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Robert Terwilliger
05/23/00 06:30am

I have a symbolic integral that Integrate[] has been working on now for over 30 hours on my G3 Macintosh. What are the chances at this point that the MathKernel will produce an answer for me? Is it unheard of for the MathKernel to take this long? I need to know if I should start looking seriously for other ways to solve the problem, or if I should let the MathKernel work for, say, another 300 hours or so before I give up?

By the way, the function is

Integrate[1/(1 + a x + b Sqrt[c - x^2])^(3/2), x]

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Is my function integrable? Robert Terwi... 05/23/00 06:30am
Re: Is my function integrable? Aaron Honecker 05/23/00 3:08pm
Re: Is my function integrable? Dmitry Davydov 05/23/00 3:09pm
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