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Calculating an integral with sine, cosine

I've recently calculated the Fourier transform of $\dfrac{\sin \pi ax}{\pi x}$. Now I'm trying to calculate $$\int _{\mathbb{R}} \frac{\sin ^2 \pi ax}{\pi ^2 x^3} \cos \pi bx\;\mathrm dx$$ The ...
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How to evaluate $\int \cot^2(x) \;\mathrm dx$?

How do you find the antiderivative of $\cot^2x$? My steps to find it First $$ \csc^2 x = \cot^2 x+ 1 $$ because of Pythagorean Identities, so $$ \cot^2 x= \csc^2 x-1$$ so $$ \int \cot^2 x\, ...
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Integrate $\int \csc^6(2x)\, dx$

I know to use the identity $1+\cot^2(2x)$. I'm not sure how to use $u$-substitution to substitute the $2x$ from the problem. I would have to use a $u$-substitution and then another $w$-substitution. ...
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Problems taking the limit in $\int_a^b f=\lim_{c\to a}\int_c^b f$ from definitions

Let $f$ be bounded on $[a,b]$ and Riemann integrable for each $c$ with $a<c<b$. I need to show that $f$ is Riemann integrable on $[a,b]$, and $\int_a^b f=\lim_{c\to a}\int_c^b f$. My ...
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How to compute $\int_{-1}^1 x^p (1-x^2)^{\frac{d-3}{2}} P_n^d(x) dx$

For a project I want to get a closed form solution of $$\int_{-1}^1 x^p (1-x^2)^{\frac{d-3}{2}} P_n^d(x) dx$$ Here $p \in \mathbb{N},\; d\ge3, \; d\in\mathbb{N}$ and $P_n^d$ is the associated ...
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Volume when rotated about the line $y=-1$

Find the volume when the region enclosed by $y=x^2$, $y=4$ is revolved around the line $y=-1$ My teacher has given the following answer: I assume she has done this through the method of shells, ...
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Integrals and f(x)dx

Suppose $$\int_0^2 f(x)\,dx=3$$ $$\int_0^5 f(x)\,dx=8$$ Compute $$\int_2^5 f(x)\, dx$$ $$\int_0^2 f(2x)\,dx$$ For the first one, I know that by subtraction $$\int_2^5 f(x)\,dx = \int_0^5 ...
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Applying Stokes' theorem

$C$ is the surface $z=y(e^{-x^2}-y-1/2)$ and conditions $z\geq 0$, $x \in [-1, 1]$ and $\varphi = dxdz+dydz+(e^{-x^2}-2y-1/2)xe^{xz}dxdy$ is a 2-form. I have to compute $\int_C\varphi$ using Stokes' ...
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Calculate surface integral

I need some help with the following: Given $$f(x,y,z)=\left( \frac{-x}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^{\frac{3}{2}}}, \frac{-y}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^{\frac32}}, \frac{-z}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^{\frac32}} \right),$$ calculate the ...
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How to find the integration bounds when calculating area

To calculate an area between curves, I need to integrate with respect to x between the curve $y=\sqrt{2x}$, the x-axis and the line $y=\frac{4x-12}{5}$ My understanding, using google to display plot ...
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$C_c(\mathbb R^n)$ is not dense in $\mathcal L^\infty(\mathbb R ^n)$

I'm having some difficulties in manipulating the space $\mathcal L^\infty(\mathbb R ^n)$, and I want to show that $C_c(\mathbb R^n)$ is not dense in $\mathcal L^\infty(\mathbb R ^n)$, but I can't find ...
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Surface of revolution of an ellipse

I have been working on this question, but I end up getting the wrong answer overtime: The ellipse $$\frac{x^2}{a^2}+ \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1$$ where $a>b$ is rotated about the $x$-axis to form a ...
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Questionable Power Series for $1/x$ about $x=0$

WolframAlpha states that The power series for $1/x$ about $x=0$ is: $$1/x = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} (-1)^n(x-1)^n$$ This is supposedly incorrect, isnt it? This is showing the power series about ...
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Solving this complicated integral using the Residue Theorem

The following is an integral I am trying to evaluate $$I= \int_{-\infty}^\infty f(s) \, ds = \int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\frac{1}{(1- \ \ 2 \pi j s )^{m}}-1}{2\pi j s }\ e^{-2\pi j s \ \theta}\ ds ...
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Give an example of a function who is nondifferentiable on (0, 2) but has an antiderivative on (0, 2)

Originally when I was playing around with this problem, I tried to first find a function who was differentiable, but whose derivative was not differentiable at a specific point. So I figured out the ...
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$L_1$ convergence of $\frac{1}{\sqrt{x}}\sin{\left(\frac{1}{nx}\right)}$

Does the sequence $f_n=\frac{1}{\sqrt{x}}\sin{\left(\frac{1}{nx}\right)}$ on $(0,1)$ converge in $L_1$? It converges to zero pointwise and I think it converges in $L_1$ as well since ...
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How to find the derivative of $F(x)=\int_{x^2}^{4x^2} \sin \sqrt t\;\;dt$?

