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Contour integration with 2 branch points

I need to compute a quite complicated Fourier transform, but I'm having problems due to the facts that I have two branch points. The integral I need to solve is $$\int_\infty^{-\infty} ...
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An integral identity for $\frac{x^{a-1}}{x^b-1}$ via. partial fractions

Can somebody please confirm or correct the following? If $a$ and $b$ are both positive integers such that $a<b$ and $b$ is even then we can write ...
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Definite integral including the Chebyshev polynomial

I would like to know the proof of $$ \int_a^b \frac{T_n(x/a)T_n(x/b)\, dx}{x(b^2-x^2)^{1/2}(x^2-a^2)^{1/2}}=\frac{\pi}{2 ab}, 0<a<b, n \in \Bbb N $$ where $T_n(x)$ is the Chebyshev polynomial of ...
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Taylor Series of Integral

I'm trying to come up with the Taylor expansion of an integral expression. For simplicity, consider the toy integral $$ ...
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An interesting integral

How to integrate: $$ \int \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^4+10x^2-96x-71}}.$$ I read about this problem on the Wikipedia Risch algorithm page, they gave an answer but I am at a loss how they got it....
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Integrate: $\int\limits_0^\infty{\frac{x^{n-2}}{b\left(1+ ~a x^{\frac{n-1}{n-2}}\right)} \sin{(x b)}~ dx}$

I am trying to solve the integral: $\int\limits_0^\infty{\frac{x^{n-2}}{b\left(1+ ~a x^{\frac{n-1}{n-2}}\right)} \sin{(x b)}~ dx}$ where $x$ is real and $a, b, n$ are positive real constants. I ...
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How can I integrate this zeta function expression?

Can you integrate this function: $$f(k)=\exp\left(-\Re\left(\sum\limits_{n=1}^{n=scale} \frac{1}{n} \zeta(1/2+i \cdot k)\sum\limits_{d|n} \frac{\mu(d)}{d^{(1/2+i \cdot k-1)}}\right)\right)$$ with ...
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Solving exponential integral

Any idea how to solve this integral, I tried the integration by parts, and it made the things even more difficult. The substitution didn't work either. Here is the integral: $\displaystyle \int ...
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Is this a decomposition of the same function?

Let's say we have some integral, such that for a particular function $f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ $$\int_{\mathbb{R}^{n-m}} \int_{\mathbb{R}^m}f^+ - ...
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Determine the behavior of a function defined by an integral

Suppose we have a function defined by $$\varphi(s)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x,s)\,dx$$ defined for $s\in S\subseteq \mathbb{R}$. Suppose we know that it blows up at $a\in \partial S$, and we want to ...
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Equivalent definitions of Fourier transform of a measure

For me the fourier transform of a measure $\mu\in\mathcal{S}'(\mathbb{R})$ is defined by $\hat{\mu}(\varphi)=\mu(\hat{\varphi})$ where $\varphi\in\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R})$. My question is: if one has ...
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Two properties about Bessel function

Let $J_\nu(x)$ be the Bessel function of the first kind. $\int_0^\infty J_\nu(x)dx=1 , (Re(\nu)>-1)$. $\lim_{\nu\to+\infty}J_\nu(x)=0$ for any fixed $x$. I think the above two properties of ...
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Determine the indefinite integral: $I=\int \frac{\sin^5x\arcsin^5x}{e^{5x}\ln^5x}dx$

Determine the indefinite integral: $$ I = \int{\sin^{5}\left(x\right)\arcsin^{5}\left(x\right) \over {\rm e}^{5x}\ln^{5}\left(x\right)}\,{\rm d}x $$ I have not seen this ever, so do not know how ...
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Determine the indefinite integral: $I=\int \frac{\ln x}{x\sqrt{1-4\sin x-\ln^2x}}dx$

Determine the indefinite integral: $$I=\int\frac{\ln x}{x\sqrt{1-4\sin x-\ln^2x}}dx$$ Really I don't know how, hence please help me. I need a solution!
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Integral $\int_{0}^\infty\frac {(1-{{e}^{-i (q-p)t}})ln(|p^2-p_0^2|)}{(q-p)({{ p}}^{2}-{{p_1}}^{2})({{p}}^{2}-{{p_2} }^{2})}dp$

I am trying to get a closed form analytic result for the integral $$\int _{0}^{\infty }\!{\frac {\left(1-{{\rm e}^{-i \left( {q}-{p} \right) t}}\right){\rm ln}(|p^2-p_0^2|)}{ ( {q}-{p} ) \left( {{ ...
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How to perform this matrix integral?

