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Homework Help: Integral Help

  1. Mar 3, 2008 #1
    I have an integral in a physics problem that I can't solve. How would I go about solving the following:
    [tex]\int e^{a\left[\left(\frac{x}{b}\right)^{\frac{1}{4}}-1\right]}dx[/tex]
    where a and b are constants
     
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  3. Mar 3, 2008 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi singular! :smile:

    You can make it look slightly less intimidating:
    [tex]\int e^{a\left[\left(\frac{x}{b}\right)^{\frac{1}{4}}-1\right]}dx\,=\,e^{-a}\int e^{a\left(\frac{x}{b}\right)^{\frac{1}{4}}\,=\,\LARGE e^{-a}\int e^{cx^{\frac{1}{4}}}\,,[/tex]
    where c = a/b^1/4.

    Does that help?
     
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