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 January 22nd, 2012, 12:11 PM #1 Member   Joined: Sep 2010 Posts: 39 Thanks: 0 gamma function For the integral of e^(x^4). Wolfram says the answer is the incomplete gamma function, (-(x ?(1/4, -x^4))/(4 (-x^4)^(1/4))) What is the incomplete gamma mean? The question involved is finding volume by revolving the solid bounded by, y=e^(-x^2), y=0, x=-1, x=1. Round the x axis. thanks January 22nd, 2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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 Originally Posted by kfarnan For the integral of e^(x^4). Wolfram says the answer is the incomplete gamma function, (-(x ?(1/4, -x^4))/(4 (-x^4)^(1/4))) What is the incomplete gamma mean? The question involved is finding volume by revolving the solid bounded by, y=e^(-x^2), y=0, x=-1, x=1. Round the x axis. thanks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incomplete_gamma_function January 23rd, 2012, 09:55 AM #3 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2011 From: Argentina Posts: 216 Thanks: 0 Re: gamma function If you're squaring the function then you shouldn't get but Tags function, gamma Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post veronicak5678 Complex Analysis 1 February 15th, 2012 05:13 PM klw289 Complex Analysis 1 January 20th, 2012 06:50 AM kverty Real Analysis 1 January 12th, 2012 10:17 AM homad2000 Calculus 2 February 5th, 2011 09:58 AM yungman Applied Math 0 November 23rd, 2009 01:54 PM

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