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Re: Rookie question

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  • Subject: [mg23690] Re: Rookie question
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 12:24:19 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
  • References: <8gsoiu$>
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Jose M Lasso wrote:
> I try to calculate the following expression:
> Integrate[1/(2(1-x^2)^(1/2)+(1-x^2)),{x,0,1}], but Mathematica dont give me
> an answer, the program return the original input, do u have any ideas. 

Hi Jose,

Mathematica 4.0 on Windows NT gives: Pi/(3*Sqrt[3]).
Version 3.0 on Solaris complains about an Indeterminate expression, but
returns the same result.



Harald Giese
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Institut fuer Meereskunde der Universitaet Hamburg
(Institute of Oceanography of the University of Hamburg)
Troplowitzstrasse 7, D-22529 Hamburg

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