg$ ...
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1answer
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Differentiability of Norm $N: U \subset \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}, \ x \mapsto \sum_{i=1}^n i|x_i|$

Problem: Let $U:= \lbrace x \in \mathbb{R}^n \mid x_i \neq 0 \text{ for } 1 \leq i \leq n \rbrace $ and show that the Norm given by $$ N: \begin{cases} U & \longrightarrow \mathbb{R} \\ x ...
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Question on closed sets using a convergent sequence

Intro: The following two questions are from my exam preparation sheet, it is not mandatory and will not be accredited (or improve marks and the like). There won't be a correction, merely an online ...
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Easy exercise (hint) Real Analysis

I've been stuck for a while with this problem. I suppose is something very easy, but I cannot figure out yet the correct approach. I'd really appreciated not a complete solution just some hints ...
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Show that $f(x,y)= \|x-y\|_2^2$ is differentiable

Problem: Show that $f: \mathbb{R}^n \times \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ with $f(x,y)=\|x-y\|_2^2$ is differentiable and compute its differential at every point in the domain of $f$Note: $\| \cdot ...
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Evaluating integral limit in two ways gives different limits

Problem Show that $$\lim\limits_{h \rightarrow 0^{+}} \int_{-1}^{1} \frac{h}{h^{2}+x^{2}} \, dx = \pi.$$ I can do this by evaluating the integral directly and showing that it is equal to ...
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Sequence of learning mathematics from basic algebra to calculus.

What would be a step by step sequence of learning mathematics from basic algebra to basic calculus? I pose this question because I am in the process of self-learning mathematics as a preparation for a ...
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Definition of limit of function

I'm reading Calculus: Basic Concepts for High School Students and am trying to digest the definition of 'limit of function'. There are two details that I am struggling to fully accept: If you are ...
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Using Picard-Lindelöf Theorem to elegantly demonstrate uniqueness of an IVP

I am trying to keep this question clean and short, therefore I won't write down the entire theorem of Picard-Lindelöf here. Problem: $$y'=1+y^2 =:F(y), \ y(0)=0 $$ Find a solution on a ...
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Reference for power series

I would need some references for power series, Taylors series of elementary functions, derivation and integration of power series, convergence of sequences of functions and series of functions. The ...
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1answer
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Calculating mean vector of a multivariate distribution

I have a question concerning calculating the mean vector (vector of expected values) of a general multivariate distribution. I try to obtain the mean vector by doing a vector integration and I ...
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1answer
172 views

Using the Parseval Identity to compute $ \sum_{n=1}^{+ \infty} \frac{1}{(4n^2-1)^2}$

Parseval's Identity: For continuous $f: [- \pi , \pi] \to \mathbb{R}$ $$ \sum_{n=- \infty}^{+ \infty} |c_n|^2 = \frac{1}{2 \pi} \int_{ - \pi}^{ \pi} |f(x)|^2dx, \text{ where } c_n = ...
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Which book among these would you recommend for first year calculus?

I'm struggling a bit with functions(limits, squeeze theorem, etc). I have done some research and found a list of books on calculus but I'm not sure which one would be better suited for me, so I would ...
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circular differentiation

Suppose one starts with a function $f: \mathbb R^2 \rightarrow \mathbb R$ using $\mu, \sigma^2$ as its input, i.e. $f=f(\mu, \sigma^2)$. (Note that here I omitted the specific form of $f$ since I ...
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Derivatives of sine and cosine at $x=0$ give all values of $\frac{d}{dx}\sin x$ and $\frac{d}{dx}\cos x$?

In video 3 of the video lectures by MIT on Single Variable Calculus presented by David Jerison, the latter says: Remarks: $\dfrac{d}{dx}\cos x\left|\right._{x=0}=\lim\limits_{\Delta ...
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Calculus problem (Differential)

First off, no, this is not homework. This comes from self-study and has stymied me. Please explain your answer as thoroughly as you can! Find increment $\Delta y$ and differential $dy$ for the ...
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Calculus: Reduction formula

For this question, I can find out $I3$, but I have no idea how to find the reduction formula. Please advise me.
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Transitioning to Higher Level Mathematics

I am just finishing grade 12 pre-calculus at my school and have strong interest in math. The problem is, it seems some important elements of higher level math are not in my schools curriculum that are ...
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1answer
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Calculus - Finding the minimum vertical distance between graphs

Question:Find the minimum vertical distance between the graphs of $2+\sin x$ and $\cos x$? In order to find out the required distance, what should I do? It seems that there is a problem if I ...
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Calculus: L′ Hopital's Rule

$\Large\displaystyle\lim_{x\to\frac{\pi}{2}}(\sin x)^{\tan x}$ $\Large\displaystyle\lim_{x\to0}x^2\ln x$ $\Large\displaystyle\lim_{x\to1^+}x^{\frac{1}{1-x}}$ Do I have to apply l'Hôpital's Rule to ...
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1answer
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help and verification of 3 short exercises

I'm reading an old book and find the following three question. I'd like to know two things: if my attempts are correct and also it would be great if someone could give suggestions in more detail. ...
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1answer
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Find the point of inflection

Will there be an inflection point if there is no solution for $x$ when $f ''(x) = 0$? For example, $$ f(x)=\frac{x^2-x+1}{x-1} $$ with domain $\mathbb{R}-\{1\}$ Also, is that when $x$ is smaller than ...
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1answer
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Would you provide a study routine for Spivak's Calculus? [closed]

I've been working on Spivak's Calculus for the past few days and although I can manage to solve most problems, they take a lot of time. Some chapters have over 20 exercises and it can take several ...
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Problem with Spivak calculus.What should I do?

For past two weeks I have been working throught the Spivaks calculus book.Needless to say I am very pleased with his writing style,but I have a slight issue. The issue is namely that in those two ...
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Derivative of a determinant whose entries are functions

Happy New Year, everyone! I do not understand a remark in Adams' Calculus (page 628 $7^{th}$ edition). This remark is about the derivative of a determinant whose entries are functions as quoted below. ...