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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Check whether the integrand is continuous when evaluating improper integrals

In order to evaluate improper integrals, I need to know whether the integrand is continuous between the limits of the integral. For the lower and upper limits, I believe you find out if it's ...
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Nature of an improper integral

I want to study the convergence of this integral at 0: $$ \int_0^{1}\frac{e^{\frac 1 t}}{\sqrt{t(1+t^2)}}\;dt. $$
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Integral representation of Bessel function K

Does someone have an idea how to connect the following function (appearing in the quantization of a real scalar field in a uniformely accelerated frame) : $$ K(x,y) = \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{dt}{t} ...
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Applying contour integration to $\int_{0}^{\pi}dx\frac{cos(x)}{\sqrt{x^2 + x_0^2}}$

Is it possible to apply contour integration to find the value of following integral $$\int_{0}^{\pi}dx\frac{cos(x)}{\sqrt{x^2 + x_0^2}}$$
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How to compute this triple integral?

I am trying to do this triple integral $$\int_{0}^{\infty }\int_{0}^{\infty }\int_{0}^{\infty }(u+w)e^{-\frac{(u+w)^2}{2}}(v+w)e^{-\frac{(v+w)^2}{2}}(u+v)e^{-\frac{(u+v)^2}{2}}e^{-(\mu +\lambda ...
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Find the inverse fourier transform of simple function

Suppose that the fourier transform of a signal $x(t)$ is $\hat x(u)=\frac{1}{2u_m}(1+\cos (\frac{\pi u}{u_m}))$ where $u_m \geq |u|$.$t$ here stands for time so $t \geq 0$ We sample the original ...
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Improper integrals using comparison theorem

In their working out I understand for the numerator 2+cosx=3 as cosx is less than equal to 1 but in the denominator I don't understand how they got from 3 square root x-x squared sinx all the way ...
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What is the largest function whose integral still converges?

Let C be the set of all functions $f(x)$ whose integral converges, i.e. for some constant $x_0$: $$\int_{x_0}^\infty f(x) dx < \infty$$ While playing with integrals in Wolfram Alpha, I noticed ...
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Dirichlet integral using real Analysis

The teacher made this approach to solve the Dirichlet integral , $$ J_n= \int_0^\frac{\pi}{2} \frac{\sin(2nx)}{\sin x}\:\mathrm{d}x,\quad I_n = \int_0^\frac{\pi}{2} \frac{\sin(2n+1)x}{\sin ...
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Compute the integral $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{(1 + x + x^2)}{(1+x^4)} dx $ with a residue on suitable contour.

I believe that I could try to compute the same integral with limits from $-\infty$ to $\infty$ using residue on a half circle and then let the radius tend off to infinity, and once I have that value I ...
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Does the improper integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\sin(x^2)\;\mathrm dx$ converge? [duplicate]

Does the improper integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\sin(x^2)\;\mathrm dx$ converge? So if it converges then $\lim_{b \to\infty}\int_{0}^{b}\sin(x^2)\;\mathrm dx$ exists and our integral converges to this ...
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Calculating Fourier Transform of $\sum_{n=1}^{3}\sin(2\pi \frac{n}{8}\frac{t}{T})$

This question deals with finding the Nyquist Frequency of a given signal. Suppose you have the signal $x(t)=\sum_{n=1}^{3}\sin(2\pi \frac{n}{8}\frac{t}{T})$ in the time domain where $T>0$ is some ...
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Evaluating an integral using Gamma function [closed]

For $r \in (0,2)$, I would like to evaluate the integral $$\frac{2}{r} \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin(u)}{u^r} du.$$ The answer should be $$\frac{\pi \cdot \mathrm{cosec}{\frac{r\pi}{2}} ...
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if $F(s_{0})$ for some $s_{o}$exists then it exists for all $s>s_{o}$

if laplace transform $F(s_{0})$ for some $s_{o}$exists then it exists for all $s>s_{o}$. i need to prove this . now, ...
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Conditions on $f(t)$ so that $\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(t) \operatorname{sinc}(t-a) \operatorname{sinc}(t-b) dt$ converges.

Let us consider $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(t) \operatorname{sinc}(t-a) \operatorname{sinc}(t-b) dt \ \ \ \ (*)$$ for $a,b\in \mathbb R$. If $f\in L^1(-\infty,\infty)$ the integral converges: ...
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How to prove and evaluate an Improper Integral

How to show that this improper integral converges and how to compute its value? $$ I=\int_{0}^{\frac\pi 2}\frac{\cos(2t)}{\sqrt{\sin(2t)}}\mathrm{d}t. $$ I used that the integrated function is odd so ...
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Evaluate $\lim _{x\to \infty }\frac{1}{x}\int _0^x\cos\left(t\right)dt\:$

I think that $\lim\limits_{x\to \infty }\frac{1}{x}\int _0^x\cos\left(t\right)dt\:$ is divergent, I can prove with taylor series?
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On the inequality $ \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{(p'(x))^2}{(p'(x))^2+(p(x))^2}\,dx \le n^{3/2}\pi.$

$ p(x)\in\mathbb{R[X]} $ is a polynomial of degree $n$ with no real roots. Show that: $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\dfrac{(p'(x))^2}{(p'(x))^2+(p(x))^2}\,dx \leq n^{3/2}\pi.$$ It's easy to ...
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Compute $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x \log(x)}{(1+x^2)^2}dx$

Given $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x \log(x)}{(1+x^2)^2}dx$$ I couldn't evaluate this integral. My only idea here was evaluating this as integration by parts. \begin{align} \int\frac{x ...
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How to compute $\int _\mathbb{R}\frac{sin^{2n}t}{t^{2n}}dt$?

