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Definite integral fractional exponent in the denominator

I have come across this question and I cannot understand the step highlighted. I would have expected that the fractional exponents of the terms in the numerator would have a negative value after ...
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What is the value of $ \int_{x}^{1} \arcsin \left( \frac{2t}{t^2+1} \right) \text{d}t $?

Is this result true? Wolfram doesn't seem to be able to evaluate the definite integral in the allowed time. $$ \int_{x}^{1} \arcsin \left( \dfrac{2t}{t^2+1} \right) \text{d}t = \dfrac{\pi}{2} - ...
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Area of a Paraboloid inside a Cylinder

Find the area of the part of the paraboloid $x=y^2+z^2$ that is inside the cylinder $y^2+z^2=9$. I'm not sure how to set up the integral to compute this. Thanks.
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Area of spherical cap with integrals

Given a sphere $S$ of fixed diameter $D$ (or radius $R=D/2$, it will be convenient to have both, I suppose), and a point $P$ on its surface, let's create a ball $B$ of variable radius $r$ with its ...
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Evaluating $\int_{0}^{1}\cdots\int_{0}^{1}\left\{\frac{1}{x_{1}\cdots x_{n}}\right\}^{2}\:\mathrm{d}x_{1}\cdots\mathrm{d}x_{n}$

Here is my source of inspiration for this question. I suggest to evaluate the following new one. $$ I_{n}:= \int_{0}^{1} \! \cdots \! \int_{0}^{1} \left\{\frac{1}{x_{1}x_{2} \cdots ...
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Integration Trig Substitution

After making the correct trig substitution what does the integral of $\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{9-x^2}} dx$ reduce to without solving the equation? I reduced it down to the integral of ...
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Evaluation of $ \int\frac{\sqrt{\sin x}}{\sqrt{\sin x}+\sqrt{\cos x}}dx$

Evaluation of $\displaystyle \int\frac{\sqrt{\sin x}}{\sqrt{\sin x}+\sqrt{\cos x}}dx$ $\bf{My\; Try::}$ Given $\displaystyle \int\frac{\sqrt{\sin x}}{\sqrt{\sin x}+\sqrt{\cos x}}dx = \int ...
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Question on Green's Theorem

Consider the vector field $\textbf{f}(x,y)=(ye^{xy}+y^2\sqrt{x})\textbf{i}+(xe^{xy}+\frac{4}{3}yx^{\frac{3}{2}})\textbf{j}$. Use Green's Theorem to evaluate $\int_C\textbf{f} \dot d\textbf{r}$, where ...
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Proving a set is of measure zero.

Let $C\subset A\times B$ be a set of content zero. Let $A'\subset A$ be the set of all $x\in A$ such that $\{y\in B: (x,y)\in C\}$ is not of content zero. Show that $A'$ is a set of measure zero. ...
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Bound for this integral

Using the fact that $$\sqrt{(1+y^2)} - \sqrt{(1+x^2)} \geq \frac{x}{\sqrt{1+x^2}}(y-x)$$ for each $x,y\in \mathbb{R}$. We need to show that $$L(k)- L(h) \geq \int_a^b \frac{h'}{\sqrt{1+{h'}^2}} ...
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Evaluating an improper integral with limits $_{-\infty}^\infty$

When evaluating an improper integral with limits $_{-\infty}^\infty$, why do we need to separate the integral into $\int\limits_a^{\infty} \text{ and } \int\limits_{-\infty}^a$? My homework asked ...
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Without Lebesgue

Everyone knows following problem. Let $f$ be positive function on $[0,1]$ and there exist $I = \int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx$. Prove that $I>0$. (recall that there are only two cases: $I=0$ or $I>0$. NOT ...
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Integral of a composition of piecewise linear function with polynomial

Fix a number $k > 0$ and let $$T(x) = \begin{cases} k &: x \geq k\\ x &: |x| < k\\ -k &: x \leq -k \end{cases}. $$ Define $S(s) = \int_0^s T(|x|^{m-1}x)\;dx.$ I want to show that ...
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True or False? $\int\limits_0^2(x-x^3)dx$ represents the area under the curve $y=x-x^3$ from 0 to 2.

True or False? $\int\limits_0^2(x-x^3)dx$ represents the area under the curve $y=x-x^3$ from 0 to 2. I said true but my textbook says false. Why? (Stewart: Concepts and Contexts p424 q13)
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Let $f\in C[0,1]$. Compute $\lim_{t\rightarrow \infty} \frac{1}{t} \log \int_0^1 \cosh(tf(x)) dx$ [duplicate]

Let $f\in C[0,1]$. Compute $\lim_{t\rightarrow \infty} \frac{1}{t} \log \int_0^1 \cosh(tf(x)) dx$. Can anyone give me a hint for this type of problem? I don't know where to start. Thank you!
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$\int_{\mathbb R^{2}} |\int_{\mathbb R} (f_{r}(t-y)- f_{r}(t)) g(t-x) e^{-2\pi i w\cdot t} dt|dx dw \to 0 $ as $ r\to \infty $?

