Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics integral

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Hey guys, I have this homework to do, but I can't find a solution.
I need to solve this integral. It's Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics, we are studying it in class of electronics. So, integral goes like this:
∫from Ws to ∞ [(W-Ws)(1/2)*e(WF-W)/kT]dW

I have looked it up on google, but I couldn't find the solution..
And, WF,Ws,k and T are constants...
I'll be grateful.
 

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You can try wolfram alpha but for the definite integral they'll charge you & the indefinite integral isn't of much help I don't think ...
 
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You can try wolfram alpha but for the definite integral they'll charge you & the indefinite integral isn't of much help I don't think ...
I tried using WolframAlpha, it gives me some result, and it's the right result, but I need the procedure..


SteamKing said:
Look at this attachment:
http://hep.ph.liv.ac.uk/~hock/Teachi...t3-Handout.pdf [Broken]

Check out Eq. 38 on page 10.

I think with some manipulation, you can get your integral into the form of Eq. 38 which should evaluate to a gamma function of some sort.
I don't know about that, man.. Professor gave us a "hint", he told us we need to use partial integration method.
 
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