Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

Pages: **1**

**Johnathon bresly****Guest**

How do I solve this-

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,000

Hi

That function doesn't have an antiderivative among the standard mathematical functions.

Where does that integral come from anyway?

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-10-26 22:54:23)*

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 102,410

Hi;

Most do not. I am unable to find one for that.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

I wonder how W|A got their series. This certainly does not look very nice. Unless there is some sort of extraordinarily clever substitution that can be made here.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 102,410

Hi;

That is done with the Series command. Mathematica can differentiate anything so Mclaurin series are easy for it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

I see.

They also appear to have blocked you from using the 'more time' command, unless you are a subscriber.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 102,410

I have emailed them several times to not put any restrictions on the site such as that. Seems like every time I did they took something away.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

Soon W|A will not be free at all.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 102,410

You might be right. Corporate boobs think only in terms of money. They only know two ways to make it. Charge for what is currently free and raise the price on what isn't.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

I hope I am wrong, it has always been my quick go-to way of checking my answers.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 102,410

Correct, that is one use of a CAS!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

Offline

**Johnathon bresly****Guest**

Actually,my brother challenged me to solve it,and I couldn't solve it,so I came here for help.

**zetafunc.****Guest**

It looks like something that he made up on the spot and he probably does not have a solution at hand.

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,000

It is probable nobody has a solution (other than W|A's series).

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 102,410

Hi;

Actually,my brother challenged me to solve it,and I couldn't solve it,so I came here for help.

I think you should re-challenge your brother and humbly ask him for the solution.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

Offline

Pages: **1**