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Hi,

I'm trying to show the following equation is correct:

[tex]\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}x^{3}e^{-x^2}dx = 0[/tex]

I obtained the result as 0 using Mathematica but couldn't figure out a way to evaluate the integral.

I am just an unfortunate computer scientist who happens to follow a graduate course on statistical mechanics :)

Also, I would appreciate if some one tells me how to query the forums to find an answer for a particular integration before posting it here.

Thanks,

Amac

I'm trying to show the following equation is correct:

[tex]\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}x^{3}e^{-x^2}dx = 0[/tex]

I obtained the result as 0 using Mathematica but couldn't figure out a way to evaluate the integral.

I am just an unfortunate computer scientist who happens to follow a graduate course on statistical mechanics :)

Also, I would appreciate if some one tells me how to query the forums to find an answer for a particular integration before posting it here.

Thanks,

Amac

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