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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A closed form for $\int_0^\infty\left(\frac{2^{-x}-3^{-x}}x\right)^adx,\ a\notin\mathbb{Z}^+$

Let $$I(a)=\int_0^\infty\left(\frac{2^{-x}-3^{-x}}x\right)^adx.$$ $I(a)$ has closed form representations for all $a\in\mathbb{Z}^+$. Is there any algebraic (or at least period) ...
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A closed form for $\sum_{k=1}^\infty \psi^{(1)} (k+a)\psi^{(1)} (k+b)$

The following result $$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty\left(\psi^{(1)} (k)\right)^2 = 3\zeta(3) $$ where $\psi^{(1)}$ is the polygamma function makes me think there is a nice sum for the series $$ ...
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Is there a simple expression for $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \left[ (4x)^n \frac{(n!)^2}{(2n+1)!} \right]^2?$

Is there a simple expression for the power series $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \left[ (4x)^n \frac{(n!)^2}{(2n+1)!} \right]^2?$$ This question came up in a quantum mechanics problem. Mathematica only returns ...
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Derivatives of the Struve functions $H_\nu(x)$, $L_\nu(x)$ and other related functions w.r.t. their index $\nu$

There are some known formulae for derivatives of the Bessel functions $J_\nu(x),\,$$Y_\nu(x),\,$$K_\nu(x),\,$$I_\nu(x)\,$with respect to their index $\nu$ for certain values of $\nu$, e.g. ...
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Closed form of a difficult definite integral

I'm looking for a closed-form expression for the value of this integral: $$I=\int_0^\pi \frac{\sin(x)}{\sqrt{x^3+x+1}} dx$$ The graph of the integrand looks like this: $\hskip 2.4 in$ Numerically, ...
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Known exact values of the $\operatorname{Li}_3$ function

We know some exact values of the trilogarithm $\operatorname{Li}_3$ function. Known real analytic values for $\operatorname{Li}_3$: $\operatorname{Li}_3(-1)=-\frac{3}{4} \zeta(3)$ ...
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closed form for $I=\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^n}{x^2+u^2}\tanh(x) dx$

solve $$I=\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^n}{x^2+u^2}\tanh(x) dx:0<n<2$$ I tried for $n=1$ : $$I(v)=\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x}{x^2+u^2}\tanh(vx) dx$$ ...
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Relations between definite integrals not having a known closed form

Are there any known cases, when there are two (or more) definite integrals, none of them having any known closed-form expression on its own, but there is still a non-trivial$^\dagger$ elementary ...
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Closed-form of $\int_0^1 \left(\ln \Gamma(x)\right)^3\,dx$

From the amazing result by Raabe we know that $$LG_1=\int_0^1 \ln \Gamma(x)\,dx = \frac{1}{2}\ln(2\pi) = -\zeta'(0).$$ We also know that $$LG_2 = \int_0^1 \left(\ln \Gamma(x)\right)^2\,dx = ...
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Closed-form of integrals containing double exponentials

Are there closed forms for the following integrals? $$\begin{align} I_1(w) & = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\exp(-we^y)}{y^2+\pi^2} dy, \\ I_2(w) & = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} ...
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An incorrect answer for an integral

As the authors pointed out in this paper (p. 2), the following evaluation which was in Gradshteyn and Ryzhik (sixth edition) is incorrect (and has been removed). $$ ...
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Infinite series involving factorials of squares

Does $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{(n^2)!}=2.04167\dots$$ possess a closed form?
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Closed-form of $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{{\text{Li}}_2^3(-x)}{x^3}\,dx$

Is there a possibility to find a closed-form for $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{{\text{Li}}_2^3(-x)}{x^3}\,dx$$ We have $$I=\int_0^1\frac{Li_2^3(-x)+x^4Li_2^3(-\frac{1}{x})}{x^3}\,dx$$ After repeatedly ...
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Integral of a product of five Bessel functions of order $0$

Does the following integral have a closed form? $$ \mathcal{J}(2,3,5,7,11) = \int_0^\infty x J_0(x\sqrt{2})J_0(x\sqrt{3})J_0(x\sqrt{5})J_0(x\sqrt{7})J_0(x\sqrt{11})\,dx. $$ I know that some similar ...
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Value of a Sine-Like Infinite Product

Does the following infinite product have a "nice" closed form? $$ P = \prod_{k=2}^{\infty} \left(\left(1 - \frac{1}{k^2}\right)^\dfrac{(-1)^k}{k}\right) $$ I know that without the power one could ...
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Closed-forms of real parts of special value dilogarithm identities from inverse tangent integral function

The inverse tangent integral is defined as $$\operatorname{Ti}_2(x)=\Im\operatorname{Li}_2\left(ix\right)$$ Because this we have some special value identitiy. Let $c_1 = \operatorname{Li}_2(i)$, ...
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Can we consider a hypergeometric function as a closed-form?

