# Problems integrating in a for loop in Matlab

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Problems integrating in a "for" loop in Matlab

My problem strikes me as embarrassingly simple, so hopefully someone can set me straight with ease.

I'm writing a Matlab code in which I'll be wanting to do a good amount of integrating of products of various eigenfunctions. Presently, I'm just trying to get the code up and running and can't seem to get a basic "for" loop to function as I'd expect.

I'd expect that it would populate an array called "spatial" with seven elements, each of which is an integral of a cosine raised to a given power.

Instead, it creates a singly-valued variable called "spatial" and then stops. For what it's worth, the value that it assigns is what I'd expect for the first execution of that loop.

Here is the exact code giving me this grief:

moments = 7;
a = 11;
lambda = pi/a;

for C1 = 1,moments

integrand = @(x)(cos(lambda*x).^(C1+1))

end

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you kindly.
-ryan

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I am not a Matlab programmer, but would

Code:
for C1 = 1:moments
work better?

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I appreciate the help, but the syntax I've listed is the equivalent Matlab "translation" of the C++/FORTRAN loop syntax.

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Wow. I'm laughing at myself. Thank you kindly. A case of plain and simple space cadetery on my part. ". . .Embarrassingly simple. . ." doesn't do justice to this one.

Sincerely, thanks for taking the time.
-ryan