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Integral involving a trig. term

I came across the following integral. $$ \int\frac{dx}{1+\sin x} $$ I have no idea how to solve it! I went for the obvious substitution of $u=1+\sin x$, but then you get an annoying $\cos x$ kicking ...
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What happens to an integral if the 'dt' disapears? (Integral with no dt) [on hold]

I have been struggling with convolution yet have come up with my own method that involves cancelling the dt from the integral. I want to ask - If there is a term that is - ''Integral'' with limits ...
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Complex integral with Fourier

So, I've been scratching my head over this for the whole day. I'm trying to solve the following integral $$\int^\infty_{-\infty} \frac{e^{i \alpha (X-\xi)}}{\sqrt{\alpha^2+ \beta^2 }} \, d\alpha$$ ...
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Evaluating the indefinite integral $\int\log\!\left(x+\sqrt{x^2-1}\right)\!dx$

I came across the following integral, and I don't know how to solve it. $$ \int\log\left(x+\sqrt{x^2-1}\right)dx $$ I tried the "obvious" substitution of $x=\sec\theta$, which gives you: $$ ...
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Finding the integral of rational function of sines

$$ \int \frac{\sin x}{1+\sin x} \, \mathrm{d}x$$ How do I integrate this? I tried multiplying and dividing by $ (1- \sin x) $.
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Solve integrals using residue theorem? [closed]

$$\int_{0}^{\pi}\frac{d\theta }{2+\cos\theta}$$ $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x }{(1+x)^6} dx$$ My problem is that I don't know how to start solving these integrals, or how to convert them into usual ...
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Integral of $x/(2x-1)$

I'm not sure how to do this, I'm also new to math.stackexchange so please excuse any novice mistakes. So anyways, here is a question I have on a summer assignment for Calculus BC (this is review from ...
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Convolution with one of the variables is mixed and the other continuous

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are independent random variables with CDF $F$ and $G$ and nonnegative support. If $X$ has a point mass $p$ at $0$ and otherwise some "density" $f$ (that is, ...
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Integral identity for variable in integration limit

The following is an interesting integral identity: $H(t)=\int_0^tf(x,t)dx$, for $f(x,t)$ a sufficiently smooth function. Then, $H'(t)=f(t,t)+\int_0^tf_t(x,t)dx$. Why can't we use standard ...
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Convergence of $\int_0^\infty x^\alpha \cos e^x \, dx$

I tried to solve whether this integral is convergent or not and whether that convergence is conditional or absolute for a given $\alpha$. $$\int _0^{\infty }\:\:x^{\alpha \:}\cos\left(e^x\right)\, ...
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Integral of cos(1/x) dx

Is the following integral expression correct (neglecting the constant of integration)? $$ \int\cos\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)dx = x^2\sin\left(2x\right) $$ When I take the derivative, it returns to the ...
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Why is the integral starts from $0$?

Consider $$f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^n}{3n+1} x^{3n+1}$$ It's a power series with a radius, $R=1$. at $x=1$ it converges. Hence, by Abel's thorem: $$\lim_{x\to 1^-} f(x) = ...
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Proving that $\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left(\frac{1}{t}\right) \log (t+2)}{t+1} \, dt=\frac{13}{24} \zeta (3)$

Are we aware of an elementary way of proving that? $$\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left(\frac{1}{t}\right) \log (t+2)}{t+1} \, dt=\frac{13}{24} \zeta (3)$$ Of course, with the help of Mathematica it can be ...
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When calculating joint probabilities using double integrals…

When calculating joint probabilities using double integrals, do we use $dx\ dy$ or $dy\ dx$ ? I thought it was the former, but then my book abruptly changes to using $dy\ dx$ without an explanation ...
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Integration of convolution

I'm trying to solve the following equation $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^t \,(f\ast g)(t')dt'.$$ $f$ could be a kind of $\delta$-function: $f(t) = \delta(t)$ but should not be limited to be one. $g$ is ...
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Stoke's Theorem Application on Cylinder

This is a question regarding Stoke's theorem's application. This is in regards to a problem from MIT OCW. My question is, referring to the answer provided, what closed surfaces are used in the proof ...
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How to take derivative of $F(u)=\sum_{i=1}^{N} \int f^2(x) u_i^q(x) dx $

I have to find the derivative of a function. Could you help me to find it $$F(u)=\sum_{i=1}^{N} \int_{\Omega} f^2(x) u_i^q(x) dx $$ where $q \ge 1$, $f(x): \Omega \to R$, $u_i$ is membership ...
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How to evaluate the integral ${\displaystyle\int_0^{m_1} \int_0^{m_2} }\frac{dx' dy'}{[(x-x')^2+(y-y')^2+25]^{\frac{3}{2}}} $

