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A problem related to integration in $L^1$

If $f\in L^1[0, 1]$ and $\int_{0}^1 x^nf(x)=0$ for all $n = 0,1,2,...$then prove that $f$ is identically zero almost everywhere. This would be very easier to prove if $f$ were continuous on $[0, 1]$ ...
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Not the toughest integral, not the easiest one

Perhaps it's not amongst the toughest integrals, but it's interesting to try to find an elegant approach for the integral $$I_1=\int_0^1 \frac{\log (x)}{\sqrt{x (x+1)}} \, dx$$ $$=4 ...
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Evaluate $\iint dy\,dx;\frac{\pi}{4}\leq\theta \leq\frac{3\pi}{4};0\leq r\leq2$

I need to evaluate $\displaystyle\iint \color{red}{dydx}\;\;\;,\frac{\pi}{4}\leq\theta \leq\frac{3\pi}{4}\;\;\;\;,0\leq r\leq2$ $\color{blue}{\text{without using polar coordinates}}$. My attempt: ...
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Can $\int_{0}^{1}\frac{x^{p}\ln^{q}(x+a)}{(x+a)^{b}}dx$ be expressed in a simple form?

I was browsing the book Irresistible Integrals and found this gem, at page 97, $$ \int_{0}^{1}x^{n}\ln^{k}(x)dx=\frac{(-1)^{k}k!}{(n+1)^{k+1}} $$ that resembles a previous question of mine here. So, ...
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Integral with Bessel Functions

Any suggestions how to solve this: \begin{equation} \int_0^a\int_0^\infty J_0 (\lambda r)J_1(\lambda a)\frac{1}{\sqrt{n+\lambda^2 }}d\lambda dr \end{equation} (J0,J1 Bessel function of first kind, ...
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Use comparison test to determine convergence

$$\int_{1}^{\infty}\frac{\ln x}{\sinh x}dx$$ I tried several functions and failed to get integrable convergent bigger function. Thanks for help.
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Evaluate $\int_{-2}^{2}\int_{y^2-3}^{5-y^2}dxdy$ [duplicate]

In the black I evaluated the integral and I got 64/3, now I need to evaluate the same integral with $\color{red}{dydx}$ .in the $\color{blue}{\text{blue}}$ color is my attempt, I don't think that my ...
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integrate very long expression using orthogonality in maple [on hold]

I have very long expression and i must integrate it. i try to apply "orthogonality" on my equations to eliminate "X" and "Y" variables. Image Shows examples of Orthogonal Functions my integral code ...
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A question on use of square integrable functions

I'm approaching this from a physicist's perspective, so apologies for any inaccuracies (and lack of rigour). As far as I understand it, a square-integrable function $f(x)$ satisfies the condition ...
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Properties of unimodal functions

A probability density function $f$ is said to be unimodal if the value at which the maximum value of the function is attained is unique. I am reading some papers on econometrics that appear to use ...
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Continuity of improper integrals

There is a theorem saying that if $f:[a,b]\to \mathbb R$ is integrable on $[a,b]$, then $F(x):=\int_{a}^{x}f(t)dt$ is continuous on $[a,b], x \in [a,b]$. Is there an analogous theorem of the kind: ...
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How to prove that $R[a,b]$ is dense in $L^1[a,b]$ ?

How to prove that $R[a,b]$ is dense in $L^1[a,b]$ ? ( where $R[a,b]$ is the set of all riemann integrable functions on $[a,b]$ )
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How to integrate $\int \frac{4}{x\sqrt{x^2-1}}dx$

In order to solve the following integral: $$\int \frac{4}{x\sqrt{x^2-1}}dx$$ I tried different things such as getting $u = x^2 + 1$, $u=x^2$ but it seems that it does not work. I also tried moving ...
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How to find the antiderivative of f(x). [on hold]

While studying, I learned that the antiderivative of $1/f(x)$ is simply ln$\lvert f(x)\rvert$. Why is this so?
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Help on finding the closed form of the integral

Can anyone help me to find closed solution of the integral $$\int_0^{1-e^{-\lambda x}}\frac{u^{b-1}\,(1-u)^{a+c-1}}{[1-(1-e^{-\lambda_1 t_1})u]^{a+b+c}}\,{\rm d}u,$$ where ...
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Integrals, intermediate value theorem question

f∈c[a,b] (f is continuous in [a,b]), prove: We tried to use the integral intermediate value theorem to try to prove it but we don't understand why the limit has to be the max and not any other value ...
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Integral for cos [on hold]

$$\int_{-a}^{+a}A^2\cos^2\left(\frac{n\pi a}{2}x\right)dx$$ where $A, n, \pi,a$ are constants. I was thinking about trigonometric formula for $\cos^2x=\frac{1+\cos2x}{2}$
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Area surrounded by a curve

I would need help to calculate the area surrounded by a curve. The curve is given with the following polar coordinates: I know we need need to integrate with respect to r and theta but am stuck ...
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Methods to Minimize Functions and Integrals over $\mathbb{N}$.

