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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Can the recurrence $C_n = 2 C_1 C_{n-1} - C_{n-2}$ be expressed in a closed expression?

I was wondering if the expression: $$ C_n = 2 C_1 C_{n-1} - C_{n-2} $$ could be expressed as a closed expression in terms of (hopefully polynomials of) $C_1$ (or $C_2$). The bases cases for this ...
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closed form for $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{ \beta(a+ix,a-ix)}{\beta(b+ix,b-ix)}\frac{dx}{(b^2+x^2)}$

closed form for : $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{ \beta(a+ix,a-ix)}{\beta(b+ix,b-ix)}\frac{\mathrm{dx}}{(b^2+x^2)}$$ where $\beta$ is beta function I tried with the definition of beta and i got ...
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Evaluating $\int{ \frac{x^n}{1 + x + \frac{x^2}{2} + \cdots + \frac{x^n}{n!}}}dx$

I tried, and I don't know why it won't work. I used Pascal inversion, I will soon post what I tried. This is mine resolution, I have no clue why it failed. Let's start: define $$I_n(m) = ...
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Simplifying real part of hypergeometric function with complex parameters

I am looking for a simpler representation of the following hypergeometric function with complex parameters in terms of more basic functions and manifestly real parameters: ...
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Finding closed form for a generating function with different powers of $x$ in parameter

I'm working on a math/programming puzzle that involves an integer series defined as having a recurrence relating values $a(n)$ to $a(\lfloor\frac{n}{2}\rfloor)$ and $a(\lfloor\frac{n}{4}\rfloor)$. ...
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Closed form for $\sqrt {-1\sqrt {-2 \sqrt {-3 \sqrt {-4 \ldots}}}}$ [closed]

Does $\sqrt {-1\sqrt {-2 \sqrt {-3 \sqrt {-4 \ldots}}}}$ converge? Is there a closed form for it?
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A uncountable an closed subset of the Liouvilles Number

I am trying to "find" a closed and uncountable subset of the Liouville's numbers. $x\in L$ means that for all $n\in \mathbb{N}$ exists $p,q\in \mathbb{Z}$ with $q>1$ such that $$0<\vert ...
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A closed form for $\int x^nf(x)\mathrm{d}x$

When trying to find a closed form for the expression $$\int x^nf(x)\mathrm{d}x$$ in terms of integrals of $f(x)$ I found that $$\int xf(x)\mathrm{d}x=x\int f(x)\mathrm{d}x-\iint ...
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Eliminating a summation

I need to approach the new position $(x_t,y_t)$ at moment $t$ of a moving object at $(x_0,y_0)$ given its horizontal velocity $vx_0$, its vertical velocity $vy_0$ and some constant resistance $r$ that ...
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Prove that for any positive integer $n$ and $d$, $\sum_{k=0}^d 2^k\log_2(\frac{n}{2^k})=2^{d+1}\log_2(\frac{n}{2^{d-1}})-2-\log_2{n}$

I could prove it by induction, but I need to see how I might have discovered it for myself (cause that's what's gonna be on exam).
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Formula for $\sum\limits_{j=1}^{m-1}\frac{1}{\sin^{2p}(\frac{j\pi}{m})}$

Let $m\geq 2$ be an integer, then there is the well known formula $$\sum\limits_{j=1}^{m-1}\frac{1}{\sin^2(\frac{j\pi}{m})}=\frac{m^2-1}{3},$$ I'm interested in similar equations for the following ...
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How to compute $\sum_{n\text{ odd}}\frac{1}{n\sinh n\pi\sqrt 3}$?

I came across an old question asking to show that $$\displaystyle\sum_{n\text{ odd}}\frac{1}{n\sinh n\pi}=\frac{\ln 2}{8}.\tag{1}$$ Although I have managed to prove this formula, my proof uses ...
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How to compute $\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{(1+x^{\varphi})^{\varphi}}\,dx$?

How to compute the integral, $$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{(1+x^{\varphi})^{\varphi}}\,dx$$ where, $\varphi = \dfrac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}$ is the Golden Ratio?
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Is there a closed-form expression for Shapley value of glove game?

Suppose we have a coalition game with transferable utilities, with $m$ players having a right-handed glove and $n$ players having a left-handed glove. The value of a coalition is equal to the number ...
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Solution to a pde

I have a PDE system that I am trying to solve at steady state. When I make the appropriate substitutions, I get an equation of the following form: $$\frac{1+M}{M}\frac{d^2 M}{d x^2}=1$$ Is there a ...
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Help with recurrence $T(n) = T(n/2) + n$

I just need help seeing where I went wrong in this solution. $$T(n) = T\left(\frac{n}{2}\right) + n,~~~ T(1) = 0$$ By master theorem, this is $\theta(n)$. However, when I try to solve it, it ...
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Integral ${\large\int}_0^\infty\frac{dx}{\sqrt[4]{7+\cosh x}}$

How to prove the following conjectured identity? $$\int_0^\infty\frac{dx}{\sqrt[4]{7+\cosh x}}\stackrel{\color{#a0a0a0}?}=\frac{\sqrt[4]6}{3\sqrt\pi}\Gamma^2\big(\tfrac14\big)\tag1$$ It holds ...
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This one weird infite product can define exponentials in terms of itself. What does it do for other constants?

