Hypergeometric integral looks wrong ?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg55455] Hypergeometric integral looks wrong ?*From*: "luigi" <junk1 at lafaena.com>*Date*: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 03:41:54 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have to compute the following integral: (1/ bv) Integrate[Exp[- b v s](1 - z Exp[-v s])^(-a), {s, 0, Infinity}, Assumptions -> {Re[b] > 0, Re[v] > 0, Re[b v] > 0}] In my case, z runs over (-Infinity,1), and a, b v are real ( a < 0). Now if the limits of integration were (0, Infinity) then this is just the hypergeometric function 2F1[a, b, b+1, z]. But since I am integrating over the interval (0, t), direct calculation yields 2F1[a, b, b+1, z] - Exp[-b v t] 2F1[a, b, b+1, z Exp [- v t]] But Mathematica 5.0 instead yields (1-z)^(-a) 2F1[a, a-b, 1+a-b , 1/z] ((z-1)/z)^(a) - Exp[-b v t] (1-Exp[v t]/z)^a (1 - Exp[-v t] z)^(-a) 2F1[a, a-b, 1+a-b , Exp[v t]/z ] This looks quite different and, moreover, does not seem to make sense for the range of z I am allowing. Is mathematica's result right ? Am I missing some transformation that links both results ? Thanks for any help.