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Why do I need densities in order to integrate on a non-orientable manifold?

Integration on an orientable differentiable n-manifold is defined using a partition of unity and a global nowhere vanishing n-form called volume form. If the manifold is not orientable, no such form ...
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When does this method for integrals of fractional/integer parts work?

In a question Agno suggested an interesting way to compute $\{x\}$ and $\zeta(s)$. Define $$ F(x) = \{x\} = x - \lfloor x \rfloor = \frac{i \, \log\left(-e^{\left(-2 i \, \pi x\right)}\right)}{2 \, ...
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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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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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An algebra of “integrals”

When discussing divergent integrals with people, I got curious about the following: Is there an $\mathbb{R}$-algebra $A$ together with a map (could be defined on just a subspace) $$\int_0^{\infty}: ...
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Numerical integration over 2D disk

I have a real-valued function $f$ on the unit disk $D$ that is fairly well behaved (real-analytic everywhere) and would like to find the integral $\int_D f(x,y)dxdy$ numerically. After much searching, ...
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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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Riesz's representation theorem for non-locally compact spaces

Every version of Riesz's representation theorem (the one expressing linear functionals as integrals) that I have found so far assumes that the underlying topological space is locally-compact. (For ...
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Definite integral probably equal to zeta with known (but unusable) closed form for the indefinite integral

Related to this and this questions. Basically got definite integral that experimentally equals $\zeta(s)$ both numerically and symbolically. Closed form for the indefinite integral is known, but I ...
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Rising Sun Inequality (Dunford-Schwartz maximal inequality) [migrated]

Let $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be an absolutely integrable function, and let $f^*:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be the one-sided signed Hardy-Littlewood maximal function $$f^*(x) := ...