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Integral of sinx/x exists?

  1. Apr 25, 2004 #1
    integral of sinx/x exists??????

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    hey ppl!!!

    Can you help me by giving me a method or how you would go around to prove that this


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  3. Apr 25, 2004 #2


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    Well, here's a rough argument:
    1. In a vicinity of zero (0<=x<=e<<1) , the integrand sin(x)/x=1-x^(2)/2+-+-<1 by making e small enough, and using the fact we have an alternating series.
    2.Hence, up to any finite value of the upper integration limit, the integral exists.
    3. Split your integral f.ex. as follows:
    a) 0<=x<=2*(pi)
    b) In successive intervals: 2*n*(pi)<=x<=(2n+1)*(pi), (2n+1)*(pi)<=x<=2*(n+1)*(pi), n>=1
    The value obtained on an interval is less in absolute value than on the previous interval, and of opposite sign.

    There's still some work to be done to make this rigorous, though..

    saint n: You have spread this question over way too many threads!!
    I see from another you've made that it is the actual interval integrations you're having trouble with; not the general procedure:
    Note that T(n)=abs(int(sin(x)/x))<=int(abs(sin(x)/x))<=int(1/x)
    You should be able to complete the steps now..
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2004
  4. Apr 25, 2004 #3
    thanx for the help!!!My light bulb just went on!!!Couldnt av done it without ya

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