What is... $$\lim_{\omega \to \infty} \prod_{N=1}^{\omega} {{1+e^{b \cdot c^{-N}}} \over 2}$$ This is similar to my other question. However, there is a constant factor rather than variable in the ...
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Closed form for ${\large\int}_0^\pi\frac{x\,\cos\frac x3}{\sqrt[3]{\sin x}}dx$

I'm trying to find a closed form for the integral below and I found the following conjecture using computer search (and some lucky guesses): $$\int_0^\pi\frac{x\,\cos\frac x3}{\sqrt[3]{\sin ...
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Integrals of Pullbacks

This is a problem from Guillemin's Differential Topology: Suppose that $f_0, f_1: X \to Y$ are homotopic maps and that the compact boundaryless manifold $X$ has dimension $k$. Prove that for all ...
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Closed form for $\int_0^\infty\frac{1}{(1+x^2)^s}\,dx$ when $s\in (0.5,\infty)\setminus\mathbb{N}$

I know that the improper integral $$ \int_0^\infty\frac{1}{(1+x^2)^s}\,dx $$ is convergent for $s>0.5$ and divergent otherwise. Furthermore, it has a closed form for $s \in \mathbb{N}$ (this can ...
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Proving $\int_0^n \left(1-\frac{t}{n}\right)^n\ln(1/t)\,dt \to \gamma$

I have to prove that $\displaystyle \lim_{n\to\infty}\int_0^n \left(1-\frac{t}{n}\right)^n\ln(1/t)\,dt= \gamma$ I tried to expand $\left(1-\frac{t}{n}\right)^n$ and swap sum and integral, which ...
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Closed Form Solution for Minimization involving Standard Normal CDF and PDF

Could someone please advice and provide detailed steps regarding any possible closed form solutions or other suggestions regarding solving a minimization problem of the type shown below? Here, $\phi$ ...
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solve logarithmic equation without numerical methods

Is there algebraic method to solve following equation for $x$: $$ a x + b \ln x + c = 0 $$ with $a , b , c$ constants without using numerical methods and ln means natural logarithm.
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Closed Form for $~\int_0^1\frac{\text{arctanh }x}{\tan\left(\frac\pi2~x\right)}~dx$

Does $~\displaystyle{\LARGE\int}_0^1\frac{\text{arctanh }x}{\tan\bigg(\dfrac\pi2~x\bigg)}~dx~\simeq~0.4883854771179872995286585433480\ldots~$ possess a closed form expression ? This recent ...
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How to use Fourier Transform with non-trivial boundary conditions such as in potential flow around a plate?

I'd specifically like to be able to solve this PDE with boundary conditions corresponding to flow around a line (plate cross-section), otherwise known as flow-tangency, with integral transforms. ...
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Closed form of partial hypergeometric sum

Can we get closed form for $$\sum_{k=0}^m \left(-\frac12\right)^k \binom{2m}{m-k}k^p,\quad p\in\mathbb{N}\,?$$ In Concrete Mathematics Knuth describes Gosper's algorithm and its Zeilberger's ...
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Does $\int_{-1}^1\frac{\arctan x}{\text{arctanh}\,x}\,dx$ have a closed form?

Mathematica gives an approximate result of $1.581949621806183890451628...$, but no exact form. I predict it's a function of $e$ and $\pi$, and perhaps even the Golden Ratio $\phi$ (It certainly ...
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Series identity for cotangent

How to prove that $x \cot(x) = 1 - 2 \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{\frac{x^{2}}{(n \pi)^{2}-x^{2}}}$? First, it does not seem to be solvable, using considerations regarding Taylor series. The Fourier approach ...
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About a sum involving factorials.

