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Re: Two small problems compute OK, but not their sum.
aaronfude at gmail.com wrote: > > But *why* do to the 1/2's make it too complicated? There's a bug in Integrate. > > Also, in the future, when Mathematica is producing an unusually > complicated answer for a problem, how do I know whether it is what > it is or this A+B situation. I encountered a similar problem a while back and asked this group a similar question. The short answer is that you never know for sure. Even when the answer is simple, you should check it somehow -- perhaps by giving Integrate some alternate forms of the integrand, perhaps by using NIntegrate on a few random -- i.e., not "special" -- cases.