am i going to use trigonometric or int by parts?

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- July 14th 2007, 02:03 AM^_^Engineer_Adam^_^Help w/ Trig Integrals

am i going to use trigonometric or int by parts?

help - July 14th 2007, 04:34 AMSoroban
Hello, ^_^Engineer_Adam^_^!

I have to ask . . .

Are those*really*?

We can integrate: . . . but not

- July 14th 2007, 04:35 AM^_^Engineer_Adam^_^
oopss

its - July 14th 2007, 04:40 AMtopsquark

Let , then

I'm sure you can take it from here.

-Dan - July 14th 2007, 04:47 AM^_^Engineer_Adam^_^
im sure that either sin(x) or cos(x) is integrable

but the integrator has a different answer

maybe use integration by parts? - July 14th 2007, 06:37 AMJhevon
Can someone tell me once and for all how can you tell if you can't integrate something, or something is not integrable analytically using elementary functions or whatever...wait, did i ask this question before?

I know we can't integrate and according to Soroban, we can't integrate , but how do we know that for sure? What's thethat we can't integrate those functions by hand?**proof** - July 14th 2007, 07:13 AMPlato
**This totally my own opinion**: Your confusion is understandable and it comes from the very sad conflating of the words*integral*and*antiderivative*. They are not the same. An*integral*is a number, quite often gotten by way of an*antiderivative*using the fundamental theorem of integral calculus. An*antiderivative*is just what is says it is.

Of the*antiderivative*of does exits but we would the series representation for to get it. Therefore, it is proper to say that no elementary representation of the antiderivative of exist in the Calculus II sense of the term. - July 14th 2007, 07:23 AMtopsquark
To continue

Now, my TI-92 comes up with:

and the Integrator comes up with

All of these solutions are correct, despite how it might look. The point is that we are doing indefinite integration, so any solution that differs from another by only a constant are all correct. If you spend the time (or just plug it through on your calculator) you will find that all three solutions differ from each other by some constant. (Neither the TI-92 nor the Integrator remind you to add the arbitrary constant on the end.)

-Dan - July 14th 2007, 07:27 AM^_^Engineer_Adam^_^thanks topsquark
ohh ok

- July 14th 2007, 07:43 AMKrizalid
You can use the fact

:D:D - July 14th 2007, 09:12 AMgalactus
I believe sin(x^3) is done using what is known as a Lommel integral. Don't know much about it though. Just as sin(x^2) is a Fresnel.

I couldn't find reference to Lommel in wiki. Perhaps, that would be a good MathHelpWiki for someone to take on?.

One should be able to use topics from advanced calc to prove sin(x^3) in not integrable by elementary means. Maybe Dirichlet test or something.

It is continuous and differentiable.

I may have to delve into it some more. - July 14th 2007, 10:13 AMDivideBy0
As far as I know,

- July 14th 2007, 02:46 PMgalactus
Yeah. I ran it through Maple and it gave me a horrendous result with LommelSi. It may be equivalent to your result, though. Just a different animal.

- July 14th 2007, 04:03 PMKrizalid
- July 14th 2007, 05:42 PMThePerfectHacker
I can find,

:cool:

And,

And,

Eventhough these functions are not elementary.

(I sometimes love Complex Analysis).