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Can someone explain this integration trick for log-sine integrals?

I was working on this rather challenging log-sine integral: $$ \int_{0}^{2\pi}x^{2}\ln^{2}\left(2\sin\left(x \over 2\right)\right)\,{\rm d}x = {13\pi^{5} \over 45} $$ The upper limit is a waiver ...
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The “natural” Sophomore's Dream integral: $\int_{0}^{\infty} x^{-x}\ dx$

I have been wondering about this for a while, but with no real luck in figuring it out. The famous "Sophomore's dream" identity refers to two similar integrals, one of which is $$\int_{0}^{1} x^{-x}\ ...
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Nested root integral $\int_0^1 \frac{dx}{\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x}}}}$

The bigger goal is to find the antiderivative: $$\int \frac{dx}{\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x}}}}~~~~~(*)$$ But I can settle for the definite integral in $(0,1)$. Motivation: $$\int \frac{dx}{\sqrt{x+\...
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Prove that $\frac{1}{\phi}<\int_0^\infty \frac{e^{-x}}{\Gamma(x)} dx< \frac{24+\sqrt{2}}{41} $

I'm sure that's a coincidence, but the Laplace transform of $1/\Gamma(x)$ at $s=1$ turns out to be pretty close to the inverse of the Golden ratio: $$F(1)=\int_0^\infty \frac{e^{-x}}{\Gamma(x)} dx=0....
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Integral results in difference of means $\pi(\frac{a+b}{2} - \sqrt{ab})$

$$\int_a^b \left\{ \left(1-\frac{a}{r}\right)\left(\frac{b}{r}-1\right)\right\}^{1/2}dr = \pi\left(\frac{a+b}{2} - \sqrt{ab}\right)$$ What an interesting integral! What strikes me is that the result ...
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Evaluating $\int_0^\pi \frac{x}{(\sin x)^{\sin (\cos x)}}\,\mathrm{d}x$

Evaluate $$\int_0^\pi \frac{x}{(\sin x)^{\sin (\cos x)}}\,\mathrm{d}x.$$ I tried using by parts and complex numbers along with series expansion but I was unable to find the answer. Please Help!
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How to prove $\int_0^1x\ln^2(1+x)\ln(\frac{x^2}{1+x})\frac{dx}{1+x^2}$

How to prove$$\int_0^1x\ln^2(1+x)\ln\left(\frac{x^2}{1+x}\right)\frac{dx}{1+x^2}=-\frac{7}{32}\cdot\zeta{(3)}\ln2+\frac{3\pi^2}{128}\cdot\ln^22-\frac{1}{64}\cdot\ln^42-\frac{13\pi^4}{46080}$$ The ...
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Calculate using residues $\int_0^\infty\int_0^\infty{\cos\frac{\pi}2\Big(nx^2-\frac{y^2}n\Big)\cos\pi xy\over\cosh\pi x\cosh\pi y}dxdy,n\in\mathbb{N}$

Q: Is it possible to calculate the integral $$ \int\limits_0^\infty \int\limits_0^\infty\frac{\cos\frac{\pi}2 \left(nx^2-\frac{y^2}n\right)\cos \pi xy}{\cosh \pi x\cosh \pi y}dxdy,~n\in\mathbb{N}\...
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Methodologies to Evaluate $\lim_{L\to \infty}\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin(Lx)}{x}\cos(x^3/3)\,dx$

In This Answer, I wrote "It is straightforward to show that $\displaystyle \lim_{L\to \infty}\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin(Lx)}{x}\,\cos(x^3/3)\,dx=\frac\pi2$." For completeness, I've included the "...
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Omega Constant Integral

Whilst reading this Math SE post, I saw that the OP mentioned the integral $$\int_0^\infty \frac{1+2\cos x+x\sin x}{1+2x\sin x +x^2}dx=\frac{\pi}{1+\Omega}$$ where $\Omega$ is the unique solution to ...
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Volume of the intersection of two simplexes

Let $S_n$ be the interior of the unitary $n$-simplex, i.e $ S_n =\{{\bf x} \in \mathbb{R}^n \mid x_i\ge0 \wedge \sum_{i=1}^n x_i\le1\}$ Let $T_n({\bf y})$ be the reversed simplex with origin at ${\...
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Question on the paper Donal F. Connon, “Some integrals involving the Stieltjes constants”

I'm reading Donal F. Connon, Some integrals involving the Stieltjes constants. It gives a definition of the generalized Stieltjes constants $\gamma_n(u)$ as coefficients in the Laurent series ...
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Integral involving square root of sine and cosine

Is there any closed formula for $$ \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \dfrac{e^{-x}\sqrt{\cos x}\ dx}{\sqrt{\cos x} + \sqrt{\sin x}} $$ I know $$ \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \dfrac{\sqrt{\cos x}\ dx}{\sqrt{\cos x} + \sqrt{\sin x}...
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When is $\int_0^1 \int_0^1 \frac{f(x) - f(y)}{x-y} \, \text{d} x \, \text{d} y = 2 \int_0^1 f(t) \log\left(\frac{t}{1-t}\right) \, \mathrm{d} t$?

