Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#11594 closed defect (duplicate)

Symbolic integration of abs() failure

Reported by: mjo Owned by: burcin
Priority: major Milestone: sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
Component: calculus Keywords: integrate
Cc: Merged in:
Authors: Reviewers: Karl-Dieter Crisman, Michael Orlitzky
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
Branch: Commit:
Dependencies: #11483 Stopgaps:

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Originally posted to the mailing list by Pedro Cruz (I hope no one minds me collecting these?):

Actual result:

sage: integrate(abs(x^2 - 1), x, -2, 2)
integrate(abs(x^2 - 1), x, -2, 2)

Expected result:

sage: integrate(x^2 - 1, x, -2, -1) + integrate(1 - x^2, x, -1, 1) + integrate(x^2 - 1, x, 1, 2)

If it's helpful, we can change the limits of integration to avoid the roots. This seems to appease the integrate function:

sage: integrate(x^2, x, -1, 1)

Change History (9)

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 11 years ago by burcin

  • Keywords integrate added

Replying to mjo:

Originally posted to the mailing list by Pedro Cruz (I hope no one minds me collecting these?):

Not at all. I appreciate any effort in this direction. Please make sure that these are not duplicates of already existing tickets though. We started making a list of symbolics tickets on this page. It should make it easier to check the new tickets (also #11591 and #11590) against existing ones.

I am at a conference right now and don't have much time for this.

Note that the patch attached to #8624 loads the abs_integrate package in maxima which might help with some of these issues involving abs(). Unfortunately that patch won't apply any more, since the maxima interface changed quite a bit during the switch to use libECL.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by kcrisman

See #11483 for where that issue is currently standing.

I think that the OP meant the following (Maxima) in the last line:

(%i2) integrate(abs(x^2-1),x,-1,1);
(%o2)                                  -

This would indeed be fixed by the abs_integrate package.

(%i3) load(abs_integrate);
(%o3) /Users/.../maxima-5.24.0/share/contrib/integrat\
(%i4) integrate(abs(x^2-1),x,-2,2);
(%o4)                                  4

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by mjo

  • Dependencies set to #11483

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by kcrisman

  • Authors set to Michael Orlitzky
  • Milestone set to sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
  • Reviewers set to Karl-Dieter Crisman
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

This is in fact fixed and documented in #11483, so I guess this ticket can be closed? Since it's actually done, not really invalid per se, I will put an author as well as reviewer, but if the release manager or someone else disagrees with this analysis they can change those fields.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by kcrisman

  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by mjo

There's a doctest for this in #11638. I was thinking I'd move it to the proper place (in one of the Maxima files) either tomorrow or the next day.

It doesn't matter to me on which ticket I do it, though.

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by kcrisman

Well, I already gave #11483 nearly positive review... I mean, there are now two different tests for this.

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by mjo

Oh, ok. I forgot there was a test in #11483 (I'm fixing it now). This can safely be closed.

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Authors Michael Orlitzky deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Reviewers changed from Karl-Dieter Crisman to Karl-Dieter Crisman, Michael Orlitzky
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed
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