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On the convexity of certain integrals involving Bessel functions

Let $n\geq 0$ be an integer and let $J_n=J_n(r)$ denote the usual Bessel function (of the first kind) of order $n$ i.e. one of the solutions to Bessel's differential equation ...
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How to integrate an exponential function of an exponential function?

Does any one know how to calculate the following integration? $$ \int_{\mathbb{R}} \left(\exp(z \: e^{-y^2})-1\right)^2 dy=?,\quad z>0. $$ This post is related to my previous question here , ...
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Bound for a certain integral expression

I am working to establish an estimate in $X^{s,b}$ spaces to prove local well-posedness of a certain equation, and I need to consider some sub-cases. In particular, I wish to show that the following ...
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Reference for the fact that the images of the narrow and wide Denjoy integrals are respectively $ACG_\ast$ and $ACG$?

The narrow Denjoy integral (which also goes by the names Henstock-Kurzweil integral, Perron integral, and Lusin integral) is a transfinite integration process defined by Denjoy in the early 20th ...
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Characterization of a particular integrable function

Let $f$ be a strictly positive function such that $\int_{0}^{\infty}f(x)dx=\int_{0}^{\infty}xf(x)=1$ (i.e., a probability density function with expectation one). Let also $g$ be a nonnegative ...
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A hard integral identity on MATH.SE

The following identity on MATH.SE $$\int_0^{1}\arctan\left(\frac{\mathrm{arctanh}\ x-\arctan{x}}{\pi+\mathrm{arctanh}\ x-\arctan{x}}\right)\frac{dx}{x}=\frac{\pi}{8}\log\frac{\pi^2}{8}$$ seems to be ...
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Integral of a product of Laguerre polynomials

In order to estimate the non linear term in a particular PDE, I have to decompose $L_k^\alpha(x)^3\cdot x^{-\delta}$ (with $0<\delta<\alpha+1$) into a basis consisting of Laguerre polynomials ...
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Integral with Dirac delta (me or wolfram mathematica?) [closed]

I asked the question on math.stackexchange but didn't get an answer so I came here. I tried to compute with Wolfram Mathematica the following integral $$I=\int_0^\pi\int_{-\infty}^\infty x e^{-\mathrm ...
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Convergence of a sum to the integral

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a 1-periodic function. I am looking about the conditions on $(a,b)\in\mathbb{R}^2$ such that we have the property : ...
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Applications of visual calculus

Mamikon's visual calculus (see Mamikon, Tom Apostol, Wikipedia) is a very beautiful and surprisingly efficient tool. The basis is Mamikon's theorem. The area of a tangent sweep is equal to the ...
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Evaluation of an $n$-dimensional integral

I asked the same question on math.se but got no answer there. Since it pertains to my current research, I decided to ask here: Let $n\in 2\mathbb{N}$ be an even number. I want to evaluate $$I_n := ...
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Why is there a formula for symbolic differentiation (chain and product rules) but not for symbolic integration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is differentiating mechanics and integration art? There is a formula for the derivative of any product, composite or sum of functions, in terms of the derivatives of ...
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Real analytic functions

I am quite confused with some ideas regarding the Real analytic functions. Just to introduce my questions: A function $f$ is real analytic on an open set $D$ of the real line if for any $x_0\in D$ ...
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Is $x \, \tan(x)$ integrable in elementary functions?

I'm teaching Calculus and my students asked me to calculate the integral of $x \, \tan(x)$. I spent quite a lot of effort to do this, but I'm now even not sure if the integral could be presented in ...
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Integration in several variables and elementary applications

This fall I'm teaching the "second half" of the standard entry-level undergraduate multivariable calculus course: the focus is on double and triple integrals, path integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes' ...
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Asymptotic behaviour/upper bound for $\int_0^{\infty} \exp(-c x^a+K x^b)dx$ for $a>b>0$ as $K\rightarrow \infty$?

What is the asymptotic behaviour or an upper bound for $\int_0^{\infty} \exp(-c x^a+K x^b) \, dx$, for $a>b>0,$ as $K\rightarrow \infty$? Or any good reference for tools to tackle this question? ...
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Action Integral

In the theory of action-angle variables, you wind up having to solve integrals with a characteristic square-root behavior near the endpoints to express the action in terms of the orbital quantities. ...
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Semi implicit DAE integration using an implicit Runge Kutta scheme

I'm looking for some references regarding integration of DAEs in the form $M(t) \frac{dy}{dt} + G(y(t),t) + f(t) = 0, \quad y \in R^n, M(t) \in R^{nxn}$ using a high order implicit Runge Kutta ...
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Products of trigonometric functions with increasing frequencies

