Questions about the evaluation of specific definite integrals.

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What is the area of the part of the surface $z=yx$ bounded by $x^2+y^2=1$?

A parametrization of the part of the surface $z=yx$ bounded by $x^2+y^2=1$ is \begin{align} x &= u \cos v \\ y &= u \sin v \\ z &= \frac12 u^2 \sin 2v, \end{align} or $$r(u,v)=u \cos v \, ...
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Line integral of vector field/Why doesn't my solution work?

The question in its entirety: Determine for which constants A & B the vector field $$\mathbb{F} = (Axln(z))\mathbb{i} + (By^2z)\mathbb{j} + ((\frac{x^2}{z})+y^3)\mathbb{j}$$ is conservative. If ...
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Volumes of revolution (annular cross sections)

I have been asked to find the volume of the solid of revolution when the region bounded by the curve $y=x(4-x)$ and the $x$ axis is rotated about the $y$ axis. I am confused because the outer and ...
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Find the hydrostatic force using integration

A vertical dam has a semicircular gate. Find the hydrostatic force against the gate. The dam is 12 meters high, the water level is at 10 meters, and the semicircular gate had a diameter of 4 meters. ...
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Generalized Sophomore's dream. Question about originality

A few months ago I derived a beautiful fact: $$ \sum_{n=k+1}^\infty n^{k-n}=\int_{0}^{1} t^{k-t}dt~~~(*) $$ for every natural $k$. Generally: $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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Convergence of improper integral?

Consider an improper integral such that: $$I = \int_0^{+\infty} \frac{f(x)}{x}dx.$$ If $\int_0^{+\infty}f(x)dx < + \infty$, Can we conclude that the integral I converges? Thanks for any answer or ...
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Finding a better upper bound for an integral of a product of $n$ terms

So I'm trying to find and upper bound for the integral $$ \int\limits_{a}^b \! (x-x_1)^2 \cdots (x-x_n)^2\, \mathrm{d}x, $$ where $x_i \in [a,b], \enspace \forall i=1,\dots ,n.$ I've tried ...
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Logarithmic Integral I

Consider the integral \begin{align} I = \int_{0}^{1} \frac{ \ln^{2}x}{(x^{2} - x + 1)^{2}} \, dx. \end{align} It is speculated that the value is \begin{align} I = \frac{10 \, \pi^{3}}{3^{5} \, ...
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(definite integral) area between two trig functions

I'm trying to figure out how to find the area between two trig functions. I know the procedure of integration here, finding the difference between two functions and integrating across whatever ...
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Evaluate the improper integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}{f(x)-f(2x)\over x}dx$, where $\lim_{x \to \infty} f(x) = L$ [duplicate]

Find $$\int_{0}^{\infty}{f(x)-f(2x)\over x}\, \mathrm{d}x$$ if $f\in C([0,\infty])$ and $\lim\limits_{x\to \infty}{f(x)=L}$. I tried denoting $\displaystyle \int{f(x)\over x}dx=F(x)$, but I don't ...
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Integral gaussian hypergeometric function

How can we define integral with interval $[b,\infty)$ $$ \begin{align} C(b,\alpha) & = \int_b^\infty \frac{1}{1+w^{\alpha/2}}\,\mathrm{d}w \\[8pt] & = 2\pi/\alpha \csc(2\pi/\alpha)-b_2 F_1 ...
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Definite integral with logarithm and arctangent inside of arctangent

How to prove $$\int_0^1 \left[ \frac{2}{\pi }\arctan \left(\frac 2 \pi \arctan \frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{\pi }\ln \frac{1 + x}{1 - x}\right) - \frac{1}{2} \right]\frac{\mathrm{d}x} x = \frac{1}{2} \ln ...
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The quadratic and cubic versions of a tough intregral

In this post, Proving that $\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left(\frac{1}{t}\right) \log (t+2)}{t+1} \, dt=\frac{13}{24} \zeta (3)$, it's proved that $$I_1=\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left(\frac{1}{t}\right) \log ...
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An integral involving the Gamma function

By utilizing the results of two previously asked questions, Series involving Laguerre polynomials and Integral of binomial coefficients, what is a resulting value of the integral \begin{align} ...
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Laplace Transform of Kelvin functions

What is the value of the Laplace transform, in terms of the G-function, \begin{align} \int_{0}^{\infty} e^{-st} \, t^{m} \, \left(ber_{\nu}^{2}(t) + bei_{\nu}^{2}(t)\right) \, dt \hspace{5mm} ? ...
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Integral identity for variable in integration limit

The following is an interesting integral identity: $H(t)=\int_0^tf(x,t)dx$, for $f(x,t)$ a sufficiently smooth function. Then, $H'(t)=f(t,t)+\int_0^tf_t(x,t)dx$. Why can't we use standard ...
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Convergence of $\int_0^\infty x^\alpha \cos e^x \, dx$

