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  1. J

    Partial differentiation problem, multiple variables (chain rule?)

    You should try the steps I previously mentioned. Then reflect on why it works..
  2. J

    Partial differentiation problem, multiple variables (chain rule?)

    Try saying z = x2 + 2\frac{x^2}{cos^2θ}sin2θ = x2(1 + 2tan2θ) Now with this for z you can perform \left(\frac{\partial z}{\partial \theta}\right)_{x} quite easily. Hint* Remember, that after you perform the derivation to look for anywhere you can make a substitution to remove 'x'.
  3. J

    Evaluate the surface integral

    Now I would like some clarification...because I don't see how the projection on the surface could be zero when there is no symmetry argument for the point at the top of the hemispherical bowl.
  4. J

    Evaluate the surface integral

    My cylinder example was derived from a line charge along an axis. I hadn't read the problem until he attempted the integration. A disk is still applicable however, as to close the surface on the plane intersecting the normal would be the same.
  5. J

    Evaluate the surface integral

    It seems to me he did account for the surface? I picked a disk and told him to use the divergence theorem because I assumed it an easier route to take.
  6. J

    Evaluate the surface integral

    My fault, I didn't read the problem. You're right, as that is the volume of a single hemisphere.
  7. J

    Evaluate the surface integral

    You're off by a factor of 2. You're integral for Phi should be 0< Phi < pi.
  8. J

    Evaluate the surface integral

    No, that's right. With the disk, the volume would be that of a cylinder. So you're divergence = 1 implies "a" is growing linearly in a single direction. So the RHS of the equation would be something like (using the disk analogy), z*2pi*R, which is the volume of a cylinder. Both sides hold.
  9. J

    Evaluate the surface integral

    Picturing it in 2D with a disk may be the best way to learn this, then apply the concepts to 3D. Imagine a flat disk in the XY plane. dS would be a vector along the z-axis whose magnitude is equal to a small area of the disk. If integrating this dS, to just S (the surface), one would have a...
  10. J

    General solution to PDE

    I think he just made a typo.
  11. J

    General solution to PDE

    I found a mistake here, \frac{∂f}{∂y} = \frac{∂f}{∂u}\frac{∂u}{∂y}+\frac{∂f}{∂v}\frac{∂v}{∂y}, not what it says in the quote.
  12. J

    General solution to PDE

    Since you factored out a \frac{∂}{∂x}, this implies the right hand side is constant with respect to a change in x. If this were an ODE, it's implied the value is constant, but because you have a function of two variables, it is implied to be a function that is constant with respect to a change...
  13. J

    General solution to PDE

    First look at the equation: \frac{\partial^2 f}{\partial x^2}+4\frac{\partial^2 f}{\partial x \partial y}+\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}=0 We can factor a \frac{∂}{∂x} out and write it as such: \frac{∂}{∂x}(\frac{∂f}{∂x}+4\frac{∂f}{∂y}+f(x,y)) = 0. Now what this implies is...
  14. J

    Integration by parts with orthogonality relation

    You're answer is wrong because \int_{0}^{a} sin\frac{n\pi x}{a}sin\frac{m\pi x}{a}dx = \begin{cases} \frac{x}{2} &\mbox{if } n = m; \\ 0 & \mbox{otherwise.} \end{cases} The \frac{a}{2} is after evaluation of the integral from 0 to a. So your \intvdu is actually \int\frac{x}{2}dx.
  15. J

    Unsure about Inverse Laplace Heaviside Function question

    Yes Chet, it is, but not a 5...it's a 5/6 i believe. I was just trying not to give him f(t-a) :p So: \frac{5}{6}uc(t)sin(6(t-8))
  16. J

    Unsure about Inverse Laplace Heaviside Function question

    It's because your understanding of the Heaviside Step Function is lacking definition. The fact that you have \inte-8s(\frac{5}{s^{2}+36})ds is the same as saying you have a square wave with the function F(s) convoluted with it. When you integrate this, it's like integrating a Dirac-Delta...
  17. J

    Parallel vectors

    Ah, I misread it then, my apologies. Can use that to check the solution though :).
  18. J

    Parallel vectors

    Just do a dot product and solve for the angle. It has to be zero degrees to be parallel. \vec{A}\cdot\vec{u} = |A|*|u|cosθ
  19. J

    Integration - Indefinite - By Parts and U-Sub

    For part 2, my personal preference is to substitute for everything in the cos() term. So for me I'd just say 3x+2 = s and then you have 3dx = ds and the ex becomes e(s-2)/3. Then when I have a solution as a function of s I plug 3x+2 back in. I just think that doing the by parts with multiple...
  20. J

    Convergence of 10^-2^n. Linear, quadratic, cubic, quartic, hectic

    I'm saying the n+1 term is 10-2(n+1). I don't see that in your steps, or it isn't marked clearly.
  21. J

    Convergence of 10^-2^n. Linear, quadratic, cubic, quartic, hectic

    Try checking how you substitute n+1 for n.
  22. J

    Finding the Standard Deviation from Probability

    So you have a 50% chance of X being less than or equal to 500, and a 2.27% chance of it being greater than 650. That means there's a 47.73% chance for 500 < X <= 650. Now, knowing this you should be able to divide your integral into three separate integrals, as you now know the PDF values for...
  23. J

    Integrals of Complex Functions

    So the general approach is to use the Cauchy Integral Formula and Cauchy Integral Theorem. The theorem has a wiki page, as does the formula: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy%27s_integral_formula. You are basically integrating about the boundary of a disk, where the values contained in the...
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