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How to solve "A and B must be floating-point scalars"?

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Hi! This is my code:
>> syms v w x real
>> j=cos(i*v*x-i*w*sin(x))
j =
cos(v*x*1i - w*sin(x)*1i)
>> J=int(j,0,pi)
J =
int(cos(v*x*1i - w*sin(x)*1i), x, 0, pi)
>> f=w^2*J
f =
w^2*int(cos(v*x*1i - w*sin(x)*1i), x, 0, pi)
>> fh=@f
fh =
function_handle with value:
>> F=integral(fh,w,0,inf)
Error using integral (line 85)
A and B must be floating-point scalars.
I do not understand the meaning of the error. Can anyone help me to solve it, please?


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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 2 Jul 2020
In a symbolic toolbox, you need to use int() instead of integral to find a symbolic integration. Try following code
syms v w x real
However, the equation is too complex for MATLAB to find a closed-form solution (or such a solution might not exist).

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 2 Jul 2020
There is an expression for the inner integral; it can be expressed in terms of the AngerJ function, or rather longer hypergeometric or MeijerG forms.
However, I do not find a closed form expression for the overall integral.

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