Let $f\in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb R)$ with $\hat{f}$ has a compact support. For $r>0,$ put $f_{r}(x)= r^{-1}f(x/r), (x\in \mathbb R).$ We note that, $\int_{\mathbb R} |f_{r}(x)| dx = r^{-1} ...
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Integration by substitution and separation of variables.

Let's say I want to integrate over a sphere $S^2$. Take $f \in (L^1(S^2),dS)$, then we have that $\int_{S^2} |f| dS = \int_{S^2} |f| \sin^2 (\theta) d \theta d \phi < \infty$, right? Now, ...
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How can I show that a r.v. with cumulative distribution is continuous?

I want to show that, if $F_X$ is the cumulative distribution function of a random variable $X$, then $X$ is absolutely continuous iff $F_X \in C^1(\mathbb{R})$ ? I know absolutely continuous means ...
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Evaluating $\int^b_a \frac{dx}{x}$ from the definition of the integral

I know that $$\int^b_a \frac{dx}{x}=\ln b-\ln a$$ I'm trying to evaluate this integral using the same method used in this answer: http://math.stackexchange.com/a/873507/42912 My attempt $\int^b_a ...
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Limit/Integration in heat equation

While studying heat equation from PDE by L.Evans, I came across the following limit which I'm not able to prove. For $n>=1, \delta >0$ , $lim_{t \to 0+} \;\;{1 \over ...
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Integral $\int_{0}^{\pi/2} \arctan \left(2\tan^2 x\right) \mathrm{d}x$

The following integral may seem easy to evaluate ... $$ \int_{0}^{\Large\frac{\pi}{2}} \arctan \left(2 \tan^2 x\right) \mathrm{d}x = \pi \arctan \left( \frac{1}{2} \right). $$ Could you prove ...
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Properties of functional integration

this question comes from theoretical Physics, the issue being the so called Path Integral. The measure of this thing is something written as $[d\phi]=\prod_x d\phi(x)$ And this should be the limit ...
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variation of a function over countable intervals

Let $f$ be a function of bounded variation on $[0,1]$. Let $\{[a_n,b_n]\}_{n=1}^\infty$ such that $(a_n,b_n)$ are pairwise disjoint and $\cup_{n=1}^\infty [a_n,b_n]=[0,1]$. (for example, $[1/2, 1], ...
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Find the average temperature for the following regions [on hold]

Consider the temperature function $T(x, y, z) = \large\frac{z}{1+x^2+y^2}$ where there is a heat source along the $z$ axis increasing in temperature as you get farther away from the origin. Find the ...
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How do I find the equation from this differential equation?

I have this thing in a video game that I'd like to optimize using math instead of trying random combinations. In every game loop, the game calculates the new value ("newRotorEnergy" in the equations ...
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A closed form of $\int_0^1\frac{\ln\ln\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)}{x^2-x+1}dx$

This integral has been bugging me since yesterday: $$\int_0^1\frac{\ln\ln\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)}{x^2-x+1}dx$$ I've tried substitution $y=\frac{1}{x}$ and $e^y=\frac{1}{x}$, but those didn't ...
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What is this equation with zeta from a T-Shirt in a video?

There's an equation on a T-shirt in the music video by Remy Zero for "Gramarye". There's not a completely clear shot of it, but it's something along the lines of: $$?^{???}(z) = \frac{n !}{2 \pi ?} ...
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Changing order of integration limits

$$\int_{1}^{3} \int_{0}^y x+y-1 \, dx \, dy = 9$$ How would I change the order of integration here? Wouldn't this require two integrals? $$\int_{0}^{1} \int_{1}^3 x+y-1 \, dy \, dx + \int_{1}^{3} ...
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Integrating 1/x

The standard definition of integrating $\frac{1}{x}$ is: $$ \int \frac{dx}{ax + b} = \frac {1}{a} \ln |ax + b| + K $$ Now, if I'm understanding the "constant factor rule", that is: $$ \int k ...
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Calculating $\int_{-\pi}^{+\pi} e^{ixt} e^{-i \omega t} dt$

We know that Fourier Transform of $e^{ixt}$, where $x$ is a real parameter, $t\in \mathbb R$ is $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{ixt} e^{-i \omega t} dt=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{ixt-i \omega t} ...
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How does one find the area of an implicit function?

For example we have the equation $y^2+\sin({4y\cos{x}})=4$ You can see the graph here at: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/1sxvfl2amd So far I know it is split into top and bottom. I'm trying to ...
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How to find derivative of an integral of this type

$$f(x) = \int _x^{e^x}\:\left(\sin t^2\right)\,dt$$ How to find the derivative $f'(x)$ Attempt: $\sin (e^{x^2}) e^x$
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A Binet-like integral $\int_{0}^{1} \left(\frac{1}{\ln x} + \frac{1}{1-x} -\frac{1}{2} \right) \frac{x^s }{1-x}\mathrm{d}x$

I met this integral $$ \int_{0}^{1} \left(\frac{1}{\ln x} + \frac{1}{1-x} -\frac{1}{2} \right) \frac{ \mathrm{d}x}{1-x} \qquad (*) $$ while evaluating this log-cosine integral. I made several ...
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what is difference between numerical integration and interpolation?

