Questions involving improper integrals, defined as the limit of a definite integral as an endpoint of the interval of integration approaches either a specified real number or ∞ or −∞, or as both endpoints approach limits.

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improper integral containing $\sqrt{\cos x-\dfrac{1}{\sqrt 2}}$ in the denominator

How do i find the value of this integral-- $$I=\displaystyle\int_{0}^{\pi/4} \dfrac{\sec^2 x \ dx}{\sqrt {\cos x-\dfrac{1}{\sqrt 2}}}$$ I came across this integral too in physics. I don't think the ...
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Convergent or Divergent Integral

Convergent or Divergent? $$\int_0^1 \frac {dx}{(x+x^{5})^{1/2}} $$ I have problem with the fact that if we have integration from 0 to a say and a to infinity. How does this change the way we do ...
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Convergence or divergence of the integral $\int_0^1 dx/\sin x $

Is this Convergent or Divergent $$\int_0^1 \frac{1}{\sin(x)}\mathrm dx $$ So little background to see if I am solid on this topic otherwise correct me please :) To check for convergence I can look ...
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Is Cauchy's formula apt for evaluating this integral

I'm trying to evaluate the following. $$\frac{1}{2i}\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{s \sin{(sr)}}{(s-k)(s+k)}\mathrm{d}s,$$ with $k$ and $r$ being real constants. The integral could be written as ...
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Expressing $\int_{-\infty}^\infty dx/(x^2+1)^n$ in terms of Gamma function

How to prove this identity for $n>1/2$? $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{dx}{(x^2+1)^n}=\frac{\sqrt{\pi}\cdot \Gamma(n-\frac{1}{2}) }{\Gamma (n)}$$
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How to find this integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{f(x)}{g(x)}dx$ [duplicate]

show that: $$I=\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{x^8-4x^6+9x^4-5x^2+1}{x^{12}-10x^{10}+37x^8-42x^6+26x^4-8x^2+1}dx=\dfrac{\pi}{2}$$ I found this : ...
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How find this integral $I=\int_{0}^{1}\int_{0}^{1}\frac{\ln{(1+xy)}}{1-xy}dxdy$

Find this integral $$I=\int_{0}^{1}\int_{0}^{1}\dfrac{\ln{(1+xy)}}{1-xy}dxdy$$ My try: since $$\dfrac{1}{1-xy}=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(xy)^n$$ so ...
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Solving integral that contain exponential function and lower incomplete gamma function

I have the following integral; $$y=\int_0^\infty\frac{e^{-xf}}{m+x}\gamma(a,hx)~dx$$ where $f,m,h\in\mathbb{R}^+$ , $a\in\mathbb{N}$ , $\gamma\left(a,h x\right)$ is the lower incomplete gamma ...
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Determining the sets of alpha for which some (Riemann, Lebesgue - integrals) exists

$$\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin(x)}{x^{\alpha}} \, dx.$$ $$\int_{[0, \infty]} \frac{\sin(x)}{x^{\alpha}} \, d \lambda(x).$$ $$\int_{\Bbb R^2} \frac{\sin(\| x \|)}{\| x \|^{\alpha}} \, d \lambda_2 ...
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Dealing with an integral: can we go any farther?

I meet an integral, but it is beyond my ability. $$ {\rm I}\left(a\right) = \int_{a}^{1}{\arcsin\left(\,\sqrt{\,{1 - x^{2} \over 1 - a^{2}}\,}\,\right) \over x + 1}\,{\rm d}x, 0\le a <1. $$ I can ...
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Complex exponential integral: Mathematica and MATLAB give unexpected results

I currently compare analytical vs. numerical evaluation of the complex exponential integral and find mismatches: The imaginary part differs by $\pm \pi$ and the real part has a large error when ...
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An Improper Integral

I need help with this integral: $\Large {\int_0^\infty \frac{dx}{x\sqrt{1+x}}} $ What I did: Substitute $\sqrt {1+x} = t$. Then the integral turns into $ \int_1^\infty 2dt/(t^2-1) $. Now I replaced ...
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Finding the value of $\int_{0}^{1} \frac{\sin^2 x}{x^2}dx$