I tried to solve whether this integral is convergent or not and whether that convergence is conditional or absolute for a given $\alpha$. $$\int _0^{\infty }\:\:x^{\alpha \:}\cos\left(e^x\right)\, ...
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Proving that $\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left(\frac{1}{t}\right) \log (t+2)}{t+1} \, dt=\frac{13}{24} \zeta (3)$

Are we aware of an elementary way of proving that? $$\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left(\frac{1}{t}\right) \log (t+2)}{t+1} \, dt=\frac{13}{24} \zeta (3)$$ Of course, with the help of Mathematica it can be ...
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How to evaluate the integral ${\displaystyle\int_0^{m_1} \int_0^{m_2} }\frac{dx' dy'}{[(x-x')^2+(y-y')^2+25]^{\frac{3}{2}}} $

How to evaluate the integral $$\int_0^{m_1} \int_0^{m_2} \frac{dx' dy'}{[(x-x')^2+(y-y')^2+25]^{\frac{3}{2}}} $$
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Interchange Order of Integrals

Can someone explain the last step in this process. Specifically, how do you get the new limits of integration? Expected Value Definition: $E[Y] = \int_0^\infty{P\{Y \ge y\} \, dy}$ Expand: $E[Y] = ...
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Inequality using integrals and absolute values

Let $u,v$ be continous functions in $[a,b]$ a compact interval and let $c > 0$. Suppose that $\forall x\in [a,b]$, the following inequality is true: $$|u(x)-v(x)|\leq c\int^x_a|u(t)-v(t)|dt$$ ...
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How to find $I=\int_{-4}^4\int_{-3}^3 \int_{-2}^2 \int_{-1}^1 \frac{x_1-x_2+x_3{-}x_4}{x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4} \, dx_1 \, dx_2 \, dx_3 \, dx_4$

How can I find this integral $$I=\int_{-4}^4\int_{-3}^3 \int_{-2}^2 \int_{-1}^1 \frac{x_1-x_2+x_3{-}x_4}{x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4} \, dx_1 \, dx_2 \, dx_3 \, dx_4$$
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Definite Integration, keep getting wrong answer.

Correct to 4 significant figures $$\int_{1}^{2}{\csc^24tdt}$$ Done this multiple times now and can't seem to get the answer at the back of the book. Here's my attempt: ...
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Why does this sum equal zero?

Le}t $\gamma$ be a piece-wise, smooth, closed curve. Let $[t_{j+1}, t_{j}]$ be an interval on the curve. Prove, $$\int_{\gamma} z^m dz=0$$ In the proof it states $$\int_{t_{j}}^{t_{j+1}} ...
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Showing certain sum as a Riemann-Stieltjes integral

Let $e(\beta) = e^{2 \pi i \beta}$. I am reading an article, where the author defines the following sum $$ S(N) = \sum_{0 \leq x \leq N, x \equiv g (mod \ q)} \Lambda(x) e(f(x) \alpha), $$ where $f$ ...
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How do I evaluate this : $\int_{0}^{\infty} \ln \left( 1 + \frac{a^{2}}{x^{2}}\right)\ dx $ for $a > 0$?

How do I evaluate this integral if I supposed that : $a > 0$ $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \ln \left( 1 + \frac{a^{2}}{x^{2}}\right)\ dx .$$ For $a=2$ I have got : $2\pi$ I think the result will be : ...
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Error bound of midpoint rules with unbounded second derivative

It is well known that error bound of midpoint rule for function $f[a,b]$ is given by $$ E\leq K\frac{(b-a)^3}{24 n^2} $$ where $|f(x)''\leq K|$ and $n$ is the number of time steps. if second ...
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Area under tangent to a curve.

The tangent to the graph of the function $y=f(x)$ at the point with abscissa $x=a$ forms with the line $x$-axis an angle $\frac{\pi}{6}$ and at the point with abscissa $x=b$ an angle of ...
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How to find the following definite and indefinite integrals [duplicate]

I want to calculate the integral $$\int_0^{\pi \over 2}e^{ \sin t}dt$$ can we find a primary function for $f(t) = e^{\sin t}.$ With many thanks.
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Finding the following definite and indefinite integrals

I want to calculate the integral $$\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}} e ^{ \sin t}\, dt.$$ Can we find a primitive function for $f(t) = e ^{\sin t}$?
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Finding $\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\frac{1}{\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{3}).\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{6})}\mathrm{d}x$

How can I find $$\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\frac{1}{\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{3}).\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{6})}\mathrm{d}x$$ ? I suspect this has something simple to do with the basic definite integral properties; ...
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How to calculate the integral?? [closed]

I want to calculate the integral $$\int_0^{\pi \over 2}e^{c \sin^2t}dt$$ for a constant parameter $c \in \Bbb R.$ With many thanks.
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Find the area bounded between $f(x)=\frac{\arctan(x)}{x^2}$ and $g(x)=\frac{\arctan(x)}{x^2+1}$

Find the area bounded between $$f(x)=\frac{\arctan(x)}{x^2} \quad\text{and}\quad g(x)=\frac{\arctan(x)}{x^2+1}.$$ The title says the question. The limits are from 1 to infinity. I know that I ...
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Integral of exponencial

Calculate the following integral $$\int_0^{+\infty} \exp\left(-a^2 x\left(\dfrac{x-6}{x-2}\right)^2\right) \dfrac{dx}{\sqrt{x}}$$ I think the relation between this integral and function gamma is ...
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Evaluating the volume of a torus formed by rotating a region about a horizontal axis using shells.