For a real number $t>0$, let $\sqrt t$ denote the positive square root of t. For a real number $x>0$, let $F(x)=\int_{x^2}^{4x^2} \sin \sqrt t\;\;dt$. If $F'$ is the derivative of $F$, then ...
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Looking for guidance on a Complex Integral

I have stumbled across the following integral $$\int_{0}^{\infty } t^{\frac{1-2 H}{H}} \exp \left(-\frac{1}{2} (1-H)^{2 (H-1)} H^{-2 H} \mu ^{2 H} t^{2 (1-H)}+i t x\right) \, dt$$ where $0< H < ...
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Putnam definite integral evaluation $\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x\sin x\cos x}{\sin^4 x+\cos^4 x}dx$

Evaluate $$\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x\sin x\cos x}{\sin^4 x+\cos^4 x}dx$$ Source : Putnam By the property $\displaystyle \int_0^af(x)\,dx=\int_0^af(a-x)\,dx$: $$=\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{(\pi/2-x)\sin ...
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Finding $\int { \exp\left(\frac { -\gamma { r }^{ 2 } }{ 2 } \right) } \exp\left(-ik \cdot r\right) { d }^{ 3 }r$ [duplicate]

Please, help me to figure out the final answer of this integral and if it is a famous form of integral, please describe it. $\displaystyle\int { \exp\left(\frac { -\gamma { r }^{ 2 } }{ 2 } \right) ...
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Jacobi Elliptic Functions Special Case

I have spent some time analysing the pendulum problem, and hence the Jacobi elliptic functions recently, and have come across what seems to me to be a slight inconsitency. I define my $am(t|k)$ as the ...
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$ \int_{ABC} f = \int_{CDA} f $

Problem from this year's MIT-PRIMES application: Let $f$ be a continuous function on the plane. In any rectangle $ABCD$ so that $AB$ is parallel to the $x$-axis and $B$ has a greater ...
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$ \lim_{n \to \infty} \int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \sum_{k=1}^{n} \left( \frac {\sin kx}{k} \right)^2 \, \mathrm{d}x $

Here is a problem in calculus shared by a friend. Compute $$ \lim_{n \to \infty} \displaystyle\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^{n} \left( \frac {\sin kx}{k} \right)^2 \, \mathrm{d}x. ...
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vector variable of integration for surface integral

$$ c(\mathbf{x}, t) = \displaystyle\int_{S} \Psi (\mathbf{x}, \mathbf{p}, t) \, \mathrm{d} \mathbf{p}. $$ Hi, I seem to have totally forgotten how we worked out an integral like above, i.e. how could ...
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Prove that a function lies in $L^1$ and in $W^{(1,1)}$ for some parameter

I want to do the following tasks Let $G:=B_1(0)\subset \mathbb R^2$ be the open ball around $0$ with radius 2 in the norm $||\cdot||$ and $u_{\rho}(x)=||x||^{\rho}_2$, $x\in G$. Show the following ...
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Power series for $f(x) = \frac{4}{x+2}$

Find the power series $f(x) = 4/(x+2)$ We know the geometric series: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} x^{n-1} = \frac{1}{1-x}$$ $(x+2) = 1 - (-x - 1)$ So: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^{n-1}\cdot(x + 1)^{n-1} ...
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Evaluation of an integral when the exponent is a real number

Is there any general method for finding the following integral, $$\displaystyle\int\tan^x\theta\ d\theta$$ Where $x\in \mathbb{R}$. For $x\in \mathbb{N}\cup \{0\}$ we can easily find a recursion. But ...
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Surface area of cylindrical surface using double integrals

Please help lead me in the right direction for this question, I'll give a description of my progress so far. My understanding is that the formula for the surface area is given by this equation: ...
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Solving String Vibration Using Integral Transform

$$U_{tt} - c^2 U_{xx}= -g$$ where BC: $U_{x}(0,t)=a\sin(ωt)$ IC: $U(x,0)=0$, $U_{t}(x,0)=0$ where $c, g, A$ and $ω$ are positive constants Normally I wouldn't post for help here but I am ...
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How to evaluate this infinite sum

I want to find $\int_0^1(1-x)^{\frac{1}{3}}x^{1/3}dx$. From binomial theorem, $(1-x)^{\frac{1}{3}}= \sum_{0}^\infty (-x)^n\binom{\frac{2}{3}}{n}$. Then $\int_0^1(1-x)^{\frac{1}{3}}x^{1/3}dx= ...
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Writing an integral for a bounded volume

Good day folks! I'm trying to write an integral which could represent the volume of the shaded area below. However my integral calculus is quite poor, so I need some help on that equation. I ...
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Finding the normal vector of a surface (Flux of a vector field n*dS expression)

This problem is practice for a final exam. Let S be the closed surface whose bottom face B is the unit disc in the $xy$-plane and whose upper surface U is the paraboloid $ z = 1 − x^2 − y^2 , z \geq ...
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Differentiablility of a function

Given: $f(x)=\cos(1/x)$ When $x \neq 0$ and zero at $x=0$, is: $$ F(x)= \int^x_0f(t)\,dt $$ differentiable at zero? I believe this is differntiable, since intuitively we are shrinking the area we are ...
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Derive a formula for the volume of the wedge in terms of the constants a, b, c.