Edit: some backgrouds added. In quiver matrix model which is reviewed DV or CKR, the path integral reduce to the matrix integral $$Z \sim \int \prod_{i=1}^r d\Phi_i \prod_{<a,b>} dQ_{ab} ...
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solve nonlinear second order ODE

I obtained Nonlinear second order differential equation as $y\cdot y''+y'^2-m\cdot y^{-a}y'^2+k=0$, Where $y'= \dfrac{dy}{dx}$, $y''=\dfrac{d^2y}{dx^2}$. I could not obtain the solution so please ...
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Integrals for children

I was just reviewing a chapter on integration defined through step functions, and was wondering how would you explain the concept of an integral of a step function to a child ?
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Integration of a function where the integral is equal to 0

Let $f:[a,b]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function. Suppose that $\displaystyle\int_a^b x^nf(x) \, dx=0$ for all $n\in\{ 0,1,2, \ldots \}$. Prove that $f=0$. (Hint. Consider ...
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infinite sum and integral representation

assuming all the numbers $ k_{n} $ are REAL is then true that $$ \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{k_{n}^{s}}=\frac{1}{2 \Gamma (s) cos(\pi s)}\int_{0}^{\infty}dtt^{s-1}\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}cos(k_{n}t) $$ ...
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Integrating the exponential of a complex quadratic matrix

Problem statement I'm trying to do a discretized path integral/functional integral. The integral that I'm stuck with is of the form $$ \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \mathrm{d}^3\vec{x}_1\, ...
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How to integrate the following formula about normal distribution

How to compute the following formula? $$ \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \Phi(x) N(x\mid\mu,\sigma^2) \, dx $$ $$ \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \Phi(x) N(x\mid\mu,\sigma^2) \, xdx $$ where ...
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Find the surface integral of $f=|x|-|y|$ over the part of $z=1-\frac{x^2}{M}-\frac{y^2}{N}$ inside a cylinder.

(a) Find the surface integral of $f=|x|-|y|$ over the part of $z=1-\frac{x^2}{M}-\frac{y^2}{N}$ inside the region $\frac{x^2}{M^2}+\frac{y^2}{N^2}=1$ (b) Find the surface integral of $f=|xy|$ over ...
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$|f(t) - f(s) |\leq \int_s^t g $ then $f(t) - f(s) = \int_s^t h.$

Let $f : [0,1] \rightarrow [0, + \infty)$. If there exists $g \in L^1([0,1]) $ s.t. for every $t,s \in [0,1]$ holds $$ |f(t) - f(s)| \leq \int_s^t g(u) \, du \quad (t>s),$$ then there ...
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How to calculate hard integral?

How to calculate the integral $$ \int_D \frac {\prod_{i<j}(a_i-a_j)^2\prod_{i<j}(b_i-b_j)^2} {\prod_{i,j} (a_i+b_j)^2}\,d\lambda_{2n-1},$$ where $$D:=\{ (a_1,\dots ...
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Can Fredholm integral equation of the first type be represented as a differential equation?

Can Fredholm integral equation of the first type be represented as a differential equation? In other words, given a Fredholm integral equation of the second type does there exist a differential ...
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Multivariable calculus: optimizing for shortest path along a curvy plane?

I want to write a computer program which can help me spend the least amount of energy and time walking between locations on my university campus. My campus is very hilly, and it is also extremely hot ...
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Difficult Definite Integral with inverse Cosh

How can I solve this integral containing inverse cosh? Does it have any antiderivative? $$ \int_b^r t^2 \operatorname{arccosh}(a/t) \sqrt{r^2 - t^2} d t$$ for $0< b< r< a$.
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Vanishing of integral over hemispheres implies vanishing of function?

Consider a function $F$ on the half space $\{(x,y,z)|z>0\}$. If $F$ is analytic, it is straightforward to show that A) The integral of $F$ over the hemisphere $(x-x_0)^2 + (y-y_0)^2 + z^2 = R^2$ ...
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Integrating a fractional power of a rational function

I am currently working on a project where I stumbled upon the integral $$ \int \frac{\sinh \left(\frac{R}{2}\right)}{(\coth R - 6R \coth\left(\frac{R}{2}\right) + 9)^{1/4}} \,dR $$ where $R$ is a ...
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Double Integration.

I have an integral $$\int_0 ^a\int_0 ^b\int_0 ^a\int_0 ^b \sin(x)\sin(\bar{x})\sin(y)\sin(\bar{y})f(x,\bar{x},y,\bar{y})~dx~dy~d\bar{x}~d\bar{y}$$ where $f= ...
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Integral of a max function over a hypersphere; expected max z score

Is there a closed-form expression for the integral of max($x_1,..., x_n$) over the ($n-2$)-dimensional hypersphere, {$x \in \mathbf{R}^n$: $\sum_{i=1}^n x_i = 0$, $\sum_{i=1}^n x_i^2 = 1$}? I come ...
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Turning a Line Integral into a Contour one

I'm trying to compute an integral appearing in the article "On Determinants of Laplacians on Riemann Surfaces" of D'Hoker and Phong (page 541). It is as following. Fix $B\in \mathbb{R}_+$ and let ...
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Show that $\int_{\alpha}\frac{1}{z}\, dz=\int_{\beta}\frac{1}{z}\, dz$.

