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Using the Fourier Series of $f(t)=(t-\frac{1}{2})^{2}$ to deduce the sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{1}{n^{2}}$?

So this is a question in one of the previous tests: My approach (if you want just skip to step 3.):$$$$ 1. Formulation of the problem and calculating the constant term of the series $a_o$ I ...
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Finding the integral of arccos(x) to be 0.5 [closed]

The integral from k to 0 of arccos(x) with respect to x is 0.5. Ok, so I came as far as: karccos(k) - sqrt(1-k^2) = -0.5 But from here, if the right path, I failed to find the solution. Any help ...
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About Riemann integrability

I need to prove if $f$ is continuous on an interval $I$, then its Riemann integral exists. It is hard for me because it is an interval and not closed interval. Can anyone give me some answers or ...
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solving this integral

$$\int_0^1 \int_0^\eta \phi \, d\eta' d\eta$$ $$\phi=\eta-3\eta^3+2\eta^4$$ This is from a fluid mechnanics paper. Can someone solve it and tell me what dn' means since n is a variable already? ...
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Use complex number to solve this equation $\int e ^{3x} cos x dx$?

I can solve it another way, but am not sure how to use complex numbers to solve it. Thanks for your help
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Can someone ple help me answer ths questions. Calculus || [closed]

Consider curves: f(x) = x^3 and g(x) = x^2 (a) Find all points of intersection of these two curves. (b) Find the area between these two curves.
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Finding Volume with Solids of Revolution [closed]

Find the volume of the solid obtained by revolving $y=8-x^3$ about the $x$-axis from $x = 0$ to $x = 2.$
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Checking some work on an expectation value problem

I am working on a pretty simple problem (or so it seems it should be) from Griffith's QM text. The problem states: for the probability density function $\rho (x) = Ae^{-\lambda(x-a)^2}$ a) find A ...
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Simple integration question y prime and y^2 [closed]

How does one integrate $y'/y^2$ in terms of y? I'm stumped.
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Finding volume of solid using two methods

The question is: The region bounded by $y=\frac{1}{x}, y=0, x=1, x=2$ is rotated about the $y$-axis, thus creating a solid. Compute the volume using the Shell and Slicing method. This is what I have ...
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Integral Problem

A particle of mass $m$ is projected towards a point $O$ with initial speed $\dfrac{\sqrt{5}}{3}$ m/s from a point $P$, where $\overline{OP}$ is 3 meters. The particle is repelled from $O$ by a force ...
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Is there an easier way to integrate $\int \frac{d\, x}{\sin^2{x}}$?

So, hey. I've made it like this: $ \tan{\frac{x}{2}} = t, x=2\arctan{t}, d\, x =\frac{2t\,d\,t}{1+t^2}$, therefore $\int\frac{d\, x}{\sin^2{x}} = \int\frac{1+t^2}{2t^2}d\,t$, which gives us ...
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Prove: If $f,g$ agree on $A\subseteq [a,b]$ then $\int_a^b f = \int_a^b g$.

Prove: If $f,g$ agree on $A\subseteq [a,b]$ then $\int_a^b f = \int_a^b g$. In short, the proof starts with: We'll choose partitions, $\Pi_n$ such that $\Pi_n \to \infty$. And they key in this ...
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Integration by substitution: What formula can I refer to?

When I am trying to integrate a composite function $f(g(x))$ that is multiplied by $g'(x)$, then there's a formula for that in my book. It's simply $F(g(x)) + C$. But what if $g'(x)$ isn't there? ...
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Different answer when simplifying before integrating

I have been trying to get my head around this for some time now... I solve the same integral in two ways but get two different solutions. Since there can't (surely) be any sort of ambiguity when ...
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Stuck on tough integral

I am trying to solve what looked like a simple integral but I got a bit stuck. The integral is : \begin{equation} \int_0^x \frac{ab(1-e^{-ct})}{d-\frac{b(1-e^{-ct})}{c}}dt \end{equation} I tried ...
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Exchanging the limit of an integral with a finite sum

So, in general, I can get this value: $$\lim_{a \to \text{a constant}}{ \int{ \left( \sum_{x=x_1}^{x_2}{ f(a,x) }da \right)} } \tag{1}$$ What I'm after is this: $$\sum_{x=x_1}^{x_2}{\left( \lim_{a ...
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Comparing values of integral after and before applying a diffeomorphim

Let $\phi:\mathbb{S}^1\to\mathbb{S}^1$ be a diffeomorphim such that its Jacobian satisfies $\int_{\mathbb{S}^1}\operatorname{Jacobian}(\phi)=2\pi$, and let $f:\mathbb{S}^1\to\mathbb{S}^1$ be a smooth ...
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An estimate for the lower Riemann sum for the derivative of a differentiable function

