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Re: Re: Integration

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg44308] Re: [mg44277] Re: Integration
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 10:00:31 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <bmg0li$e9k$1@smc.vnet.net> <bmj2os$prs$1@smc.vnet.net> <200311040823.DAA10480@smc.vnet.net>
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On 4 Nov 2003, at 17:23, Alex wrote:

> Wolfram proudly declares that his Mathematika can handle any integral
> computable in terms of elementary functions.  Well, here is one, which
> it can not handle, and I am pretty sure, this is not the only one.
>
> Alex

  There is no computer program or a human being who can do that and no 
sane person would make this sort of claim. Unless, that is,"can handle" 
means "can handle in principle" - in other words, there are no specific 
types of such integrals it "can't handle", in which case the claim is 
valid.


Andrzej Kozlowski
Yokohama, Japan
http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/


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