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Approximate an Exponential Integral (AsymptoticIntegrate)

In this example, the asymptotic expansion for an exponential integral depending on a parameter is obtained using Laplace's method. The method relies on an analysis of the integrand in a neighborhood of its maximum.

Define a function involving an exponential kernel that has a maximum at .

Find the leading term in the expansion of the integral.

Compare with a numerical approximation.

Obtain a better approximation by computing an extra term in the expansion.

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