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Inside interesting integrals (with an introduction to contour integation) : a collection of sneaky tricks, sly substitutions, and numerous other stupendously clever, awesomely wicked, and devilishly seductive maneuvers for computing nearly 200 perplexing definite integrals from physics, engineering, and mathematics (plus 60 challenge problems with complete, detailed solutions)

Author: Paul J Nahin
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2015]
Series: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What's the point of calculating definite integrals since you can't possibly do them all?.What makes doing the specific integrals in this book of value aren't the specific answers we'll obtain, but  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Nahin
ISBN: 1493912763 9781493912766
OCLC Number: 900241669
Description: xxiii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
'Easy' integrals --
Feynman's favorite trick --
Gamma and beta function integrals --
Using power series to evaluate integrals --
Seven not-so-easy integrals --
Using [square root](-1) to evaluate integrals --
Contour integration --
Epilogue --
Solutions to the challenge problems.
Series Title: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics.
Responsibility: Paul J. Nahin.

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