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- Subject: [mg8472] Re: Integrate[x^x,x]??
- From: Al Arduengo <exal at texas.net>
- Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 16:15:09 -0400
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Fahad A Hoymany wrote: > > Hi. Why can't Mathematica find the integral of x^x? Or is this > function simply not integrable? > > In:= Integrate[x^x,x] > x > Out= Integrate[x , x] > > The derivative of x^x does exist. > > In:= D[x^x,x] > > x x > Out= x + x Log[x] > > Thanks > Fahad This is an expression that is notorious for not having a closed form solution. As a matter of fact it is mentioned in the Mathematica book as well. It seems that all new mma users try this one... -- Al Arduengo exal at texas.net http://lonestar.texas.net/~exal 1:387/310.4 -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GE d(-) s: a C++ UL+++>$ P+ L++ E+>$ W++ N++ o? K--? w>$ !O---- !M-- !V PS+ PE+ !Y+ PGP+ t+ !5 X+ !R- tv+ b++ !DI- D G e++ h---- r+++ y++++ -----END GEEK CODE BLOCK------