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Vertex Cosine Similarity of a weighted graph

I'm trying to calculate the vertex cosine similarity of a weighted directional graph, however struggling to understand the concept. While I understand the methodology for simple and directed graphs, ...
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Why is the infinite series of 0^n divergent?

No lie, Wolfram Alpha just told me it is. My input was "sum from 1 to infinity of 0^n" and its output was "By the geometric series test, the series diverges", but without interpreting as a geometric ...
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WolframAlpha function that returns the 'decimal' part of a number [closed]

Is there a function or command in Wolfram Alpha for getting only the decimal part of a number? Something like this: DecimalPart(3.4231) = 0.4231 I will be using ...
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How do I include an integer constraint in Wolfram Alpha?

Related question: Tell Wolfram Alpha that a variable is a natural number I want to do the following in Wolfram Alpha: Minimise $$z = (y_1-x_1)+(x_2-y_2)+(1/2)(x_3)$$ s.t. $$0 \le ...
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Newton backward interpolation in Mathematica

I have the following task: Create a function (in Wolfram Mathematica), called $\mathrm{NewtonBackward}$[n_,x0_,h_,f_] which interpolates backwards the function $f(x)$ with nodes {x_i = x_0 + ...
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What is wrong with my Boolean expression?

I've got the following expression: A*!B*(!B*C+!C*A*(D+B*!A+D*A*B+C*!D)) After translating it to Wolfram's understandable language I got this: ...
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What is the result of this infinite sum?

I'm trying to find the value of $\mathbf S$ where $$\mathbf S = \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{\sin(2\pi k x)}{k}; k \in \mathbb N, x \in \mathbb R^*, x \not \in \mathbb N$$ I had a look to WA which lead ...
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Fourier series of a piecewise function

Over period $-3\lt t \lt 3$ $f(t) = \begin{cases} 2, & {-3\lt t \lt 0} \\ 0, & {0 \lt t \lt 3} \end{cases}$ Can the above be entered in WolframAlpha? I want to check my answer
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Does this Diophantine inequality have any solutions for $p, q \in \mathbb{N}$?

Does this Diophantine inequality have any solutions for $p, q \in \mathbb{N}$? $$p^2 q^2 \geq 3 p^2 q + 3p^2 + 3pq^2 + 3pq + 3p + 3q^2 + 3q + 3$$ I tried to use Wolfram Alpha, and it says that ...
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$0^0$ is undefined, but sometimes defined as $1$?

When typing a calculation to Wolfram Alpha it always takes $0^0$ as undefined, but for some calculations I need to preform, I specifically need it to be equal $1$. Is there a way to make it ...
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True or false under several conditions [closed]

I want to check whether $$\max\bigl(0, x+\max(0, y+z-1)-1\bigr)=\max\bigl(0, z+\max(0, x+y-1)-1\bigr)$$ under restriction $x,y,z\in[0,1]$ but I don't know how to type it in WolframAlpha. For example ...
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Fourier Tansform of derivative on Wolfram Alpha

If I'm not mistaken, the Fourier Transform of the $n$th order partial derivative of a function with respect to $x$, using the transform variable $k$ is: $$(i*k)^n * [F(k)]$$ so for the $1$st order ...
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Plot the solution curves of $\frac {dx} {dt} = - xe^{-x^2}$

Plot the solution curves and phase portrait of $$\frac {dx} {dt} = - xe^{-x^2}$$ It seems that it's increasing for $x < 0$ and decreasing $x > 0$. Then it seems concave down for $\frac {-1} ...
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Why is wolfram alpha plotting this differently?

I have an equation for a cylinder as $x^2+(y-b)^2=a^2$ for some $a$ and $b$. so I just plugged in $b=2$ and $a=1$ and tried to plot it using wolfram alpha, and the 3D plot looked like half a cylinder, ...
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Integral of $\dfrac{1}{x\sqrt{x^2-1}}$

I am very confused by this. I know that the derivative of $\text{arcsec}(x)$ is $\dfrac{1}{|x|\sqrt{x^2-1}}$. However, if you plug in the integral of $\dfrac{1}{x\sqrt{x^2-1}}$ into wolfram alpha it ...
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Plotting numbers in the complex plane using WolframAlpha

I read this article on understanding imaginary numbers as rotations of real numbers in the complex plane. Having read it, it's easy for me to see how the real number $1$ is simply a point on the real ...
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Two variants of Radiality centrality

I am implementing Radiality centrality. For formula I am using definition from CentiScaPe: Network centralities for Cytoscape. I was doing some tests and I found some examples at Wolfram Alpha site. ...
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use of wolfram in determining area between two curves

I am new to the use of Wolfram (that for the limited cases I have used is very impressive). However I wonder if anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong. I wanted to calculate the area between the two ...
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Is $x=0$ a local minimum of $f(x)=x^{2/3}(5-x)$?

