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definite integral of exp( ax^2 + bx ) from 0 to 1 in terms of erf

I'm trying to evaluate the definite integral, $$\int_0^1e^{(ax^2 + bx)}dx$$ in terms of the function, $$F(z)=\int_0^ze^{p^2}dp$$ The correct answer that i'm supposed to get is, ...
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Evaluation of $\int_{0}^{\infty} cos(x)/(x^2+1)$ using complex analysis.

Evaluate: $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\cos(x)}{x^2 + 1} dx$$ Using only complex analysis. $$I = \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\cos(x)}{x^2 + 1} dx = (\frac{1}{2})\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\cos(x)}{x^2 ...
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Choosing a contour to integrate over.

What are the guidelines for choosing a contour? For example to integrate a real function with a singularity somewhere. What type of contour from Square, keyhole, circle, etc should be chosen for ...
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How to check if functions are integrable?

Consider two functions $$ \int_0^1 \frac{1}{e^x-1} dx $$ and $$ \int_0^1 \frac{1}{(e^x-1)^2} dx $$ How to check if these functions are integrable?
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Integration without complex analysis on rational-improper integral

Evaluate: $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^6 + 1} \,\mathrm dx$$ Without the use of complex-analysis. With complex analysis it is a very simple problem, how can this be done WITHOUT complex analysis? ...
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Proving integration techniques with intuition.

I've recently competed my A levels and now that I'm in the university I finally found the time to understand calculus on a intuitive level. So I've been reading up on books such as "Calculus with ...
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Definite integral $\int_0^{2\pi}\frac{1}{\cos^2(x)}dx$

I encountered this very simple problem recently, but I got stuck on it because I think I am missing something. It is easy to see that indefinite integral $\int\frac{1}{\cos^2(x)}dx$ is $\tan(x)+C$. ...
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How to do contour integral on a REAL function?

Suppose we are given the problem: Evaluate: $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^6 + 1} dx$$ Where $x$ is a real variable. A real variable function (no complex variables). I was reading Schaum's ...
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Integral problem with perfect square in denominator, $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{1}{(1-\beta z^{-1})^2}\,dz$

I am trying to solve this problem, but I failed to solve it several times. It is very difficult for me. $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{1}{(1-\beta z^{-1})^2}\,dz$$
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Switch integral and sum for Bessel function.

I haven't real knowledge in Bessel's function and I'd like to know how to switch integral and sum in these two equations. I've already tried a lot of ideas but nothing really works. The first one is : ...
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Discussing the convergence of $\displaystyle\int_I\frac{x+2}{\sqrt x\left(x^2+x+1\right)^4}\mathrm dx$

Let $$f(x) = \frac{x+2}{\sqrt{x}\left(x^2 + x + 1\right)^4}$$ Discuss the convergence of $\displaystyle\int_0^1f(x)\,\mathrm dx$ and $\displaystyle\int_1^{+\infty}f(x)\,\mathrm dx$. I encountered ...
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Where did I go wrong with this definite integration?

I'm trying to solve the definite integral $\int_0^n\pi^{ex}dx$ Wolfram says that the answer is $\frac{\pi^{en}-1}{e \ln(\pi)}$, but I got $\frac{\pi^{en}-1}{\ln(\pi)}$. Can anyone help me figure out ...
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Nice approximations of sums by integrals.

Let $f(x):\Bbb Z^+\rightarrow \Bbb R^+$ be a non-monotone function. If for every $m\in\Bbb N$, $$S(m) =\sum_{n=1}^N\frac{1}{(1+f(n))^m}$$ be sum of interest, then is there a way to study this ...
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$L^1$ and $L^2$ norm inequaliy

Consider real valued function $f$ defined on $[0, T]$. L1 norm and L2 norm of function $f$ are given by $$ \|f\|_1=\int_0^T |f(t)| \, dt $$ and $$ \|f\|_2=\sqrt{\int_0^T |f(t)|^2 \, dt } $$ Then we ...
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Movement of Horse Position during a race

I am trying to determine how to trace a horses position in running during a race and sort them in order of the horses have the fastest foot speed. Here is a sample of the data: ...
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Check computation of conditional covariance

Note: HERE YOU CAN SEE THIS PAGE. Explanation of an integral formula for the expectation of $(X_1-X_2)(Y_1-Y_2)$
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difficult complex integral $\int_\gamma \frac{1}{z^2+i}dz$

We are asked to calculate $\int_\gamma \frac{1}{z^2+i}dz$ where $\gamma$ is the straight line from $i$ to $-i$ in that direction. My parametrization is simple, I chose $z(t)=i-2it$. Notice that ...
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Evaluate $\int \ln(1 + e^x)\ \mathrm dx$

Evaluate the following indefinite integral. $$\int\ln(1 + e^x) \mathrm dx$$ My attempt :: Using integration by-parts, \begin{align} \int\ln(1 + e^x)\cdot 1\ \mathrm dx &= x\ln(1 + e^x) - \int ...
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Convergence of a integral: $\int_{0}^{1} |\ln (x)|^n \ dx$

