A "closed form expression" is any representation of a mathematical expression in terms of "known" functions, "known" usually being replaced with "elementary".

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Probability that a random graph is connected

Let $V=\{v_1,\dots,v_n\}$ a set of $n$ vertices. Define $\mathcal{G}$ to be the set of all graphs on $V$. $|\mathcal{G}|=2^{\binom{n}{2}}$. What is the probability that a random graph from ...
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Closed-form for one of the solutions of a specific polynomial equation of degree five of higher with integer coefficients [duplicate]

Because of Abel–Ruffini theorem we know that there is no solution in radicals to polynomial equations of degree five or higher with arbitrary coefficients. For example we know that there is no ...
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Calculate the sum of $\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty} \frac{1+2^n}{3^n}$

$$\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty} \frac{1+2^n}{3^n} = \sum_{n=1}^{+\infty} \frac{1}{3^n} + \sum_{n=1}^{+\infty} \frac{2^n}{3^n}$$ Each term is geometric series with $-1<r<1$ so they are all covergent. As ...
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Linear recursive sequence in closed-form function

I've been trying to find an answer for a question for some time, and I've done some Google searching but can't seem to figure out exactly how to solve it. It is a linear recursive sequence, and it ...
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Closed Form Expression of sum with binomial coefficient

I have the following equation which is making me problems. $$A_{n} = \sum_{k=0}^{n} \binom{n-k}{k}(-1)^{k}$$ where $n\in\mathbb{N}$. The task is to find a closed form expression for $A_{n}$. I have ...
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Does a better form exists for the coefficients of this product of power series?

Let $$f(a,b,t) = \sqrt{1-at}\sqrt{1-bt}$$ We take the series for $\sqrt{1-at}$ and $\sqrt{1-bt}$ around $t = 0$ and multiply them together to find $$f(a,b,t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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How to solve equation $ x=W(a+bx^{n})+1 $?

How i can resolve the equation $x=W(a+b x^n)+1$, where $W$ is the Lambert $W$ function? thanks
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Evaluate the definite integral $ \int_{\pi/6}^{\pi/2} \frac{\cos(x)}{\sin^{5/7}(x)}\, dx$

Evaluate the integral: $\displaystyle \int_{\pi/6}^{\pi/2} \frac{\cos(x)}{\sin^{5/7}(x)}\, dx$ (using substitution) Here's my attempt at solution: u = $\sin^5(x)$ $du = 5\sin^4(x) \cdot \cos(x) ...
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Closed Form Summation Example

$$ \sum_{i=1}^n (ai +b) $$ Let $n \geq 1$ be an integer, and let $a,b > 0$ be positive real numbers. Find a closed form for the following expression. In other words you are to eliminate the ...
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Summation to Closed Form conversion

I am struggling to understand basics as it related to forming a closed form expression from a summation. I understand the goal at hand, but do not understand the process for which to follow in order ...
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Sum identity involving sin

How one can prove that $$\sum_{k=1}^n(-1)^k\sin(2k\theta)=\cos(n\pi/2+\theta+n\theta)\sec\theta\sin(n\pi/2+n\theta)?$$ It looks difficult as there is sum on the other side and product of trigonometric ...
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Find the closed-form for $\sum_{i=0}^n(-1)^i(\frac{1}{2})^i$

I start with simplifying: $$\sum_{i=0}^n(-1)^i(\frac{1}{2})^i=\sum_{i=0}^n(-\frac{1}{2})^i$$ then: $$S = 1 + (-\frac{1}{2}) + (-\frac{1}{2})^2 + ... +(-\frac{1}{2})^n$$ $$(-\frac{1}{2})S = ...
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Is there a closed form expression for the following definite integrals?

I am looking for a closed form for these two integrals $$\int_{-\infty}^{-a}\text{d}x \frac{1}{|x|}e^{-\frac{1}{2}x^2\sigma^2}e^{i k |x|}+\int_a^{\infty}\text{d}x ...
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Evaluate $-\gamma-W_{-1}\left(-\gamma e^{-\gamma}\right)=\frac{\pi}{4}$ in $\gamma$.