Let $a$ and $b$ be positive real numbers. Define ways $\alpha,\beta\colon [0,1]\to\mathbb{C}$ via $$ \alpha(t):=a\cos(2\pi t)+ia\sin(2\pi t),~~~~~\beta(t):=a\cos(2\pi t)+ib\sin(2\pi t). $$ Show ...
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Understand integral from Gradshteyn and Ryzhik book “Table of integrals, series, products”

I was checking useful integrals in this book. I have found one (6.298) that is what I need, but I don't understand how every step towards the final result works. ...
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spectral integral

I am learning spectral integration for my summer. I am stuck at a point. Having got hold of a spectral measure, we define the spectral integral of a simple function as usual and then approximate any ...
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What is $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-\alpha t} \cos[t + y]}{1+\beta e^{-2\alpha t} } dt$?

I want to compute the following integral: $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{e^{-\alpha t} \cos[t + y]}{1+\beta e^{-2\alpha t} } dt$ with $\alpha, \beta, c$ real constants, and $\alpha>0,\beta=0$. ...
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A photon in expanding Universe (a snail on a tree)

I want to know how far a snail can reach in expanding universe. It has a constant speed c = 1 and tree is expanding at speed $v= H_0 D$, with Hubble constant $H_0 = 1$. Here D(T) is the distance of ...
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Differential equation $y'(t) = 1-y(t) e^{y(t)-1}$

I am interested in finding a clean explicit solution (if possible) to the differential equation $$ y'(t) = 1-y(t) e^{y(t)-1}, $$ where $0 \le t < 1$ and $0 \le y \le 1$. This can obviously be ...
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Solving Riemann-Stieltjes integral

I'm having trouble solving this Riemann-Stieltjes integral: $\int_{- \pi/4}^{\pi/4} f(x)dg(x)$ where $f(x):= \begin{cases} \frac{\sin^4x}{\cos^2x}{} &\text{if }x\ge0, \\{}\\ \frac1{\cos^3x} ...
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computing a difficult integral using software

I'd like to compute the following integral. I've tried SAGE but it just runs for 15 minutes then stops.. not sure what that means. If anyone wants to take a crack with mathematica or anything, please ...
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Prove Heisenberg uncertainty principle (measure and integration theory)

Here is a question in measure and integration theory, Let $f$ be a continuously differentiable complex function on $\mathbf{R}$ s.t. the functions $x \mapsto xf(x)$ and $f'$ are in ...
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Integration by parts of a normalized function - [copied from Physics.SE]

By using integration by parts, I need to show for $$A = \frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm dx} + \tanh x, \qquad A^{\dagger} = - \frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm dx} + \tanh x,$$ that ...
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Positive functions with zero integrals

I was a bit confused by this link mentioned in this question - in particular, in Remark 4.21: Suppose that $f$ is a positive function on $[a,b]$. If $f$ is Henstock-Kurzweil integrable, then the ...
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Simplify the integral with error function

$\newcommand{\erf}{\operatorname{erf}}$ I have the following integral and I need to simplify the solution. I have written first two steps. I don't know what is the value of $$ \erf(\infty) $$ I ...
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difficult integral involving arcsin(x)

I have a difficult integral to compute. I know the result by guessing the answer, but need to know the method of calculation. The integral is $$ \int_{a}^{b}{\rm d}p\,{p \over p^{2} - 2\mu}\, ...
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Under which hypotheses is switching between sum and integral signs legit?

Which hypotheses are needed to change the order of sum and integral signs? Concrete example: consider the expression $$ ...
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Simplifying an integral arising in Physical Chemistry

I am struggling to understand the following transition (encountered in a paper on Physical Chemistry). Let $$D=\frac{\tau_0^{-1}\int_0^\infty G(t)dt}{1-\tau_0^{-1}\int_0^\infty G(t)\int ...
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Is there a way to Fourier transform Cos[Sin[x]]

In my physics problem, I encountered a solution has the form like Cos[Sin[t]], and I need to do the Fourier transform to this solution. Is there a way to do the Fourier transform analytically to ...
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Heaviside unit step- and delta function

The following question is right from the book: Show that $$ H(x-x_i) = \int_{-\infty}^x \delta(x_0-x_i)dx_0\, $$ satisfies $$ H(x-x_i) \equiv \begin{cases} 0 & x < x_i \\ 1 ...