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Original Message (ID '38341') By Bill Simpson:
Lots, maybe even most, complicated integrals just don't have nice simple closed form solutions. The only way I was able to get any solution out of this was by doing something like In[1]:= x=2;α=1;β=5; Integrate[μ+Sqrt[(μ-x+Sqrt[x^2-α^2])^2+(1-α)^2],{μ,0,2}] Out[4]= 7 - 2Sqrt[3] If I leave pretty much any of those as variables, even with constraints, then I don't find a solution.