Let $n \in \mathbb N$ be arbitrary. Does the integral $$\int_{0}^{1} |\ln (x)|^n \, dx$$ converge? I asked myself this question and I have no idea of a proof or counter example. Someone can give me a ...
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Evaluate Integral [duplicate]

Find $\displaystyle\int_0^\infty\frac{\sin^4x}{x^4}$ using the fact that $\displaystyle\int_0^\infty\frac{\sin^2x}{x^2} = \frac{\pi}{2}$. The graph of $\dfrac{\sin^4x}{x^4}$ was also given, I tried to ...
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Generalization of N-Body Problem

I know the n-body problem has been solved for gravity, but in a purely mathematical sense, has it been solved? Or could it be generalized to any kind of field? Maybe an example will make my question ...
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Evaluate the given integral along the given (positively oriented) circle. [on hold]

Ok, so I have the following problems that I am working on. It says to evaluate 1) where C is given by |z+1|=1/2 2) where C is given by |z-2|=1/2 3) where C is given by |z|=2 4) where C ...
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Find $ \int_{\theta_0}^{\theta} \cos \theta \left( \sin 2\theta \right)^{3/2} \, \mathrm{d}\theta $ [on hold]

Find $$ \displaystyle\int_{\theta_0}^{\theta} \cos \phi \left( \sin 2\phi \right)^{3/2} \, \mathrm{d}\phi $$
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The sequence of improper integrals of the form $\int\frac{dx}{1+x^{2n}}$

Let $n\in\mathbb N$ ($n>0$), and define the $n$th integral in the sequence $I$ to be $$I_n = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{1+x^{2n}}dx.$$ Evaluating such integrals, especially for small $n$, is ...
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Evaluating a complex integral using the Cauchy integral formula [on hold]

I need to evaluate the following integral counterclockwise: $$\oint_{\left | z \right |=\frac{1}{2}} \frac{dz}{(z-1)\sin z} $$ using the Cauchy integral formula
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Laplace transform of $f(t)=te^{-t}\sin(2t)$

I was asked to find the laplace transform of the function $f(t)=te^{-t}\sin(2t)$ using only the properties of laplace transform, meaning, use clever tricks and the table shown at ...
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Bounding $\int_{\infty}^{\infty}|g(s)v^3k(v)|dv$ where $k$ is a second-order kernel

Suppose $k$ is a nonnegative, bounded real-valued function that satisfies $$ \int_{-\infty}^\infty k(v)dv=1,\quad k(v)=k(-v),\quad \int_{-\infty}^\infty ...
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Joint and marginal distributions and expectations (Is my proof right?)

1. Please look this following proof first: 2. I want to proof the conditional case, and the proof process is following. 3. I want somebody to help to check whether my proof is right? Thanks
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Quadratic Expressions: Advanced techniques of Integration

$$\int \frac{x}{\sqrt{5+12x-9x^2}}\,dx$$ After two steps I arrive at $\displaystyle{ \int \frac{x}{\sqrt{9-(3x-2)^2}}}\,dx$ Using trigonometric substitution, we have a triangle with a cosine of ...
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Continuous piecewise smooth curve

I cannot understand the definition of $\tilde d(p_1,p_2)$ here? Can anyone please explain it clearly?
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Advanced Integration techniques: Quadratic Expressions and U-Substitution

Find $$\int \frac{2x-1}{x^2-6x+13}dx $$ In the final steps after a u-substitution, one arrives at $$\int \frac{2u}{u^2+4}du + \int\frac{5}{ u^2+4}du$$ The next step is arriving at $$\ln(u^2+4) + ...
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Finding pathline

I've been trying to find the pathline of a particle dropped in a steady flow defined by the following vector components: $$ u= \frac{-2x}{(x^2+y^2+1)^2} \hat i + \frac{-2y}{(x^2+y^2+1)^2}\hat j $$ in ...
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Solutions to the integral $\int \frac {dx}{2\sqrt x (x+1)}$

I am given a question to solve the integral $\int \frac {dx}{2\sqrt x (x+1)}$. When I substitute $x+1 = t^2$, I get the solution as $\space \ln(\sqrt{x+1} + \sqrt x) +C$; while when I substitute ...
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I do not understand the last step of this proof. [on hold]

1. PLEASE LOOK THE FOLLOWING PROOF FIRST. 2. Suzu explained the fist several steps to me in this page :Explanation of an integral formula for the expectation of $(X_1-X_2)(Y_1-Y_2)$ . But I still ...
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Evaluation of an integral of some expressions involving fractions

I am stuck in evaluating the following integral: \begin{equation} \int_{0}^{b-a} \frac{1}{\sqrt{u} (a+u)} \,du, \end{equation} where $0<a<b$. Any ideas?
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An integral with density function of $N(\hat{a}, \frac{1}{s})$

I am stucked on this integral, which is from a research paper in Finance, for a while, so can anyone please help walk me through how we can get the answer on the RHS of this integral? Prove: ...
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A treatise on Probabilistic arguments and Laplace/Fourier transforms to solve limits/integrals from basic calculus.

