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  • 5 years ago

why can't you integrate e^x^2

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    I suppose its because there is no function whose slope at any point cannot be in the form e^x^2. Actually only about 20% of functions can be integrated. I read that some where though I'm not sure about the figure of 20.

  2. anonymous
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    so you can't integrate it unless there is 2x in front of e^x^2

  3. watchmath
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    http://www.rangevoting.org/MarchisottoZint.pdf

  4. watchmath
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    The integral is exist but we can't express it in terms of elementary functions (say all functions that you know in calculus)

  5. anonymous
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    hmm ok thanks

  6. anonymous
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    actually zero % of functions can be integrated if by "integrate" you mean find a formula for a function whose derivative is what you want.

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