Concerns all aspects of integration, including the integral definition and computational methods. For questions solely about the properties of integrals, use in conjunction with (indefinite-integral), (definite-integral), (improper-integrals) or another tag(s) that typically describe(s) the types of ...

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Evaluating an integral (real part, cauchy pdf)

I was trying to find a characteristic function for a cauchy pdf, without going into contour integration (because I have no idea how to do it). I have: ...
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Surface Integral of a harmonic function and mean value property

I want to find a general expression of the following integral, where $h$ is a harmonic function (we're in $\mathbb{R}^2$): $\int_{|x-y|\leq a^2}\frac{h(y)}{\sqrt{a^2-|x-y|^2}}dy$ I think I can ...
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integration of greatest integer function

What the integral of $$\int [cot(x)]dx$$ over $0-\pi$ where $[.]$ represents greatest integer function i know integral of cot is $|\log(sin(x))|$ but log isnt defined for $0$ or is there something ...
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$g(x) \ge 0$ Riemann integrable on $[a,b]$ then for each subinterval $\int^b_a g(x)dx \ge \int^d_c g(x)dx$

Let $g(x) \ge 0$ Riemann integrable on $[a,b]$. Show using Riemann sums that for each subinterval $[c,d] \subset [a,b]$: $$\int^b_a g(x)dx \ge \int^d_c g(x)dx$$ I thought that we should ...
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Definite integral with cube roots of trig functions [on hold]

Find a closed form for the following integral: $$\int _{\pi/6} ^{\pi /3} \frac {\sqrt[3]{\sin x}}{\sqrt [3]{\sin x} + \sqrt[3]{\cos x}}dx$$ I think the answer is found out using some properties. So ...
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Computation of an integral depending on the Legendre polynomials

Let $P_l$ be a Legendre polynomial ($l$ is an integer). I want to know why the quantity $$ v_l(k):=(-i)^l\int_{-1}^{+1}\mathrm{e}^{ikx}\,P_l(x)\;\mathrm{d}x $$ is real?
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Construction of the Area Function

I am following calculus by Tom M Apostol in which he has given the Axiomatic definition of the Area Function We assume there exists a class M of measurable sets in the plane and a set function a, ...
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Change of variables, integration

In a finite element analysis, I am evaluating the following integral: $$\int_{0}^{h}\left ( 1-\frac{x}{h} \right )*\left ( x \right )dx$$ but I want to apply a transformation from x to integrate ...
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Is there any integral for the Golden Ratio?

This is a curiosity. I was wondering about math important/famous constants, like $e$, $\pi$, $\gamma$ and obviously $\phi$. The first three ones are really well known, and there are lots of integrals ...
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How to find the center of mass in this problem

How can I find the centre of mass of the surface of the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=a^2$ that is contained in the cone $z\tan(\gamma)=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$, $0 \lt \gamma \lt$ $\pi/2$ a constant, where the density ...
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Find the original function by using convolution theorem

Seems like I don't know how to apply convolution theorem on this problem properly, I would appreciate some help and a brief explanation how did you solve it if you do it. ...
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If $f(x)=\lim_{n\to\infty}n^2(e^{\frac{k}{n}\ln\sin x}-e^{\frac{k}{n+1}\ln\sin x})$ where $0<x<\pi$, $n\in\mathbb{N}$

If $f(x)=\lim_{n\to\infty}n^2(e^{\frac{k}{n}\ln\sin x}-e^{\frac{k}{n+1}\ln\sin x})$ where $0<x<\pi$, $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}f(x)dx=-\frac{\pi}{k}\ln4$, then the value of ...
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Integrating inverse trig function with radicals

$$\dfrac{x + 5}{\sqrt{9-(x-3)^2}}$$ It's a inverse trig integration problem. I tried to separate the numerators but made my problem worse. Any advice?
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Help with vector triple integral problem

