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Re: Defining Real expressions

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  • Subject: [mg8538] Re: [mg8494] Defining Real expressions
  • From: Kristina Pawlikowski <pawlikk at>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:16:08 -0400
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Hi Marco,

I think what you need to do is to specify the argument type in the function

f[x_,p_Real] = .......

>I must evaluate an Integral in which I'd like to assign real values to
>some parameters, but I don't know how to do that.
>For example, in the following integral (a Fourier Transform): 
>f[x_,p_]=Integrate[y/(x^2+y^2) Exp[-I p y],{y,-Infinity,Infinity}],
>p should be a real parameter. The output given by Mathematica is
>conditioned to Im[p]==0, such as If[Im[p]==0,....,....], which is not
>easy to handle, and I'd like to avoid this complication.
>Is it possible ?
>Marco Beleggia

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