Using the method of cylindrical shells, find the volume of the shape created by revolving the region $x^2+(y-5)^2=4$ about $y=-1$. A cylindrical shell is given by: $2\pi v f(v) \ dv$ I solve ...
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Calculating 2 integrals in polylogarithmic functions

Are we aware of any nice way of calculating these $2$ integrals? $$i) \space \int_0^1 \frac{\text{Li}_2\left(x-x^2\right)}{x^2-x+1} \, dx$$ $$ii)\space \int_0^1 ...
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$F=w(x)=\frac{k}{x^2}$ How much work required to lift a satellite an “infinite distance” into outer space?

The satellite is 6000 lbs at earth's surface, a distance $R$ from the earth's centre (so the answer will be in terms of $R$). I know that it's supposed to be an improper integral going from 0 (?) to ...
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Evaluate the volume of a solid of revolution using shells.

A cylindrical shell $S$ formed by some revolution about the $y$-axis is given by the equation: $S=2\pi x f(x)dx$, where the circumference $C$ of the shell is $C=2\pi x$, the height of the shell ($H$) ...
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About odd functions and improper integrals e.g. $\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\sin x \; dx$

Does $\displaystyle \int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\sin x \; dx$ converge? Since $\sin x$ is an odd function, and we know that in definite integrals $\displaystyle \int^{a}_{-a}\sin x \; dx=0$ then does ...
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Evaluate an Integral

Evaluate: $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{\sin^3(x-\frac{1}{x} )^5}{x^3} dx$$ I've been stumped by this Integral and cannot think of how to evaluate it. I substituted $\dfrac{1}{x^2}=t \Rightarrow ...
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Integral with only a list of values

I am supposed to perform an integral of function $y(x)$ from say $x_1$ to $x_2$. Now the issue is I don't have an actual function $y(x)$, but I do have a list of values for $y$ and $x$. In what way ...
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Definite integral application

So, the task is to calculate the area of a shape in xOy plane bounded by functions: $y = x\sqrt{4x-x^2}$ and $y = \sqrt{4x-x^2}$ Could you please explain how I can solve this? How can I find the ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^1 \frac{P_3(t)}{\sqrt{1-k^2 P_3^2(t)}}dt$

We have the following integral: $$\int_0^1 \frac{P_3(t)}{\sqrt{1-k^2 P_3^2(t)}}dt$$ where $P_3(t)$ is a third-degree polynomial with all coefficients different from zero. Is it an elliptic integral? ...
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What is the minimum degree of a polynomial for it to satisfy the following conditions?

This is the first part of a problem in the high-school exit exam of this year, in Italy. The differentiable function $y=f(x)$ has, for $x\in[-3,3]$, the graph $\Gamma$ below: $\Gamma$ exhibits ...
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About the integral $\int_{0}^{1}\frac{\log(x)\log^2(1+x)}{x}\,dx$

I came across the following Integral and have been completely stumped by it. $$\large\int_{0}^{1}\dfrac{\log(x)\log^2(1+x)}{x}dx$$ I'm extremely sorry, but the only thing I noticed was that the ...
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Integral Equation Unknown Limits

What is the name of an equation, where the unknown is one of the limits of integration? Is there a theory that studies such equations, standard methods of solution? The simplest example is the ...
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Compute definite integral

Question: Compute $$\int_0^1 \frac{\sqrt{x-x^2}}{x+2}dx.$$ Attempt: I've tried various substitutions with no success. Looked for a possible contour integration by converting this into a rational ...
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Can I have variables extreme of integration?

Suppose you have a function $v(t)$ that you want to find. The condition is that it's integral is some fixed quantity. The integral is done between $0$ and $u(t)$, where $u(t)$ is an increasing ...
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Arclength of intersection between 2 perpendicular cylinders.

hi have 2 perpendicular cylinders that intersect (I read the resulting curve is called the Steinmetz curve). $x^2+y^2=R_1^2$ and $y^2+z^2=R_2^2$, with $R_2\lt R_1$ and want to parametrize the length ...
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Make this integral zero

Consider the integral $$\int_0^\infty x^nf(x)\,\mathrm{d}x$$ from this answer. The integral is zero for the following $n$ and $f(x)$: $n=4k$, $f(x)=e^{-x}x^{-1}\sin(x)$ $n=4k+1$, ...