RE: Integrate (deutsch)

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• Subject: RE: Integrate (deutsch)
• From: reiszig at e-technik.tu-dresden.dbp.de
• Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1993 16:47:49 +0100

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Hallo,
Mr. Deutsch had a problem concerning Integrate (see below).
The reason for Simplify not to change the form of Out[1] into
1/4 (x + c)^4 is that Out[1] is different from that.
Try
Integrate[ (xx + c)^3,{xx,-c,x}], maybe a Factor is needed thereafter.
G. Reiszig, Dresden, 8 Mar 93

Mr. Deutsch's mail:

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Hello Mathgroup,

I have a question which I suspect has been discussed before.

Is there a reason why Integrate[ (x + c)^3, x ] does not return

(x + c)^4
---------
4

Mathematica 2.0 for SPARC
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In[1]:= Integrate[ (x + c)^3, x ]

2  2           4
3     3 c  x       3   x
Out[1]= c  x + ------- + c x  + --
2             4

In[2]:= Simplify[%]

2  2           4
3     3 c  x       3   x
Out[2]= c  x + ------- + c x  + --
2             4

In[3]:= D[%,x]

3      2          2    3
Out[3]= c  + 3 c  x + 3 c x  + x

In[4]:= Simplify[%]

3
Out[4]= (c + x)

Clearly, the output Out[1] is correct but
is there some way to force Out[1] to look like:

(x + c)^4
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4

Simplify, doesn't seem to do the job either.

David Deutsch
Information Technology
Boston University
deutsch at it.bu.edu

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