Double integrals of this type sometimes appear when using differentiation under the integral sign with respect to two variables. Therefore, I am interested in reducing them to (simpler) single ...
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$I = \int_0^k z^{m_1 - 1} \ln(1 + z) \left(\frac{m_1 z}{a} + \frac{m_2}{b} \right)^{-(m_1 + m_2)} \mathrm dz.$

Question: How to find the closed-form solution for the given integral? $$I = \int_0^k z^{m_1 - 1} \ln(1 + z) \left(\dfrac{m_1 z}{a} + \dfrac{m_2}{b} \right)^{-(m_1 + m_2)} \mathrm dz,$$ where $k, a, b,...
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What is $\int_0^1 \left(\tfrac{\pi}2\,_2F_1\big(\tfrac13,\tfrac23,1,\,k^2\big)\right)^3 dk$?

As in this post, define the ff: $$K_2(k)={\tfrac{\pi}{2}\,_2F_1\left(\tfrac12,\tfrac12,1,\,k^2\right)}$$ $$K_3(k)={\tfrac{\pi}{2}\,_2F_1\left(\tfrac13,\tfrac23,1,\,k^2\right)}$$ $$K_4(k)={\tfrac{\...
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Integral of $\int_0^{\infty} \ln\left|\frac{x+A}{x+B}\right|\frac{x}{e^{C x}\pm 1}dx$

so I have this integral to try and evaluate $$(*)=\int_0^{\infty} ln\left|\frac{x+A}{x+B}\right|\frac{x}{e^{C x}\pm1}dx$$ So far, I have managed to evaluate a very similar integral $$\int_0^{\infty}...
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Double integral - transformation

I'm trying to calculate $$\iint_{\Omega } e^{(x+y^2)^{3/2}} \,\mathrm{d}A,$$ where $$\Omega =\{x,y>0 : x+y\leq 2\}. $$ Not sure where to go with it. I need to find a transformation and then ...
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Integral of rational function over $\mathbb{H}^4$

Suppose I have a rational function of $8$ coordinates $a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h$ that I want to integrate over $\mathbb{H}^4$: ...
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Difficult integral for a marginal distribution

I am trying to derive a marginal probability distribution for $y$, and failed, having tried all methods to solve the following integral: $$p(y)=\int_0^{\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 \pi }}} \frac{\sqrt{\frac{2}{\...
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Evaluate the integral $\int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2}\frac{1}{1+2009^x}\frac{\sin(2010x)}{\sin(2010x)+\cos(2010x)}\,\mathrm{d}x $

Any hints for this one please? $$\int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2}\frac{1}{1+2009^x}\frac{\sin(2010x)}{\sin(2010x)+\cos(2010x)}\,\mathrm{d}x $$
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Mixed Bessel Function integral $\int_{0}^{\infty} e^{- \lambda \left(\sqrt{(z+a)^2+b^2}+\sqrt{(z+c)^2+d^2}~\right)}\mathrm{d}z$

A tricky integral I have been working on, and probably doesn't have a solution in terms of known functions, is: $$\int_{0}^{\infty} e^{- \lambda \left(\sqrt{(z+a)^2+b^2}+\sqrt{(z+c)^2+d^2}~\right)}\...
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Integrate $\int_a^\infty\frac{\sqrt{x^2-a^2}}{\sinh x}\,dx$

I wonder whether the following integral ($a\in\mathbb{R}$, $a>0$) $$S(a)=\int_a^\infty\frac{\sqrt{x^2-a^2}}{\sinh x}\,dx$$ admits a closed form (perhaps using some known special functions). The ...
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An $\operatorname{erfi}(x)e^{-x^2}$ integral

I want to find an elementary evaluation of $$I=\int_0^\infty \left(\frac{\sqrt\pi}2\operatorname{erfi}(x)e^{-x^2}-\frac1{1+2x}\right)dx$$ where $\operatorname{erfi}(x)=\frac{2}{\sqrt\pi}\int_0^...
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Integrating $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{p^6 dp }{1 + a p^4 + b p^6 } \int_{0}^{\pi}\frac{\sin^5 \theta \,d\theta}{1 + a |p-k|^4 + b |p-k|^6 }$

