I'm attempting a novel approach to some tough integration problems. I'm using the idea of series expansions to help integrate. In other words, I will attempt to approximate integration by integrating the series expansion of an integrand, rather than direct integration or standard numerical methods.
I believe I can approximate integration of a series very easily, compared to the other methods. However, there's a catch. I will use at least two different series expansions. One for the lower limit of integration, and one for the upper limit. Now, when I attempt to integrate these expansions, the constant of integration comes into play, and it's not obvious what it is. Since I am using at least two different series expansions, the constant of integration may differ for each expansion. So I'm wondering if there is an easy way to get the constants of integration without much more work. Any help, ideas, or suggestions are welcome.
A few additional notes... I know ahead of time that the series will converge. I consider that I could integrate in sections, like quadrature, while still using the series to aid in integration. However, I am considering the idea of only using only the endpoints, with two different series. So the constants of integration would be different for each series. If I could somehow find them or find how they differ relative to one another, that would save me the trouble of breaking the integral into sections and using something akin to conventional numerical methods.