I am studying finite element method.While studying i am confuse with numerical integration and interpolation.Is this two methods are same or different?. If they are different then is there any ...
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Proving and visualizing $\mathbf 1_{(x,x+a]}(y) = \mathbf 1_{[y-a,y)}(x)$

Here is a trick from one of the proofs in probability: $$\iint \mathbf 1_{(x,x+a]}(y) \ \lambda(dx) \ \mathbb P(dy) = \iint \mathbf 1_{[y-a,y)}(x) \ \lambda(dx) \ \mathbb P(dy)$$ for $a>0$. So ...
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Double integral with variable change, why the $2\pi$?

I've seen a lot of examples from my textbook where the result of an integration is $2\pi$ instead of $0$, as I would expect it to be. And several of my results will match the correct result if I ...
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Evaluation of Indefinite Integral resulting in Hypergeometric Function

I am attempting to derive the result: $$ \int \left(1+x^n\right)^{-1/m}dx= x\,_2F_1\left(\frac 1m,\frac 1n;1+\frac 1n;-x^n\right)$$ First, I start off with the binomial expansion of the integrand to ...
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Are these two expression square integrable?

I have two expressions (let's call them functions $f,g$) on $[0,1]$, where I want to find out whether they are square-integrable or better: for which $m \in \mathbb{Z}$ they are square-integrable ( ...
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$\int_{0}^{\pi/2}\ln\left(1+4\sin^4 x\right)\mathrm{d}x$ and the golden ratio

We already know that, for any real number $t$ such that $t\geq-1$, $$ \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \ln \left(1+t \sin^2 x\right) \mathrm{d}x = \pi \ln \left( \frac{1+\sqrt{1+t}}{2} \right). $$ Prove that ...
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What types of integrals cannot be solved using improper Riemann-Stieltjes Integration?

I came across the wikipedia discussion of the Riemann-Stieltjes integral. The first sentence in the "Generalization" section gave me pause: An important generalization is the Lebesgue–Stieltjes ...
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Change of variables formula with integrator of bounded variation

Let $G$ be be continuous with bounded variation on finite intervals. If $f$ is continuous then it is well known that $\int_a^bf(G(s))dG(s)=\int_{G(a)}^{G(b)}f(x)dx$. How general can $f$ be so that ...
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Finding Cauchy principal value for: $ \int_1^\infty \frac{ a x^2 + c }{x^4 - b x^2 - c} \mathrm{d}x $

I need to solve the integral $ \displaystyle \mathcal{P} \int_1^\infty \frac{ a x^2 + c }{x^4 - b x^2 - c} \mathrm{d}x $, where $\mathcal{P}$ is the Cauchy principal value, $ - 1 \leq c \leq 1$ and ...
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Notation for Surface Integral in $\mathbb{R}^3$

Recently, a paper of mine got accepted, but the reviewers are struggling with the (in my view) standard notation for surface integrals in $\mathbb{R}^3$: Let $\Gamma \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ be a ...
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integrate $ \int \frac {x dx}{\sqrt {1+x^{10}} } $

This is a tough one. Thanks. $$\int \frac {x dx}{\sqrt {1+x^{10}} } $$ This is not a homework problem. I spend 10 hours over the course of 3 days on this. I tried: 1) substituting u for x^5 to get ...
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Show there exists $x\in (0,1)$ such that $f(x) \leq \int_0^1 f(t) dt$

Please help me check my proof, thanks! (a) Show there exists $x\in (0,1)$ such that $$f(x) \leq \int_0^1 f(t) dt.$$ Proof: when $f$ is constant a.e, the equality holds for all points except for a ...
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Using integral definition to solve this integral

I'm trying to solve this question using the definition of integral: $$\int^5_2 (4-2x)dx$$ Definition of integral: We define first the inferior and superior sum: Let $f:[a,b]\to \mathbb R$ be a ...
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How find this integral $I=\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}(\ln{(1+\tan^4{x})})^2\frac{2\cos^2{x}}{2-(\sin{(2x)})^2}dx$

Find the value: $$I=\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}(\ln{(1+\tan^4{x})})^2\dfrac{2\cos^2{x}}{2-(\sin{(2x)})^2}dx$$ I use computer have this reslut ...
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Does the limit $\lim_{k\to\infty}\int|\cos kx |f(x) d\lambda(x)$ always exist?

Let $f$ be a Lebesgue integable function. Does the limit $$\lim_{k\to\infty}\int|\cos kx |f(x) d\lambda(x)$$ always exist?
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Computing a contour integral over curve not centered at origin

Consider the integral $$ \int_C \frac{1}{z} \, dz $$ where $C$ is the circle of radius $R$ centered at the point $z_0 \in \mathbb{C}$. We parametrize the curve by $z(\theta) = z_0 + Re^{i\theta}$ ...
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existence of solution of volterra integral equation of the first kind

$$ \int_0^t k(s,t)f(s)ds=g(t) $$ To know the existence and uniquness of solution of volterra integral equation(VIE) of the first kind, we differentiate it and convert to the VIE of the second kind. ...