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calculating center of mass of the semicircle which the density at any point is proportional the distance from the center

Assuming the radius is r, and the origin is put on the center of the semicircle. Using polar coordinates. first, because symmetry, the $\bar{x}$ is 0, now trying to find $\bar{y}$: the mass of the ...
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Integral of $\int_\pi^\pi \frac{\sin^2(nx/2)}{\sin^2(x/2)} dx$.

I would like to show that $$\frac{1}{n\pi}\int_{-\pi}^\pi \frac{\sin^2(nx/2)}{2\sin^2(x/2)} dx = 1$$ My attempt is very similar to the accepted answer to this question. $$\int_{-\pi}^\pi ...
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Calculate $\displaystyle\int_{-T}^T\sin(x-a)\cdot\sin(x-b)~e^{-k~(x-a)(x-b)}~dx\quad$

Calculate $$\displaystyle\int_{-T}^T\sin(x-a)\cdot\sin(x-b)~e^{-k~(x-a)(x-b)}~dx\quad$$ I have no idea how to proceed. Any suggestions please? Here $T>0$.
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Integral depending on a parameter

Task: find all values of the parameter, such that integral converges. $$\int_0^{+\infty} \frac{dx}{1+x^a \sin^2x}$$ I tried a lot and i used Cauchy and Weierstrass method but it was useless. And now i ...
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definite integral of a complex function

I wonder if there is a way to evaluate this definite integral... $$\frac{2}{\pi}(\ln (2) + \int_{0}^{\infty}({\sqrt{\frac{1}{t^{4}} - \frac{4e^{-4t}}{(1 - e^{-4t})^{2}}}} - \frac{1}{t^2 + 1})dt)$$ ...
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Discretization of integral on infinite domain.

Let $[a, b]$ be a closed interval of the real line and let a sequence as $$a = x_0 \le t_1 \le x_1 \le t_2 \le x_2 \le \cdots \le x_{n-1} \le t_n \le x_n = b . \,\!$$ This partitions the interval $[a, ...
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under which conditions this equality holds

Consider $f : [0,\infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function such that $\lim_{t\rightarrow \infty} f(t) = 0$. I was wondering if the following relation holds $$lim_{t\rightarrow\infty}\int_0^t ...
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Integral of $xe^{-ax^2-bx^{-1}}$

I am currently facing an integral I have no clue how to solve it. I believe it is rather exoctic, but I hope you might have some good advice: $$\int_0^{\infty} x e^{-ax^2-bx^{-1}} \, \mathrm{d}x, ...
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integral inequalities and continuous functions

Let $f$ be a positive, continuous function on $\mathbb{R}$. Let $c\in (0,1/2)$ be a constant and $\lambda>1$. I want to prove that: (1). for any $a\in\mathbb{R}$, there exists $\delta(a)>0$ ...
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Find the density function of $X$, from the random vector $(X,Y)$ if the PDF of this vector is:

$$\phi(x,y)= \frac{|x|}{\sqrt{8 \pi}}e^{-|x|- \frac{1}{2}x^2y^2}, x,y \in R $$ Now I'm aware I would have to do $$\phi_X(x)=\int_{- \infty}^{+ \infty}\phi(x,y) dy$$, what is confusing me is this ...
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How to integrate $\int dx \frac{1}{\cosh^2 x +a^2}$ [on hold]

How to integrate: $$\int dx \frac{1}{\cosh^2 x +a^2}$$
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How to prove $\lim \limits_{n\to\infty}(n+1)\int_{0}^{1}x^nf(x)dx=f(1)$

I need help to prove this in real analysis. I think it uses IMVT, but not sure how to do it. Let $f(x)$ be a real valued continuous function on $[0,1]$. Show that $$ \lim ...
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Finding area of a spheroid

Let $M=\{(x,y,z)\in \Bbb{R}^3 : (x/a)^2 + (y/b)^2 + (z/c)^2 = 1\}$. Find $\text{vol}_2(M) = \int_M 1 dS$. My attempt: The map $$\Phi:(0,\pi)\times (0,2\pi)\to \Bbb{R}^3\\ \qquad (\varphi, ...
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Integral of $e^{x^3}$

How do I find the integral of $e^{x^3}$. I have to do find the following integral and when I try to do integration by parts, I cannot find the integral of $e^{x^3}$. $$\int x^2 e^{x^3} ...
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Calculating volume by disc integration

What is the volume $V$ of the object created when the area formed by the lines $$y=x$$ $$y = 2-x^2$$ $$0 \le y \le 2$$ is rotated around the $y$-axis? It says that the answer is $\dfrac{5\pi}{6}$. ...
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Surface area of revolution of curve

I am wondering why this particular integration is being found difficult to solve. Would appreciate any help I can get. the graph is $y = x^3$ and the limits are $0 \leq y \leq 1$
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$1-1+1-1+1-1+\cdots = \frac 12$ proof?

