Re: Why does this lead to an answer with complex numbers?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg71486] Re: Why does this lead to an answer with complex numbers?*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>*Date*: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 06:34:28 -0500 (EST)*References*: <ejosmm$n3k$1@smc.vnet.net> <ejrmr9$97b$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Aaron, you could e.g. subtract the constant imaginary part and use Chop to get rid of the residual small imaginary residual. Daniel aaronfude at gmail.com wrote: > Hi, > > Thanks for all the answers. They were all very useful, even though I > have done my best to confuse everyone by leaving a beta in there which > had nothing to do with the problem. > > So I understand that the answer may be complex and the complex part is > constant which is in a certain sense valid for a indefinite integral. > But I very much need a real answer and I still can't quite extract. > Consider the following: > > \!\(\(\(\ \)\(Assuming[x > 0 && A > 0 && B > 0 && \ B < 1, \ > FullSimplify[Integrate[Log[\@\(A^2 + x\^2\) - B*x\ ], \ x]]]\)\)\) > > The answer that I get is correct, but not very useful since it is > appears complex and I could find a way to determine the real part. Do > you have any suggestions? > > > Thank you! > > Aaron Fude >