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Re: Integral evaluation bug?

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  • Subject: [mg23866] Re: Integral evaluation bug?
  • From: Mark Fisher <me.fisher at atl.frb.org>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 00:51:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Federal Reserve Board
  • References: <8i1t9m$jnl@smc.vnet.net>
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Looks like a bug to me. Try this instead:

Integrate[Sqrt[1 + Cos[x]^2], {x, 0, b}] /. b -> Pi/2

Using Mathematica 4.0 it returns

Sqrt[2]*EllipticE[1/2]

which agress numerically with 

NIntegrate[Sqrt[1 + Cos[x]^2], {x, 0, Pi/2}]

--Mark.

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