       Re: Solving a Integral

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• Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:08:45 -0400 (EDT)
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```On Jun 21, 5:37 am, ehrnsperge... at pg.com wrote:
> I need help in solving the following integral:
>
> Integral = 1/(beta^alpha* Gamma[alpha]) *
> Integrate[x^(alpha-1)*Exp[-x/beta]/(1+Exp[-a*x-b]),{x,0, infinity},
> Assumptions: (alpha> 0)||(beta > 0)||(a > 0)||(b <0)]
>
> The Integral is approximately 1/(beta^alpha* Gamma[alpha])
> *1/(1+Exp[-a*alpha*beta-b]) + Order[alpha*beta^2]
>
> However, I would like to have an exact analytical solution, and I am
> failing to convince Mathematica to give me the solution. Is there a way to
> ask Mathematica to give the solution as a series expansion of my
> approximate solution?
>
> Thanks so much for your help,
>
> Bruno
>
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Expand the integrand into a series of exponents:

In:= 1/(beta^alpha Gamma[alpha]) x^(alpha - 1) E^(-x/beta)/
(1 + E^(-a x - b)) ==
1/(beta^alpha Gamma[alpha]) Sum[
(-1)^k x^(alpha - 1) E^((-a k - 1/beta) x - b k),
{k, 0, Infinity}] // Simplify

Out= True

In:= Assuming[{alpha > 0, beta > 0, a > 0, k >= 0},
Integrate[(-1)^k x^(alpha - 1) E^((-a k - 1/beta) x - b k),
{x, 0, Infinity}]]

Out= (-1)^k E^(-b k) (beta/(1 + a beta k))^alpha Gamma[alpha]

In:= 1/(beta^alpha Gamma[alpha]) Sum[
% /. (x_/y_)^p_ :> (1/Expand[y/x])^p, {k, 0, Infinity}]

Out= a^-alpha beta^-alpha LerchPhi[-E^-b, alpha, 1/(a beta)]

Maxim Rytin
m.r at inbox.ru

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