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## indefinite integration of exp(-.5x^2) [closed]

Trying to find the indefinite integral of exp(-.5x^2)

I wrote it as a taylor/maclaurin series however my professor wants it has a some sort of function. I have tried integration by parts by setting u=exp(.5x^2) and dv=1 however this method yields 0.

Any help or guidance would be helpful.

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 The professor seems to be enjoying himself at the students' expense, if what he's asking for is the indefinite integral as an elementary function: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_function Sorry, but this site is for research at the professional level. See the FAQ for other suggested sites. – Todd Trimble Nov 23 2011 at 17:30 This might fare better on maths.stackexchance.com (though I recommend that you give a bit more detail as to what you've tried). I also recommend searching the internet as this is closely related to the normal distribution in probability/statistics. – Andrew Stacey Nov 23 2011 at 17:30 Whoops, inadvertent sexism in my last comment -- apologies. – Todd Trimble Nov 23 2011 at 17:31 Or (maybe) that is not what the professor asked, but just what the student interpreted it as... Also voting to close. At least until it is corrected to a good question. – Gerald Edgar Nov 23 2011 at 17:39