I have been looking at this question for the past couple days and keep walking away from it as I have no clue where to begin. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction or give me any ...
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Lesbegue integration w.r.t scaled measure

I was wondering if we have a measure $\mu$ and $a \in \mathbb{R}$ with $\lambda = a\mu$ if we get : \begin{align} \int fd\lambda = a\int fd\mu \end{align} It seems to work for the basic definition of ...
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Finding integral of a function

I have stumbled upon an exercise that reads thus: $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^0\frac{x^x}{x^3-1}\mathrm{d}x=\frac{2\sqrt3}{9}\pi,$$ and I am guessing it is asking to prove the above equality. ...
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how to integrate $\sqrt{1-x^{2/3}}$

i'm facing the following problem: find the area of the set $M=\{(x,y): |x|^{\frac{2}{3}}+|y|^{\frac{2}{3}}\le 1\}$ using integration i thought about only integrate where x,y both $\ge0$ and multiply ...
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Find the closed form of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{H_{ n}}{2^nn^4}$

One of the possible ways of computing the series is to obtain the generating function, but this might be a tedious, hard work, pretty hard to obtain. What would you propose then? ...
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Prove that $\displaystyle\int_0^\pi \frac{dx}{a^2 \cos^2 x+b^2 \sin^2 x} = \frac{\pi}{ab}$ [closed]

I need solution for Prove that $\displaystyle\int_0^\pi \frac{dx}{a^2 \cos^2 x+b^2 \sin^2 x} = \frac{\pi}{ab}$ Help me to find it as early as possible
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A pseudometric on the space of the measurable functions is complete

I'm working in the following exercise: Suppose $(X, \mathcal A, \mu)$ is a finite measure space and suppose $\mathcal F$ is the set of all $\mathcal A$-measurable functions $f: X \rightarrow \mathbb ...
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How I integrate this function? with Delta Fuction

here is $$∫_0^l F(x,ζ)ϕ(x)dxdζ$$ with this $$F(x,ζ)=Q(ζ)δ(x-x0) e^{-rx}$$ Thanks for your help!
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Closed form of integrals containing double exponentials

Are there closed forms for the following integrals? $$\begin{align} I_1(w) & = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\exp(-we^y)}{y^2+\pi^2} dy, \\ I_2(w) & = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} ...
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Autonomous differential equation

Let $f: \Bbb R \to \Bbb R$ and $x_0 \in \Bbb R$, such that $f(x_0)> 0 $, and assume that $x(t)$ is the solution of $x'=f(x)$, such that $x(0)=x_0$. If $f(x) > 0$ then $x(t)$ is defined for all ...
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How to take this Grassmann integral?

I'm trying to reconstruct and understand what is explained in a paragraph of this paper. I am trying to check if the method they describe actually gives us the Laughlin state. The integral I'm facing ...
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Evaluating convoluted integrals of complex exponentional and rational

I want to evaluate the following integral: \begin{equation} f_{abcd}(t) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}d\lambda\int_0^{t-\lambda} d\tau \frac{e^{i a \tau}}{ (b+i \tau)^{5/2} } \int_0^{t-\lambda} d\tau ...
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How to find the integral of $(1-|\tau|)\cos(\omega\tau)e^{-j\omega\tau}$

I have a function that need calculate the integral. Could you help me to find it. Thank you so much $$f(\omega)=\int_{-1}^1(1-|\tau|)\cos(\omega\tau)e^{-j\omega\tau}d\tau$$ where $\omega$ is constant. ...
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Switching $\int$ and $\sum$ proof

Been reading through this proof which seems incorrect: Let $f_n$ be continuous on the curve $C$ and $\sum f_n$ converge uniformly on $C$. Then $\sum\int_Cf_n(z)dz=\int_C\sum f_n(z)dz$ PROOF: ...
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How to write this integral in a nice way?

I have a function $f(a,b):= \int_{-1}^{1} e^{i (ax+bx^2)}dx$ with $(a,b) \in \mathbb{R}^2 \backslash \{(0,0)\}$ and now I want to find out what $|f(a,b)|^2$ is. Is there a way to write this in a ...
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$\int_0^{2 \pi} \cos(x)e^{i (a \cos(x) + b \cos^2(x)} dx$ and $\int_0^{2 \pi} \cos^2(x)e^{i (a \cos(x) + b \cos^2(x)} dx$

I am currently dealing with the two integrals in the title and I want to find out, when their real part of their imaginary part vanishes ( so for which constellation of $(a,b) \in \mathbb{R}^2 ...
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Compute polylog of order 3 at $\frac{1}{2}$

How to compute the following series: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{2^nn^3}$$ I am aware this equals polylog of order 3 at $\frac{1}{2}$, but how to prove it using integral or Euler sum only (without ...
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Is there a 4 pointed star that is regular?

