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Re: Re: Re: Integration

I think it's that word "essentially" that is the heart of the discussion!

Daniel Lichtblau wrote:

> ... found in The Mathematica Book....
> "In the most convenient cases, integrals can be done purely in terms of
> elementary functions such as exponentials, logarithms, and trigonometric
> functions. In fact, if you give an integrand that involves only such
> elementary functions, then [...] if the corresponding integral can be
> expressed in terms of elementary functions, then Integrate will
> ESSENTIALLY always succeeed in finding it." [emphasis added by M.E.]...

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