Re: Integration - another Integer as a result

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• Subject: [mg93780] Re: [mg93743] Integration - another Integer as a result
• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 07:20:06 -0500 (EST)
• Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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```Did you try correct Mathematica syntax -- Sin not sin, space between n
and the Pi symbol?

In Mathematica 7.0:

Integrate[2 x + Sin[n Pi x/L] Sin[n Pi x/L], x] // InputForm
x/2 + x^2 - (L*Sin[(2*n*Pi*x)/L])/(4*n*Pi)

MikeSw wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm trying to calculate an integer using Mathematica, but instead of getting a "normal" result I get another Integer. The algorithm available on Wolfram website does this calculation with no problem:
>
> http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cakaqt6.jpg
>
> but Mathematica gives this:
>
> http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cakamtkmvk9.jpg
>
> I guess there is something wrong with the input?
>

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