I would like to know if there is a closed form of $$\sum_{k=0}^{n}\frac{4^{k}}{\left(2k\right)!\left(n-k\right)!^{2}}.$$ Wolfram gives a strange closed form and, i.e., ...
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Infinite sum of reciprocals of pentagonal numbers

How do I find this sum: $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{p(n)}$$ where $p(n)=\dfrac{n(3n-1)}{2}$ is the $n$th pentagonal number? I know it is a convergent series, but I don't know if the sum can be ...
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Website with possible closed forms of numbers

I encountered a website that had a large number of possible closed forms per a user number entry. It is not WA. I cannot locate it now. I had it saved before having to reinstall my browser. Anyone ...
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Partial sums of falling factorials

I want to know if there exists some way, approximate or exact, to do a partial sum of falling factorials of the kind: $$\sum_{k=i}^{n}(a+k)_{h}$$ where all are constants. And I'm interested too in ...
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Prove or disprove $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{dx}{\cos x+\cosh x}=\frac{1512835691 \pi}{1983703776}$

In this question, Evaluating the integral $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac {dx}{\cos x + \cosh x}$ , robjohn evaluates the integral to a nice summation with an approximate value. When plugged into W|A, it ...
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Closed form of a matrix product

Is there any closed form or a bound for a matrix product of this kind $$ P=\prod_{i=1}^n \begin{pmatrix} 1-a & a \\ b_i & 1-b_i \end{pmatrix}, \quad a,b_i \in [0,1] $$ for an arbitrary ...
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Is there a closed-form solution to the following equation?

I would like to know if there is a closed-form solution for $x$ in the following equation. If there is no such form, how can you show this? ...
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Fourier Transform of $x^p \cdot {{df^q} \over {dx^q}}$

What is the Fourier Transform of $x^p \cdot {{df^q} \over {dx^q}}$? This seems like an elementary question, but my CRC book of standard formulae doesn't have it. My attempt is rather trivial, but for ...
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Definite integral of arcsine over square-root of quadratic

For $a,b\in\mathbb{R}\land0<a\le1\land0\le b$, define $\mathcal{I}{\left(a,b\right)}$ by the integral ...
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Explicit solution of parametric solutions of an ODE

I need to find the explicit solution of the following ODE: $y'+\sin y'=x$, $y=y(x)$. I have found these two parametric solutions: $x=t+\sin t$ and $y=\frac{t^2}{2}+t\sin t+\cos t+c$, $c\in\Bbb R$. ...
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Closed form of an infinite series of integrals $\int_{0}^{\eta} \cos nt \cos t \sqrt{\cos^2 t - \cos^2 \eta}$

Let $$ I(n,\eta) = \int_{0}^{\eta} \cos nt \, \cos t \, \sqrt{\cos^2 t - \cos^2 \eta}\; dt $$ where it is known that $0 < \eta \leq \frac \pi 2$. Is it possible to evaluate $S$, the infinite ...
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Integral involving Clausen function ${\large\int}_0^{2\pi}\operatorname{Cl}_2(x)^2\,x^p\,dx$

Consider the Clausen function $\operatorname{Cl}_2(x)$ that can be defined for $0<x<2\pi$ in several equivalent ways: ...
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Determine a closed form for this sequence

Every year, 38 % of the amount of fish in a pond die. The 1st of May 2011 there were 5200 fish in the pond. Every year after May 1st 2011, 1900 new fish are added to the pond. Let $a_n$ be the amount ...
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How to compute $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^4}{(x^4+ x^2 +1)^3} dx =\frac{\pi}{48\sqrt{3}}$?

$$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^4}{(x^4+ x^2 +1)^3} dx =\frac{\pi}{48\sqrt{3}}$$ I have difficulty to evaluating above integrals. First i try the subsititue $x^4 =t$ or $x^4 +x^2+1 =t$ but it makes ...
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Does the closed form of $f(t) = \int \frac{e^{2 \pi i \alpha t}}{e^{2 \pi i \beta t} - 1} dt$ exist?

I have been working on finding close forms of various Fourier series. The general approach is: From the series find the (not necessarily homogeneous) ordinary differential equation for which the ...
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Computing $\int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{\log(x)}{\sqrt x(1+{x^2})}dx$.

I would like to compute the following integral : $$\int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{\log(x)}{\sqrt x(1+{x^2})}dx$$ using Residue theorem. I took the contour corresponding to half of the "donuts" ...
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Can these integrals be represented in closed form?

This paper in the formula F.3.6 (page 271) gives the following formula for the derivative of Hurwitz Zeta function: $$\frac ...
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Closed form for sequence: $\sum_{j=1}^k 2^j j^{1/2}$

Any idea how to find the closed form for either of following sequences: $$ A(k) = \sum_{j=1}^k 2^j j^{1/2} $$ or $$ B(k) = \sum_{j=1}^k 2^a, \quad \quad a:= {j^{1/2}} $$ Note: closed form for one of ...
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Closed forms for definite integrals involving error functions

I have been working for a while with these kinds of integrals $$\int_0^\infty dx\,\text{erfc}\left(c +i x\right)\exp \left(-\frac{1}{2}d^2x^2+i cx\right)$$ $$\int_\Lambda^\infty ...
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Solving an inequality involving a floor

Increasing the integer $k$, I can make the floor of $L/k$ smaller than $r$: $$\left\lfloor \frac{L}{k} \right\rfloor \lt r$$ where $L, k, r$ are positive integers, $k\leq \lfloor \frac{L}{2} ...