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What is the integral of this function:

$$f(x) = e^{ax^2},\quad x>0$$

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closed as not a real question by Nate Eldredge, Asaf Karagila, Hagen von Eitzen, Davide Giraudo, Did Feb 15 '13 at 16:02

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Are you asking for in indefinite integral (there is none representable as elementary functions) or for a definite integral on $[0,\infty)$? What have you tried? I have edited your math into LaTeX format. Edit your question and resolve the issues I pointed out. –  ncmathsadist Feb 15 '13 at 15:02

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There is no elementary antiderivative, but with the imaginary errorfunction it is $$\frac{\sqrt{\pi} \operatorname{erfi}(\sqrt{a} x)}{2 \sqrt{a}}$$ For the definite you can use a substitution to polar coordinates to solve it.

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