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Four Ways to Evaluate a Poisson Integral

by Hongwei Chen (Christopher Newport University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 2002

Subject classification(s): Analysis | Real Analysis | Integration
Applicable Course(s): 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis

This article uses four different methods to evaluate a type of Poisson integral: Riemann sums, functional equation, parametric differentiation, and infinite series.

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