If $n=1$ we can compute $\int _\mathbb{R} \frac{sin^{2}t}{t^{2}}dt$ by using Parseval's formula since $\widehat{1_{[-1,1]}}(x)=2\frac{\sin x}{x}$. We obtain $\int _\mathbb{R} ...
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How we can solve that $\lim _{_{x\rightarrow \infty }}\int _0^x\:e^{t^2}dt$?

How we can solve that $\lim _{_{x\rightarrow \infty }}\int _0^x\:e^{t^2}dt$ ? P.S: This is my method as I thought: $\int _0^x\:\:e^{t^2}dt>\int _1^x\:e^tdt=e^x-e$ which is divergent, so all your ...
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Hints for evaluating $ \lim_{y \to +\infty}y \int_0^{+\infty}{e^{-x^2}\sin(2xy) dx}$ [closed]

Please give me some hints for this limit. $ \lim_{y \to +\infty} y\int_0^{+\infty}{e^{-x^2}\sin(2xy) dx}$
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equation for the beta function

Using only the definition $$B(x, y) = \int_0^1 t^{x-1}(1-t)^{y-1}dt$$ for the Beta function, proof the term: $(x + y)B(x + 1, y) = xB(x, y) \space\space \forall x, y > 0$ . Thanks in advance! ...
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Convergence and value of improper integral

Show, that the integral $\int_0^\infty e^{-x^a}dx$ exists for all $a > 0$, and show that it's value is $\frac{1}{a}\Gamma(\frac{1}{a})$ where $\Gamma(x)$ is the gamma function. I've tried ...
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convergence of a integral using comparation

analyze the comparison criterion if the integral converges or not $\int\limits_{2}^{+\infty}\frac{\cos x}{2+e^{x^3}}dx$ attempt i used the fact that $-\frac{1}{2+e^{x^3}}\le\frac{\cos ...
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Calculate an integral with delta function

In order to calculate the integral $$ f(x) = \frac{2}{\pi}\int_0^{\pi/2}\delta\Big(x-\sqrt{1\pm\sqrt{1-\beta^2\sin^2t}}\Big)\mathrm{d}t $$ where $\beta\in(0,1]$. I am hunting for a better solution, ...
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Integral identity involving sin(x)/x

Prove or disprove $$\displaystyle\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{3 \sin \left( x\right )}{x} \mathrm{d}x = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{4 \sin ^ 3\left( x\right )}{x^3} \mathrm{d}x$$
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existence of an improper integral

Let $f: [1, \infty ) \to \mathbb{C}$ be a continuous function with a bounded antiderivative $F(x)$ on $[1, \infty)$. Show, that the integral $$ \int_1^\infty \frac{f(x)}{x^s} dx$$ exists for each $s ...
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Leibniz rule for an improper integral

It follows from leibniz rule that if $\frac{\partial f}{\partial \theta_0}(\theta,\theta_0)$ exists then $$\frac{d}{d\theta_0}\bigg(\int_0^{\theta_0}f(\theta,\theta_0)d\theta\bigg)=\int ...
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Which of the following is true for $\int_{1}^{0} x\ln x\, \text dx$?

Which of the following is true for $\int_{1}^{0} x\ln x\,\text dx$ it is equal to $−1/4$ it is divergent it is equal to an irrational number does not have a closed form it is impossible to ...
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Improper Integral with trigonometric functions

Determine if the following integral converges: $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\cos(x)}{x^3+4x}dx.$$ So far I've thought about using the comparison test but I'm not sure how to implement it. My first ...
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Improper integral Riemann sum limit in the derivation of Fourier series to Fourier transform

To give background to my question, in all the books I've looked at to derive the inverse Fourier transform of a continuous function $f$ on $\mathbb{R}$, they seem to work as follows. Let $k$ be a ...
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proof related to convergence of a integral

i have the following condition $$0\le f(x)\le g(x)$$ and $$\int_{a}^{b}g(x)dx$$ is convergent for any $a$ and $b$ (which means $a$ or $b$ can tend to infinity) then prove that $$\int_{a}^{b}f(x)dx$$ ...
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Difficult improper integral: $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{23}}{(5x^2+7^2)^{17}}\,\mathrm{d}x$

How can I find a closed-form expression for the following improper integral in a slick way? $$\mathcal{I}= \int_0^\infty \frac{x^{23}}{(5x^2+7^2)^{17}}\,\mathrm{d}x$$
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Integration with Respect to the Floor Function

Let $[x]$ be defined as the greatest integer part of $x \in \mathbb{R}$. Let $0<t<1$ and $\alpha(x) = [1/x]$. Compute the integral: $I(t) = \displaystyle\int_{t}^{1}x^{a}\mathrm{d\alpha(x)}$ ...
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Numerical Triple integral with three other parameters in R

I am trying to do this triple integral $$\int_{0}^{\infty }\int_{0}^{\infty }\int_{0}^{\infty }(u+w)e^{-\frac{(u+w)^2}{2}}(v+w)e^{-\frac{(v+w)^2}{2}}(u+v)e^{-\frac{(u+v)^2}{2}}e^{-(\mu +\lambda ...
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Why does the residue method not work straight out of the box here?

