Re: Singularity-handling transformation employed by NIntegrate

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• Subject: [mg71240] Re: Singularity-handling transformation employed by NIntegrate
• From: "Andrew Moylan" <andrew.j.moylan at gmail.com>
• Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 03:39:00 -0500 (EST)
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```Thanks Anton, this answers my question perfectly.

Andrew

On Nov 10, 11:06 pm, "antononcube" <antononc... at gmail.com> wrote:
> NIntegrate uses the so called IMT Rule (the Iri, Moriguti, Takasawa
> rule) that changes the integration variable with this transformation
> over the interval [xmin, xmax]:
>
> Clear[\[Phi]]
> \[Phi][{xmin_, xmax_}, t_] := xmin + (xmax - xmin)*E^(1 - 1/t);
> \[Phi][t_] := \[Phi][{0, 1}, t]
>
> It is instructive to look at the plot of the transformation:
>
> Plot[\[Phi][t], {t, 0, 1}, PlotRange -> All, AxesOrigin -> {-0.05,
> -0.05}]
>
> and at the plot of its derivative (Jacobian):
>
> Plot[Evaluate[D[\[Phi][t], t]], {t, 0, 1}, PlotRange -> All]
>
> The IMT rule "flattens" the singularity, but the points are clustered
> closer to the singular point. That is why in many(most) cases extra
> precision is required for the evaluation of the integrand.
>
> Anton Antonov,
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>
> Andrew Moylan wrote:
> > Hi all,
>
> > Further to a previous question: Can anyone tell me what transformation
> > NIntegrate employs when a singularity is detected (i.e., when the
> > number of recursive subdivisions specified by SingularityDepth is
> > reached)?
>
> > Cheers,
> > Andrew

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