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Bug integrating

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  • Subject: [mg28824] Bug integrating
  • From: Mariano <mmateos at>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 00:58:57 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universidad de Oviedo
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

If you make by hand the integral
Integrate[Cos[x]/Sqrt[-Log[Sin[x]]], {x, 0, Pi/2}]
it is Sqrt[Pi], which is the right value. (Make the change
Sin[x]=Exp[-t] and it goes Gamma[1/2]). 
But Mathematica CANNOT DO THIS: Its says -Sqrt[Pi] !!!
If you write it as
Integrate [Cos[x]/Sqrt[Log[1/Sin[x]]], {x, 0, Pi/2}]
Mathematica will get the right value
Try it


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