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Bill Simpson
09/25/12 5:47pm

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.


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Why this integration is not carried out? E.S. 09/25/12 03:11am
Re: Why this integration is not carried out? Bill Simpson 09/25/12 5:47pm
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