This is my first question here, so I hope I'm not giving too little/too much information. I need some help calculating (or even approximating) an integral which I've been wrestling with for a while. ...
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Show that $\int_{0}^{\pi\over 2}\arctan(\tan^8{(\pi^2{x}}))\mathrm dx={5\over 4}$

Can anyone help to provide a proof for $(1)$? Pleases! Thank you. $$\int_{0}^{\pi\over 2}\arctan(\tan^8{(\pi^2{x}}))\mathrm dx={5\over 4}\tag1$$ Enforcing $u=\tan^8{(\pi^2{x})}$ then $du={8\over \pi^...
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An extremely mysterious integral: $\int_0^1 \frac{k \tan^{-1}(t)}{k^2 + t^2}\mathrm d t$

$$f(n) = \int_0^1 \frac{n \tan^{-1}(t)}{n^2 + t^2}\mathrm d t \tag{n > 2}$$ Introduction: This is one of the most beautiful and mysterious integrals I've every encountered. It's very simple, but ...
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Juantheron-like integral

While seeing this post, the following integral is just struck me \begin{equation} \int_0^\infty \frac{dx}{(1+x^2)(1+\tan x)}\tag1 \end{equation} I have tried like what user @OlivierOloa did in his ...
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Equivalence class of definite integrals

Let's assume we have a smooth function $f(x):[a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$ so that the integral $$\int_a^b f(x) dx$$ is finite. By performing various changes of variables, we can derive a large (infinite?) ...
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Exact values of error function

The error function is defined as $$\operatorname{erf}(z)=\frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}} \int_0^z e^{-t^2} \, dt.$$ We know that the Gaussian integral is $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-x^2}\,dx=\sqrt{\pi}.$$ ...
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How to integrate $\frac{x^{2}\log {\sin x}}{1+x^{6}}$

I recently stumbled upon a question $$\int_0^{\infty}\frac{x^{m-1}\log^{a}x}{1+x^n}dx$$ I was able to evaluate it,but I am curious if there exists a closed form for, $$\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x^{2}\log{\...
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Trigonometric integral related to Gieseking's constant

This question at MathOverflow https://mathoverflow.net/questions/302982/how-to-prove-the-identity-l2-frac-cdot3-frac215-sum-limits-k-1-inf conjectures certain relation between fast converging ...
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The sine cardinal function and $F_1 = F_2 = F_3 = F_4 = F_5 = F_6 = 0$

Define the function, $$F_n=\frac12-\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^n x}{x^n}\,dx+\sum_{x=1}^\infty \frac{\sin^n x}{x^n}\tag1$$ where $\rm{sinc}^n(x)=\frac{\sin^n x}{x^n}$ is the sine cardinal function. We ...
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Is there a closed form for the integral $\int_0^\infty \frac{e^{-x^2} I_0 \left(\beta x \right) d x}{\sqrt{ \alpha^2+x^2}}$

I encountered this integral in my work, and it would be really convenient if it had a closed form in terms of any known special functions (which Mathematica could handle): $$J(\alpha,\beta)=\int_0^\...
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Methods to solve $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\cos\left(kx^n\right)}{x^n + a}\:dx$

Spurred on by this question, I decided to investigate for different functions on the numerator. Here, I went from $\exp(..)$ to $\sin(..) / \cos(..)$. I initially thought I could modify the result ...
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Generalization of an Integral Trick?

There is an interesting trick that can be used to evaluate integrals in the form $$I=\int_{-a}^a \frac{E(x)}{b^x+1}dx$$ where $E$ is an even function. Notice that, by substituting $x\to -x$, $$I=\int_{...
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Is there a closed form for $\,_4 F_3(1,1,1,3; 3/2,5/2,5/2;1)$?

