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I am a computer scientist revisiting integration after a long time. I am stuck with this simple-looking integral that's turning out to be quite painful (to me). I was wondering if one of you could help.

The goal is to solve the integral

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\int_{0}^{\infty} e^{-(x - t)^2/2 \sigma^2} x^n\ dx .

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Note that this is the convolution of the Gaussian centered around 0 with the function that equals $x^n$ for $x > 0$, and 0 elsewhere (modulo scaling).

In particular, I would be interested in seeing any relationship with the integral

[tex]

\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-(x - t)^2/2 \sigma^2} x^n\ dx .

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which I have worked out.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Swar

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