I would like to find the exact value of $$\int_{0}^{1} \frac{\sin^2 x}{x^2}dx.$$ First of all we know that it exists and must be $\hspace{0.1cm}$$\leq1$$\hspace{0.1cm}$ because$\hspace{0.1cm}$ ...
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Closed form for the integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\ln^{2}(x)\ln(1+x)}{(1-x)(x^{2}+1)}dx$

Here is a challenging one maybe some would like a go at. Show that: ...
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Closed form for integral of integer powers of Sinc function

(Edit: Thank you Vladimir for providing the references for the closed form value of the integrals. My revised question is then to how to derive this closed form.) For all $n\in\mathbb{N}^+$, ...
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How to recognize and evaluate improper integrals when the interval of integration is finite?

I do not understand improper integrals. Is $$ \int_1^e \frac{ \mathrm{dx}}{x(\ln x)^{1/2}}$$ an improper integral? Is $$ \int_0^2 \frac{\mathrm{dx}}{x^2+6x+8}$$ an improper integral? For both I ...
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Is this proof correct? Divergence of $\int_{1}^{\infty} \left| \frac{\sin x}{x} \right| \, \mathrm{d}x $

Problem: Show that $$ \int_{1}^{\infty} \left| \frac{\sin x}{x} \right| \,\mathrm{d}x $$ diverges. I know that there are many questions in which this problem is solved, but I want to know if my ...
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How to evaluate limits having infinity by infinity form

After taking an improper integral $\int_0^\infty \dots $ I arrived at $$\left({-x^2}e^{-\large\frac{x^2}{2a}}\,-2ae^{-\large\frac{x^2}{2a}}\right)\bigg|_{x=0}^{x=\infty}$$ Now I am trying to ...
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integral over product of two bessel functions at discontinuity

The Weber-Schafheitlin integral $$ \int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{J_{\mu}(a t)J_{\nu}(bt)}{ t^{\lambda}} $$ where $J_{\mu}(x)$'s are Bessel functions of the first kind, can have delta function singularities ...
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What is the relation between improper integrals $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}xf(x)dx$ and $\int_{0}^{\infty}xf(x)dx-\int_{-\infty}^{0}|x|f(x)dx$?

For $f(x)>0 \hspace{5 mm} \forall\hspace{1 mm}x $ such that $-\infty<x<\infty$, when the following equality would not hold true ? $$\begin{aligned} ...
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Evaluate $\frac{1}{a}\int_0^\infty{x^2}e^{-\frac{x^2}{2a}}\,dx$

Evaluate the following integral: $$\frac{1}{a}\int_0^\infty{x^2}e^{-\large\frac{x^2}{2a}}\,dx.$$
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The other ways to calculate $\int_0^1\frac{\ln(1-x^2)}{x}dx$

Prove that $$\int_0^1\frac{\ln(1-x^2)}{x}dx=-\frac{\pi^2}{12}$$ without using series expansion. An easy way to calculate the above integral is using series expansion. Here is an example ...
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Residue Integral: $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^n - 2x + 1}{x^{2n} - 1} \mathrm{d}x$

Inspired by some of the greats on this site, I've been trying to improve my residue theorem skills. I've come across the integral $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^n - 2x + 1}{x^{2n} - 1} \mathrm{d}x,$$ where ...
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Proof of $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\alpha}dx}{1+2x\cos\beta +x^{2}}=\frac{\pi\sin (\alpha\beta)}{\sin (\alpha\pi)\sin \beta }$

I found a nice formula of the following integral here $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\alpha}dx}{1+2x\cos\beta +x^{2}}=\frac{\pi\sin (\alpha\beta)}{\sin (\alpha\pi)\sin \beta }$$ It states there that ...
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show the convergence of the integral $\quad \quad \quad F(t,x)=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\exp[i\tau t-(i\tau)^{1/2}x - (i\tau)^\theta] \,d\tau$

