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Re: Forcing functions

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  • Subject: [mg51034] Re: Forcing functions
  • From: Helen Read <read at>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 03:18:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: EM Computer Facility, The University of Vermont
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Barry Tesman wrote:

> Can you "force" Mathematica to not use certain functions?  E.g., I
> want to give my students some problems to antidifferentiate.  One
> such problem is:
> Integrate[ x * Sqrt[x^2 + 2x +4], x]
> The answer uses arcsinh.  Can one force Mathematica to use natural
> log instead?

TrigToExp[Integrate[x*Sqrt[x^2 + 2x + 4], x]]

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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