       Re: Re[a]>0 ?

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• Subject: [mg6227] Re: [mg6198] Re[a]>0 ?
• From: "w.meeussen" <w.meeussen at solair4b.eunet.be>
• Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 03:21:48 -0500
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```At 02:53 27-02-97 -0500, Jens Dreger wrote:
>Hi !
>
>Can anyone tell me how I can make MMA take Re[a] for greater than 0 ?
>
>
>In:= Integrate[E^(-a*x^2), {x, -Infinity, Infinity}]
>
>Out:= If[Re[a] > 0, Sqrt[Pi]/Sqrt[a],
>          Integrate[E^(-a*x^2), {x, -Infinity, Infinity}]]
>
>I would like to have just the answer "Sqrt[Pi]/Sqrt[a]", since I know
>that Re[a]>0 is true.
>
>BTW: a/:Re[a]=1 works, but I don't want to specify the real part of a,
>just want to say it's greater than zero.
>
>Thanks !
>
>Jens.
>
>
>
hi Jens,

either after evaluation:

In:=
Integrate[E^(-a*x^2), {x, -Infinity, Infinity}]
Out=
If[Re[a] > 0, Sqrt[Pi]/Sqrt[a],
Integrate[E^(-a*x^2), {x, -Infinity, Infinity}]]

In:=
% /. Re[a] > 0 -> True
Out=
Sqrt[Pi]/Sqrt[a]

or better yet, before it:

In:=
Integrate[E^(-a*x^2), {x, -Infinity, Infinity},
Assumptions -> {Re[a] > 0}]
Out=
Sqrt[Pi]/Sqrt[a]

all the best,

Dr. Wouter L. J. MEEUSSEN
w.meeussen at solair4b.eunet.be

```

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