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Re: Integration by substitution

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  • Subject: [mg29821] Re: Integration by substitution
  • From: Ignacio Rodriguez <ignacio at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 02:52:34 -0400 (EDT)
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In my case (Mathematica 3.0) none of them are answered.

"G. A. Garrett" wrote:

> I was wondering if someone could explain to me why the first input
> below gives no answer while the second input does. It never crossed my
> mind the Mathematica wouldn't have seen the simple substitution of
> sp=s/a that produced an answer. I am running ver. 4.0 in a Windows
> environment. I am basically looking for a characteristic that I can be
> on the look out for in the future.
> Integrate[Sech[s/a]^2 Sech[(t - s)/a]^2, {s, -Infinity, Infinity}]
> Integrate[a Sech[sp]^2 Sech[(tp - sp)]^2, {sp, -Infinity, Infinity}]
> Gregory
> --Posted email rarely checked--


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