Note: I claim no credit for this "proof". A friend came up with it and I thought it was pretty cool. Let's say you wanted to prove that $$1-1+1-1+1-1+ \cdots = \frac 12$$ Well, as mentioned before, ...
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Convergence in distribution of distributions $p_n$ implies convergence in distribution of $s_n$?

Question Setup Suppose $p_n(x,y)$ is a sequence of probability densities on $\mathbb R^2$ and $q_n(x)$ is a sequence of densities on $\mathbb R$ such that \begin{align*} \int b(x,y) \ p_n(x,y) \ dx ...
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Measurable function growing at most linearly

Let $F$ be a measurable function on $\mathbb{R}$ which grows at most linearly ($F(x) \leq C|x|$), and is differentiable at zero, $F'(0)=a$. Show that $$\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}\int_{-\infty}^\infty ...
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Improper Intergral (Fresnel- like)

Let $\alpha >1$. Show that $$\int_0^\infty \sin(x^\alpha)\,dx= \sin\left(\frac{\pi}{2\alpha}\right) \int_0^\infty e^{-r^\alpha}\,dr.$$ I was going to ask how to do this but figured it out while ...
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Understanding Verlet Velocity Method

How does the Velocity Verlet method differ from the standard Euler method? Why do we need to add Acceleration / 2 to calculate position?
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Divergence theorem for a second order tensor

I want to integrate by part the following integral in cylindrical coordinates $$\int \vec{r} \times (\nabla \cdot \overline{T}) ~d^3\vec{r} $$ where $\overline{T}$ is a second order symmetric tensor ...
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How to integrate a function with a nested absolute value: $|x^2 - 2|x||$? [on hold]

I need help with this problem, $$\int_0^4|x^2 - 2|x||dx$$ what should I do with $2|x|$ ?
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Cylindrical Coordinates

What is the following integral in cylindrical coordinates? I did it like this and I get pi/5, but if I solve in cartesian I get 2/5.
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Expectation of $\mathbb{E}(X^{k+1})$

I have difficulties with an old exam problem : Let $X$ be a positive random variable defined on a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbf{P})$. Show that $$\int_0^\infty t^k ...
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Calculate rotational volumes

I need to calculate the volume from rotating f(x) around y=2x using Pappus–Guldinus theorem. For that I need to know the distance A. $$L = (f(x) - 2x) / 2$$ But how can I optain the distance A?
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Does this kind of integral rearrangement work?

I know there isn't any general closed form for $\int{1\over{f(x)}}dx$, but let's say that for some function g(x) the following anti-derivative holds: $$\int{1\over{f(x)}} dx={g(x)\over{f(x)}}$$ Does ...
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Optimal Space-Travel Departure Time (Issues deriving and solving complex expressions).

Problem This problem aims to determine the optimal time to depart for an intergalactic destination, taking into account the fact that in a number of years technology back on the planet you left may ...
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upper bound of a differential equation solution

Let $A(t)$ be a bounded singular values matrix that is function of time, and $f(t)$ and $L^\infty$ function of time. And consider the ODE $$ \dot x = A(t) x + f(t) $$ How we can describe qualitatively ...
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Why is $\int\int f(x)f(y) |x-y|dxdy$ negative?

The Setup Let $f:\mathbb{R} \to\mathbb{R}$ be a smooth function with support in the interval $[-R,R]$ and satisfying $\int f = 0$. By manipulating some integrals, I found the surprising inequality ...
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upper bound of an $L^\infty$ function's derivative

Consider a function $u:\mathbb{R} \longrightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ that is essentially bounded, i.e., $u \in L^\infty$. There is an upper bound of its derivative? I think there is not allways ( i.g. ...
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complex integral of 1/z independent of choice of ellipse?

