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Homework Help: Gamma Function help!

  1. Feb 17, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I (2n,m) = Integral cos^(2n)O sin^(m)O cosO dO
    limits are 0 to 2pi and O = theta

    0.4/3 = 0.1333

    show that I 2n,m = 2n/ m+1 (I2n-2, m+2)

    2. Relevant equations
    I really have no idea how to work with this problem. It is under Gamma function of the instructors notes. I have searched for an hour for an example similar to this problem. If anyone could point me in the right direction or a direction I would be greatful!


    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 17, 2010 #2


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    Usually to establish this kind of relationship, you can use integration by parts. Have you tried that?
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