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Can we express the following in a closed form? [duplicate]

I want to evaluate the integral: $$I=\int_{0}^{\pi/2}\ln \left ( \frac{(1+\sin x)^{1+\cos x}}{1+\cos x} \right )\,dx$$ Well, the sub $u=\pi/2-x$ does not give me any result. In fact it makes the ...
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Is there closed form for $(1-p)(1-p^2)(1-p^3)…$ or its Taylor expansion?

I was considering the following problem: Somebody uses a backup for something (e.g. backups a file) and the backup is equally reliable as original storage. The storage is not perfectly reliable and ...
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Formula for $\int_0^\infty \frac{\log(1+x^2)}{\sqrt{(a^2+x^2)(b^2+x^2)}}dx$

Is it possible to express the following integral in terms of known special functions? $$I(a,b)=\int_0^\infty \frac{\log(1+x^2)}{\sqrt{(a^2+x^2)(b^2+x^2)}}dx$$ I have managed to solve the special ...
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Closed Form for $\int_0^1 \frac{\log(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}\sqrt{x^2+2+2\sqrt{2}}}dx$

Is there a closed form for the following integral? $$\int_0^1 \frac{\log(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}\sqrt{x^2+2+2\sqrt{2}}}dx$$ It is approximately equal to $-0.48878092308456029189008$. Mathematica is ...
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A Challenging Integral $\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\log \left( x^2+\log^2(\cos x)\right)dx$

I encountered a strange integral with a strange result. $$\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\log \left( x^2+\log^2(\cos x)\right)dx = \pi \log \left(\log (2) \right)$$ Believe it or not, the result agrees ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left( 1+x^{2+\sqrt{3}}\right)}{1+x}dx$

I am trying to find a closed form for $$\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left( 1+x^{2+\sqrt{3}}\right)}{1+x}dx = 0.094561677526995723016 \cdots$$ It seems that the answer is $$\frac{\pi^2}{12}\left( ...
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Proving a formula for $\int_0^\infty \frac{\log(1+x^{4n})}{1+x^2}dx $ if $n=1,2,3,\cdots$

I came across the formula $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\log \left(1+x^{4n} \right)}{1+x^2}dx = \pi \log \left\{2^n \prod_{k=1 ,\ k \text{ odd}}^{2n-1} \left(1+\sin \left( \frac{\pi k}{4n}\right) ...
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Estimate the scale of the power series with Poisson pdf-like terms

Sorry to bother you, but I guess that this question is not appropriate for MO, so I repost it here hoping that someone could give me a clue. I would like to have an estimate for the series $$P(t) = ...
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Is there an algebraic solution to $e^{-x/a}+e^{-x/b}=1$ ($a\neq b$, $a,b$ constants)?

Is there an algebraic solution for the to find the intersection of the following two functions for values of $x\geq 0$: $$f_1(x)=1-2e^{-x/a}=f_2(x)=-1+2e^{-x/b}$$ $a$ and $b$ are positive constants. ...
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Closed form for $\sum_{k=0}^{n} \cos( t \sqrt{k} )$?

I would like to know if there a closed form solution for the sum: $$ S_n(t) = \sum_{k=0}^{n} \cos( t \sqrt{k} ) $$ There is obviously an easy answer when the sum is replaced by an integral so this ...