I've seen in some answers in Brilliant.org to some very complicated limits and integrals that uses probabilistic arguments (Let $X$ be a random variable from $[0,1]$... some examples are in those ...
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Finding $ \int_0^1 \frac {\ln x}{1+x^2}\mathrm dx $

Today I encountered the problem of how to find $$ \displaystyle\int_{0}^{1} \frac {\ln x}{1 + x^2}\mathrm dx $$ but got no start on it. Is this one of those integrals which we have to approach from ...
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Prove that $\int k(w)o(h^2w^2)dw=o(h^2)$ for $\int k(w)dw=1$

Suppose that $k$ is nonnegative real-valued function satisfying $$ \int k(w)dw=1,\quad\int wk(w)dw=0,\quad\int w^2k(w)dw=\kappa_2<\infty.\tag{$\star$} $$ (The limits of the integrals are all ...
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An infinite series of integrals $\int_{0}^{\eta}\cos nt\log\left(\frac{\cos(t/2)+\sqrt{\cos^2(t/2) -\cos^2(\eta/2)}}{\cos(\eta/2)}\right) dt$

I am reading a paper (sorry, no e-copy) with a number of infinite series, in which each term of the series is an integral of a complicated transcendental function like the one in the title. There ...
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Find $ \int \frac {1-x^2}{1+3x^2+x^4} \, \mathrm{d}x $

Today, the CalcBee sample problems got released. The following problem was my creation and I wanted to see how many solutions people can come up with. The result is very beautiful and I thought it ...
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Evaluating $\int{\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2-1}(x^2+1)}dx}$

Evaluating $$\int{\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2-1}(x^2+1)}dx}$$ using $ux=\sqrt{x^2-1}$ I try to $u^2x^2=x^2-1$ $x^2=\frac{-1}{u^2-1}$ However I cant get rid of $x$ because derivative has $x\;dx$. How can I ...
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How to compute $\int_0^1\int_0^1 |x-y|dxdy$? [on hold]

Can anyone help me to solve $\int_0^1\int_0^1 |x-y|dxdy$ ? Thanks.
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Closed form of $\int_0^1\int_0^1\int_0^1\frac{\left(1-x^y\right)\left(1-x^z\right)\ln x}{(1-x)^3}\,\mathrm dx\;\mathrm dy\;\mathrm dz$

While trying to find several references to answer Pranav's problem, I encounter the following multiple integrals $$I=\int_0^1\int_0^1\int_0^1\frac{\left(1-x^y\right)\left(1-x^z\right)\ln ...
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Changing integral limits [on hold]

I am going through some algebra for my dissertation and in the algebra the limits of integration are changed. For example they went from x to infinity but they changed them to y going to infinity. ...
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How find this integral $I=\int_{-1}^{1}\frac{dx}{\sqrt{a^2+1-2ax}\sqrt{b^2+1-2bx}}$

show this integral $$I=\int_{-1}^{1}\dfrac{dx}{\sqrt{a^2+1-2ax}\sqrt{b^2+1-2bx}}=\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{ab}}\ln{\dfrac{1+\sqrt{ab}}{1-\sqrt{ab}}}$$ where $0<a,b<1$ my idea: let ...
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Check my answer - simple laplace transform of piecewise continuous function.

I'd just like to check that I got the idea right, first exercise im doing in laplace transforms and am a bit clueless. We are given $f(t)=0$ if $0<t<2$ and $f(t)=t$ if $t>2$. We are asked to ...
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If a sequence $(f_n)$ converges in $L^2$, then $g'(x)\int_0^x f_n(t)\,dt$ converges in $L^1$

The first: Suppose $g$ is increasing and differentiable on $[0,1]$. For every $f\in L^2(0,1)$ define $f^*(x)$, for $x\in [0,1]$, by: $$f^*(x)=g'(x)\int_0^x f(t)\,dt .$$ If $f_n\to f$ in $L^2(0,1)$, ...
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Why $ \int_0^{\infty} du \, \frac{e^{-3 u} - e^{-4 u}}{u} = \int_0^{\infty} du \, \int_3^4 dt \, e^{-u t} \\ $?

from this answer I could not see what is happening here: $$ \int_0^{\infty} du \, \frac{e^{-3 u} - e^{-4 u}}{u} = \int_0^{\infty} du \, \int_3^4 dt \, e^{-u t} \\ $$ What technique of integration ...
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How find this sum closed form $I=\sum_{k=1}^{n}\int_{0}^{+\infty}\cos{(2kx)}x^{m-1}e^{-ax}dx$

Find this closed form? $$I=\sum_{k=1}^{n}\int_{0}^{+\infty}\cos{(2kx)}x^{m-1}e^{-ax}dx,m\ge 1,a>0$$ use ...