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Konrad Viltersten science forum addict
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:27 pm Post subject:
Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



How do i go about integrating this function
t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)
from 0 to, say, S?
I have tried with variable substitution t = 1/k but
that gave me nothing but headache. What do i miss?

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Jannick Asmus science forum Guru
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:43 pm Post subject:
Re: Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



On 05.07.2006 16:54, Konrad Viltersten wrote:
Quote:  How do i go about integrating this function
t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)
from 0 to, say, S?
I have tried with variable substitution t = 1/k but
that gave me nothing but headache. What do i miss?

You could use the Taylor expansion of exp ...
Best wishes,
J. 

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Konrad Viltersten science forum addict
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:07 pm Post subject:
Re: Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



Quote:  How do i go about integrating this function
t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)
from 0 to, say, S?
I have tried with variable substitution t = 1/k but
that gave me nothing but headache. What do i miss?
You could use the Taylor expansion of exp ...

That would lead to one of the following.
1. Truncation, which is to be avoided if possible.
2. Fooling around with ordo, which is simply unpleasant.
3. Write up a lots of lots of terms, which is uncomfortable
since my pile of infitely many sheets has just run out. :)
Any suggestions?

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Dave L. Renfro science forum Guru
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:13 pm Post subject:
Re: Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



Konrad Viltersten wrote:
Quote:  How do i go about integrating this function
t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)
from 0 to, say, S?
I have tried with variable substitution t = 1/k but
that gave me nothing but headache. What do i miss?

I did this fast so you might want to double check it:
u = 1/t leads to integral of [1/sqrt(u)] * e^u
w = sqrt(u) leads to integral of 2*e^(w^2)
The wintegral isn't expressible in terms of
elementary functions, so the tintegral isn't
expressible in terms of elementary functions.
Dave L. Renfro 

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Alois Steindl science forum beginner
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:17 pm Post subject:
Re: Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



Hello,
the substitution t=1/u leads to an incomplete Gamma function. Did you
already learn about that subject?
Are you sure, that you want your lower boundary at 0? Don't you expect
convergence problems there?
Alois 

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Duncan Muirhead science forum addict
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:14 pm Post subject:
Re: Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



On Wed, 05 Jul 2006 16:54:08 +0200, Konrad Viltersten wrote:
Quote:  How do i go about integrating this function
t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)
from 0 to, say, S?
I have tried with variable substitution t = 1/k but
that gave me nothing but headache. What do i miss?

How about t = s^2?
If I = Integral{ a<=t<b  t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)}
then I get
I = Integral{ 1/sqrt(a)<=s<=1/sqrt(b)  s^3 * e^(s^2) * 2*s^3}
= 2*Integral{ 1/sqrt(b)<=s<=1/sqrt(a)  e^(s^2)}
which blows up as a>0. Did you perhaps mean t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)?
If so then the substitution would give you an incomplete gamma function.
Duncan 

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C6L1V@shaw.ca science forum Guru
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:28 pm Post subject:
Re: Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



Konrad Viltersten wrote:
Quote:  How do i go about integrating this function
t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)
from 0 to, say, S?

For J = the integral from 1 to x, Maple 9.5 gets
J := I*erf(I)*Pi^(1/2) + erf(1/x^(1/2)*I)*Pi^(1/2)*I
Here, I = sqrt(1) and erf(x) = [2/sqrt(Pi)] * int(exp(t^2), t=0..x).
Taking dJ/dx gives x^(3/2)*e^(1/x), as it should.
R.G. Vickson
Quote: 
I have tried with variable substitution t = 1/k but
that gave me nothing but headache. What do i miss?

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Ronald Bruck science forum Guru
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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:53 am Post subject:
Re: Integrating t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)



In article <4h20daF1pi3k4U1@individual.net>, Konrad Viltersten
<tmp1@viltersten.com> wrote:
Quote:  How do i go about integrating this function
t^(3/2) * e^(1/t)
from 0 to, say, S?
I have tried with variable substitution t = 1/k but
that gave me nothing but headache. What do i miss?

k, indeed, for an integration variable! You DESERVE a headache.
Try t = 1/s^2 instead.
1/t = s^2
t^(3/2) = s^3
dt = 2 s^3 ds
\int t^(3/2) e^(1/t) dt = 2 \int e^{s^2} ds.
The result is infinite on [0,S], of course. (The integrand is
Quote:  = t^(3/2), which is not integrable near 0.)


Ron Bruck 

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