How to evaluate the integral $$\int_0^{m_1} \int_0^{m_2} \frac{dx' dy'}{[(x-x')^2+(y-y')^2+25]^{\frac{3}{2}}} $$
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Interchange Order of Integrals

Can someone explain the last step in this process. Specifically, how do you get the new limits of integration? Expected Value Definition: $E[Y] = \int_0^\infty{P\{Y \ge y\} \, dy}$ Expand: $E[Y] = ...
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Integrate $\displaystyle \int \sin(\sqrt{at})dt$

Integrate $\displaystyle \int \sin(\sqrt{at})dt$ Here is what I tried. Let $u=\sqrt{at}$, then $\displaystyle\ du=\frac{a}{2\sqrt{at}}dt=\frac{a}{2u}dt\implies \frac{2udu}{a}=dt.$ So by subsitution, ...
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Derive $E(X^k)$ I need help with the substitution piece.

If $X\sim\mathrm{WEI}(\theta,\beta)$, derive $E(X^k)$ assuming $k > -\beta$. Note that $X\sim\mathrm{WEI}(\theta,\beta)=\dfrac{\beta}{\theta^\beta}x^{\beta -1}e^{-(x/\theta)^\beta}$ I know to ...
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How to find $I=\int_{-4}^4\int_{-3}^3 \int_{-2}^2 \int_{-1}^1 \frac{x_1-x_2+x_3{-}x_4}{x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4} \, dx_1 \, dx_2 \, dx_3 \, dx_4$

How can I find this integral $$I=\int_{-4}^4\int_{-3}^3 \int_{-2}^2 \int_{-1}^1 \frac{x_1-x_2+x_3{-}x_4}{x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4} \, dx_1 \, dx_2 \, dx_3 \, dx_4$$
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Evaluate the following integration below [closed]

Evaluate the following integration $$\int_{0}^{\infty }\frac{x^2}{x^6 +1}dx$$ help guys please, I tried but I got nothing.
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Integrating $\int{\frac{x^2}{1+x^5}dx}$ [closed]

I just encountered the following integral $$\int{\frac{x^2}{1+x^5}dx}$$ At first it appeared to be simple, but I don't know how to solve it. Please share any ideas.
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Definite Integration, keep getting wrong answer.

Correct to 4 significant figures $$\int_{1}^{2}{\csc^24tdt}$$ Done this multiple times now and can't seem to get the answer at the back of the book. Here's my attempt: ...
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Integral of $|\cos(ax))|\times e^{-x^2/b}$

I can compute the following integral very easily ($a$ and $b$ are real and positive): $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \cos(ax)\times \frac{1}{\sqrt{\pi b}}\cdot e^{-\frac{x^2}{b}}\,dx = ...
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Area bound by two curves. [closed]

What is the area of the region bounded by the curves $y= 2x^2+7x$ and $y= 2/x$ between $x= 1$ and $x= 3$? Thank you!
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closed form for $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{ \beta(a+ix,a-ix)}{\beta(b+ix,b-ix)}\frac{dx}{(b^2+x^2)}$

closed form for : $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{ \beta(a+ix,a-ix)}{\beta(b+ix,b-ix)}\frac{\mathrm{dx}}{(b^2+x^2)}$$ where $\beta$ is beta function I tried with the definition of beta and i got ...
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Showing certain sum as a Riemann-Stieltjes integral

Let $e(\beta) = e^{2 \pi i \beta}$. I am reading an article, where the author defines the following sum $$ S(N) = \sum_{0 \leq x \leq N, x \equiv g (mod \ q)} \Lambda(x) e(f(x) \alpha), $$ where $f$ ...
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Simplest way to integrate this expression : $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-x^2/2} dx$ [duplicate]

I'm toying around with statistics and calculus for a project of mine and I'm trying to find the simplest/fastest way to integrate this formula : $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-x^2/2} dx$$ I do not ...
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Proving that the integrals of two functions are the same if they are equal everywhere except a point [closed]

Let $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ be integrable functions over $[a,b]$ and let $∂$ be a point on $[a,b]$. If $f(x) = g(x)$ for all $x≠∂$, then $$\int_a^b f(x)dx=\int_a^b g(x)dx$$
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How do i find this : $\int \frac{1}{(x+a) \sqrt{x+b}}\ dx$, where $a > b > 0$?

Is there someone show me how do I find : $$\int \frac{1}{(x+a) \sqrt{x+b}}\ dx$$, where $$a > b > 0$$ ? I tried to make it as sum of fraction to be easier but sorry i didn't up Thank you for ...
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Implicit numerical integration: error bound

Suppose I'm solving this equation numerically with a time step $h$: $$x''(t) = f(x)$$ Discretizing it and using implicit integration: $$x^{n+1} - 2x^n + x^{n-1} = h^2f( x^{n+1})$$ $x^{n-1}$ and ...
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Evaluating the indefinite integral $\int e^{-x^2}\,\mathrm{d}x$ [closed]

In my book, it is said that $$\int e^{-x^2} \, \mathrm{d}x$$ cannot be solved by the method of inspection. It then turned to method of substitution as a new topic. I am not able to solve this ...
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How do I evaluate this : $\int_{0}^{\infty} \ln \left( 1 + \frac{a^{2}}{x^{2}}\right)\ dx $ for $a > 0$?

