Questions on elliptic integrals, integrals that involve the square root of a cubic or quartic polynomial.

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How to evaluate the length of the perimeter of a low eccentricity ellipse?

Given that $ e= \frac{a^2-b^2}{b^2} $ , and $L$ is the length of the perimeter, which equals $4aE(e, \pi/2)$, find the length of the perimeter up to $e^2$ in terms of $a$ and $b$. How does one begin ...
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transformation involving elliptic integrals

I have two expressions which I know are equivalent but I just can't see how to go from one to another. I'm sure it involves properties of elliptic integrals however I am not very familiar with the ...
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Closed form for an almost-elliptic integral

Does $$\int_0^{2 \pi} \log\left(\frac{1}{2}[1+\sqrt{1-(a \sin\phi)^2}]\right) d\phi $$ have a closed form ? An approximation for small $a$ is $2E-\pi$, but it is the exact form that is needed ...
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Integral relations in Fricke and Klein

Can someone please explain how Fricke and Klein obtain the integral relationa stated at the top of p. 34 in this book? The entire book can be previewed on Google Books. It is an old book and I do not ...
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Limit evaluation with elliptic integrals

Prove the following involving elliptic integrals: $$ \lim_{u\to 0 } \dfrac{K(u)- E(u) } {1 - \sqrt {1-u}} = \frac{\pi}{2} $$
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The equation $x^2 + y^2/b^2 = 1$ [closed]

The page "Jacobi elliptic functions" on Wikipedia has the heading "Definition by inverses of elliptic integrals". But where do the elliptic integrals come from? There is no need to mention the arc ...
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Evaluating $\int^{x_2} _{x_1} \sqrt{a - b x^m} ~dx $

Is there any way to evaluate $$\int^{x_2} _{x_1} \sqrt{(a - b x^m)}~ dx $$ where $x_{12} = \pm (a/b)^{1/m}$ without elliptic functions or hypergeometry? Or just any way to solve it. My attempt is to ...
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Can an integral of a function that is not well behaved be finite?

Consider the following integral which gives the time period of simple pendulum where $\theta_0$ is the initial inclination of pendulum with vertical. ...
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About a sequence related with the complete elliptic integral of the second kind

When answering this related question I proved that if we define $B(\lambda)$ as: $$\begin{eqnarray*} ...
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How to find the area enclosed by the ellipse $b^2x^2 + a^2y^2=a^2b^2$?

I need to find the area enclosed by the ellipse $b^2x^2 + a^2y^2=a^2b^2$, and I know it involves taking the integral, but I'm not sure what function I should be taking the integral of or how to find ...
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Are these two elliptic integral evaluations identical?

I'm reading a paper on the Schwarz D minimal surface, and I'm wondering whether the authors have made a mistake. They evaluate the integral $$ \int_0^z \frac{2t\;\mathrm{d}t}{\sqrt{t^8-14t^2+1}}, $$ ...
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Can someone verify my derivation of a differential equation involving elliptic integrals, please?

I'm trying to determine the relationship between the major and minor radii ($a$ and $b$, respectively) of an ellipse of constant perimeter and variable eccentricity, and I've been thinking that ...
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Inverse of elliptic integral of second kind

The Wikipedia articles on elliptic integral and elliptic functions state that “elliptic functions were discovered as inverse functions of elliptic integrals.” Some elliptic functions have names and ...
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Compute the asymptotic expansion of the integral by Watson's Lemma

Use Watson's Lemma to find the asymptotic expansion of the following integral as $\lambda \to \infty$ with $\lambda>0.$ Assuming that $\phi (t)$ is infinitely differentiable on $[0,1].$ ...
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Showing that the complete elliptic integral of the second kind can be represented by a particular series

I'm trying to show that the complete elliptic integral of the second kind can be represented as: $$E(k)=\frac{\pi}2 ...
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Proving relationship between major and minor radius of ellipse of constant radius

So, I've got a real doozy of a question. I'm trying to provide a proof for the relationship between the major and minor radius ($a$ and $b$, respectively) of an ellipse of constant circumference as ...
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Asymptotic expansion of the complete elliptic integral of the first kind

The complete elliptic integral of the first kind is defined as $$K(k) = \int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{d x}{\sqrt{1 - k^2 \sin^2 x}}.$$ I would like to derive (at least the first term of) the asymptotic ...
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Elliptic integral evaluation

How to integrate ( $ r_o, r_b$ constants) $$ \int \sqrt{\dfrac{r_o^2- r^2}{r^2-r_b^2}} \, dr, (r_o > r > r_b > 0)\, ? $$ With Mathematica got its coefficient imaginary, needing to take ...
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How does a simple elliptic integral solve this monster?

