# Tagged Questions

For basic questions about limits, derivatives, integrals, and applications, mainly of one-variable functions.

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### Evaluating $\int_{0}^{\infty} \left[\left(\frac{2015}{2015+x}+\cdots +\frac{2}{2+x}+\frac{1}{1+x}-x\right)^{2016}+1 \right] ^{-1}\mathrm{d}x$

I need to evaluate $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \left[\left(\frac{2015}{2015+x}+\cdots +\frac{2}{2+x}+\frac{1}{1+x}-x\right)^{2016}+1 \right] ^{-1}\mathrm{d}x$$ I've been told that the way forward is ...
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### How do you prove $\delta (ds^2) = 2 ds \delta(ds)$?

How do you prove $\delta (ds^2) = 2 ds \delta(ds)$ ? To give context, this comes from: Dirac's Theory of General Relativity p19: http://imgur.com/mrkT5C7 I'm not comfortable with proofs regarding ...
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### Area under a curve with polar coordinates. Seems to be too simple?

Curve is given by equation: $$r^2 = 2a^2|\cos \phi|$$ I would like to use the formula: $$A = \frac{1}{2}\int_a^b (f(\phi))^2 \, d\phi$$ So, since equation is already squared, i can put the right ...
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### Non-analytic smooth function

The Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-analytic_smooth_function) proves that $$f(x) = \begin{cases} \exp(-1/x), & \mbox{if }x>0 \\ 0, & \mbox{if }x\le0 \end{cases}$$ is a ...
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### how to calculate this line integral $\int_{0}^{2\pi} (16\sin^2 3t +16\cos^2 4t)\sqrt{(144\cos^2 3t +256\sin^2 4t)}dt$

I am working on a line integral to calculate the amount of chocolate to cover a pretzel. the density of the pretzel is given by this formula $\lambda=3(x^2+y^2)$ and the parameter equation of a ...
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### Tools to bound the singular values of a finite sum of random matrices from below?

Matrix Chernoff bounds (see also this arXiv paper) are usually used to give upper bounds on the largest eigenvalue of a finite sum of random matrices. Sometimes it can also be used to give a lower ...
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### Elliptic integration with exponential numerator.

I was wondering if someone could help me with the evaluation of an integral: $$\int_{x_1}^{x_2} \frac{e^{ax}}{\sqrt{1-b\cos(x)}}dx$$ I'm familiar with elliptic integrals ...
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### Do mathematicians consider functional integration to be good mathematics? If so, what is it?

I am trying to learn about path integration in physics and, from what I understand, this means learning to do functional integrals. (Note: I know what a functional is and I also have done functional ...
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### Seperating single integral into an double integral.

Please refer to : How to prove that $\int_{0}^{\infty}\sin{x}\arctan{\frac{1}{x}}\,\mathrm dx=\frac{\pi }{2} \big(\frac{e-1}e\big)$ The answer by @Venus. What is the procedure in converting that ...
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### Is there any relation between summation and indefinite integration?

Indefinite integral is the family of all its primitives or antiderivatives. It represents geometrically a family of curves having parallel tangents at their points of intersection with the lines ...
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### Explain this step in lecture notes

The bounty offered is for the person that explains me how the author gets from equation 3.19 to equation 3.20 in these lecture see here. Normally I would agree that copying the relevant equation would ...
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### Help with an ODE

I need some help, I have this ODE but can't solve it for $y(x)$, I try every method I know, but with no succes,please, somebody can help me? $(\varepsilon-x)y=y'(-x+y^2-2x^2)$ Thanks.
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### existence of solution of volterra integral equation of the first kind

$$\int_0^t k(s,t)f(s)ds=g(t)$$ To know the existence and uniquness of solution of volterra integral equation(VIE) of the first kind, we differentiate it and convert to the VIE of the second kind. ...
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### The negative integral meaning

Whenever I take a definite integral in aim to calculate the area bound between two functions, what is the meaning of a negative result? Does it simly mean that the said area is under the the x - axis, ...