A Problem with Integrate

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• Subject: [mg61895] A Problem with Integrate
• From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kmccann at umbc.edu>
• Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 05:31:44 -0500 (EST)
• Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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```When I try the following indefinite integral:

Integrate[1/(E^t*(t^3*(-1 + Î¼*t))), t]

under 5.2, I get

Power::infy : Infinite expression 1/0^2 encountered. More ...

0

That is, it somehow gets 1/0^2, and returns an answer of zero. On the
other hand, if I leave out the exponential and just integrate

Integrate[1/(t^3*(-1 + t*Î¼)), t]

It works just fine. A plot of the integrand and a numerical integration
works, just the symbolic chokes.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Kevin

```

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