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Topic: Integrate with unknow function
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Murray Eisenberg

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Re: Integrate with unknow function
Posted: Mar 24, 2013 4:16 AM
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Either I'm not understanding something here or you didn't explain the situation precisely. . .

Is f just a symbol, or is there already an actual definition in the form
f[d_] := (some expression in d) ?

In any case, when you integrate with respect to d, that's a "dummy variable", so you would never expect to get an answer with a d in it.

At the very best, you might hope that the difference reduces to Integrate[f[d], {d, 2, 3}], for a specific function f.

Incidentally, d is probably a very bad name for the variable of integration!

On Mar 23, 2013, at 3:25 AM, Shan <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a very rookie question as follows:
> Integrate[f[d], {d, 0,3}] - Integrate[f[d], {d, 0,2}]
> How can I get the result as f[d]? Thanks very much for any help!
> shan

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