divergent integral[də′vər·jənt ′in·tə·grəl]
An improper integral which does not have a finite value.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an integral that has infinite limits of integration or an unbounded integrand and is either infinite or lacks a definite finite value. For example, the integral
On the other hand, the integral
does not exist.
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