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May the integral $\int\root 3 \of{\cos(x)^2}\,dx$ be expressible by elementary functions?

I would like to decide by methods of differential algebra whether the integral $\int\root 3 \of{\cos(x)^2}\,dx$ might be contrary to the output of CAS Mathematica Online Integrator expressible by ...
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The Risch algorithm

I tried to understand the Risch Algorithm and I was able to follow the cases for exponential and logarithmic extensions. However, I could not understand what problem arises in algebraic extension. I ...
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“fluent” functions

In an old mathematics book (Ritt, 1948, p.5) I have come across the notion of "monogenic analytic" and "fluent" functions. These are complex valued functions. Has anyone heard of these terms before? ...
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How can you prove that a function has no closed form integral?

I've come across statements in the past along the lines of "function $f(x)$ has no closed form integral", which I assume means that there is no combination of the operations: addition/subtraction ...