Evaluate $\gamma$ expressed, involving Lambert function, by $$-\gamma-W_{-1}\left(-\gamma e^{-\gamma}\right)=\frac{\pi}{4}$$ where $\gamma<1$. I doubt that it is possible to find a value for ...
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Richard Pavlicek's combinatorial problem

In the game of bridge, a standard deck is dealt to four players, 13 cards each. That gives a total of $\binom{52}{13,13,13,13}$ distinct deals. How many distinct deals can be dealt if all spot cards ...
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Closed-form expression of $\frac{1}{N^{n}} \left[ N^{n+1} - \sum_{k=1}^{N} (k-1)^{n} \right] $

Is there a nice closed-form expression for $$\frac{1}{N^{n}} \left[ N^{n+1} - \sum_{k=1}^{N} (k-1)^{n} \right] $$ where $n, N, k \in \mathbb{N}$. I can obtain an approximation for this for large ...
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show that $\int_0^{\infty}\ln(2x)\frac{ax-u(1-e^{-2ax})}{\sinh^2(ax)}x^{2u-1}dx=\frac{1}{2u}(\frac{\pi}{a})^{2u}|B_{2u}|:u \in N$

$$\int_0^{\infty}\ln(2x)\frac{ax-u(1-e^{-2ax})}{\sinh^2(ax)}x^{2u-1}dx=\frac{1}{2u}(\frac{\pi}{a})^{2u}|B_{2u}|:u \in N$$ using real or complexe analysis where $B_{2u}$ is bernoulli number
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About the closed form for $\lim_{y\to +\infty}\left(-\frac{2}{\pi}\log(1+y)+\int_{0}^{y}\frac{|\cos x\,|}{1+x}\,dx\right)$

Recently, when facing a baby Rudin's exercise, I proved that: $$ \int_{0}^{y}\frac{|\cos x\,|}{1+x}\,dx = \frac{2}{\pi}\log(1+y)+O(1) $$ holds by integration by parts. Now I wonder if ...
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How to solve $\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\frac{x^2\cdot\log\sin x}{\sin^2 x}dx$ using a very cute way? [closed]

Few days ago my friend gave me this integral and i cant get how to solve this. The integral is:$$\int_0^{\large \frac{\pi}{2}}\frac{x^2\cdot\log{{\sin{x}}}}{\sin^2{x}}dx$$
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Help finding a closed form

I have the following function: $$\frac{2e^x}{e^{2x}+1+2x}=\sum_{n=0}^\infty \varepsilon_n\frac{x^n}{n!}$$ I would like to find a closed form for the $\varepsilon_k$. One thing that I do know is that ...
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Generating function and its closed form

Consider the inequality $x_1 + x_2 + x_3 + x_4 ≤n$ where $x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4,n ≥ 0$ are all integers. Suppose also that $x_2 ≥ 2$, that $x_3$ is a multiple of 4, and $1 ≤ x_4 ≤ 3$. Let $c_n$ be the ...
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Does this sum of products of binomial coefficients have a simple closed form?

Let $c,m,k$ be positive integers. Is there a simple closed form for the following sum? $$ \sum_{i=1}^{c-1} (-1)^i {c \choose i} {im \choose k} $$ Mathematica finds nothing, and Maxima's implementation ...
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Elusive closed form for card permutation problem

Does a closed form formula f(n) exist for the two rightmost columns? The two question marks are meant to be 0. The diagram is a summary of the numerical results from original question: Permutations ...
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Closed form of the sum $\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty \exp(-n^3)$

I am trying to calculate the sum of the series $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \exp(-n^3)$$ Can it be expressed in terms of known mathematical functions?
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Approximate distribution of product of N normal i.i.d.?

