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Finding the general integrals of functions like $\frac1{x^n+1}$, $\cos^nx$.

This question is just a soft question, about can we compute a general formula for everything? Or it has some restrictions? Like $\int x^ndx=\frac{x^{n+1}}{n+1}+C$. I am not able to deduce a formula ...
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Help understanding proof on Jensen's Inequality

I need help understanding the proof for Jensen's inequality in "Real and Complex Analysis" by Rudin. 3.3 Theorem (Jensen's Inequality) Let $\mu$ be a positive measure on a $\sigma$-algebra ...
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How do i evaluate this integral $ \int_{\pi /4}^{\pi /3}\frac{\sqrt{\tan x}}{\sin x}dx $?

Is there some one show me how do i evaluate this integral :$$ \int_{\pi /4}^{\pi /3}\frac{\sqrt{\tan x}}{\sin x}dx $$ Note :By mathematica,the result is : $\frac{Gamma\left(\frac1 ...
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Continuity of function consisting of an infinite series.

Let $f(x) , 0\leq x\leq 1$ be defined by, $$f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(x+n)^2}$$. Show that $f$ is continuous on $[0,1]$ and that, $$\int_0^1f(x)dx=1$$. I have never dealt ...
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Searching for a condition on the derivative $f_u$

Please wht can be the condition on $f_u$ such that we obtain the following equality: $$\int_0^1 \int_0^1 G(t,s)f_u(s,0) v(s) w(t) \ ds\ dt=\int_0^1 \int_0^1 G(t,s)f_u(s,0) w(s) v(t) \ ds\ dt$$ ...
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For what values of $a$ does $\int_{0}^{1}(-\ln x)^adx$ converge?

For what values of $a$ does $\int_{0}^{1}(-\ln x)^adx$ converge? I have seen a duplicate of this question but the answer there, though very good and creative, isn't clear about negative values. When ...
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How to evaluate $\int \frac{\mathrm dx}{1+\sin x−\cos x} $?

Is there someone show me how I evaluate this integral:$$\int\frac{\mathrm{d}x}{1+\sin x−\cos x} $$ I used $t=\tan\frac{x}{2}$ but i didn't succeed . Thank you for any help .
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How to show the integral $\int_e^\infty \left(\frac{e}{t}\right)^t dt$ converges?

Let $$I=\int_e^\infty \left(\frac{e}{t}\right)^t dt$$ How to show it converges? I tried to find some inequality to compare with.
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Integral of $\frac{x^2+1}{(1-x^2)\sqrt{1+x^4}}$

So we have to evaluate $\int\frac{x^2+1}{(1-x^2)\sqrt{1+x^4}}dx$. My work- We can write the integrand as $\frac{(x+1)^2-2x}{(1-x)(1+x)\sqrt{1+x^4}}dx$. So we wish to deduce ...
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How would you show that $\lim_{n \to \infty} (1+ \frac{1}{n})^n$ is equal to $e$? [duplicate]

How would you show that $\lim_{n \to \infty} (1+ \frac{1}{n})^n$ is equal to $e$?
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Show there exist a constant $c\in \Bbb{C}$ such that $\int_{0}^{1}|{f-c}|^2<{1\over 36}$

Let $f:\Bbb{R}\to \Bbb{C}$ be a $1$-periodic function, $f\in C^1$ and $\int_{0}^{1}|f'|^2\le 1$. a. Show $\sum_{k\ne 0}|{\hat{f}(n)}|^2\le {1\over 4\pi^2}$ (I did it already, and that question is ...
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Integral of $ \frac{dx}{\sqrt{x^2 + 1}} $ ( and other table integrals ) [duplicate]

I am wondering how to prove this integral: $$ \int \frac{dx}{\sqrt{x^2 + 1}} $$ Of course, i know the solution to this integral, since it's one of the table integrals i.e. $$ \int ...
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Change of order of integration of a triple integral

Consider $$ I = \int_0^{\omega}\int_0^{\alpha}\int_0^{\alpha}F(\beta){\tilde{F}(\gamma)}e^{i\beta t}e^{-i\gamma t}R(\alpha)d\beta d\gamma d\alpha$$ In this triple integral,I want to bring about, a ...
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How to solve this double integral problem? [on hold]

$$D: y \leq 1, x^2 \leq y$$ $$\iint_D (y+yxf(x^2+y^2))\,dx\,dy$$
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Deriving expression for an integral that arose in Fourier analysis.

Note : This question arose when i am trying to solve this question. I am making this question self contained, and not to depend on the MO question, but one can look at MO question for understanding ...
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Let $(X,Σ,μ)$ be a measure space and $f$ and $g$ are positive integrable functions and $h=f-g$

Please please please please please I want some help ,Is there and body here who can help me in this question : Let $(X,Σ,μ)$ be a measure space and $f$ and $g$ are positive integrable functions 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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evaluating $ \int\limits _{0}^{1}\frac{1}{\sqrt{x+\varepsilon}}dx $

I came across this : I'm trying to evaluate it up to $ o(\epsilon) $ $$ F\left(\varepsilon\right)=\int\limits _{0}^{1}\frac{1}{\sqrt{x+\varepsilon}} \, \mathrm{d}x $$ I've trying considering to look ...
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Show that $\lim_{x\to\infty} f(x) = 0$.

