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This isn't homework. I'm reviewing calculus and basic physics after many years of neglect. I want to show that a...
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My calculus book states that a vector field is conservative if and only if the curl of the vector field is the zero...
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Let f(x,y) = ( \frac{-y}{x^2 + y^2}, \frac{x}{x^2 + y^2}) with f : D \subset \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^2 I...
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Consider the heat equation in a radially symmetric sphere of radius unity: u_t = u_{rr}+{2 \over r}u_r \ for \ (r,t)...
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Use the chain rule to show that dz/dx = (cos(theta) * dz/dr) - (1/r * sin(theta) dz/dtheta) and dz/dy =...
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I define a consistent family, F, to be a set of intervals such that if I_1 and I_2 are in F then I_1 and I_2...
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Is there a formula that will calculate time when I know the following...? Initial velocity = 0 Final velocity =...
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If we parameterize the arc length of a vector valued function, say, r(s) and r(s) has constant curvature (not equal...
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Find a number "k" such that exist only one intersection between the curve exponential k^x e and the straight xk. This...
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My book (Saff&Snider) has the following theorem Suppose u(x,y) is a real-valued function defined in a domain D. If...
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This is a question that came up in a conversation with my father who was a fighter pilot in ww2... we got to talking...
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Hi everyone, I've been racking my brain about this problem, but can't seem to figure it out. It seems like it...
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The first order KKT condition for constrained optimization requires that the gradient for the Lagrangian is equal to...
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Hi, I want to know the solution of the following equation. a = argmin_{a} \\ where x_i, y_i are column vectors...
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Hi, I need help with this problem; minimize x^3, subject to K= x-Ωπ so would the solution be K-Ωπ=x
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I'm trying to find the regular parallelepiped with sides parallel to the coordinate axis inscribed in the ellipsoid...
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I have the analytical first and second derivatives of a (multidimensional) lagrangian ( l = f - λh). X is the vector...
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Construct a compact set of real numbers whose limit points form a countable set.
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Suppose I'd like to construct a C^\infty generalization of a characteristic function, f(x): \mathbb R \to \mathbb R,...
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Today, I had the desire to construct a C^{\infty} approximation to a tent function. Specifically, for any positive...
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How do you construct Peano curves? All pictures I have seen suggest that it is iterative process, however, I don't...
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Hello--- I am reading a paper on numerical methods which requires a 2D function to be converted to a 1D function. ...
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Can you prove that \mathbf{R} and \mathbf{R}-\mathbf{Q} have same cardinality? One way would be to say that...
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This proof I think is related to our construction of R in class using equivalences classes of Cauchy sequences: Let...
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I was looking at the construction of the real number system. I know dedekind cuts can be used(completely worthless...
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Hi!!I am trying to construct in Matlab a C-infinity Odd Finction whose time derivative is always positive. The...
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I have a question regarding this. I wish I were home right now so I can give the exact words. Anyways, the book...
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Let be a differential equation : y^{(n)}=F(t,y,\dot y ,\ddot y , \dddot y,..........., y^{n-1}) then if we...
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suppose i have a real function f=f(x) this function is smooth everywhere on the real line for example, f=e^x. ...
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for any function f(x) how can you convert it to continued fractions in the form: ...
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Does the continued product of fractions 1/2 x 2/3 x 3/4 x.....x (n-1)/n converge? If so, what does it converge to?
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I'm seeking a bit of affirmation or correction here before i try to solidify this to memory.... I know continuity...
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How come sin(x^-1) is not continuous and xsin(x^-1) is?
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X, Y metric spaces. f:X-->Y and X is compact. How do I prove that f is continuous if and only if G(f)={(x,f(x)):x in...
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Consider f(x)=x^3-x^2+x+1 g(x)=\left\{\begin{array}{cc}{max\{f(t),0\leq t \leq x\}}\;\ 0\leq x \leq 1 \\ 3-x\;\...
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My question is best stated by using an example: Suppose f is a function defined only for rational x, and for...
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Can anyone help me with this problem? Say f(x) & g(x) are cont. at x=5. Also that f(5)=g(5)=8. If h(x)=f(x)...
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I'm just wondering why in the definition of continuity, limit of function, or even just limit of a sequence, the...
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