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Prove that $$\dfrac{1}{30}<\displaystyle\int_{2}^{\infty}\dfrac{\sqrt{s^3-s^2+3}}{s^5+s^2+1}ds<\dfrac{\sqrt{2}}{20}$$

I think this inequality can $s^5+s^2+1>( ) $

and $\sqrt{s^3-s^2+3}<()$?

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Denote your integral by $Q$. Then $$Q=\int_2^\infty {1\over s^{7/2}}\ {\sqrt{1-{1\over s}+{3\over s^3}}\over 1+{1\over s^3}+{1\over s^5}}\ ds\ .$$ First off, one has $$\int_2^\infty {1\over s^{7/2}}\ ds={\sqrt{2}\over 20}\ .$$ Furthermore one easily checks that in the interval $2\leq s<\infty$ the following estimates are valid: $$\sqrt{1\over2}\leq\sqrt{1-{1\over s}+{3\over s^3}}=\sqrt{1-{1\over s}\bigl(1-{3\over s^2}\bigr)}\leq 1\ ,$$ $$1\leq 1+{1\over s^3}+{1\over s^5}\leq 1+{1\over 8}+{1\over32}={37\over32}\ .$$ It follows that $${\sqrt{1/ 2}\over 37/32}\cdot {\sqrt{2}\over 20}\leq Q\leq {1\over 1}\cdot {\sqrt{2}\over 20}\ .$$ Since ${32\over 740}>{1\over30}$ the stated inequalities are indeed true.

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very nice,Thank you, – math110 Mar 27 '13 at 13:22
+1, nice proof ;-) – Jean-Claude Arbaut Mar 27 '13 at 15:27

For right inequality, write

$$\int_{2}^{\infty}\dfrac{\sqrt{s^3-s^2+3}}{s^5+s^2+1}\mathrm{d}s < \int_{2}^{\infty}\dfrac{\sqrt{s^3}}{s^5}\mathrm{d}s = \int_{2}^{\infty}s^{-\frac{7}{2}} \mathrm{d}s=\frac{\sqrt{2}}{20}$$

For left one, you may try

$$\int_{2}^{\infty}\dfrac{\sqrt{s^3-s^2+3}}{s^5+s^2+1}\mathrm{d}s > \int_{2}^{\infty} \dfrac{\sqrt{7}}{s^5+s^3+s^2+1} \mathrm{d}s$$

Then using the fact that $s^5+s^3+s^2+1 = (s+1)(s^2+1)(s^2-s+1)$, you have

$$\frac{1}{s^5+s^3+s^2+1}=-\frac{2s-1}{3(s^2-s+1)}+\frac{s+1}{2(s^2+1)}+\frac{1}{6(s+1)}$$ Then you can compute the integral,

$$\int_{2}^{\infty} \dfrac{\sqrt{7}}{s^5+s^3+s^2+1} \mathrm{d}s = \sqrt{7} \left(-\frac{\log 5}{4}+\frac{\log 3}{6}+{1\over2}\arctan {1\over2}\right)$$

But it's a bit below $\frac{1}{30}$ ($\approx 0.997 \cdot \frac{1}{30}$) :-(

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oh ,Thank you,but lfet you at last $-0.00008583……$ – math110 Mar 27 '13 at 7:47
I mean :$\sqrt{7} \left(-\frac{\log 5}{4}+\frac{\log 3}{6}-\frac{\arctan 2}{2}+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)-\dfrac{1}{30}=-0.00008583<0$ – math110 Mar 27 '13 at 8:01
No, left inequality in not necessarily wrong, but my proof does not work. The majoration I choose is too coarse. – Jean-Claude Arbaut Mar 27 '13 at 8:21
yes, I mean you left is wrong, so we can use other methods. – math110 Mar 27 '13 at 8:32
That's right ;-) – Jean-Claude Arbaut Mar 27 '13 at 8:32

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