RE : Integrate?
- To: mathgroup at yoda.ncsa.uiuc.edu
- Subject: RE : Integrate?
- From: "Mike Reid, Physics, Hong Kong University" <MFREID at hkucc.bitnet>
- Date: Sat, 3 Nov 90 12:26 +0800
Well, if we are going to quote Macsyma, I note that REDUCE doesn't integrate the expression at all (it's rare that REDUCE is wrong in my experience, but in many cases like this not being wrong is not quite helpful enough). If you do the indefinite integral with Mathematica you'll find that it is singular at Pi(!?) but has the value -4 at the end-points, so is consistent with the definite integral (no surprise there). Is this a clue? Mike Reid. mfreid at hkucc.bitnet