Given $N>30$ i.i.d. $X\approx\mathcal{N}(\mu_X,\sigma_X^2)$, looking for: accurate closed form distribution approximation of $Y=\prod_{n=1}^{N}{X}$ asymptotic normal approximation of same ...
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Closed form for nth term - generating functions

I think I am mostly confused about what the question is asking. I read that "closed form" means that it should not be represented as as infinite sum, so I am not sure what they are asking for. Would ...
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Closed form for an infinite sum over Gamma functions?

I am having quite a bit of trouble trying to find a closed form (or a really fast way to compute) for the infinite sum $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a^n \dfrac{\gamma(n+1,b)}{\Gamma(n+1)\Gamma(n)}$$ where ...
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How to solve the following equation? $\left(\sqrt{u^2-1}+u\right)^{1/u}=\pi ^{1/\pi }$

I have no clue: $$\left(\sqrt{u^2-1}+u\right)^{1/u}=\pi ^{1/\pi }$$
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Closed form for $\sum_{k\in\mathbb{N}}\frac{k}{a\uparrow^kb}$

Let $a,b\in\Bbb{N}$. Is there a closed form for $\displaystyle\sum_{k\in\mathbb{N}}\frac{k}{a\uparrow^kb}$ ? (I use Knuth's up arrow notation) If so, how can we obtain it ? If there isn't a closed ...
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Solving 2nd order linear recurrence with non-constant coefficients

I am trying to find a general solution to the following definite integral: $$F_{n}{\left(a,b;z\right)}:=\int_{a}^{z}\frac{x^{n}}{\sqrt{\left(x-a\right)\left(b-x\right)}}\,\mathrm{d}x,\tag{1}$$ ...
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Equations involving factorial/Gamma function

Are there any known methods to formally solve equations like: 1)$x^3!+(2x^2)!-x!+3=0$ 2)$x!=e^x$ ($0$ is trivial but there must be another one) 3)$(2x!)^2+x!-1=0$ 4)$x!!+x!=7$ I don't need ...
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Closed form of generating function $r^a$

Find the closed form of the generating function of $r^a$. in this question $r$ is the variable part and $r$ assumes the values $1,2,3,4,5,6,7 \ldots$ and $a \in \mathbb R_{\geq 0}$. I would appreciate ...
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Proving that $\int_0^\infty\frac{J_{2a}(2x)~J_{2b}(2x)}{x^{2n+1}}~dx~=~\frac12\cdot\frac{(a+b-n-1)!~(2n)!}{(n+a+b)!~(n+a-b)!~(n-a+b)!}$

How could we prove that $$\int_0^\infty\frac{J_{2a}(2x)~J_{2b}(2x)}{x^{2n+1}}~dx~=~\frac12\cdot\frac{(a+b-n-1)!~(2n)!}{(n+a+b)!~(n+a-b)!~(n-a+b)!}$$ for $a+b>n>-\dfrac12$ ? Inspired by ...
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Find closed form of recursion

I know how to get the equation of the form $x^2 = Ax + B$ and then from there get $a_k = C * x_1^k + D * x_2^k$ but doesn't the original $b_k$ equation have to be of the form $7b_{k-1} - 10b_{k-2}$ ...
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How to find $\sum_{n \in \mathbb Z_+} \frac{2^{n-1}}{2^{2^n}}$?

I'm trying to calculte the measure of a fat Cantor set, but run into this question: How to find $$\sum_{n \in \mathbb Z_+} \frac{2^{n-1}}{2^{2^n}}$$
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A Logarithm Integral II [closed]

Does the integral \begin{align} \int_{0}^{1} (1-t)^{2} \, \ln^{k}(1-t) \, \ln^{m}(t) \, dt \end{align} have a compact form for $m = 1$, and $m=2$ ?
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The $C_0-$group generated by the operator $(Af)(x)=f'(x)+a(x)f(x)$

Consider the Banach space $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ of integrable functions $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$. Consider the unbounded operator $A$ defined by $$(Af)(x)=f'(x)+a(x)f(x), \ \ \ x\in \mathbb{R}$$ for ...
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Expressing an integral in closed form

