I'm really new to Mathematica and all the other answers to similar questions don't seem to help me. I have an integral I'd like to solve, and I'm having problems. My integral looks like this:

$\int_{0}^{\pi}e^{\frac{\gamma\beta}{r^3}[3\cos{\theta}\cos{\theta'}-\cos{(\theta-\theta')}]} d\theta'$

where all other parameters should be free to change after the integration. My attempt in Mathematica was this:

funct[theta0_?NumericQ, r_?NumericQ, beta_?NumericQ, gamma_?NumericQ] := 
     Exp[(beta*gamma/r^3)*(3*Cos[theta]*Cos[theta0] - Cos[theta0 - theta])], 
     {theta, 0, Pi}]

I'm not even sure if it's working or not. What should this even return? Eventually I'd like to plot the function in the $(r,\,\theta)$ plane with $\gamma$ and $\beta$ free to change for the user. Any help is appreciated.


1 Answer 1


Try utilizing Manipulate.

  tbl = 
     Table[{θ0, r, funct[θ0, r, β, γ]}, {θ0, 1, 10, 0.5}, {r, 1, 10, 0.5}],  
   ListPlot3D[tbl, AxesLabel -> {θ, r, v}, PlotRange -> All],
   {β, -2, 2, 0.1},
   {γ, -2, 2, 0.1}]

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