Re: Incorrect result for improper integral with MMA?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg8824] Re: Incorrect result for improper integral with MMA?*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 02:39:49 -0400*Organization*: University of Western Australia*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Chris Barker wrote: > The command: > > Integrate[1/(x*Log[x]^2),{x,3,Infinity}] > > yields the result: >... Paul Abbott wrote: >Mathematica easily computes the indefinite integral -- from this you >will see why the integral does not converge on [3,Infinity). Actually, I was wrong -- another look at the indefinite integral shows that the integral _does_ converge on [3,Infinity) to 1/Log[3]. Cheers, Paul ____________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: +61-8-9380-2734 Department of Physics Fax: +61-8-9380-1014 The University of Western Australia Nedlands WA 6907 mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au AUSTRALIA http://www.pd.uwa.edu.au/~paul God IS a weakly left-handed dice player ____________________________________________________________________