elliptic integrals

*To*: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net*Subject*: [mg602] elliptic integrals*From*: Dale G. Fried <dgf at noleak.MIT.EDU>*Date*: Sat, 25 Mar 1995 14:15:10 -0500

Hi, In the process of trying to find analytic expressions for the magnetic field (everywhere) generated by a solenoid, I ran into the following weird behavior with elliptic integrals on MMA Version Windows 387 2.2 (May 13, 1993): first, load package <<Calculus`EllipticIntegrate` Then: Integrate[1/Sqrt[(a + b x + x^2)(a - b x + x^2)], x] I get an expression that includes the symbol "Calculus`EllipticIntegrate`Private`a$24". What is this? What do I do with it? Things get even more complicated when I put some limits on my integral (as I will need to do). Thanks for your help. -Dale -- Dale Fried MIT room 13-2061 | dgf at mit.edu 77 Massachusetts Ave | 617-253-4863 Cambridge, MA 02139 |