Is there a closed-form expression for this integral? $$\int \frac{\sin(Ax/2)}{A\sin(x/2)}\mathrm{d}x$$
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A Trig Integral

Does the integral \begin{align} \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \cos(x) \, \ln\left( \frac{1 + a^{2} \sin(x)}{1 - a^{2} \sin(x)} \right) \, dx \end{align} have a closed form and what is changed if the limits are ...
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How to solve:$\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log(x+\frac{1}{x})}{1+x^2}dx$

Here is my question $$\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log(x+\frac{1}{x})}{1+x^2}dx$$ I have tried it by substituting $x$ = $\frac{1}{t}$. I got the answer $0$ but the correct answer is $\pi log(2)$. Any ...
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Longest chord in the intersection n disks (circle areas)

Given n disks that intersect, there is a shape in the space where they intersect. Given that, what is the longest chord, more generally longest line, that can be drawn in this space? For n=1, this is ...
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Closed form for ${\large\int}_0^\infty\frac{x\,\sqrt{e^x-1}}{1-2\cosh x}\,dx$

I was able to calculate $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\sqrt{e^x-1}}{1-2\cosh x}\,dx=-\frac\pi{\sqrt3}.$$ It turns out the integrand even has an elementary antiderivative (see here). Now I'm interested in a ...
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A closed form for the sum of $(e-(1+1/n)^n)$ over $n$

I have been having some trouble trying to find a closed form for this sum. It seems to converge really slowly
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How to find the value of $I_1=\int_0^\infty\frac{\sqrt{x}\arctan{x}\log^2({1+x^2})}{1+x^2}dx$

How to find the value of $$I_1=\int_0^\infty\frac{\sqrt{x}\arctan{x}\log^2({1+x^2})}{1+x^2}dx$$ If we put $$I_2=\int_0^\infty\frac{\arctan^2({x})\log({1+x^2})}{\sqrt{x}(1+x^2)}dx$$ After long ...
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Two kind of equations involving natural log and exponentiation

I know how to solve equations using Lambert's W function like $xe^x=k$ or $e^x+x=k$ But how can I solve this two kinds of equations involving natural log ? $e^x \ln(x)=k$ and $e^x+\ln(x)=k$ I ...
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Transcendental equations involving more than 2 terms

I now how to solve transcendental equations involving only two terms like: $xe^x=k$ $x=W(k)$ Where W(x) is the Lambert's Omega function. But how can I solve (for $x$) a more general case? Like: ...
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Calculating closed forms of integrals

So I've been told that you can't find the closed form of $\int e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}}$. Apparently, you know the exact result then you integrate over the whole of $\mathbb{R}$ but every other number ...
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Can $\int_{-a}^{a}\frac{\sqrt{a^2-x^2}}{\log(\frac{4}{b}\sqrt{a^2-x^2})}e^{ikx}dx$ be found in closed form?

I am trying to see if it is worth pursuing to try to calculate the following integral analytically: \begin{align} \int_{-a}^{a}\frac{\sqrt{a^2-x^2}}{\log(\frac{4}{b}\sqrt{a^2 ...
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Show that $\int_1^{\infty } \frac{(\ln x)^2}{x^2+x+1} \, dx = \frac{8 \pi ^3}{81 \sqrt{3}}$

I have found myself faced with evaluating the following integral: $$\int_1^{\infty } \frac{(\ln x)^2}{x^2+x+1} \, dx. $$ Mathematica gives a closed form of $8 \pi ^3/(81 \sqrt{3})$, but I have no ...
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Get a closed form of an expression

I try to get a closed form of the following function $f(x)$. $a_0\left(x\right)=x$ $a_{n+1}\left(x\right) = x^{a_n\left(x\right)}$ e.g. $a_{3}\left(x\right) = x^{ \left( x^{ \left( x^x \right) } ...