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Why cannot Mathcad Perform the Duhamel Integral?

sfan
1-Newbie

Why cannot Mathcad Perform the Duhamel Integral?

Hi, guys,

As below shows, when I tried to perform a Duhamel Integral in Mathcad,

If I manually copy and paste P1(tao) into D2(t), Mathcad will integrate successfully, as shown in the 2nd D2(t)

However, when I used P1(tao) in the integral, the integration is not successful, as shown in the 1st D2(t), where the result expression has tao inside that is not supposed to be there.

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Could someone help me explain why?

Thank you!

Best

Shawn

1 REPLY 1
LucMeekes
23-Emerald II
(To:sfan)

It's because the Tau's are different.

The argument to P.1 is a 'variable', the other Tau (the one in t-tau and dtau) are 'automatic'.

To see the diffrence, put your cursor on a tau and click the 'labels' item from the 'style' section of the 'Math' bar.

If you make that first tau an 'automatic' it should come out fine.

Success!
Luc

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