Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#13718 new defect

Another incorrect Maxima integral

Reported by: kcrisman Owned by: burcin
Priority: major Milestone: sage-6.4
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This is already reported upstream at this bug tracker ticket.

The original report from a summer PREP user:

integral((2/3)*x^(5/2)*(x+1)^.5, x,0,1)

I got the answer -0.888888889*sqrt(2)

integral((2/3)*x^(5/2)*(x+1)^(1/2), x,0,1)

And the answer is

-5/192*I*pi + 61/288*sqrt(2) + 5/192*log(-sqrt(2) + 1) -
5/192*log(sqrt(2) + 1)

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by kcrisman

#11493 may be related.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone changed from sage-5.11 to sage-5.12

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.1 to sage-6.2

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.2 to sage-6.3

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.3 to sage-6.4

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by mforets

This prompts me to see what happens with alternative integration interfaces.

Try with SymPy?:

sage: sage: integral((2/3)*x^(5/2)*(x+1)^.5, x,0,1, algorithm='sympy')   
# no output at all after ~10mins

Try with giac:

sage: giac('integrate((2/3)*x^(5/2)*sqrt(x+1), x,0,1)')   # correct and almost instantaneous
sage: (1/288*(sqrt(2)*61+15*ln(sqrt(2)-1))).n()
sage: (-5/192*I*pi + 61/288*sqrt(2) + 5/192*log(-sqrt(2) + 1) -
....: 5/192*log(sqrt(2) + 1)).n()    # compare with formula given by OP

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by mforets

fixed at Sage v8.0.beta3:

sage: integrate((2/3)*x^(5/2)*sqrt(x+1), x,0,1, algorithm='maxima')
-5/192*I*pi + 61/288*sqrt(2) - 5/192*log(sqrt(2) + 1) + 5/192*log(-sqrt(2) + 1)
sage: _.n()

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by mforets

not really.. the problem is with the 0.5:

sage: integral((2/3)*x^(5/2)*(x+1)^.5, x,0,1, algorithm='maxima') # wrong
sage: integral((2/3)*x^(5/2)*(x+1)^.5, x,0,1, algorithm='giac') # ok
sage: integral((2/3)*x^(5/2)*(x+1)^.5, x,0,1, algorithm='sympy') # timeout

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by rws

That is user error. No one can expect to get correct integrals from expressions containing floating point numbers. It is not supported and maybe Sage should throw an exception in these cases anyway. If you agree, Karl-Dieter, I'll open a ticket for just this.

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by rws

Together with #22894 and ex._convert(QQ) one could even provide a default option that automatically converts 0.5 to 1/2 before integration.

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