In Piskunov's Calulus (P375 & P385) & Hardy's Integration of Functions of a Single Variable (P48) mention is made of Chebyshev's theorem on the integration of binomial differentials however no proof for the general case is offered. I'm wondering if anybody has a proof of this theorem in general & hopefully a few references in English that discuss this theorem. My suspicions are that this theorem can be proven using methods of differential algebra (whether it actually is in the literature or not is another story) though I'm really hoping for something along the lines Chebyshev himself would have followed (along the strands thread out in Hardy's book), thanks for your time...
Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It's 100% free, no registration required.
Here's how it works:
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top