Mathematics

How to calculate the factorial of 1/2
As I proved in my article on integration by parts (at the end), the factorial of a natural number $n$ can be calculated using the (...)
July 8, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Integral of $\log(x)$ (or $\ln(x)$)
The natural (base $e$) logarithm is usually denoted $\log(x)$ in mathematics, but for the sake of students of other disciplines, we will (...)
July 7, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Explanation of integration by parts
Integration by parts is one of the first methods people learn in calculus courses. Together with integration by substitution, it will (...)
July 6, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Integral of $\sin^3(x)$
Integrating the third power of $\sin(x)$ (or any odd power, for that matter), is an easy task (unlike $∫ \sin^2(x)\,dx$, which requires (...)
July 4, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Integral of $\sin^2(x)$
The integral can be calculated using integration by parts (remember that $∫u’(x)v(x)\,dx = u(x)v(x) - ∫ u(x)v’(x)\,dx$): $$ ∫ (...)
July 3, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Integral of $\tan(x)$
The easiest way to integrate $\tan(x)$ is to recall that $\tan(x) = \frac{\sin(x)}{\cos(x)}$. Do you see the necessary substitution? By choosing $y = \cos(x)$, that is, $dy = -\sin(x)\,dx$ (...)
July 2, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Derivative of $x^x$
Calculating the derivative of $x^x$ is a very simple task, but it may be hard to find the general idea on your own, so here it is. We will (...)
July 2, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Integral of $x^n$
How to calculate the indefinite integral of $x^n$? It’s quite simple. We are looking for a function $f(x)$ such that $f’(x) = x^n$. As you (...)
July 2, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
Integral of $e^{-x^2}$ from $-\infty$ to $\infty$
In this article, I will give a detailed explanation of why the Gaussian integral is equal to $√\pi$, that is, of the following famous (...)
June 29, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics
PISA 2015 Spain mathematics
Map of the results of PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) in science, reading, and mathematics in Europe
Results of the PISA 2015 (Programme for International Student Assessment) in science, reading, and mathematics visualized on a map of Europe. (...)
December 18, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps, Mathematics