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Re: Integration

Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at> wrote in message news:<boif1p$o9u$1 at>...
> The former. This is what is meant by "in principle". There are lot's of 
> algorithms that work "in principle" but it is very easy to produce 
> fairly "simple looking" cases where no answer can be expected  during 
> the life-time of the user (or sometimes even mankind).
> The fact that Mathematica does not arrive at an answer before the 
> user's patience is exhausted or his computer runs out of memory does 
> not mean, of course,  that Mathematica's implementation of an algorithm 
> is incomplete.
> Andrzej Kozlowski

For God's sake, of course one could imagine an integral which would
take lifetime to compute. I am talking about mine which is rather
simple and I computed it manually. How can one justify Mathematica not
being able to handle it? Something is very bloody wrong with their
implementation of their algorithm.


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