I am studying about the area of a 4 pointed star, I wonder if there is really a 4 pointed star that is regular? what could be the characteristics of a regular 4 pointed star? that is how i ...
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Integral of $\frac1{\cos^n x}$

Hi guys I have already proven for an assignment that: $$\int\cos(x)^n dx=\frac{1}{n}\cos(x)^{n−1}\sin(x) + \frac{n-1}{n}\int\cos(x)^{n−2}dx$$ Now we have been asked to calculate ...
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invariance of integrals for homotopy equivalent spaces

I just wanted to know whether the integral of a closed n-form is invariant if we integrate it over homotopy equivalent spaces. This seems like a generalization of "Homotopy invariance of line integral ...
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How to find the antiderivative of this function?

I want to integrate this function: $$\int\dfrac{x^2}{e^x-1}dx$$ I used integration by parts formula to integrate it. However I have reached somewhere where I got something like this: ...
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Integrating $x^3\sqrt{ x^2+4 }$

Trying to integrate $\int x^3 \sqrt{x^2+4 }dx$, I did the following $u = \sqrt{x^2+4 }$ , $du = \dfrac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+4}} dx$ $dv=x^3$ , $v=\frac{1}{4} x^4$ $\int udv=uv- \int vdu$ $= ...
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How to find this integral $I=\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}\frac{x\cdot \sin(x) \cot^{-1}{(2014^x)}}{1+\cos^4(x)}dx$

Question: Find this integral $$I=\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}\frac{x\cdot \sin(x) \cot^{-1}{(2014^x)}}{1+\cos^4(x)}dx$$ let $x\to -x$,so $$I=\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}\dfrac{x\sin(x) ...
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Find the Laplace transform of integral(from 0 to x) sin(2t) dt

Find the Laplace transform of $\int_0^x\,\sin\,(2t)\,dt$ So basically, $$\int_0^x\,\sin\,(2t)\,dt = -\frac{1}{2}(\cos\,(2x) - 1)$$ So $$\mathcal{L}\{\cos\,(2x)\} = \dfrac{s}{s^2 + 4}$$ ...
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Really advanced techniques of integration (definite or indefinite)

Okay, so everyone knows the usual methods of solving integrals, namely u-substitution, integration by parts, partial fractions, trig substitutions, and reduction formulas. But what else is there? ...
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Calculus 2 Integral of$ \frac{1}{\sqrt{x+1} +\sqrt x}$

How would you find the integral of $1/(\sqrt{x+1} + \sqrt x) dx$. I used u substitution and got this far: $u = \sqrt{x+1}$ which means $(u^2)-1 = x$ $du = 1/(2\sqrt{x-1}) dx = 1/2u dx$ which means ...
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Integrate $\int\frac{dx}{x\sqrt{x^2+x+1}}$ [closed]

Hello I need some help with the following integral: $$\int\frac{dx}{x\sqrt{x^2+x+1}}$$ Have been trying u-sub, and parts which do not get me to a solution!
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Integrating $\int_{-\pi}^{\pi} \frac{ d\theta}{w - sin \theta}$

I know that the integral $$\int_{-\pi}^{\pi} \frac{ d\theta}{w - sin \theta} = \frac{2\pi}{\sqrt{w^2-1}}$$ where w, is an arbitrary constant and at some point you must do the substitution $$u = tan( ...
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Simple complex line integral over a rectangle

What is the easiest way without using residues to calculate: $$\int_{\gamma} {\overline z \over {8 + z}} dz$$ Where $\gamma$ is the rectangle with vertices $\pm 3 \pm i$ in $\Bbb C$ in the clockwise ...
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Spectral Measure: Support

The support of a spectral measure is defined by: $$\mathrm{supp}E:=\bigcap_{C:E(C)=1}C$$ where $C$ are closed subsets (see german wiki). So by definition it is closed. However I'm wondering wether it ...
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Integral of $\sqrt{x^3 + 8}$?

I have issues solving the following integral: $$\int\sqrt{x^3+8}~dx$$ I tried substitution and integration by parts, but with no use. I'm guessing I have to use some trigonometric substitution. ...
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Calculating area relative to the y-axis

I was asked to calculate the area of the region bounded by the following graph: $$ y = x^2+4x ; y=0$$ I substituted $y$ in order to get $x = 0$ 0r $x=4$. Now I would like a little bit of help to get ...