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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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 substitution $x^4 =t$ 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} ...
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Closed form $\int_{-1}^{1} \frac{\ln (\sqrt{3} x +2)}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}} (\sqrt{3} x + 2)^{n}}\ dx$

Does the following integral $$\int_{-1}^{1} \frac{\ln (\sqrt{3} x +2)}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}} (\sqrt{3} x + 2)^{n}}\ dx, \; \; n \in \mathbb{N}$$ have a nice closed form? Basically I cannot tackle it in any ...
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Closed form of a sum of ratios of integers

I am computing in a program this sum (does it have a "name"): $$\sum_{\alpha=2}^{K} \frac{\alpha-1}{\alpha}$$ is there a way to avoid the sum, term by term, and use a more compact closed form ?
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Finding this summation: $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(2n+99)!(3n-2)!}{(2n)!(3n+99)!}$

What would be an easy method to find the approximate value of/close the form (the former will work too, if reasonably correct, a few decimal places, not more than that.): ...
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A difficult integral: $\int_0^{+\infty} e^{ - x}\left(\frac{1}{x( e^{ - x} - 1 )} + \frac1{x^2} + \frac1{2x} \right) \, dx$.

Could you help me calculate the integral? $$\int_0^{+\infty} e^{ - x} \left( \frac{1}{x( e^{ - x} - 1)} + \frac{1}{x^2} + \frac{1}{2x} \right) \, dx .$$
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Closed expression of the following integral?

I believe that the following integral has a closed expression, but I haven't been able to check it $$I(k)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dt\,\text{erf}\left(\frac{t}{b}-i \frac{1}{2}b(k+a)\right) ...
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Closed form for sum resembling generating function

Is there a general closed-form solution for $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{f(k)}{z-k}$$ as a generating function of $f$? It vaguely reminds of a couple of other kinds of generating functions, but not in ...
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How to obtain a closed form for summation over polynomial ($\sum_{x=1}^n x^m$)? [duplicate]

What is the method for obtaining the polynomial equal to \begin{equation*} \sum^{n}_{x=1}x^m \end{equation*} for unknown $n$, and systematically for various values of $m$? I know it should be a ...
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How do I find the finite limits of this infinite product?

What is... $$\lim_{\omega \to \infty} \left( {1 \over {a^{\omega}}} \cdot \prod_{N=1}^{\omega} (1+e^{b \cdot c^{-N}}) \right)$$ I'd like closed form solutions, and in this case that means any ...
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Closed-form expression for $\int_{0}^{1}e^{-ax(1 - bx )}x^{\alpha-1}(1-x)^{\beta - 1}dx$?

As per the title, I am looking for a closed-form expression for the integral $$\frac{1}{B(\alpha,\beta)}\int_{0}^{1}e^{-ax(1 - bx )}x^{\alpha-1}(1-x)^{\beta - 1}dx$$ where $a,\alpha,\beta>0$ and ...
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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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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 ...