Prove that $$\iiint_{D}(\vec a \cdot \vec R)(\vec b \cdot\vec R)(\vec c \cdot\vec R) \,dx\,dy\,dz=\frac{(\alpha\beta\gamma)^2}{8r}$$ Where the $\vec a , \vec b,\vec c$ are constant vectors, $\vec ...
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Integral $\frac{\sin(x)}{x}$ finite domain

I have seen a question asking to find the value of $\int_{-100}^{100} \frac{\sin{x}}{x} dx$. I have to confess that I didn't think this was possible. If I expand the $\sin$ using Taylor series, ...
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Change of variables from unit unit ball to another ball for integration

What is the general formula for changing coordinates for integration from the unit ball to another ball? For example, if I wanted to change from integrating $f(x-r)$ over $B(0,1)$, the open ball about ...
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Integrate $\int{\frac{1}{(x+1)(x+2)^2(x+3)^3}dx}$

How to integrate this $$\int{\frac{1}{(x+1)(x+2)^2(x+3)^3}dx}$$ I tried to use that $$\int{\frac{1}{(x+1)(x+2)^2(x+3)^3}dx} = P_{1}(x)/Q_{1}(x) + \int{P_{2}(x)/Q_{2}(x)dx}$$ where ...
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Indefinite integration and definite integration calculation [on hold]

Given the functions: $$\begin{cases} A(x)= \dfrac {x\ln(1+\ln(x))}{1+x^{4/3}}\\[2ex] B(x)=A(2x-1)-A(2x) \end{cases}$$ for $b>1$ find out: $$\int_{b}^\infty A(x) dx - \frac12\int_{2b-1}^{2b} B(x) ...
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Trapezoid rule for finding coefficient

If we know that $\int_{a}^b t(x)=h \sum_{k=1}^2 dk * t(a+kh)+O(h^m)$ where $h=\frac{b-a}{3}$, how do we find the coefficient d1, d2 and m in the equation? Answer says that d1=3/2, d2=3/2, m=3 I ...
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Anti-derivative of continuous function $\frac{1}{2+\sin x}$

I use tangent half-angle substitution to calculate this indefinite integral: $$ \int \frac{1}{2+\sin x}\,dx = \frac{2}{\sqrt{3}}\tan^{-1}\frac{2\tan \frac{x}{2}+1}{\sqrt{3}}+\text{constant}. $$ ...
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Integral of a measurable function

I do not know what should i keep as title for this question... Question goes like this.. Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow [0,\infty)$ be a measurable function. If $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)dx=1$ prove ...
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difficult integral $\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x^2({1+\tan^2 x})^2}{\sqrt{\tan x}({1-\tan x})}\sin{4x}dx$

This is a complicated integral, the numerical value appears to me correct.Therefore how to prove this result?$$I=\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x^2({1+\tan^2 x})^2}{\sqrt{\tan x}({1-\tan ...
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Solving an indefinite integral problem [on hold]

The given problem is $$ \int \frac{2^{\sin x}}{2^{\sin x} + 2^{\cos x}} dx$$ please help me solving this indefinite integral problem...thank you very much, actually I have solved an definite integral ...
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Proving an inequality involving integrals?

I am trying to prove that $$[\sum_{i=1}^{n}(\ln t_i)^2 t_i^\alpha+A^{\prime \prime}(\alpha)][\sum_{i=1}^{n}t_i^\alpha+A(\alpha)]\ge[\sum_{i=1}^{n}(\ln t_i) t_i^\alpha+A^{\prime}(\alpha)]^2$$ where ...
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how to evalute this equality

I want to prove this equality $$ \frac{1}{2\pi}\frac{(x-y)\cdot y}{(x_1-y_1)^2+(x_2-y_2)^2}= \frac{ab}{4\pi}\frac{1}{a^2\sin^2(\alpha+\beta)+b^2\cos^2(\alpha+\beta)}.\tag{1}$$ where ...
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Integral, partial fractions, need explanation for how to get from one step to another.

