ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - Latest question feedhttp://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:28:56 -0500Integrate piecewise function with change of variablehttp://ask.sagemath.org/question/37114/integrate-piecewise-function-with-change-of-variable/I would like to integrate a piecewise defined function while operating a change of variable. I start by defining the function and another variable involved in the change of variable:
phi(x) = piecewise([([-1,1], (1-abs(x))*(1-abs(x))*(1+2*abs(x)))]);
phi(x) = phi.extension(0);
h=pi/n;
h=h.n();
What I would like to do is integrate the function `phi(x/h-1)` between `0` and `pi` so I try it and results in
integral(phi(x/h-1),x,0,pi)
ValueError: substituting the piecewise variable must result in real number
So I then try to use another variable which I try to define to be 'real'
t=var('t')
assume(t,'real');
integral(phi(t/h-1),t,0,pi)
but it results in the same error... Now I try the "lambda" method since it worked when calling the `plot` function with the same change of variable; but fail again
integral(lambda t: phi(t/h-1),t,0,pi)
TypeError: unable to convert <function <lambda> at 0x16d71f140> to a symbolic expression
Now I try to use another integration method with `definite_integral` but get the same errors, only different for the "lambda" method
definite_integral(lambda x: phi(x/h-1),x,0,pi)
TypeError: cannot coerce arguments: no canonical coercion from <type 'function'> to Symbolic Ring
Is there any way around this? I really do not know what else to try...
jrojasquTue, 28 Mar 2017 18:28:56 -0500http://ask.sagemath.org/question/37114/