I am looking at weighted $L_2$ norms of a class of Littlewood polynomials, related to Walsh and Rademacher functions which made me look for pseudo-closed forms or computationally efficient expressions ...
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Definite Integral ∫_{0}^{∞} dx exp(−x^2−a exp(b x^2))

I've been trying without success to do $$\int_0^\infty dx\; \exp(-x^2) \exp(-a\exp(bx^2)).$$ It's not in my integral tables. Wolfram online integrator won't do it. It doesn't seem to be amenable to a ...
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High dimensional beta integral (a typo in Stein's book “singular integrals”)

Hello, When I read Stein's book of Singular Integrals, at p. 118, there is an obvious mistake: $$ \int_{R^n} |x-y|^{-n+\alpha} ...
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does equi-integrability implies uniform convergence?

A collection $\{f_n\}$ of real valued functions is said to be HK-equi-integrable on $I=[a,b]$, if there exists a gauge $\delta$ on $I$ such that for every $\epsilon>0$, there exists a $\delta$-fine ...
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Source and context of $\frac{22}{7} - \pi = \int_0^1 (x-x^2)^4 dx/(1+x^2)$?

Possibly the most striking proof of Archimedes's inequality $\pi < 22/7$ is an integral formula for the difference: $$ \frac{22}{7} - \pi = \int_0^1 (x-x^2)^4 \frac{dx}{1+x^2}, $$ where the ...
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Generalized Gauss-Green theorem

I am looking for a generalized version of the Gauss-Green theorem also known as the divergence theorem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divergence_theorem A quick search on MathSciNet suggests that ...
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Why is differentiating mechanics and integration art?

It is often said that "Differentiation is mechanics, integration is art." We have more or less simple rules in one direction but not in the other (e.g. product rule/simple <-> integration by ...
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1answer
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Integrate kˆ(n-1) / prod_{i=1…n} (kˆ(2)+x_iˆ{2}) dk between 0 and infinity, with x_i constants and n>=1? [closed]

[some formatting tweaked, and the question copied from the title to the main body, by YC] Hi, I've been struggling a lot to calculate this integral. $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{k^{n-1}}{\prod_{i=1}^n ...
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Is there a systematic method for differentiating under the integral sign?

This MO question by Tim Gowers reminded me of a question I've wondered about for some time. In the delightful book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, Feynman praises the technique of differentiating ...
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limit of definite integral as $N \to \infty$

I'm interested in $\theta(N):=\int_0^1 (1-x)^{N-1} e^{xN} dx$. I'd like to show that $\theta(N)\sim c/\sqrt{N}$ as $N\to\infty$ and determine $c$. Any ideas?
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Weak and Strong Integration of vector-valued functions

This is probably an elementary question, but outside my area of expertise, and I was unable to find any suitable reference: Suppose $f:X\to E$ is a continuous function from a compact spaces (endowed ...
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Why not evaluate integrals using ODE-solvers?

Hello! I have a question about the relationship between numerical integration and the solution of ordinary differential equations (ODE). Suppose I want to evaluate the integral $I(x) = \int_{0}^{x} ...
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A tricky integral

Let $\alpha>0$ and $\beta\in\mathbb{R}$. I am looking for an explicit formula for the integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} (1+x^2)^{-1/2}e^{-\alpha x^2}e^{-i \beta x}dx.$$ I tried several changes ...
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Time scale calculus vs Lebesgue–Stieltjes calculus

About the same time, it seems, as I asked this question, a new post appeared on the wikipedia discussion page for Time scale calculus which suggests the Time scale derivative (aka Hilger derivative ...
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“Riemann-Stieltjes derivative” ?

Can you define a "derivative" operator such that its antiderivative F(x) of f(x) can be used in the sense of F(b)-F(a) to calculate the Riemann-Stieltjes integral of f(x)? Perhaps it would be related ...
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What is the standard notation for a multiplicative integral?

If $f: [a,b] \to V$ is a (nice) function taking values in a vector space, one can define the definite integral $\int_a^b f(t)\ dt \in V$ as the limit of Riemann sums $\sum_{i=1}^n f(t_i^*) dt_i$, or ...
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Approximating a multiple sum with an integral

Hi, I want to approximate a multiple sum of the form $$\sum_{x_1+x_2+\cdots+x_m \leq n}e^{g(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_m)},$$ where each $x_i$ is an integer between $0$ and $n$, by an integral ...
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An integral that somehow equals pi^2/6 and involves dilogarithms?

I am attempting to show that $$ \sum_{k \ge 1}^\infty {k^2 x^k \over (1+x^k)^2} \sim (1-x)^{-3} {\pi^2 \over 6} $$ as $x$ approaches 1 from below. The sum can be approximated by the integral $$ ...