Let's say a calculus problem like an integral or a series has a solution that inevitably involving a hypergeometric function. It turns out that hypergeometric function cannot be expressed in term of ...
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Log Log Integrals III

The integrals \begin{align} I_{7} = \int_{0}^{1} \ln(x) \ \ln^{2}\left( \ln \left(\frac{1}{x}\right) \right) \ \frac{dx}{1-x} \end{align} and \begin{align} I_{8} = \int_{0}^{1} \ln(x) \ \ln^{2}\left( ...
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Write $\sum_{k=1}^nk\sin(kx)^2$ in closed form

$\underline{Given:}$ Write in closed form $$\sum_{k=1}^nk\sin(kx)^2$$ using the fact that $$\sum_{k=1}^nku^k=\frac u{(1-u)^2}[(n)u^{n+1}(n+1)u^n+1]$$ $\underline{My\ Work:}$ I substituted ...
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Exact values of error function

The error function is defined as $$\operatorname{erf}(z)=\frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}} \int_0^z e^{-t^2} \, dt.$$ We know that the Gaussian integral is $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-x^2}\,dx=\sqrt{\pi}.$$ ...
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Is there closed form for $\int_0^{\pi/4}\exp(-\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\tan^{2n}x}{n+a})\ dx$?

Is there closed form for $$I(a)=\int_0^{\pi/4}\exp\left(-\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\tan^{2n}x}{n+a}\right)dx $$where is $a\in (-1,3)$ I've tried with $\tan x=u$ and I got the result of sum in term of ...
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Closed form $\int_{a}^b \cfrac{1}{(1+x) \, \left[\ln(1-x)-\ln(1+x)\right]} \, \mathrm{d}x$

I am encountering an integral which involves logarithms, in particular, \begin{equation} \int_{a}^b \cfrac{1}{(1+x) \, \left[\ln(1-x)-\ln(1+x)\right]} \, \mathrm{d}x, \end{equation} where $a$ and $b$ ...
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Prove that primitives of $\frac{x^3}{{\rm e}^x - 1}$ have no closed form in terms of elementary functions

It is known the following indefinite integral $$\int \frac{x^3}{{\rm e}^x - 1} dx$$ cannot be evaluated in closed form in terms of any of the elementary functions of mathematics. A proof of this can ...
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Closed form of a “harmonic” alternating dilogarithm sum

Does the following sum $$ S = \sum_{n\geq 2}(-1)^n \mathrm{Li}_2(2/n) = 1.14434\ 42096\ 91982\ 23727\ 39852\ 45805\ldots $$ have a closed form in terms of known constants? Neither the inverse ...
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Prove that an equation has no elementary solution

There are methods proving that a polynomial isn't solvable in radical extensions (see Abel–Ruffini theorem) or proving that an integral or a differential equation has no solutions expressible through ...
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How to work with a recursive function with 2 recursive instances?

In class, we figured out how to find the closed form of a recursive definition through the "basic 5 steps method". Example function T(n): If n = 1, T(1) = 1 If n > 1, T(n) = T(n-1)+1 Step 1: ...
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Seeking closed-form solution to $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\log{(1+n)}}{(1+n)^{\alpha}-1}$

I'm looking for a closed-form solution to this infinite series: $$S(\alpha):=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\log{(1+n)}}{(1+n)^{\alpha}-1},~~~\Re(\alpha)>1.$$ My attempt All I've really been ...
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Solving equation with LambertW function?

Does the equation $$ a = b x e^x + c x + d e^x $$ have a solution form solution? I tried to look for it by using the LambertW funcion, but I did not succeed. Thanks in advance.
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Closed form of specific series

I'm working on a problem that involves the integrals of various Bessel functions that Mathematica can't symbolically handle. I've managed to grind out the transformations and integrals by hand, and ...
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A photon in expanding Universe (a snail on a tree)

I want to know how far a snail can reach in expanding universe. It has a constant speed c = 1 and tree is expanding at speed $v= H_0 D$, with Hubble constant $H_0 = 1$. Here D(T) is the distance of ...
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How to resolve this equation for f(n) without using f(n-1)

I have an equation related to some work I'm doing on Poisson distribution where I'm calculating a sequence of 100 values between a minimum and maximum value which is set by another formula. ...
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What techniques does Mathematica use to find solutions to these sequences?

This question is related to my previous question: Need help finding a closed form for complicated sum. An answer to that question led my to try and find the general term of the following recurrence: ...
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Evaluating a sum $-\zeta'(2)$

Is it possible to obtain any closed-form expression for the infinite sum $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\log(n)}{n^{2}}$$ by Residue calculus? My thought was to try to integrate $$f(z) ...
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Simplified expression of $ _2F_1((K-1)a,K,Ka,x) $

Is there any simplified expression of this Hypergeometric function $ _2F_1((K-1)a,K,Ka,x) $ Thanks!
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Closed-form expectation of CES function of a random variable?

