An Integral Involving Hypergeometric Function

Shoukat Ali


In 1961, MacRobert, in his very popular, useful and interesting research paper, obtained certain new class of finite integrals. He, then used the integrals to evaluate integrals involving E-functions which was defined by himself and is a generalizations of hypergeometric and generalized hypergeometric functions. The aim of this short research paper is to find an interesting integral involving hypergeometric function by employing one of the integrals obtained by MacRobert. The beauty of our result is that it comes out in terms of products of the ratios of gamma function. It is evident that when ever the value of an integral comes in terms of gamma functions, the results are very useful from the applications point of view. On specializing the parameters, we can easily obtain the known integrals due to Rathie and integral given in the book of Mathai and Saxena. It is not out of place to mention here that , for other integrals, transformation and summation formulas involving hypergeoemtric and generalized hypergeometric series, we refer the work by Ali. Applications of this integral in obtaining integrals involving Inayat Hussain’s - function, Rathie's -function etc. are under investigations and will be published soon.


Hypergeometric functions; Integrals

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