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I left out something of major importance, I want to maximize with respect to a!

Good day,

I've run into an issue in solving a certain problem with matlab, and I was hoping if anyone could help me out. I am relatively new to matlab, so I don't even know if this is possible, but I figured that in principle it should be.

What I want to do is maximize

for positive values of a.

With the calculus I know, I can't evaluate these integrals, so I have no applicable formula's so I am pretty stuck at this point. I tried using mathematica, and although it can evaluate the integrals, it cannot maximize the fraction. So instead I figured I should use matlab (which I also have to my disposal) to do so instead, but I simply don't know how.

I don't get much further than defining the integrals, as

fun1 = @(x) x.^2./(exp(x)-1);

fun2 = @(x) x.^3./(exp(x)-1);

Could anyone help me out?

Kind regards

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# Maximizing the fraction of two integrals using matlab

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