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DiracDelta Function question

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  • Subject: [mg21082] DiracDelta Function question
  • From: "Julian Francis" <acz43 at>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 23:51:50 -0500 (EST)
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Why is mathematica unable to evaluate:
Integrate[DiracDelta[2 x - 1], {x, -Infinity, +Infinity}]

Also interestingly:
Integrate[DiracDelta[2 x - 2], {x, -Infinity, +Infinity}]

returns (1/2)

I should have thought that the answer in both cases would be 1.

I am using Mathematica v4.0 on MS Windows 95.

Thanks for any light shed on this.

Julian Francis.
acz43 at

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