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Re: New to Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg126407] Re: New to Mathematica
  • From: Ralph Dratman <ralph.dratman at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 04:10:00 -0400 (EDT)
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Please start over and carefully rewrite your question, stating exactly
what you are trying to calculate. Take the trouble to use clear
language. When you do so, I and others here will be glad to help if we

If you have more general questions about how to tell Mathematica to
produce what you want, please also state them clearly, so that some of
us can help.

For better or worse, learning how to use Mathematica is a significant
job. Do as much studying as possible on your own, then if you are
really stumped, ask for help with a specific difficulty.


On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM, J.Jack.J. <jack.j.jepper at> wrote:
> On May 6, 8:25 am, David Bailey <d... at> wrote:
>> On 05/05/2012 09:16, J.Jack.J. wrote:
>> > On May 3, 9:40 am, "J.Jack.J."<jack.j.jep... at>  wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>   I have just downloaded my free trial version of Mathematica.
>> >>   I only need it for one thing (as yet, anyway), and I wonder whether
>> >> someone can help me in step-by-step fashion to get what I want. I need
>> >> the solution to the following (I might make amendments to the values):
>> >> "For any integer k, let r(k) be x such that
>> >> (x/ln(x))*(1 + 1/ln(x)) == 108.2 + k)
>> >> product (k == 0 to 3000) (1-1/r(k))"
>> >> With many thanks in advance.
>> > Can nobody help me with this? Just for a Newbie?
>> > As most will realise, the first lines define my function and the
>> > product (k == 0 to 3000) (1-1/r(k))
>> > is my desired calculation. I need to know what inputs to use.
>> > With thanks in advance.
>> If you press F1, you will enter the help system. Once there, you could
>> try looking up log and product. The examples will give you the basics of
>> Mathematica syntax, and you can cut and paste them into your notebook,
>> and alter them as desired.
>> David Bailey
> Have tried and failed, tried and failed, with this method! Can
> somebody give me the requisite inputs? Note that I need to add the
> condition that x be the highest integer for which <definition of
> r(k)>.
> With thanks.

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