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*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg98865] Re: [mg98837] integrate problem
*From*: Lou Talman <talmanl at mscd.edu>
*Date*: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:10:28 -0400 (EDT)
*References*: <200904200939.FAA12325@smc.vnet.net>
On Apr 20, 2009, at 3:39 AM, sean_incali at yahoo.com wrote:
> But the following gives the integral itself.
>
> Integrate[1/(s[t] + a), t]
As it should. This isn't a problem with Mathematica---it's a problem
with your understanding of integration.
>
>
> If the function that needs to be integrated w.r.t time is 1/(s[t] +
> a), how do I accomplish that?
You don't. At least, you don't without knowing the function s[t].
For example, if s[t] = t, the integral is Log[t + a], while if s[t] =
t^2, the integral is Arctan[t/Sqrt[a]]/Sqrt[a].
--Louis A. Talman
Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State College of Denver
<http://clem.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>
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