How do I evaluate this integral if I supposed that : $a > 0$ $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \ln \left( 1 + \frac{a^{2}}{x^{2}}\right)\ dx .$$ For $a=2$ I have got : $2\pi$ I think the result will be : ...
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Calculus 2 - $\int(\sqrt{72+36x^2}dx$

I have done this problem several times and this is the only answer i ever come to. My schools webwork gives me incorrect for my answer (answer is not simplified but it should be accepted in this ...
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Riemann integrability of the function that is equal to $0$ only at $1,1/2,1/3,…$ and $1$ otherwise [closed]

How can I prove that the following function is Riemann Integrable on [0,1] using the criterion $U(P,f)-L(P,f)< \varepsilon$ \begin{equation} f(x)=\begin{cases} 0 & \text{if } x=1, 1/2, 1/3, ...
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Find the Fourier coefficients of $g(x)$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$, $2\pi$ periodic function and $f\in C^1$, such that the n-th Fourier coefficient is: $\hat{f}(n) = 3^{-n^2}$. Find the Fourier coefficients of $g(x) = \pi ...
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How do I evaluate this integral $I = \int_{0}^{2 \pi} \ln (\sin x +\sqrt{1+\sin^2 x}) dx$?

I used some variables change to evaluate this integral but i'm not succeed may I have some wrong step as trigono-transformation.Then Is there some one who can show me how do evaluate this : $$I = ...
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Find the area of the entire region that lies between $r=1+\sin\theta; r=1+\cos\theta$

I have to find the area of the region that lies between the curves $r=1+\sin\theta; r=1+\cos\theta$ . The answer the book gave was $\frac {3\pi}{2}-2\sqrt{2}$ . I tried generating the curve for ...
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Derivative of an integral over a varying domain

Consider the function $$H(\alpha) = \int_{\Omega(\alpha)} h(\alpha,x) dx,$$ where $\alpha\in\mathbb{R}$ and $\Omega(\alpha)\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ is a domain that varies continuously with $\alpha$. Is ...
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Error bound of midpoint rules with unbounded second derivative

It is well known that error bound of midpoint rule for function $f[a,b]$ is given by $$ E\leq K\frac{(b-a)^3}{24 n^2} $$ where $|f(x)''\leq K|$ and $n$ is the number of time steps. if second ...
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What's happening at $a=-1$ in $\int x^a dx$? [duplicate]

If we take the right limit $$\lim_{a\to-1}\int x^a dx=\lim_{a\to-1}\frac{x^{a+1}}{a+1}=+\infty$$ but on the other hand $$\int\lim_{a\to-1} x^a dx=\ln x$$ I'm aware you can't just commute the ...
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Area under tangent to a curve.

The tangent to the graph of the function $y=f(x)$ at the point with abscissa $x=a$ forms with the line $x$-axis an angle $\frac{\pi}{6}$ and at the point with abscissa $x=b$ an angle of ...
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Integral of $x^2\sqrt{5+x}\ dx$

I have the following integral to solve, with my working out below. This is a bit more complicated than I am used to, so I'm hoping for some feedback as I'm not sure if my process & solution are ...
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derivative integral $\int_0^{x^2} \sin(t^2)dt$

I want to know how I derivative this integral: $$\int_0^{x^2} \sin(t^2)dt$$ what are the steps to derivative it?
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Find all functions such that $\int f(x)g(x) dx =\left(\int f(x) dx\right)\left(\int g(x) dx\right)$

Is it possible to find all functions such that $$\int f(x)g(x) dx =\left(\int f(x) dx\right)\left(\int g(x) dx\right)$$? My teacher asked us to give examples to prove that this is not true but I was ...
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Show the integration with a complex variable

I want to show that there exists inverse Laplace transform, $f(t)$ of the function $F(\lambda)$. In other word, given $F(\lambda)$, existence of function $f(t)$ such that $$ ...
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Finding $\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\frac{1}{\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{3}).\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{6})}\mathrm{d}x$

How can I find $$\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\frac{1}{\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{3}).\cos (x-\frac{\pi}{6})}\mathrm{d}x$$ ? I suspect this has something simple to do with the basic definite integral properties; ...
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Use the comparison test to find whether $\int_0^\infty 1/(x^2+1)^2\,dx$ converges or not

I was thinking what function I should compare it to. If I say whether a function is smaller or bigger than this one, then I must prove that. I was thinking of (x+1)^2 but I realized that this ...