It seems to be decreasing for values below zero and increasing for values between zero and 2. However $f'(0) = \frac{(-5 (x-2))}{3 x^{1/3}}|_{x=0}$ does not exist. So it's not a local minimum? Btw, ...
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Problem Inputting Formula Into Wolfram Alpha [closed]

I am trying to calculate the following: $1-\sum_{k=0}^4\frac{\binom{2,500}{k}\binom{247,500}{8,500-k}}{\binom{250,000}{8500}}$ I am inputting this into wolfram alpha like this but I can't seem to ...
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cubic root of negative numbers

Excuse my lack of knowledge and expertise in math,but to me it would came naturally that the cubic root of $-8$ would be $-2$ since $(-2)^3 = -8$. But when I checked Wolfram Alpha for $\sqrt[3]{-8}$, ...
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PrimeQ[ Table[sum_(n=1)^(N)n!, {N,1,30}]]

The PrimeQ[Table[...]] command used to work in Wolfram|Alpha back in 2012 but now it doesn't give any answer. Is there a substitute?
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Partial derivative of $\frac{d}{dx}(x^2-2sin(y))$

WolframAlpha computes $\frac{d}{dx}\left(x^2-2(\sin y)\right)$ to be $$ \frac{d}{dx}\left(x^2-2 (\sin y)\right) =2 \left(x-(\cos y)y'(x)\right) $$ entered "differentiate (x^2 - 2*sin(y)) with ...
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Evaluating a sum on binomial coefficients

I'm reading Casella's and Berger's Statistical Inference. On page 239 they gives a claim that $$\sum_{x=0}^{330}\binom{300+x-1}x\left(\frac{1}{2}\right )^{300}\left (\frac{1}{2}\right )^x\approx ...
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Relations between hypergeometric functions

I am trying to find a relation between hypergeometrics $${}_2F_1(a,b,c;z)\,\,\text{and}\,\,{}_2F_1(a+1,b+1,c+1;z)$$ I can see that $$\frac{\partial}{\partial z}{}_2F_1(a,b,c;z) = ...
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Two results for the same (?) derivative $f(x) = \frac{y}{x}$

I was looking for a method to differentiate $f(x) = \frac{y}{x}$. Entering "differentiate $f(x) = y/x$" into WolframAlpha gives result: $$ f'(x) = \frac{-y}{x^2} $$ The main step of computing this ...
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Evaluation of the integral $\int_{-6}^{-3}\frac{\sqrt{x^2-9}}{x}$

How to evaluate the following integral? I have tried the following things but I have no idea to continue after the last step. Moverover, the integral seems wrong when compared with the ans from ...
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Is wolframalpha wrong (Plotting inequalities)

I just wanted to plot a simple inequality: $$-x \geq 4$$ and wolframalpha gives me the following plot: But I think it should look like this: Am I correct? If so why is wolframalpha producing such ...
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Residue at infinty, contradiction?

I am trying to find the residue at $z=\infty$ of the function $$f(z)=\frac{z^4}{\sqrt{z^2-1}}$$ This has a Laurent series about $\infty$ of: $$f(z)= Z^3+ ...
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How do I tell Wolfram Alpha that I want the fourth derivative of y in a differential equation?

For example, how would I enter y^(IV) - 16y = 0? typing out fourth derivative, and putting four ' marks does not seem to work.
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Wolfram Alpha Step By Step For Systems of differential equation

Does anyone know if wolfram alpha has step by step solutions for systems of differential equations? When I input them, it comes up with an answer but it does not give me the step by step solution. I ...
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How many values does $\sqrt{\sqrt{i}}$ have?

Wolfram says, there are only two roots, but $\sqrt{i}$ already gives two roots. So if we express them in Cartesian form we can take square roots of them separately and end up with four roots. ...
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Integral of $-4\sin(2t - (pi/2)) $ weird behavior on wolfram alpha

I'm confused by what Wolfram Alpha is doing with my function: $$-4\sin{(2t - (\pi/2))}$$ on why the it gets replaced by $$4\cos{(2t)}$$. Is it equal? Link: See behavior here
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Repeating decimal notation of 1/53 on WolframAlpha vs notation on Wikipedia

WolframAlpha shows for 1/53 $0.0\overline{1886792452830}$ as the repeating decimal. Why is it not $0.\overline{0188679245283}$ instead? For example, Wikipedia shows for 1/81 ...
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A ''strange'' integral from WolframAlpha

I want integrate: $$ \int \frac{1}{\sqrt{|x|}} \, dx $$ so I divide for two cases $$ x>0 \Rightarrow \int \frac{1}{\sqrt{x}} \, dx= 2\sqrt{x}+c $$ $$ x<0 \Rightarrow \int \frac{1}{\sqrt{-x}} \, ...
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Inserting “holes” on a graph.