Let $f\in C^1$. Let's assume that $\int_0^\infty f(x)\ dx$ converges and $f'(x)$ is bounded. Prove that $\lim_{x\to\infty} f(x) = 0$. Let's assume by contradiction that $\lim_{x\to\infty} f(x) ...
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Integration by substitution - where is the mistake?

I want to integrate $$\int_{-1}^{1} (1-x^2)^{3/2} \, \mathrm{d}x$$ by substituting $x=\cos z$ and $dx = -\sin z \, dz$. $x=-1 \implies z=-\pi $ and $x=1 \implies z=0$. I receive: ...
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Is integration of $x\operatorname{cosec}(x)$ defined?

Is integration of $x\operatorname{cosec}(x)$ possible? If yes, then what is its closed form; if not, then why is it non-integrable ?
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An improper integral and its convegence

I have an integral $$I(\gamma)=\int\int d^3 \mathbf{r} \, d^3 \mathbf{r}' \frac{1}{|\mathbf{r}-\mathbf{r}'|+\gamma}$$ were $\gamma$ is a positive number, $\mathbf{r},\mathbf{r}' \in \mathbb{R}^3$, ...
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Is the integral with respect to increasing continuous functions the limit of integrals with respect to $C^1$ functions?

if $\xi$ is continuous increasing can we find $\xi^n\in C^1$ such that $$\int_0^t f(u)\, d\xi = \lim_n\int_0^t f(u)\, d\xi^n$$ for every continuous $f$?
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Integral of rational function with a squared term in the denominator

I know the integration when in the reciprocal there's only degree $1$, but what about degree $2$? Take an example, $$\int\frac{x \, \mathrm{d}x}{a+bx^2}$$
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Bounds for double exponential integrals

I understand that the double-exponential integral $$ F(a,b,C) := \int_{C}^\infty \exp(-a \exp(b x)) \, dx \quad \text{(with $a,b>0$ and $C \geq 0$)} $$ can in general not be solved in closed-form. ...
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Evaluating the integral in polar

I am trying to show that the double integral of $\sqrt{\rho^2-y^2}$ for $x$ between $0$ and $\rho$ while $y$ is between $0$ and $\sqrt{\rho^2-x^2}$ is $(2/3)(\rho)$. In cartesian I have tried its ...
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Area of region - double integral

Here is my task: Calculate area of region $(x^{2}+y^{2})^{2}\leq a^{2}(x^{2}-y^{2})$. Here is what I have done. After transforming this line to polar form $(x=\rho\cos\phi,y=\rho\sin\phi)$, we have: ...
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Let $f(x) = [x], x \in [1,3]; \ \phi(x) = x , x \in [1,2]$ and $= 2x -2, x \in (2,3]$.show that $\int_1^3 f = \phi(3) - \phi (1)$

Let $f(x) = [x], x \in [1,3]; \ \phi(x) = x , x \in [1,2]$ and $= 2x -2, x \in (2,3]$. Then to show that $f$ is integrable and evaluating the value of $\int_1^3 f$. I have done upto this. But ...
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Fundamental Theorem of Calculus with 1/lnx

I'm struggling with this problem, because I'm not sure how to integrate $1/\ln(x)$ Suppose that you have the following information about a function $F(x)$: $$F(0)=1, F(1)=2, F(2)=5$$ ...
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Fractional part of $n\alpha$ is equidistributed

Let $\alpha$ be an irrational number. Then the sequence $\{\{n\alpha\}\}$ is equidistributed. I am using the following definition of equidistribution. A sequence $\{a_i\}$ is equidistributed if ...
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Integration of two different functions

I'm stuck with a problem, can anyone help? What if we integrate $$\int \frac{x\cdot dx}{mg+kx}$$? Actually I faced this in physics. But I need this basic knowledge of integration. Can anyone help?
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Need help for calculating two derivatives analytically [on hold]

During building a Jacobian matrix for a numerical simulation I need to calculate following two derivatives where I hesitate about the correct answer: $$\partial( \partial X/ \partial\theta)/\partial ...
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Integral by parts?

Let $f:{\mathbb R}\rightarrow {\mathbb R}_+$ be a density function with finite expectation. This is, $$\int_{\mathbb R}x f(x)dx<\infty.$$ Suppose that we want to integrate $I(a)=\int_a^{\infty} x ...
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What to do in this Surface Integral?

Calculate the surface integral: $$\iint_\sigma f(x,y,z)\ \mathrm{d}S$$ Where: $f(x,y,z) = x-y-z$ and $\sigma$ is the portion of the plane $x+y=1$ on the first octant between $z=0$ e ...
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An intriguing integral $\int \ln{|\nabla u|^2}\, \mathrm{d}u$

How to integrate $\int \ln{|\nabla u|^2}\, \mathrm{d}u$ ? In Cartesian co-ordinates this would be $\int \ln{(u_x^2 + u_y^2)}\, \mathrm{d}u$, where $u_x \equiv \frac{\partial u}{\partial x}$. We ...
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let $\phi (x) =\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{x^n +2}{x^n +1}$; and $f(x) = \int_0^x \phi(t)dt$. Then $f$ is not differentiable at $1$.