Can Someone please help me with the following. complex integral of 1/z over an ellipse is independent of choice of ellipse centered at zero. Why is this the case. Is it due to homotopy ...
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How to integrate $e^{-t^2}$? [duplicate]

Anyone know how to integrate the following? $$ \int_0^{+\infty} \! e^{-t^2} \, \mathrm{d}t $$ Thanks
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Stieltjes integral with discontinuous integrator

I am asked to solve the following Stieltjes integral: Compute $\int_0^6 f\, dg$, where $f(x) = 6x-x^2$ and $g(x)$ is defined by: $$ g(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} x^2 &\hbox{for $0\leq x ...
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Expanding the integrand

Can anyone help me find the solution to this integral: $$\int\limits{(t-4)(t-2)^{4/5}}dt?$$ I think I need to expand the integrand but I do not know how. Thanks a lot!
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Decomposition into partial fractions to compute an integral

I'm having problems with: $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{x^4+1}{x^6+1}dx$$ I was thinking: $\frac{x^4+1}{x^6+1}$ is an even function and the interval $(-\infty,\infty)$ is symmetric about 0, we ...
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Covariance of two integrated Brownian motions

I have a question that is similar to the one here: covariance of integral of Brownian, but the answer that I come up with does not match what the book claims the answer is. Given that $$X_t = ...
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Calculate $\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}\int_{[0,1]}\frac{n\cos(nx)}{1+n^2 x^{\frac{3}{2}}}$

I have tried several methods but even I can not calculate. $$\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}\int_{[0,1]}\frac{n\cos(nx)}{1+n^2 x^{\frac{3}{2}}}\,dx$$ If anyone can help, it was part of a test and still I ...
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Help With Limit of Integral

So I am working through some practice problems, and on one of them I can't get the second part: For $x\in(0,\infty)$ and $n\in\{1,2,3,\dots\},$ let $f_n(x)=\frac{e^{\sin\left({x^2/n}\right)}}{1+x}.$ ...
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Revolving an unknown equation around the x and y axes

The first quadrant region enclosed by the x-axis and the graph of y = ax - x^2 traces out a solid of the same volume whether it is rotated about the x-axis or the y-axis. What is the value of a?
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Suppose $a<b<c<d$ and $p(x)=(x-a)(x-b)(x-c)(x-d)$. Show that $\int_a^b \frac{dx}{\sqrt{|p(x)|}} = \int_c^d \frac{dx}{\sqrt{|p(x)|}}$

Suppose $a<b<c<d$ and $p(x)=(x-a)(x-b)(x-c)(x-d)$. Show that $$\int_a^b \frac{dx}{\sqrt{|p(x)|}} = \int_c^d \frac{dx}{\sqrt{|p(x)|}}.$$ My attempt: I perform linear substitution $u=x-a+c$ ...
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What can be said about $f''$ if the trapezoidal approximation is always an overestimate?

For any $a$ and $b$ the Trapezoidal approximation of the integral $\int_a^b f(x)\,dx$ is an overestimate. What can you conclude about the second derivative of $f$? I think it might mean that the ...
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Real Methods to Evaluate $2 \int_{-1}^{1}x^2 \sqrt{1-x^2}dx$

I was recently contacted by a friend to find the values of the two following integrals by any means. $$ I=2\int_{-1}^{1}x^2 \sqrt{1-x^2}dx$$ $$ J=\int_{-1}^{1}(1-x^2) \sqrt{1-x^2}dx$$ The first ...
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Bayesian statistics and Basis for continous functions

I was thinking about Bayesian statistics, and one thought bothered me: In Bayesian statistics, we assume that the pdf $p(x)$ can be described as: $p(x)=\int f(x|\theta)g(\theta)d\theta$ usually ...
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What is the integral of $ \int \frac{-6000} { (3x+50)^2} dx$ [on hold]

How can I find the value of the integral $$ \int \frac{-6000} { (3x+50)^2} dx$$
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What's my mistake in this integral transformation?

I've the following integral, which should result in 1, as shown by the scetch, but in my calculation I get the result 0. What's my mistake? Sorry the comments are in German and please note that a ...
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Drawing slices and projections of an iterated integral.

I'm having a rough time visualizing and graphing the slices and projections of this iterated integral: $\int \limits _0 ^1 \int \limits _y ^1 \int \limits _y ^x x \mathbb e ^{z^2} \space \mathbb d x ...
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Understanding the Definition of a derivative as slope of a tangent line

I'm trying to understand the derivative and am wondering why the derivative is described as the slope of the tangent line and not the slope of a function itself. Say $f(x) = 2x+5$ where ...
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Integration by parts tricks [on hold]

Are there any useful tricks to integration by parts apart from: $$\int f(x) = \int 1 \cdot f(x)$$ $$\int f(x) = ... = g(x) + c \cdot \int f(x) \rightarrow \int f(x) = \frac{g(x)}{1-c}$$ How would ...