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Homework Help: Simple integral

  1. Nov 6, 2008 #1
    Is it possible to integrate exp(x^2) without using numerical methods?
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  3. Nov 6, 2008 #2


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    Not really....you can express it in terms of the imaginary error function, but with the exception of certain special limits of integration, the imaginary error function can only be evaluated numerically.
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