Can someone explain how they go from the red step to the blue one?
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How to Proceed in Solving this Equation

Let $f: [0,\infty)\to \mathbb{R}$ a non-decreasing function. Then show this inequality holds for all $x,y,z$ such that $0\le x<y<z$. \begin{align*} & (z-x)\int_{y}^{z}f(u)\,\mathrm{du}\ge ...
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Proving a reduction formula. $\cos^n (2x)$

Establish a reduction formula for $$\int \cos^n (2x)dx$$ My attempt, Let $I_n=\int \cos^n 2x dx$ $=\int \cos^{n-1}2x (\cos 2x dx)$ Let$$u=\cos^{n-1}2x$$ $$du=-2(n-1)\cos^{n-2}2x (\sin 2x)dx$$ ...
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Bounding an integral

I'm trying to show that the following integral ( a solution for the non-homogeneous transport equation ) has this bound: $$ \begin{equation*} \left\|{ \int_{0}^{t} f(x+b(w-t),w) dw ...
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Sign of the error in Simpson's rule

Let $f : [a,b] \to \mathbb{R}$ be a $C^\infty$ function. The Riemann integral $I = \int_a^b f(x)\,dx$ can be approximated by using Simpson's rule: $$I \approx S = \frac{b-a}{6} \left[ f(a) + 4 ...
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An alternative way to determine when $\int_{0}^{\infty} \cos(\alpha x) \prod_{m=1}^{n} J_{0}(\beta_{m} x) \, dx =0$

Let $J_{0}(z)$ be the Bessel function of the first kind of order zero, and assume that $\alpha$ and $\beta_{m}$ are positive real parameters. When $|z|$ is large in magnitude and $-\pi < \arg(z) ...
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Integrate $\int{ \left( \frac{1-x}{1+x} \right)^\frac{3}{2}dx}$

Integrate $$\int{ \left(\frac{1-x}{1+x} \right)^\frac{3}{2}dx}$$ I guess that there is sub $x = \cos t$ so integral gets to $$\int{ \left(\tan \frac{t}{2} \right)^3 d\cos t}$$ then I used that $\sin t ...
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Surface are of a curve $y=\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{6} \right)$ rotated about the $x$ axis.

I'm doing a problem involving finding the surface area of the curve for $y=\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{6} \right)$, rotated about the $x$ axis, for $[0 < x < 6]$. I got as far as $\frac{72}{\pi} ...
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Problem with convolution, insecure

$$f(t)= t^2\cdot u(t),\quad g(t)=t^4\cdot u(t)$$ I know that I need to use convolution theorem to solve this problem, but I really don't know what to do with step functions. Do I need to include ...
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Evaluating this surface integral

I want to evaluate the following surface integral $$\int_S d S \, \, \exp\left(\frac{\Gamma^2 (x^2 \sigma_x^2 + y^2 \sigma_y^2 + z^2 \sigma_z^2) - 2 c R \Gamma (x x_0 + y y_0 + z z_0)}{2 c^2 ...
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Clever way of calculating the integral $ \int \frac{dt}{t^2\sqrt{t-2} } $

$$ \int \frac{\text{d}t}{t^2\sqrt{t-2} } $$ I know it can be calculated using somewhat complicated substitutions, but is there possibly some clever way of solving that type of integral? I don't ...
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Integral of least squares and general rules of integration to solve the integral.