I am trying to plot the set $A = \big\{(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^{2} \mid x^{2} + y^{2} < 2 \big\} - \big\{(0,\frac{1}{n}) \mid n=1,2,3 \dots \big\}$. I have tried different combinations of set ...
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Why does Wolfram Alpha say that $n/0$ is complex infinity?

I typed a number divided by 0 on Wolfram Alpha and thought that it would say "undefined". However, when I pressed enter it told me that the answer is complex infinity. I have always been taught ...
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Maple and WolframAlpha return different results

I solved the integral of u/(1-u) by hand and found as result -ln(1-u) - u + constant. Now, when I evaluate this integral with WolframAlpha, I get the same result. But when I evaluate it with Maple, it ...
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Derivative of floor function

I thought the derivative of function $\text{floor}(x)$ should be $\infty$ for integer values of $x$ and 0 elsewhere. But wolframalpha plot showed something different. Is there any explanation?
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Application of Initial Value Theorem

Let $$F(s):=\frac{s}{2s-i}$$ be the Laplace transform of some $f(t)$. I have been asked to compute $f(0^+)$ assuming that this quantity, intended as limit, exists. I thought I could apply the IVT ...
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Calculating limits with Wolfram|Alpha

in a random graph setting with $n$ vertices and edge-probability $p$ I want to show that $\binom n4p^6\to 0$ as $pn^{2/3}\to 0$. To check this is even true, I submitted this Wolfram|Alpha query. Now ...
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About a solution in Wolfram Alpha

I'm intrigued by this finding on the extraordinary portal WolphramAlpha. What is the reason why the solution has not been simplified, eliminating the factor $\frac{\sqrt x \sqrt{x+2}}{\sqrt ...
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Solid has same volume when axis of rotation increases?

I'm working on calculating the volumes of different solids using integration. The problem I'm working on says to find the volume of two solids, one revolved around the line $x = 4$ and the other ...
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CAS based math program that can evaluate two sided limits? Ex:$\lim _{x\to 0}\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)=DNE$

I am new to Calculus and would like a CAS program to check my work without any hassles. I tried evaluating $\lim _{x\to 0}\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$, a limit where the two sided limit DOES NOT EXIST in ...
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Error on Matlab and Wolfram Alpha?

I solved the differential equation $\frac{\mathrm{d} y}{\mathrm{d} x}= \frac{y^2-1}{2y}$, in the following way: $\frac{\mathrm{d} y}{\mathrm{d} x}= \frac{y^2-1}{2y} <=>$ $\int ...
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Plotting standard deviation function using WolframAlpha

I'm trying to plot a standard deviation function using WolframAlpha's function plotter and my function looks like this: $SD(Y) = \sqrt{\sum_{i=2}^{k}\frac{k(i-1)}{ (k-(i-1))^2 }}$ where k goes from 1 ...
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How does wolfram alpha compute this integral?

Wolfram alpha can find that $\int_1^\infty\frac{x^8-8x^7+24x^6-32x^5+19x^4-12x^3+17x^2-10x+2}{x^{12}-12x^{11}+56x^{10}-120x^9+82x^8+112x^7-182x^6-92x^5+381x^4-356x^3+170x^2-44x+5}dx=\frac{\pi}{2}$ ...
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Zeroes of the floor (greatest integer function)

I was just browsing Wolfram Alpha and looking at interesting graphs of functions when I noticed that it gave complex numbers for the numerical roots of $\lfloor x\rfloor$. Does anybody know why?
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Why is $\ln(\sqrt{|2x-5|}) + \frac{1}{2} \ln(|2x+3|) \neq \ln(\sqrt{|2x-5|}) + \ln(\sqrt{|2x+3|})$ in Wolfram Alpha?

According to Wolfram Alpha, $$\frac{1}{2} \ln(|2x+3|) = \ln(\sqrt{|2x+3|})$$ is always true, which makes sense given what I know of log rules. However, if I add the expression $\ln(\sqrt{|2x-5|})$ ...
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Why does WolframAlpha give a strange solution set to $\lfloor a\rfloor=0$?

I decided to go and look up the roots of $\lfloor a\rfloor$ in WolframAlpha where $a$ is any number, real or complex, and of course the interval $[0,1)$ showed up as an answer but I also got these ...