I'm trying to evaluate the integral $$I = \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\cos(x)-1}{x^2}\,\mathrm{d}x $$ The way I've done this is by rewriting $\frac{\cos(x)-1}{x^2}$ as ...
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Evaluating $\int\limits_0^\infty \frac{e^x}{1+e^{2x}}\mathrm dx$, alternate methods

Problem: Evaluate $$\displaystyle\int\limits_0^\infty \frac{e^x}{1+e^{2x}}\mathrm dx$$ My progress: I have actually solved the problem, but I fear that I may not have used the "desired" methods. ...
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How to integrate $\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-kx^2} dx$ and $\int_{-\infty}^\infty x^2 e^{-kx^2} dx$?

Given that $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-x^2} dx = \sqrt\pi,$$ evaluate $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-kx^2} dx$$ and $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty x^2 e^{-kx^2} dx.$$ for $k>0$ I tried many approaches as ...
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Proving that the improper integral is divergent.

The task is "Evaluate the following improper integral or prove that it diverges" $$ \int_0 ^2 x^2 \ln x\,dx $$ I noticed that we can't evaluate it from $0$ to $2$, so I need to prove that it is ...
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Convergence test via integral

I've got to the problem of testing convergence using the integrals on $$ \sum _{n=1} ^{\infty} \arcsin \left( \frac{1}{\sqrt{x}} \right) $$ Our theory says: Consider an integer $N$ and a ...
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Limit of the integral $\int_0^1\frac{n\cos x}{1+x^2n^{3/2}}\,dx$

Prove that $\displaystyle\int_0^1\frac{n\cos x}{1+x^2n^{\frac32}}dx\rightarrow0$ as $n\rightarrow\infty$. $f_n(x)=\frac{n\cos x}{1+x^2n\sqrt{n}}$ tends to zero function pointwise. It just ...
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acoustic dipole volume integral w/ dirac delta?

I have an acoustic research problem that leads to the following integral formulation: \begin{align} \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}p(\mathbf{y},\tau)\frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Improper integral of a rational function!

Find the value of the integral $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\frac25}}{1+x^2}dx$$ I tried the substitution $x=t^5$ to obtain $$\int_0^\infty \frac{5t^6}{1+t^{10}}dt$$ Now we can factor the denominator to ...
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Value of $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \delta(t-\pi)\cos(t) \,dt$

What is the value of $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \delta(t-\pi)\cos(t) \,dt?$$ I calculated the value to be infinity but I need to use the definition of the dirac delta function to prove this but I am ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^\infty \left( \frac{x^{10}}{1+x^{14}} \right)^{2} \, dx$

This is a integration question from a previous calculus exam: Evaluate $$\int_0^\infty \left( \frac{x^{10}}{1+x^{14}} \right)^{2} \, dx$$ I rewrote it as $$\lim \limits_{b \to \infty} \int_0^b ...
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$\int_{0}^{\infty}e^{-st}h(t)dt=0 \Rightarrow h(t)=0.$

Suppose $h(t)$ is continuous function and $\int_{0}^{\infty}e^{-st}h(t)dt=0 ~\forall~ s>s_{0}$, then prove that $h(t)=0$. I know "if a function is continuous, non-negative or non-positive, and its ...
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Prove $\int {\operatorname{sinc}}\big({\tau}-\lambda\big) {\operatorname{sinc}}\big({\tau}-\nu\big)d\tau= {\operatorname{sinc}}(\lambda-\nu ).$

I want to prove the following relation. For any real numbers $\lambda$ and $\nu$, we have \begin{equation} \int_{-\infty}^\infty {\operatorname{sinc}}\big({\tau}-\lambda\big) ...
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How to show $\int_0^1 \left( \frac{1}{\ln(1+x)} - \frac{1}{x} \right) \,dx$ converges?

I need to show that $$\int_0^1 \left( \frac{1}{\ln(1+x)} - \frac{1}{x} \right) \,dx$$ converges, given that $$\lim_{x\rightarrow0^+} \left( \frac{1}{\ln(1+x)} - \frac{1}{x} \right) = \frac{1}{2}$$ ...
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Dependence of finite part of integral on regularization

Recently I got stuck with some task in which integral $$ I_{\alpha \beta}(r, q) = \int \frac{d^{4}p}{(2 \pi )^{4}}\frac{p_{\alpha}(p_{\beta} + r_{\beta})}{((p - q)^{2} - m_{W}^{2})((p + q)^{2} - ...