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Homework Help: Complicated integral

  1. Apr 17, 2014 #1


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    Consider the integral
    I(x)=\int^{2}_{0} (1+t) e^{xcos[\pi (t-1)/2]} dt
    show that
    I(x)= 4+ \frac{8}{\pi}x +O(x^{2})
    as $$x\rightarrow0.$$

    => Using integration by parts, but its too complicated for me because of huge exponential term.
    please help me.
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  3. Apr 17, 2014 #2


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    Notice that you are only to consider the case when x is very small, tending to zero. This means you can make a suitable expansion of the exponential function, leaving a much simpler integral.
  4. Apr 18, 2014 #3
    Or maybe do this:
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