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Help with Integration

  1. Oct 27, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Given that:

    The integral between infinity and -infinity of

    e-ax^2 dx = [tex]\sqrt{\pi/a}[/tex]

    show that

    The integral between 0 and infinity of

    x2.e-ax^2 dx = 1/4[tex]\sqrt{\pi/a^3}[/tex]


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have found the indefinite integrals of each, but cannot see how to show this relationship. Any help would be appreciated.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 27, 2009 #2
    Well, I assume you integrate by parts twice. Then anypart of your integral with the Gaussian, you simply substitute in your given value. any part that can you Plug in your actual limits of inf and -inf, you plug in those numbers.
     
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