During some electromagnetics calculation regarding a loop antenna I stumbled across the following integral $$\int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{d\phi}{\big(1+\frac{k}{k-2}\cos(2\phi)\big)^{3/2}}$$ and Mathematica ...
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Approximation for elliptic integral of second kind

My (physics) book gives the following approximation: $\int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2} \sqrt{1-(1-a^2) \sin(k)^2} dk \approx 2 + (a_1 - b_1 \ln a^2) a^2 + O(a^2 \ln a^2)$ where a1 and b1 are "(unspecified) ...
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Reference about elliptic integral and Jacobi Inversion Problem

I read the section about Abel's theorem and the Jacobi Inversion Problem on the book of Forster, "Lectures on Riemann Surfaces". I would like if there were some books which treats more in detail this ...
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An elliptic integral of first kind expresses the time of motion along an elliptic phase curve in the corresponding Hamiltonian system

Arnold in his essay On teaching mathematics made the following statement: The de-geometrisation of mathematical education and the divorce from physics sever these ties. For example, not only ...
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Complete Elliptical Integral for the parameters greater than 1 or less than -1

I am trying to compute the Complete elliptical integral of second kind kind in Mathematica with Parameter m=-19.7 .Following is the response from Mathematica. Input:EllipticE[-19.71] Output:4.81841 ...
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Reducing integral

let $$I=\int \frac{dx}{\sqrt{mx^3-x^2+n}}$$ How do we reduce $I$ to an elliptic Integral of the first Kind ? where $m,n>0$ are constants.
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Closed-form of sums from Fourier series of $\sqrt{1-k^2 \sin^2 x}$

Consider the even $\pi$-periodic function $f(x,k)=\sqrt{1-k^2 \sin^2 x}$ with Fourier cosine series $$f(x,k)=\frac{1}{2}a_0+\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n \cos2nx,\quad a_n=\frac{2}{\pi}\int_0^{\pi} ...
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Finding the length of an elliptical spiral

Okay, i had a very strange thought, it was "Is it possible to find the length of an elliptical spiral whose major and minor axes were decreasing?" Like for example lets say that $$ \frac{a}{b} = n ...
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integral of a function bounded over an elliptic area

I've been stuck with the following integral, I know I have to use substitution, but I don't know how. Let $S=\{(x,y):\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}\leq 1\}$. Show that $$\int \int_{S} \left( ...
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Calculate volume in ${\mathbb{R}}^{3}$ bounded by the given function, inside the region $S$.

Let $S=\{(x,y): \frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}\leq 1\}$. Verify that: $$\iint\limits_S {\left(\frac{1-\frac{x^2}{a^2}-\frac{y^2}{b^2}}{1+\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}}\right ...
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Proving that $\sum_{k=0}^\infty\frac{2^{-5k}(6k+1)((2k-1)!!)^3}{4(k!)^3} = {1\over\pi}$

While trying to prove that $$(1)\qquad x\sum_{k=0}^\infty\frac{2^{-5k}(6k+1)((2k-1)!!)^3}{4(k!)^3} = 1 \implies x=\pi$$ I got to a point, using W|A, where I have to prove that $$\color{red}{(2)\qquad ...
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Is this integral reducible to an elliptic integral?

I believe if $k=0$ the following integral is reducible to an elliptic integral. If $k > 0$ is it possible to reduce it to an elliptic integral or some other special function? $$\int_\rho^x \sqrt{1 ...
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Finding the inverse of an integral

I'm looking for a computational approach here, since I don't think there is a closed-form solution. I have the following: $$ s(x) = \rho + \int_{\rho}^{x} \sqrt{ 1 + (\alpha \cos t - k)^2 } \, dt $$ ...
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Further integrals of the seemingly unintegrable

I remember having to solve the following problem: Let \begin{equation} I_n=\int_0^{1}\frac{x^ndx}{\sqrt{x^3+1}}. \end{equation} Prove \begin{equation} ...
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Double Integral Query

Looking for advice/direction on the following query please. Ok, here is the problem: If we have $$ \vec{T} = \frac{\mu IbN}{4\pi L}\int_{-L/2}^{L/2}C\int_{0}^{2\pi}\frac{\cos(\theta)}{p^3}d\theta ...
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Is the elliptic integral bounded?