The original problem is : Let $\theta$ be a number such that $1/2<\theta<1$. Prove that $\quad \quad \quad F(t,x)=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\exp[i\tau t-(i\tau)^{1/2}x - (i\tau)^\theta] ...
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Prove that $\int_0^1\frac{1-x}{1-x^6}\ln^4x\,dx=\frac{16\sqrt{3}}{729}\pi^5+\frac{605}{54}\zeta(5)$

This integral comes from a well-known site (I am sorry, the site is classified due to regarding the OP.) $$\int_0^1\frac{1-x}{1-x^6}\ln^4x\,dx$$ I can calculate the integral using the help of ...
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Prove that $\int_0^1\frac{\ln(1-x)\ln^2x}{x-1}dx=\frac{\pi^4}{180}$

Prove that (please) $$\int_0^1\frac{\ln(1-x)\ln^2x}{x-1}dx=\frac{\pi^4}{180}$$ I've tried using Taylor series and I ended up with $$-\sum_{m=0}^\infty\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{2}{n(m+n+1)^3}$$ I am ...
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Transforming an improper integral to one with limits $0$ and $1$.

I´m working on transforming an improper integral to an integral with limit 0 and 1. I know I can use the following identities, but they just work for limits from 0 to infinity. Here are the ...
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Improper integral ???

Hello everyone,i'm trying to solve this problem: For what values $a$ and $b$ is $$ \int_{\frac{1}{\pi}}^{\infty} x^{a}[\sin\frac{1}{x}]^{b}dx $$ convergent??? So i tried like this: using the $ ...
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Does the integral $\int_{a}^{b}\frac{dx}{\sqrt{(x-a)(x-b)}}$ exist?

What is the result of this integral $\displaystyle\int_{a}^{b}\dfrac{dx}{\sqrt{(x-a)(x-b)}}$ ? I have tried many possibilities like letting $\sqrt{(x-a)(x-b)}$=u or trying to make the denominator ...
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Improper integral $\int_{B}\frac {1}{|x|^\alpha}dV$

Let B be the ball $|x|\le 1$, $x\in R^n$. For what $\alpha$ does $$\int_{B}\frac {1}{|x|^\alpha}dV$$ exists? I find it hard when it comes to generalize this statement in $R^n$. I've been able to do ...
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Improper multivariable integrals

I'm having trouble with the integral $$\iiint_{1\le x^2+y^2+z^2 }\frac{\mathrm{d}x~\mathrm{d}y~\mathrm{d}z}{xyz}$$ this is what I've done so far: $$\lim_{b\to +\infty}\int_1^b \int_0^{2\pi} ...
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Why are these indefinite integrals nonzero?

$$\int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty e^{-x^2}\cos(2xn)\,dx\,dn = \pi$$ or $$\int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty e^{-x} \cos(2xn)\,dx\,dn = \pi$$ == the number in the cosine will just scale it. but doesn't it ...
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Uniformly continuous function which is integrable but does not have a limit [duplicate]

Is there an example of a function $f:[0,+\infty)\to \mathbb{R}$ which is uniformly continuous and $\int_0^{+\infty}|f(x)|dx<+\infty$, but $\lim_{x\to+\infty}f(x)\neq0$ (since it is integrable this ...
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Convergence of the improper integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^{p-1}}{1+qx}dx$

I found that the following converges where ${0<p<1}$,and ${0<q}$, but I'm having some trouble where q is negative. Because it has some "blow up" point, it seems to diverge, but i'm not ...
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Existence of $\int_{0}^{1} \frac{\left\vert\,\log\left(x\right)\,\right\vert}{\sin\left(\sqrt{\,x\,}\,\right)}\,{\rm d}x$

$$ \mbox{Find out if the following improper integral exists:}\quad \int_{0}^{1}{\left\vert\,\log\left(x\right)\,\right\vert\over \sin\left(\sqrt{\,x\,}\,\right)}\,{\rm d}x $$ We have that ...
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How do you integrate Gaussian integral with contour integration method?