Derive a formula for the volume of the wedge in terms of the constants a, b, c. Seeing a similar triangle, I see that $\frac{x}{y}=\frac{c}{b}$, $y$ being the distance from the $a$ line to the ...
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Volume bounded by two solids

Can somebody help me get started in the right direction for this question involving volume? The question is "Find the volume of the solid region inside the hemisphere $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 =6, z<0$ but ...
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$E(g(X)), E(g'(X)) <\infty $ implies $\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} f(x)g(x)= 0$ ($f$ is the density of $X$)?

I am trying to figure out the Stein's identity which asserts that for r.v $X$ having pdf $$p_\theta(x)=\exp\{ \theta T(x)-A(\theta)\}h(x)$$ where $ T$ is differentiable and $g>0$ is ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^1\int_x^1 e^{x/y} dy\,dx$

I need some help to solve the following: $$\int_0^1\int_x^1 e^{x/y} dy\,dx$$ I guess it is related with change of variable, but I can't figure out which one. Thanks in advance. Regards.
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Volume of a solid formed as vertical limit goes to infinity

Here's the question: The way I have it set up currently is as follows: $V = \pi \lim_{a \to \infty} \int_1^a (a-1)^2 - (\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^5}} - 1)^2$ But how do I go from here? And is the working ...
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How to show $\int_0^1\frac{e^{e^{2\pi it}}}{e^{2\pi it}}dt=1$

I was trying to integrate the contour integral $$\int_\gamma \frac{\vert z \vert e^z}{z^2}$$ where $\gamma$ parametrizes the unit circle counterclockwise. I cannot use the Generalized Cauchy Integral ...
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If $f(0)=0$ and $f(1)=1$, prove that $\int_0^1 \left |f'(x)-f(x) \right |dx\geq e^{-1}$

Let $f$ be a differentiable function on $[0,1]$ such that $f(0)=0$ and $f(1)=1$. If $f'$ is continuous, prove that $$\int_0^1 \left |f'(x)-f(x) \right |dx\geq e^{-1}$$ Progress I let ...
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Is there a proof that $\int \frac {dx}{x}=\ln |x|+c$?

Is there a proof that $$\int \frac {dx}{x}= \ln|x|+c$$ for $x\neq 0$ I would be interest for any replies or any comment.
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Any way to simplify integral of Confluent Hypergeometric Function of the First Kind?

The integral is this: $$\int_{-\log n}^{0}e^{t(1-s)} \cdot z \cdot {}_1F_1(1-z, 2, t) dt $$ Is there a way to write this in terms of special functions that eliminates the integral and doesn't use ...
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Differential equation problem. Integrating the logistic equation. [duplicate]

I would like to know how to integrate or rather solve this: $$ \frac{dP}{dt} = kP(L-P). $$ I have the solution, but I would like to know how to arrive at it. I have been told it involves separation ...
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Using trig substitution to solve for integration?

So I used a trig sub for this problem: $$\int \frac{1}{x^2\sqrt{9-x^2}}dx.$$ ${x=3\sin\theta}$ ${dx=3\cos\theta\ d\theta}$ ${\sqrt{9-x^2}= 3\cos\theta}$ I ended up with $$\frac19 \int \frac{ ...
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Is it always possible to use Chasles to decompose an integral ?

Well, I'm in "classe préparatoire" and I always learn that if f is a continuous fonction integrable on [a,b] and if c is in [a,b] then with Chasles relation we have : $$ \int_a^b f(x) dx = \int_a^c ...
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How to solve ${\int_{\pi/4}^{\pi/2} x\cos x\,dx}$ using integration by parts?

$${\int_{\pi/4}^{\pi/2} x\cos x\,dx}$$ Would the method to solve this be integration by parts?
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How do we calculate naturally the following integral :

Do you know a natural method to calculate the following integrals: $$ I = \int_{\mathbb{P}^{1} (\mathbb{R})} \dfrac{1}{x} dx\quad\text{and}\quad J = \int_{\mathbb{P}^{1} (\mathbb{C})} \dfrac{1}{z} dz. ...
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Antiderivative of $\frac{1}{\ln(x)}$?

I was looking on wikipedia, and found that the following expression cannot be expressed in terms of elementary functions: $$\int\frac{1}{\ln(x)}\text{d}x$$ Although the function looks simple, why is ...
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Linear Algebra - Weighted Inner Product of Polynomials [closed]

Given the weighted inner product $\langle f,g\rangle = \int^1_{-1}f(x)g(x)x^2dx$ How do you find an orthogonal basis of the space $\Bbb P^1$ of polynomials of degree $\le$ 1. And how do you find the ...
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Pretty Simple Integral

I am trying to find the following indefinite integral: $$ \int \sqrt{x^2+x^4}dx $$ At first, it seems like an easy u-substitution after we factor out an $x^2$ from the square root, but when we do ...