My calculus is very rusty and I am interested to know if the following is solvable: $$ \int_0^{\pi}( \log( \frac {(x_0 + e^{-i\omega})(x_0 + e^{i\omega})(x_1 + ...
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How would you calculate $(200\int_0^\infty e^{-0.8t}-e^{-1.8t}\,dt)/(250\int_0^\infty e^{-0.8t} \,dt)$?

$$\frac{200\int_0^\infty e^{-0.8t}-e^{-1.8t} \, dt}{250\int_0^\infty e^{-0.8t} \, dt}$$ I am confused as to how you would integrate the e's from zero to infinity. What steps would you take? By the ...
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reduction formula for $\int \tan^n (2x)dx$

Establish a reduction formula for $$\int \tan^n (2x)dx$$ My attempt, Let $I_{n}=\int \tan^n (2x)dx$ $=\int \tan^2 (2x) \tan^{n-2} (2x)dx$ $=\int (\sec^2 (2x)-1)\tan^{n-2}(2x)dx$ $=\int ...
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Prove that the condition $x(\tau)>\xi$ of a divergent integral implies that $x(t)>\xi$

Let $ E, J \subset \mathbb R$ be open intervals and let functions $h:J \to \mathbb R$ and $g: E \to \mathbb R$ be continuous. let $\xi \in E$ and assume that $g(\xi)=0$. Define $f:J \times E \to ...
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Calculate $\int_0^1 \ \int_0^1 \ x \sin \lvert x^2-y^2 \lvert \; dx \; dy$

$$\int_0^1 \ \int_0^1 \ x \ \sin \lvert x^2-y^2 \lvert dx \ dy $$ $$\int_0^1 \frac{1}{2} \Big[ \sin \lvert x^2-y^2 \lvert \Big]_0^1 \ dy= \int_0^1 \frac{1}{2} \Big( \sin \lvert 1-y^2 \lvert - ...
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integrate $\int \frac{dx}{x\sqrt{1-x}}$

$$\int \frac{dx}{x\sqrt{1-x}}$$ $$\int \frac{dx}{x\sqrt{1-x}}$$ $u=1-x$ $du=-dx$ $$-\int \frac{du}{(1-u)\sqrt{u}}$$ $a(1-u)+b\sqrt{u}=1\Rightarrow a-au+b\sqrt{u}=1$ $a=1\Rightarrow ...
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How to solve without involving hyperbolic function.

How to solve this integral without involving hyperbolic functions? $$\int \frac{1}{4-5\sin^2 x}dx$$ The answer is $\frac{1}{4}(\ln (\sin x+2 \cos x)-\ln(2\cos x-\sin x))+c$
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Imaginary number and absolute value integral - Fourier transform

I came across this integral problem: $$\hat f(\xi)=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-|x|+xi\xi}dx$$ Now I know how to integrate simple absolute value functions like: $\int_{-2}^{4}|x-2| dx$, we just ...
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Density of $L^\infty(\Omega)h$ in $L^p(\Omega)$ where $h \in L^p(\Omega)$ [on hold]

Let $(\Omega,\mu)$ be a finite measure space. Suppose $1\leq p <\infty$. Let $h$ be an element of $L^p(\Omega)$ with $h >0$ a.e.. How show that the subspace $L^\infty(\Omega)h=\{ f h\ :\ f\in ...
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Indefinite trignometric integral

I tried $u$-substitution and $uv$-substitution, can't seem to figure this out... any help would be appreciated! Question: $$\int\frac{x}{\cos(x)}\,dx$$ Thanks!!!
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How to find differentiation and integration of curves in general?

Graph of function $f(x)$ How do I go about finding integration and differentiation of curves like these which yield other curves?
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Finding Value of C to Maximize Area

f(x)=$xe^{-\sqrt x}$ Find the value of c, such that the area bounded between the graph, the x-axis, x=c, and x=c+1 is maximized. Find the maximum area. I don't know where to start with this one. I ...
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How to account for solids of revolution around vertical lines to the right of the x axis?

I'm trying to find the volume of a solid created by rotating the region enclosed between $x=y^2$ and $x=1$ around the line $x=8$. Noting that the intersections of the functions occur at $(0,0)$ and ...
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Vector integral in $N$ dimensions.

In $N$ dimensions I want to do an integral of the flux through an $N-1$ dimensional surface. The usual vector calculus integration theorems help by allowing integration around the perimeter of the ...