# Euler integrals

The integral $$B(p,q) = \int_0^1 x^{p-1}(1-x)^{q-1}\rd x, \quad p,q > 0,$$ called the Euler integral of the first kind, or the beta-function, and $$\int_0^\infty x^{s-1}e^{-x} \rd x,$$ called the Euler integral of the second kind. (The latter converges for $s>°$ and is a representation of the gamma-function.)

These integrals were considered by L. Euler (1729–1731).

How to Cite This Entry:
Euler integrals. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Euler_integrals&oldid=25722
This article was adapted from an original article by L.D. Kudryavtsev (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article