How do you integrate $$\int^{\infty}_{-\infty} e^{-x^2} dx$$ with contour integration method? I do not even know how to setup the problem.
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Show that $\int^{\infty}_0 \frac{\sin^4 x}{x^4}=\frac{\pi} 3$. [duplicate]

Show that $$\int^{\infty}_0 \left( \frac{\sin x}{x}\right)^4=\frac{\pi} 3$$ Although I know the integral with the index is $1$ and $2$, I have no idea on this one. Please help.
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A probabilistic integral $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-x^2/2\sigma^2}\arcsin\left(1-2\left|\lfloor x\rceil-x\right|\right)\,dx$

In my probabilistic studies, a tough integral appeared. Note that $\lfloor x\rceil$ is not the floor function; it is the nearest integer function. Up to some constants, it appears in a Buffon-like ...
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Help on the Integration of $\int_0^{\infty} e^{-bx}\sin ax^2 \, \mathrm{d}x$.

I have had the misfortune of coming across the following integral, for real $b$ and $a > 0$: $$\int\limits_{0}^{\infty} e^{-bx} \sin\left(ax^{2}\right) \, \mathrm{d}x.\tag{1}$$ Naturally, I ...
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Evaluate $\int_{1}^{\infty} \frac{\ln{(2x-1)}}{x^2} $

$$\int_{1}^{\infty} \frac{\ln{(2x-1)}}{x^2} dx$$ My approach is to calc $$\int_{1}^{X} \frac{\ln{(2x-1)}}{x^2} dx$$ and then take the limit for the answer when $X \rightarrow \infty$ However, I must ...
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How to find the integral of $\int \frac{GMm}{r^2}\,dr$ [closed]

I want to find the integral of: $$\int_R^\infty \frac{GMm}{r^2}\,dr$$
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Integration of $x/(x^2+1)$ from $-\infty$ to $\infty$

I am trying to find the area of this graph $\int_{-\infty}^\infty\frac{x}{x^2 + 1}$ The question first asks to use the u-substitution method to calculate the integral incorrectly by evaluating ...
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Improper integral of a cosine

I'm trying to follow some equations in an electrical engineering paper that I'm reading. I'll spare you the details, but at one point I come across: $$\lim_{ T \rightarrow \infty }\int_{-T/2}^{T/2} ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^{+\infty } \frac{\log(t)}{1+t^2} \, dt$ [duplicate]

How can we compute $$I=\int_0^{+\infty } \frac{\log(t)}{1+t^2} \, dt$$ Mathematica gives $I=0$.
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Prove $\int_{\mathbb{R^{+}}} \frac{\sin^3 {(\pi x^2)} \cos {(4x^2)}}{x^5} dx=\frac{\pi}{32} (3\pi-4)^2$

How do you arrive at the result $$I=\displaystyle\int_{\mathbb{R^{+}}} \dfrac{\sin^3 {(\pi x^2)} \cos {(4x^2)}}{x^5} dx=\dfrac{\pi}{32} (3\pi-4)^2\ ?$$ Wolfram Alpha agrees numerically. I tried ...
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How to do integral $\int_0^{\infty} e^{-x^2-ax^4}\ dx , \ \text{ for $a>0$}$

I was told by this OP, $$\int_{0}^{\infty} e^{\large-x^n} \,dx =\Gamma \left(\frac{n+1}{n}\right), \qquad\text{ for $n>1$}.$$ This is via the variable change $t=x^n$: $$\int_{0}^{\infty} ...
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Improper integral of $\frac{\ln x}x$

Find $$\int_e^{\infty}\frac{\ln x}{x}\ dx$$ $A.\ \dfrac12$ $B.\ \dfrac{e^2}{2}$ $C.\ \dfrac{\ln(2e)}{2}$ $D.$ DNE (Does not exist) I tried doing this and this is where I've gone so far: $$\lim ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^\infty\frac{dl}{(r^2+l^2)^{\frac32}}$

How to evaluate the following integral $$\int_0^\infty\frac{dl}{(r^2+l^2)^{\large\frac32}}$$ The solution is supposed to look like this, unfortunately I can't derive it. $$ ...
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Show that $\int^\infty_0\left(\frac{\ln(1+x)} x\right)^2dx$ converge.

Show that $$\int\limits^\infty_0\left(\frac{\ln(1+x)} x\right)^2dx$$ converge. I have utterly no clue on this integral. Please give me some hints. Thanks you.