A semi-algebraic generalization of the Steiner surface has appeared, $$S = \left\{(x,y,z,t) \space \vert \space t^2(1-x^2-y^2-z^2-t^2) - (x^2 y^2 + x^2 z^2 + y^2 z^2 - 2 x y z) \geq 0 \right\}$$ ...
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three integrals sum to a $_{3}F_{2}$ value

Let $K(x)$ and $E(x)$ denote complete elliptic integrals of the first and second kind. Let $$A=\frac{1024}{9\pi^{3}} \int\limits_{0}^{\infty} \,\frac{t\left( 8t^{4}+8t^{2}-1\right) E\left( i\,t\...
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Theorem 6.12 (a) in Baby Rudin: $\int_a^b \left( f_1 + f_2 \right) d \alpha=\int_a^b f_1 d \alpha + \int_a^b f_2 d \alpha$

Here is part (a) of Theorem 6.12 in the book Principles of Mathematical Analysis by Walter Rudin, 3rd edition: If $f_1 \in \mathscr{R}(\alpha)$ and $f_2 \in \mathscr{R}(\alpha)$, then $$f_1 + ...
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definite integral of elliptic integral of first kind

The signal-to-noise ratio of a Hall-effect magnetic sensor is proportional to $$ H(f,p)=\frac{I_1 (f,p)}{\sqrt{KK'(\frac{1-f}{1+f})} \sqrt{KK'(\frac{1-p}{1+p})}} $$ with $KK'(x)=K(x)K'(x)$ and $K'(x)=...
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Calculation of $\int_{0}^1 \frac{\sin(\ln^4(1-x))}{x}~dx$

$$I=\int_0^1 \frac{\sin(\ln^4 (1-x))}{x}dx$$ What is the closed-form evaluation of this integral? I honestly do not have a single clue how to solve this. (There is no application, but it is out of ...
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How to solve this definite Integral containing $E_{1}${.}!

The integral is: $$\int_{N}^{\infty}\frac{E_{1}(cz+d)}{az+b}e^{-pz}dz$$ where, $E_{1}${.} is the exponential integral, and $$a>0,\ b>0,\ c>0,\ d>0,\ p>0,\ N>0.$$ This is similar ...
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The minimum of $I_{n,k}=\int_0^{2\pi}\sqrt{3+2\cos(nx)+2\cos(kx)+2\cos(nx+kx)}dx$ is attained for $k=n$

I have the following conjecture: ``For each given $n\in\mathbb{N},\ n\ge 2$ the minimum of the sequence of integrals $I_{n,k}=\int_0^{2\pi}\sqrt{3+2\cos(nx)+2\cos(kx)+2\cos(nx+kx)}dx,\ k=1,2,\dots,n$ ...
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Can we interchange the Integral and Summation when a limit is $\infty$?

I was trying to Evaluate the Integral: $$\Large{I=\int_1^{\infty} \frac{\ln x}{x^2+1} dx}$$ $$\color{#66f}{{\frac{1}{x^2+1} = \frac{1}{x^2\left(1+\frac{1}{x^2}\right)}=\frac{1}{x^2}\cdot \frac{1}{1+...
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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} \frac{\exp(-we^y+...
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The elementary methods to compute $\int_0^\pi\frac{e^{ix}}{x-\alpha e^{ix}}\,dx\quad;\quad\text{for}\, \alpha>0$

How to compute the following integral using elementary methods (high school methods). \begin{equation}\int_0^\pi\frac{e^{ix}}{x-\alpha e^{ix}}\,dx\qquad;\qquad\text{for}\, \alpha>0\end{...
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Computing the integral $ \int_0^{\infty} e^{-\phi^2+\phi}\cdot \phi^{2} \ln(1-2x\cos\phi+x^2)\, d\phi. $

Integrate $$ \int_0^{\infty} e^{-\phi^2+\phi}\cdot \phi^{2} \ln(1-2x\cos\phi+x^2) \, d\phi. $$ Something that may help $(1-2x\cos\phi+x^2)=(1-xe^{i\phi})(1-xe^{-i\phi})$. And using the series ...
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An integration-via-summation formula

For symbolic transformation of integrals and series I occasionally use this formula: $$\int_0^1f(x)\,dx=-\sum_{n=1}^\infty\sum_{m=1}^{2^n-1}\frac{(-1)^m}{2^n}f\left(\frac m{2^n}\right)\tag{$\diamond$}$...
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Integrals involving powers and beta function

I have the three following integrals, very similar the one to the others, $$I_1^{(p)}(N)\equiv\frac{1}{2^{N+p}}\int_0^1(1+t)^{N-1}(1-t)^pB\left(\frac{1}{t+1};N+p+1,N\right)\text{d}t$$ $$I_2^{(p)}(...
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On the closed-form of the triple integral $\int_0^\infty\int_0^\infty\int_0^\infty\frac1{xyz\left(x+y+z+1/x+1/y+1/z\right)^2}\rm{dx\,dy\,dz}$

While doing research for my recent post on the Clausen function $\rm{Cl}_m(x)$, I came across in p. 19 of this paper (by one of the Borwein brothers) the remarkable integral, $$I_3 =\frac4{3!}\int_0^\...