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#18822 new defect
integral with sqrt*sqrt unsolved
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Description (last modified by )
sage: integral(sqrt(x-1)*sqrt(1/x-1/4)) integrate(sqrt(x - 1)*sqrt(1/x - 1/4), x)
This came up in http://ask.sagemath.org/question/27237/another-problem-with-integral/
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- Summary changed from integral with sqrt*sqrt unsolved while solved when expanded to integral with sqrt*sqrt unsolved
That's right. Elliptic E and F functions with argument containing inverse trig function may already appear as solution to integral(1/sqrt(a+b*x^3), x)
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I believe this description is wrong, as
sqrt(x-1)*sqrt(1/x-1/4)
is not equal to (note the
x^2
outside of the square root)sqrt(-1/4*x^2 + 5/4*x - 1)/x^2
but it is equal to
sqrt((-1/4*x^2 + 5/4*x - 1)/x)
where
x
is inside the square root (and not the other way around).According to Mathematica,
sqrt(x-1)*sqrt(1/x-1/4)
integrates to a complicated function that involves elliptic integrals.