For $x \geq 0$, let $\phi (x) = \lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{x^n +2}{x^n +1}$; and $f(x) = \int_0^x \phi(t)dt$. Then $f$ is continuous at $1$ but not differentiable at $1$. First we calculate $\phi (x) ...
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How to evaluate this combination of sums and integrals?

I am reading a book on PDEs, and I am near the beginning where the author is talking about the heat equation and, specifically, solving the non-homogenous equation $u_t={\alpha}^2u_{xx}+f(x,t).$ The ...
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Prove that $\left\{u\in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega):\int_\Omega|u|^{p+1}\;d\lambda^n=1\right\}$ is well-defined and closed

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ be a domain with a smooth boundary $H:=W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$ be the Sobolev space $p>1$ such that $$p<\begin{cases}\infty&\text{, if ...
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Computing $\int_{0}^{1\over 2}{\ln(1+x)\over x}dx$.

Compute $\int_{0}^{1\over 2}{\ln(1+x)\over x}dx$ with a precision (Accuracy? Error? What is the formal expression?) of 0.01. Attempt: First of all: $\ln(x+1)=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{(-1)^{k-1}x^k\over ...
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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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If $u \in L^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega))$ is $\int_{\Omega}\int_0^T |u(t,x)|^2$ defined? [duplicate]

Let $u \in L^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega))$ on some domain $\Omega$. We know that $$\int_0^T \int_{\Omega}|u(t,x)|^2$$ is defined, but is it equal to $$\int_{\Omega}\int_0^T |u(t,x)|^2?$$ Can I interchange the ...
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Investigate the convergence of $\int _0^\infty \frac{\sin x^2}{x} \ dx$

Investigate the convergence of $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin x^2}{x} \, \mathrm{d}x$$ Is it converging? Converging absolutely? I want to use Dirichlet's test for integrals. Let $f(x) = \frac 1 x$ ...
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“Triangle” inequality for integrals

I have got two questions: 1) Let $f:\mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be any continuous function. Let $\Gamma$ be a piecewise smooth curve on $\mathbb{R}^2$. The following inequality holds: ...
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Why is $\sum_{n=0}^{N}{\cos nx}={1\over 2}+{1\over 2}\sum_{-N}^{N}e^{inx}$?

Why is $\sum_{n=0}^{N}{\cos nx}={1\over 2}+{1\over 2}\sum_{-N}^{N}e^{inx}$? I have gone through all the identities relating Fourier series and I can't seem to understand why. In this question, the ...
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How can I solve this integral with the comparison theorem?

I have an integral that I am not sure how to solve with the comparison theorem to see if it is divergent or convergent. $$\int_1^\infty\frac{e^{-2x}}{\sqrt{x+16}}\;dx$$ How can I solve this with ...
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How to solve the integral $\int\tan^{3}x \sec^{3/2}x\; dx$?

How to solve the following indefinite integral $$\int \tan^{3}x \sec^{3/2}x \; dx$$ to get the solution in the form of $$\large\frac{2}{7}\sec^{7/2}x - \frac{2}{3}\sec^{3/2}x +c$$ I tried taking ...
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How to prove that $\frac 12+ \frac 13+\dots + \frac 1n < \log n < 1 + \frac 12+ \dots + \frac {1}{n-1} $?

If $n \in \mathbb N$ and $n \geq 2$, then we have $\frac 12+ \frac 13+\dots + \frac 1n < \log n < 1 + \frac 12+ \dots + \frac {1}{n-1} $. My try : Once if we can prove that for all $k \in ...
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Evaluating $\int_{\gamma} \frac{z}{\cosh (z) -1}dz$

Evaluate $\int_{\gamma} \frac{z}{\cosh (z) -1}dz$ where $\gamma$ is the positively oriented boundary of $\{x+iy \in \Bbb{C} : y^2 < (4\pi^2 -1)(1-x^2)\}$. I just learned the residue theorem, ...
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$f: [0,1] \to \mathbb R$ is continuous and $\int_0^x f(t) dt = \int_x^1 f(t)dt$ for all $x \in [0,1]$, then $f(x) = 0$ for all $x \in [0,1]$.

A function $f: [0,1] \to \mathbb R$ is continuous on $[0,1]$ and $\int_0^x f(t) dt = \int_x^1 f(t)dt$ for all $x \in [0,1]$, then $f(x) = 0$ for all $x \in [0,1]$. My Try: Let us assume that $f(x) ...
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How to integrate $\int\frac{3x+2}{x^2-x-2}dx$

This is the indefinite integral I have to evaluate: $$\int\frac{x^3}{x^2-x-2}dx$$ so by using the long division on polynomials technique, I got to: $$\frac{x^2}{2}+x+\int\frac{3x+2}{x^2-x-2}dx$$ How ...