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Feb
18
answered $E^2[X]$ vs.$E[X^2]$, what's the difference?
Jan
27
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
20
asked Properties of shortest walks and simple paths during optimization
Jan
20
accepted Parameterized curve describing trajectory of thrown object
Jan
16
comment When is $f(x) = \frac{ax}{e^{-b}-{(e^{c})}^x}$ monotonic?
By the way, is this a homework related question? If so, then please consider adding the appropriate tag - furthermore show what you have done so far and what you don't understand so we see that you at least tried something.
Jan
16
answered When is $f(x) = \frac{ax}{e^{-b}-{(e^{c})}^x}$ monotonic?
Jan
14
comment Parameterized curve describing trajectory of thrown object
I don't know whether this is correct, but we never did such complicated computations in class. I tried to solve this problem now by not factorizing so that I have $\sqrt{v_0^2\cos^2\beta+(v_0\sin\beta-gt)^2}$ and simplify that with other (much easier) approaches. Do you have some other suggestions?
Jan
14
comment Parameterized curve describing trajectory of thrown object
Actually I never saw this method, but I think that this yields $\int \|k'(u)\|\,\mathrm du=\frac{1}{2}g\left(u-\frac{v_0\sin(\beta)}{g}\right)^2+v_0\cos(\beta)u+\text{c‌​onstant}$. Did I understand this substitution right?
Jan
14
asked Parameterized curve describing trajectory of thrown object
Jan
8
comment Proving that $\left(\frac{1}{0!}+\frac{1}{1!}+\frac{1}{2!}+\frac{1}{3!}+\cdots+\frac{1}{n!}\right)$ has a limit
Careful, you say that $x_n$ is a finite sum and saying that it equals an infinite sum. Furthermore you ambiguously use $n$. These are just small mistakes with the notation. How about saying $\lim_{n\to \infty} x_n = \lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{1}{0!}+\ldots+\frac{1}{n!}=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{k!}=e$?
Jan
7
comment If $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n$ is convergent, then $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n\sin(n)$
@GEdgar: I thought about that fact that $|\sin(n)|\leq 1$ like Andrew mentioned this could be an "easier" example to simplify $\sin$ if you understand.
Jan
7
revised If $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n$ is convergent, then $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n\sin(n)$
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Jan
7
answered If $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n$ is convergent, then $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n\sin(n)$
Jan
7
comment If $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n$ is convergent, then $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n\sin(n)$
Have you tried to think about $(-1)^n\cdot\frac{1}{n}\to 0$? This could be some motivation.
Jan
7
revised Differentiation with respect to integral boundary
Had some horrible mistakes in the example - these are fixed now.
Jan
7
comment Differentiation with respect to integral boundary
@macydanim: Holy shit... this looks awesome. I will write this down as a possible alternative solution.
Jan
7
asked Differentiation with respect to integral boundary
Dec
26
revised How to find this GCD?
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Dec
26
answered How to find this GCD?
Dec
26
comment If something happens to 1 in 100 persons, is the chance of that person being you 50/50?
@phil: Assume we have a room where a few people are in there. You have no idea how many of them are female or male and therefore there is no way to say that the chance of one being male is 50/50. You have absolutely no information to rely on, and that is the issue with this problem.