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Find this integral

  1. Oct 26, 2011 #1
    f(x) = ∫e^(1-(x^2)/(b^2))dx the limits are -b to b , take the value of b = 3
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2011 #2
    Is this the integral?
    [tex]
    \int_{-3}^{3}e^\frac{1-x^2}{9}dx
    [/tex]
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 #3

    phyzguy

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    We're not going to do it for you. What have you tried?
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 #4
    bro i tried it using substitution but the problem is that i cant go much further, @ DivisionByZro exp(1-(x^2/9))^.5
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 #5
    Is this it?
    [tex]
    \int_{-3}^{3}e^\sqrt{1-\frac{x^2}{9}}dx
    [/tex]
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 #6
    yes bro
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 #7
    Well, in any case, you won't find any substitutions since you don't have any "x" term multiplying the expression, therefore whatever you have in the exponent part can't be reduced. In other words, it wouldn't be as hard if your integral was something like:

    [tex]
    \int_{-3}^{3}xe^{x^{2}}dx
    [/tex]

    In this case if you let u=x2, then du=2xdx, and you could use substitution.

    In fact there is no answer in terms of standard functions. What class/context was this for?
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 #8
    i was modeling in matlab to find the friction between cam follower of an engine ,i used int function in matlab but it gave warning that explicit answer doesnt exist ,i used the simpson 38 rule to find the solution on paper but dont know how to use simpson 38 rule in matlab.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 #9
    any one knows how to do this function using simpson 3 8 rule in matlab ?
     
  11. Oct 26, 2011 #10

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  12. Nov 18, 2011 #11
    I also have a doubt . Anybody reply fast


    How to integrate

    exp(x)*erfc(x) in MATLAB
     
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