CoCalc Shared FilesBasic commands for computing integrals in SAGE.sagewsOpen in CoCalc with one click!
Author: Ian Morrison
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# For many more examples and a detailed guide to using SAGE, see "Sage for Undergraduates" by Greg Bard posted in our blackboard content area. # For the time being, you will mainly want to use SAGE to check your antiderivatives. Here are a` few examples. integral(x^2, x)
# SAGE knows all the standard calculus functions so integral(x*sin(x^2),x)
# As you can see you simply ask for "integral(f(x),x)" w1here f(x) isq the function for which you want an anti-derivative and x is the variable of integration. Thus integral(x*sin(a*x^2),x), integral(x*sin(a*x^2),a)
Error in lines 2-2 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/projects/62d388a2-cf5e-4876-8b71-a11d342ee228/.sagemathcloud/", line 879, in execute exec compile(block+'\n', '', 'single') in namespace, locals File "", line 1, in <module> NameError: name 'a' is not defined
# This is the most annoying gotcha of SAGE. To use any symbol except "x" as a variable you need to tell SAGE you want to by saying var('a') — note the quotes and parentheses. var('a') integral(x*sin(a*x^2),x), integral(x*sin(a*x^2),a)
a (-1/2*cos(a*x^2)/a, -cos(a*x^2)/x)
# Now a tough one integral(sec(x),x)
log(sec(x) + tan(x))
# To compute a definite integral, just add the limits of integration after the name of the variable. integral(x^2, x, 2, 5)
# Sage also knows important mathematical constants like π (ask for pi) and e and the exact values of trig functions at "standard" angles like pi/3 etc. integral(x*sin(x^2),x, sqrt(pi/6), sqrt(pi/3))
1/4*sqrt(3) - 1/4
# Note, however, that if you feed SAGE a "numerical" value (anything with a decimal in it), then SAGE will give back a decimal answer. integral(x*sin(x^2),x, (pi/6)^0.5, (pi/3)^0.5)
# We can force a decimal answer when we want one by calling the numerical_approx function. numerical_approx(integral(x*sin(x^2),x, sqrt(pi/6), sqrt(pi/3)))
# Sometimes SAGE knows too much. You may see answers that involve functions we have not studied, complex numbers etc. integral(sin(x^3), x)
-1/12*((I*sqrt(3) + 1)*gamma(1/3, I*x^3) + (-I*sqrt(3) + 1)*gamma(1/3, -I*x^3))*x/(x^3)^(1/3)
# We can force a numerical answer, when that's what we want, and SAGE not only gives us an approximation but adds an e1stimate of the error in it. numerical_integral(x^2, 2, 5) numerical_integral(sin(x)^3 + sin(x), 0, pi)
(38.99999999999999, 4.3298697960381095e-13) (3.333333333333333, 3.700743415417188e-14)
# Note that in this case we do NOT state what the variable is: it better be "x". numerical_integral(a*x^2, 2, 5)
Error in lines 1-1 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/projects/62d388a2-cf5e-4876-8b71-a11d342ee228/.sagemathcloud/", line 879, in execute exec compile(block+'\n', '', 'single') in namespace, locals File "", line 1, in <module> File "sage/gsl/integration.pyx", line 259, in sage.gsl.integration.numerical_integral (build/cythonized/sage/gsl/integration.c:2090) raise ValueError(("The function to be integrated depends on " ValueError: The function to be integrated depends on 2 variables (a, x), and so cannot be integrated in one dimension. Please fix additional variables with the 'params' argument
integral((2*x-x^2-x^3)*x^2, 0,1)