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### Find alternative path closest to original

I have a set of points in a 2D space. I want to connect the outer points so I get the convex hull. The problem here is that there is a limit to the distance between two points. Let me clarify that ...
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### A linear polynomial that is the minimax (best) approximation to $f(x)$ on the interval $[-1,1]$

Suppose you have the following analytical information about a function $f(x)$ on $[-1,1]$: \begin{align*} f(x) &= \frac{1}{x+3}\\ f'(x) & = -\frac{1}{(x+3)^2}\\ f^{''}(x) &= \frac{2}{(x+3)...
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### Formation sketching; trouble with sampling unit optimization

I'm looking for assistance in understanding a concise portion of a paper that involves a quadratic equation, so that I can properly implement it. There are 2 versions of the paper. Each paper ...
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### Generate gaussian random field in spherical polar coordinates

I would like to generate an isotropic gaussian random field described by a power spectrum $P(k)$ on a 3D grid which represents spherical polar coordinates (i.e., the angular separation between pixels ...
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### Rank sufficiency concept in Finite Element

From section 19.4.1, Rank Sufficiency: The element stiffness matrix must not possess any zero-energy kinematic mode other than rigid body modes. This can be mathematically express as follows....
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### Seismic Wave modelling: Elastic Wave or Acoustic Wave?

I am modelling a seismic wave equation using FEM. In the few papers that I read, I understand the following: (Kindly correct me if you disagree) A shear (secondary wave - no change of volume) is more ...
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### Updating factorization of Laplacian (add/remove edges)

For a graph $G=(V,E)$, recall that the unweighted Laplacian is $L:=D^\top D$, where $D\in\{-1,0,1\}^{|E|\times|V|}$ is the graph "gradient" operator that subtracts adjacent vertex values onto edges. ...
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### What is meant by "operations"?

In this paper, on page 243, we have $$d_{jk} = \frac{a_j}{a_k(x_j - x_k)}$$ where $$a_k = \prod_{l = 0;l\neq k}^{N}(x_k-x_l)$$ Now, $a_k$ requires evaluating N multiplications. Why does the author ...
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### RNG float range for metropolis monte carlo

I have a robust RNG that generates random 32-bit (unsigned) ints. As is probably well known, for metropolis MC simulation, a random number between 0 and 1 is needed to determine acceptance/rejection ...
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### Solving system of constrained linear and non-linear equations in MATLAB

Solving system of constrained linear and non-linear equations in MATLAB I'm solving a FEM problem in MATLAB with use of the direct stiffness method. The problem is now formulated as a system of nn ...
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### Manufacturing a solution for non-smooth coefficients in elliptic problems

This question is a continuation of this answer (I can't comment) If we were going to manufacture a solution for a problem with discontinuous coefficients, I understand that the solution should have ...
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### How to make objective elastic SPH model?

I have implemented a constitutive equation of elastic materials (Hooke's law) in my 3D weakly compressible SPH solver based on . The coding seems to be correct. To verify the implementation I ...