In a paper I'm writing, I have to minimize a messy function $f(\mu,n)$ where $\mu \in \mathbb{R}$ and $n \in \mathbb{N}$. That is, given $\mu \in \mathbb{R}$, I need to minimize the one variable ...
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Show that the standard integral: $\int_{0}^{\infty} x^4\mathrm{e}^{-\alpha x^2}\mathrm dx =\frac{3}{8}{(\frac{\pi}{\alpha^5})}^\frac{1}{2}$ [duplicate]

In my physics course this standard formula is used a lot without proof so it would be interesting to see a neat proof for it. From a previous thread by me I know the proof for $\int ...
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Why is $F'(x) = 2x·\tan(x^2)-\tan x$ if $F(x) = \int_{x}^{x^2}\tan u\, \mathrm du$?

Evaluate $F'(x)$ if $$F(x) = \int_{x}^{x^2}\tan u\, \mathrm du$$ I tried to do this by the change of variables formula and hence, $$F(x) = \int_{x}^{x^2}\tan u\, \mathrm du=\int_{\sqrt x}^{x}\tan ...
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Antiderivative of $\frac{e^x}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}$

Can anyone help me find the following indefinite integral: $$\int{\frac{e^x}{\sqrt{1-x^2}} dx}$$ I cannot think of any transformation...
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Definite integral: $\int^\pi_0 e^{2a \cos x} \left( \frac{\sin^2 x}{1- \cos x} \right) dx$

The goal is to solve this: $$ \int^\pi_0 e^{2a \cos x} \left( \frac{\sin^2 x}{1- \cos x} \right) dx $$ with $a>0$. Really not sure how to attack this one. The integrand seems to be capable of ...
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Show that $\int x\mathrm{e}^{-\alpha x^2}\mathrm dx =\dfrac{-1}{2\alpha} \mathrm e^{-\alpha x^2}$ + Constant

I tried to do this integration by parts and got $\int x\mathrm{e}^{-\alpha x^2}\mathrm dx =\dfrac{-1}{2\alpha} \mathrm e^{-\alpha x^2} +\alpha\int x^3\mathrm{e}^{-\alpha x^2}\mathrm dx$ + constant. ...
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How to prove define integrate from f(sin x)

i need help for prove this problem , i dont have idea for this prove, i very appreciate your sugerences. $$ \int ^{\pi }_{0}xf(\sin x)\,dx = \int ^{\pi }_{0}\frac{\pi }{2} f(\sin x)\,dx $$
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Interpretation of integral as ratio of joint and conditional densities?

A common exercise in Bayesian statistics is specifying a prior $p(\theta)$ on some parameter $\theta$. We then observe a collection of data $D=(X_1,\dots,X_N)$, the distribution of which is ...
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Derivation of Gradshteyn and Ryzhik integral 3.876.1 (in question)

In the Gradshteyn and Ryzhik Table of Integrals, the following integral appears (3.876.1, page 486 in the 8th edition): \begin{equation} \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin (p \sqrt{x^2 + a^2})}{\sqrt{x^2 + ...
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why do we need integration in the probability or measure theory? [on hold]

As the title is, why do we need integration in the probability or measure theory? because we do not learn how to calculate an area or volume under some function in the field. Some practical examples ...
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Find $\int_0^1(\ln x)^n\hspace{1mm}dx$

I am not a big fan of induction, it's just a personal preference. Is there a method other than induction. Answer is $n!$ by the way
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Calculating in closed form $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\text{PolyLog}^{(1,0)}(1,-x)}{1+x^2} \, dx$

Can you confirm the following result? Mathematica and other computational stuff I used seem unable to do anything about this result. Maybe to confirm it numerically? $$\int_0^{\infty} ...
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A difficult logarithmic integral ${\Large\int}_0^1\log(x)\,\log(2+x)\,\log(1+x)\,\log\left(1+x^{-1}\right)dx$

A friend of mine shared this problem with me. As he was told, this integral can be evaluated in a closed form (the result may involve polylogarithms). Despite all our efforts, so far we have not ...
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Easy method to check integrability as elementary functions

What could be an easy method (Calc 1) to check if a given integral is not integrably in terms of elementary functions? Take for example: $$ \int e^{-t^{2}}dt$$
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Conjecturing the closed form $\frac{\pi ^2}{8}-\frac{\pi ^2}{8 \sqrt{2}}+\frac{\pi \log (2)}{4 \sqrt{2}}$

I conjecture that $$\small \int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{\cos ^2(x) \left(-2 \log \left(4^{-\sin ^2(x)} \sin ^{-4 \sin ^2(x)}(x)\right)-4 \log (\cos (x))+\cos (2 x) (4 \log (\cos (x))+\pi +\log ...
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How to evaluate the integral $\int^{1/2}_0\int^{1-x}_x (x+y)^9(x-y)^9 \, dy \, dx$? [on hold]

How to evaluate the integral $\int^{1/2}_0\int^{1-x}_x (x+y)^9(x-y)^9 \, dy \, dx$?
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Volume of Solid Enclosed by an Equation

I'm having problems finding the triple integrals of equations. I guess it has to do with the geometry. Can someone solve the two questions below elaborately such that I can comprehend this triple ...
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The word “integral” in calculus unrelated to “integral” / “integer” in algebra?