Is the elliptic Integral of the first kind bounded (also for complex argument)?
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Find similar estimate for complex numbers

According to Borwein, page 356 Prop. 2, $\left|\ln\left(\frac{4}{k}\right)-\operatorname{I}(1,k)\right|\leq 4k^2\left(8+\left|\ln k\right|\right)$ holds for $k\in\left(0,1\right]$. ...
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Fourier series of $\sqrt{1 - k^2 \sin^2{t}}$

I'm struggling with a Fourier series. I need to find the Fourier series of the following function. That's the function under study: $f(t)=\left[\sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2t}\,\right]$. The function ...
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Indefinite integral typo in Gradshteĭn: reciprocal square-root of sixth degree polynomial

The indefinite integral below, quoted from Gradshteĭn's Table of Integrals, Series, and Products, 7th ed., (bottom of p.104) appears to contain at least two typos (highlighted in purple). ...
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Integrating the function $\alpha^{2}\sin^{2}\left( \dfrac {2 \pi x}{w}\right)$

I need to find $\int ^{x}_{0} \alpha^{2}\sin^{2}\left( \dfrac {2 \pi x}{w}\right) dL$ where $L=\dfrac {2kE\left( \dfrac {2\pi \alpha }{k}\right) }{\pi}\approx \dfrac {k+w}{2}\left( \dfrac {3\left( ...
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Integral of inverse of square root of quartic function with real roots

I was doing a physics problem and in order to finish it, I need to prove that: $\int_{x1}^{x2}\frac{dx}{{((x1 - x)(x - x2)(x - x3)(x - x4))}^{1/2}} = \int_{x3}^{x4}\frac{dx}{{((x1 - x)(x - x2)(x - ...
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How do I integrate $\frac{\sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2 x}}{\sin x}$

How do I evaluate this indefinite integral, for $|k| < 1$: $$ \int\frac{\sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2 x}}{\sin x}\mathrm{d}x $$ I tried the change of variable $t=\sin x$, and obtained two integrals, but I ...
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Is there a nice way to solve this Ramanujan-like approximation?

I have managed to approximate $l=\frac{2 \sqrt{4 \pi ^2 A^2+W^2} E(\epsilon )}{\pi }$ with parameter $\epsilon =k=\frac{2 \pi A}{\sqrt{4 \pi ^2 A^2+W^2}}$ alike Ramanujan as $l \approx ...
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Changes of variables to get an Elliptic Integral of the First Kind

I'm working with a non-linear second order ODE which has an analytical solution in terms of the Jacobi elliptical function $sn(u|k^2)$. The equation is $y''=y(\gamma - \frac{y^2}{2})$ where $\gamma$ ...
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Approximating an Infinite Summation into Closed Form

I want to be able to approximate the following in closed form $$L=\sqrt{\gamma ^2+4 \pi ^2 \psi ^2} \sum _{j=0}^{\infty } \frac{\left(\frac{(2 j-1)\text{!!} (2 \pi \psi )^j}{(2 j)\text{!!} ...
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How can I find my eccentricity (k, of the incomplete elliptic integral of the second kind) using a binomial series or root-finding algorithm

My main objective is to rearrange the following to find $A=$. I start with $C=\int^{B}_{0}\sqrt {1+\dfrac {A^{2}}{B^{2}}\cos^{2}\left(\dfrac {x}{B}\right) }dx$ By substituting $y=x/B$ and using ...
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Value of an elliptic integral of the first kind

The elliptic integral of the first kind $$ \int_0^{\pi/2}{\frac{du}{\sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2{u}}}} $$ cannot be expressed in terms of standard functions. But in the following context from The Pendulum by ...
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Derivative of Integral of (g) with g in the limit

I would like to evaluate the following: $$\frac{\partial }{\partial \beta }\int _0^{\cos ^{-1}(\beta )}\text{dx} \sqrt{\beta +\cos (x)}$$ given that $0\leq\beta\leq1$ basically I'd like to find ...
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An identity of an Elliptical Integral

Suppose $0<k<1$ and $\displaystyle K(k)=\int_0^1\frac{\mathrm{d}x}{\sqrt{(1-x^2)(1-k^2x^2)}}$. Let $\tilde{k}$ be $\tilde{k}^2=1-k^2$. Show that $$\displaystyle ...
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Elliptic integral $\int^1_0 \frac{K(k)}{\sqrt{1-k^2}}\,dk$

Question: Prove that $$\int^1_0 \frac{K(k)}{\sqrt{1-k^2}}\,dk=\frac{1}{16\pi}\Gamma^4\left( \frac{1}{4}\right)$$ My attempt Start by the transformation $$k \to \frac{2\sqrt{k}}{1+k}$$ ...
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Numerical evaluation of the first (K) and second (E) complete elliptic integrals

To get a numerical evaluation of the first (K) and second (E) complete elliptic integrals: $$K(k)=\int_0^1\frac{dt}{(1-t^2)^{1/2}(1-k^2t^2)^{1/2}}, \ \ \ \ \ ...