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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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) } ...
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Any given function $f\colon [0,1] \to \Bbb R$, what is $\int_0^1 \frac{f(x)}{f(x)+f(1-x)} \, dx$?

I have a general function $$\int_0^1\frac{f(x)}{f(x)+f(1-x)}dx.$$ How do I solve it? I have tried to split it up from $0$ to $0.5$ and from $0.5$ to $1$, but I don't know what to do next. Thanks for ...
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How to manipulate this summation in the easiest way possible?

$$ D = \sum_{k=c}^{n}\sum_{j=0}^{k-c}[{k-c \choose j}\ln^{k-c-j}(g(x))[\ln(g) f'(x) f_c^{(j)} X_{n,k(f\rightarrow g)^c} + f_{c}^{(j)} X_{n,k(f \rightarrow g)^{c}}' + \frac{d}{dx}[f_c^{(j)}] X_{n,k(f ...
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Does this series have a closed form?

A friend of mine asked me if I could find a closed form for the series: $$ S = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} (n-h)^{\alpha} e^{-\beta(n-h)^2}, $$ with $\alpha,\beta > 0$. I don't even know how to ...
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Closed form expression for a sum

I want to calculate a sum of the form $$\sum_{k=0}^m \frac{\Gamma[m+1+\alpha-k]^2}{\Gamma[m+1-k]^2}\frac{\Gamma[x+k]}{\Gamma[x]k!}$$ where $m>0$ and belongs to integers and $\alpha$ takes half ...
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Sequence closed expression or others

What are closed expression or any other expression (involving integrals, specials functions...) for $\sum_{k=0}^{n}(n-2k)^t\frac{n!}{k!(n-k)!}$ where $t>0$ integer Thank you
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Closed-form of $\int_0^{\pi/2} \arctan(x)\cot(x)\,dx$

I'm looking for a closed-form of the following integral problem. $$I = \int_0^{\pi/2} \arctan(x)\cot(x)\,dx.$$ The numerical approximation of $I$ is $$I \approx ...
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Closed form expression for $\sigma$

A student I'm tutoring came to me with a problem in which he needs to find a closed-form expression in $\sigma$, $E(|Y|)$. $Y$ has a normal distribution with mean $0$ and standard deviation $\sigma$. ...
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Closed form for this 2 variable recurrence?

I'm trying to find a closed form for this two variable recurrence, but Wolfram Alpha does not seem to understand the input. $$ \begin{cases} a_{0,1} = 1 \\ a_{0,i} = 0 \quad \forall i\neq1 \\ ...
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Manipulation of summations

this question branches off another question that can be seen here Now we begin be taking a look at the following expressions: $$ \sum_{k=1}^{n-l} \sum_{j-0}^m \frac{\ln(g)^{m-j}}{g^k} ...
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Indefinite integral question…

How can I solve this integral: $$\int \frac{1}{x\sqrt{x^2+x}}dx$$ I first completed the square and got: $$\int \frac{1}{x\sqrt{(x+\frac{1}{2})^2-\frac{1}{4}}}dx$$ Then I factored out 1/4 and got: ...
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Multi-index power series

What is closed-form expression for the summation $$ S(n,m)=\sum_{|\alpha|=m} p^{\alpha} = \sum_{\alpha_1 + \cdots + \alpha_n = m} \prod_{i=1}^n p_i^{\alpha_i} $$ as a function of $n$ and $m$? Here ...
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Other integral related to Ahmed's integral

I have a doubt regarding the evaluation of the following integral : $$ \int_0^\frac{1}{\sqrt{5}} \frac{\tan^{-1}\left({\sqrt{(1 + x^2)/2}}\right)} {(1 + 3x^2)\sqrt{1 + x^2}}\,du = ...
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How to integrate $\frac{x^{2}\log {\sin x}}{1+x^{6}}$

I recently stumbled upon a question $$\int_0^{\infty}\frac{x^{m-1}\log^{a}x}{1+x^n}dx$$ I was able to evaluate it,but I am curious if there exists a closed form for, ...
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Is there a closed form for a sequence invariant under “Cauchy square”?

For two sequences $a=(a_n), b=(b_n),$ define the Cauchy product as $a*b=(c_n),$ where $c_n=\sum_{k=0}^{n}a_kb_{n-k}.$ Then is there a closed form expression for a sequence $(a_n)$ whose product with ...
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Analytic form of: $ \int \frac{\bigl[\cos^{-1}(x)\sqrt{1-x^2}\bigr]^{-1}}{\ln\bigl( 1+\sin(2x\sqrt{1-x^2})/\pi\bigr)} dx $

Background: On my quest to solve difficult integrals, I chanced upon this site: http://www.durofy.com/5-most-beautiful-questions-from-integral-calculus/ Good problems for me, (novice), although I ...
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Explicit formula for IFS fractal dimesnion

Is there an explicit formula for finding the box counting dimension of an arbitrary IFS fractal, such as the IFS fern or any other random IFS fractal? If not, is there at least a summation, or ...
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Closed form of $\int_{0}^{\pi/2}x\cot\left(x\right)\cos\left(x\right)\log\left(\sin\left(x\right)\right)dx$

I would like to know if there exists a closed form for this integral $$\int_{0}^{\pi/2}x\cot\left(x\right)\cos\left(x\right)\log\left(\sin\left(x\right)\right)dx.$$ I tried the relation ...
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closed form for $\int_{0}^{1/2}\frac{x\cos\left(x\pi\right)^{2}\cos\left(2\pi kx\right)}{\sin\left(x\pi\right)}dx,k\in \mathbb{N}$

I would know if exists a closed form for $$\int_{0}^{1/2}\frac{x\cos^{2}\left(\pi x\right)\cos\left(2\pi kx\right)}{\sin\left(\pi x\right)}dx,k\in\mathbb{N}.$$I tried integration by parts without ...
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Closed form for the partial sum $\sum\limits_{k = 1}^n \frac{\ln k}k$

I'd like to find a closed form for this partial sum: $$\sum\limits_{k = 1}^n \frac{\ln k}k$$ Using the properties of the logarithms, I converted the above into $$\ln\left(\prod_{k = 1}^n ...
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Does this tridiagonal system have a closed-form solution?

Let $$ A = \begin{pmatrix} a + c_1 & -b\\ -a & a+b+c_2 & -b\\ & -a & a+b+c_3 & -b\\ & &\ddots & \ddots & ...
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How to evaluate $I=\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x\log{\sin{(x)}}}{\sin(x)}\,dx$

Prima facie, this integral seems easy to calculate,but alas, this not's case $$I=\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x\log{\sin{(x)}}}{\sin(x)}\,dx$$ The numerical value is I=-1.122690024730644497584272... How to ...
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About the series $\sum_{n\geq 0}\frac{1}{(2n+1)^2+k}$ and the digamma function

Let we provide a closed form for $$ S_k = \sum_{n\geq 0}\frac{1}{(2n+1)^2+k} $$ for $k>0$ in terms of elementary functions. It is quite easy to check that $S_k$ can be computed in terms of the ...
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Euler type superdivergent

Could you explain where this came from: $$\sum _{k=0}^{\infty } (k!)^2 (-y)^k=\frac{G_{1,3}^{3,1}\left(\frac{1}{y}\mid{{0}\atop{0,0,0}}\right)+2 \left(\log \left(\frac{1}{y}\right)+\log (y)\right) ...