I am faced with the following function, called CES (constant elasticity of substitution), of the continuously-distributed random variable $\epsilon$: $f(\epsilon) = (a^\sigma + ...
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Closed form for the sum $\sum_{a=1}^{b} a^3\cdot (b \bmod a)$

How can we simplify $\sum_{a=1}^{b} a^3\cdot (b \mod a)$? For $a \ge \frac{b+1}{2} $ to $a = b$ it reduces to $$\sum_{a\ge \frac{b+1}{2}}^{b}a^3\cdot (b-a)=b\cdot\sum_{a\ge ...
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Tractable indefinite integral of the exponentiation of some function

Consider the function $z(s)\in\mathbb{C}$ defined as $z(s)=\int_0^s \exp\left[i(q u+\lambda(u))\right]du$ for some $q\in\mathbb{Q}-\mathbb{Z}$ and $\lambda(s)$ a $2\pi$-periodic real differentiable ...
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Find the exact value of expression

Let $$S=\sqrt{4+\sqrt[3]{4+\sqrt[4]{4+\sqrt[5]{4+\sqrt[6]{4+\cdots}}}}}$$ Is it possible to write $S$ in terms of standard mathematical functions and operators? If yes, what is the exact value of $S$? ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^\infty x^{\lambda-1} \exp\left(-ax-b\sqrt x-\frac{c}{\sqrt x} - \frac{d}{x}\right) \: dx$

Is there a closed form for the integral $$\int_0^\infty x^{\lambda-1} \exp\left(-ax-b\sqrt x-\frac{c}{\sqrt x} - \frac{d}{x}\right) \: dx?$$ where $\lambda>0$, $a>0$, $d>0$ and where $b$, ...
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Closed-form expression of a definite integral

Does this definite integral admit a closed-form in terms of elementary functions? $$\int_0^{\infty } \frac{x}{\left(x^4+1\right) \left(2 x^2-2 \arctan\left(x^2\right)+\pi \right)} \, dx.$$
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Closed-form expression for a hypergeometric series

What is the closed-form expression for $${}_2 F_1 \left(1+2\lceil n/2\rceil,-n;1/2;-z/4\right)$$ According to the book Concrete Mathematics (R.Graham, D.Knuth, O.Patashnik 2nd), the authors say the ...
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Find the sum of exponentails of squares $\sum_{r=1}^n e^{-\alpha r^2}$

I would like to find $$a_n =\sum_{r=1}^n e^{-\alpha r^2},\qquad \alpha\in\mathbb{R}$$ I tried to solve the equivalent recursion $$a_n=a_{n-1}+e^{-\alpha n^2}\quad(n>0),\qquad a_0=0.$$ with an ...
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Is there a closed form for $\Gamma(i)$?

I know that $$\Gamma(z)\cdot\Gamma(z^*)=|\Gamma(z)|^2\tag{1}$$ and $$\Gamma (z)\cdot \Gamma (1-z) =\frac{\pi }{\sin{\pi z}}\tag{2}$$ but I still can't find closed form for $\Gamma(i)$
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Integrating a complicated function

After spending a couple of weeks, I was able to find the solution to a certain differential equation, given below (Well they are the eigenfunctions to be exact): $$y_n(x) = ...
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Evaluation of a multiple sum involving $\min\{i_0, i_1+ \cdots+ i_n\}$ with $i_1+ \cdots+i_n\leq x$

How can I calculate $\displaystyle\sum_{i_0=0}^x \sum_{i_1,\ldots, i_n=0}^1I_{i_1+ \cdots+i_n\leq x}\min\{i_0, i_1+ \cdots+ i_n\}$ as a function of $n,x$? $I_{i_1+ \cdots+i_n\leq x}$ is ...
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Converting from Closed Form

Let $A(n) = \lfloor n/2+\log_2(n)-\log_2(2) \rfloor$. Is there an easy way to convert this closed form into a recursive form? If so, what is the general method, and how might it be applied here. If ...
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Double sum with binomial coefficients

Find a closed form formula for this sum: $$\sum_{1\le i<j\le m} \sum_{\substack{1\le k,l\le n \\ k+l\le n}}{n\choose k} {n-k\choose l} (j-i-1)^{n-k-l}$$ It's quite likely that it can be ...
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Closed form of the series ,$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^k k!}{(k+1)^{(k+1)}}x^k$

$x,y>0$ $$f(x,y)=\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{xt+e^{y t}} dt$$ if $x=0$ then $f(0,y)=1/y$ $$f(x,y)=\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{e^{y t}(1+xte^{-y t})} dt=\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-y ...
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What is the closed form of generating function of a power law?

I want to know if there is a "closed form" of the following generating function, $G_n(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} P_n x^n$ where, $P_n = C(n_0 + n)^{-\gamma}$ where $C$ is a normalization constant, ...
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Can this series be expressed in closed form, and if so, what is it?

Can this series be expressed in closed form, and if so, what is it? $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{1}{9^{n+1}-1} $$