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Integral Problem

  1. Oct 8, 2012 #1
    Folks,

    I am trying to repeat what is in the book to calculate ##f_1^e##
    Given
    ##\displaystyle f_i^e=\int_{x_e}^{x_{e+1}} f \psi_i^e (x) dx##

    where ##\psi_1^e(x)=1- \frac{x}{h_e}##

    ##x_{e+1}-x_e=h_e##

    ##f(x)=6.25(1+x)##

    I calculate ##\displaystyle f_1^e=\int_{x_e}^{x_{e+1}} 6.25(1+x) (1-x/h_e) dx=6.25\int_{x_e}^{x_{e+1}} (1-x/h_e +x - x^2/h_e) dx##

    ##\displaystyle=6.25(x-\frac{x^2}{2h_e}+\frac{x^2}{2}-\frac{x^3}{3h_e})|_{x_e}^{x_{e+1}}##

    I am not sure how my work can arrive at the book answer below...?

    The book calculates ##\displaystyle f_1^e=\frac{6.25h_e}{2}(1 +\frac{x_{e+1}+2x_e}{3})##
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2012 #2

    mathman

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    It doesn't look right. Check your function definitions.
     
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