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Problem with antiderivtive of ArcSec

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  • Subject: [mg24362] Problem with antiderivtive of ArcSec
  • From: heathw at
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 04:53:04 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I am trying to integrate the following function:
The solution should be simply:
Mathmatica gives:
Why won't Mathematica give me the 'textbook' answer?
It seems that mathematica gives a solution in terms of ArcTan to any
equation like the one I listed.

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