I think that the word integral in calculus is nothing to do with integer or integer numbers. But why is integral is chosen for integration? In algebra, integral means related to integers, and this is ...
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How to evaluate the line integral $\int_C (y-z)\,dx+(z-x)\,dy+(x-y)\,dz$

How to evaluate the line integral $\int_C (y-z)\,dx(z-x)\,dy(x-y)\,dz$. The curve $C$ is the intersection of the cylinder $x^2+y^2=1$ and the plane $x-z=1$. I am really stuck on how to to do this ...
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How to solve integral with natural logarithm and product

I am trying to solve the following integral: $$\int{\frac{x}{4} \ln\left(\frac{4}{x}\right)}$$ Using this integral table, the more close case is (43). However, this is not the right one to use. Do ...
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Find equation of curve

${dy \over dx}= (3x^2-a)^2$, where $a$ is a constant. Given that the curve has a stationary point at $(3,2)$, find the equation of the curve. I managed to get the equation $y=3x^3+3ax^2+xa^2$+c. I'm ...
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Proving that a function is Riemann Integrable

The usual definition to the Riemann integral is: for every $ε>0$, there exists $\delta$ such that if $P$ is a partition of $[a,b]$, and $\|P\|<\delta$, then $|S(f;P)-s|<\epsilon$. Then $f$ is ...
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If $f \le g$ and f, g are integrable, decreasing functions, then$\int_{x}^{\infty} f \le \int_{x}^{\infty} g$?

If $f \le g$ and $f, g$ are integrable, decreasing functions, then $\int_{x}^{\infty} f \le \int_{x}^{\infty} g$? Intuitively, I suppose it holds, but I have not found any such theorem in the ...
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Find expression in terms of x

Knowing that $$\frac{dy}{dx}= k\cdot x^{\frac{1}{3}}$$ and given that it passes through points $(1,4)$ and $(8,16)$, find an expression for the path in terms of $x$. I found out that $$y= \frac34 k ...
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Stein & Shakarchi, Complex Analysis, Ch.3 Ex.7

Suppose $f : \mathbb{D} \to \mathbb{C}$ is holomorphic, and $d = \sup_{z,w \in \mathbb{D}} |f(z) - f(w)|$. Show that $$ 2 |f'(0)| \leq d$$ This entire exercise is a complete mystery to me and I am ...
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Reasons for different answers when finding area using Simpsons rule and numerical integration?

I have a function $\sqrt{x^4(x+4)}$ to be integrated from 0 up to -4. Using Simpson's will give me 19.02 but using normal numerical methods giving me -19.5 ! What's the reason behind this difference ...
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Integral of an expression involving sine and cosine powers

For integers $a,n\in \mathbb N$, consider the following integral $$ I_n(a) = \frac{(-i)^x}{\pi}\int_0^\pi e^{i\theta(n-2a)} \sin^x \theta \cos^{n-x} \theta\; \mathrm d\theta\;. $$ How would one go ...
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Evaluating $\iiint_v(3x^2+3y^2+3z^2) \, dv$ using Spherical Coordinates

I'm having issues solving $\iiint_v(3x^2+3y^2+3z^2) \, dv$ using Spherical Coordinates I made the ffg substitutions: $x=r\sin\theta\sin\phi, y=r\sin\theta \cos\phi, z=r\cos\theta$ Thus ...
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Solve $\int\frac{8x+9}{(2x+1)^3}\,dx$.

Do I split $\displaystyle\int\frac{8x+9}{(2x+1)^3}\,dx$ into partial fractions? Or do I use $(2x+1)^{-3}$ by itself? Not sure what to do. Please advice. The answer given is ...
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How is $ \frac{\sqrt{a}}{a+1} (0^{a+1}+1^{a+1}) $ equal to $ \frac{\sqrt{a}}{a+1} (-1)^a $

I am trying to integrate this equation $$ y = \int_{-1}^0 \sqrt{a} x^{a} $$ $$ y = \sqrt{a} \int_{-1}^0 x^{a} $$ $$ y = \frac{\sqrt{a}}{a+1} \int_{-1}^0 x^{a+1} $$ $$ y = \frac{\sqrt{a}}{a+1} ...
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Find value of define integral with [on hold]

Hi i need help for this problem, i very appreciate your sugerences. $$F(x)\text{=}\int ^{g(x)}_{0}\frac{dt}{\sqrt{1+t^{2}} } $$ And $$g(x)\text{=}\int ^{\cos x}_{0}[1+\sin t^{2}]dt$$ For $F'(π/2)$.
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demostration of interger part integration.

I need help for solving this demostration, I appreciate your suggestions very much. $$\begin{array}{rclr} \int ^{n}_{0}[x] dx= \frac{n(n-1)}{2} \end{array}$$ Pd. If you have any suggestion of a ...