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

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Solving $\int_0^{\pi/2} \sin^2\theta \sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2 \theta}d\theta $

I have the following integration to solve. $$f(k) = \int_0^{\pi/2} \sin^2\theta \sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2 \theta}d\theta,\quad0<k<1$$ assuming $\sin\theta = t$ which results $d\theta = ...
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Numerically solving the equation of a simple pendulum with Runge-Kutta.

I am trying to solve the equation $\dfrac{\mathrm{d}^2\theta}{\mathrm{d}t^2} + \dfrac{g}{L} \sin{\theta} = 0$ using Runge-Kutta. I have alread split it into the following equations ...
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Elliptical Integral that diverges at one point

I have to solve the following integral $$I=\int_{\lambda_1}^yd\lambda\frac{1}{1-\lambda}\sqrt{\frac{(\lambda-\lambda_1)(\lambda-\lambda_2)(\lambda-\lambda_4)}{\lambda-\lambda_3}}$$ where ...
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can this functional of the Hardy Z function be written as an elliptic theta function?

Can H(t), Equation 33 of http://vixra.org/pdf/1510.0475v7.pdf be expressed as an elliptic theta or related function ? $H(t)= {\frac {4\,i\zeta \left( -i/2 \left( i-2\,t \right) \right) \pi \, ...
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Elliptic Integrals

In my homework I had to solve the following integral $\displaystyle\int_0^\pi \mathrm{d}\Psi \frac{\cos\Psi}{\sqrt{1+2s(1-\cos\Psi)}}$ with some constant $s\ll1$ The solution said this is an ...
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The elliptic integral $\frac{K'}{K}=\sqrt{2}-1$ is known in closed form?

Has anybody computed in closed form the elliptic integral of the first kind $K(k)$ when $\frac{K'}{K}=\sqrt{2}-1$? I tried to search the literature, but nothing has turned up. This page ...
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The term “elliptic”

There are many things which are called “elliptic” in various branches of mathematics: Elliptic curves Elliptic functions Elliptic geometry Elliptic hyperboloid Elliptic integral Elliptic modulus ...
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Integral Solution

During my attempt to solve the non-linear ODE \begin{equation} m\ddot{x}+x-x^3=0 \end{equation} I have stumbled across the integral: \begin{equation} \int{\frac{1}{\sqrt{\frac{1}{m}\left( ...
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Differentiating a period of an elliptic curve under the integral sign

Let $$g = \frac{27J}{1 - J},$$ where $J$ is the absolute invariant, and define $$\Omega = \int_{\gamma(J)} \frac{dz}{\sqrt{4z^3 + g(z + 1)}}.$$ Here, $\gamma(J)$ is a contour in the complex plane that ...
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How to compute $\int _0^{2\pi }\frac{1-\cos \left(t\right)}{\left(\frac{5}{4}-\cos \left(t\right)\right)^{\frac{3}{2}}}dt$

How to compute $$ \int_{0}^{2\pi}\dfrac{1-\cos(t)}{\biggl(\dfrac{5}{4}-\cos(t)\biggr)^{\dfrac{3}{2}}} dt $$ I'm interested in more ways of computing this integral. My thoughts: I ...
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Estimate ellipse segment length from total ellipse circumference

Assume you have the total length $S_{total}$ of the circumference of an ellipse in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with parameters $a$ and $b$. Is there an estimate relationship between $S_{total}$ and the length of ...
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Limit of complete Elliptic integral of the first kind times 1 minus modulus squared

I am stuck trying to prove that $\lim_{k\rightarrow 1} (k^2-1) \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \frac{d\theta}{1-k^2 \sin^2(\theta)}=0$ Can anybody help me out here? ;-) thanks!!
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Question about specific arclength over an ellipse problem

to see an image of what I'm talking about click this link: https://i.gyazo.com/909ccf0113fd26d21797f411a756ba1e.png In this image, arclength A is what we desire to be calculated. Point P is given and ...
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Definite integral with modified Bessel functions of first and second kind

I am interested in the following integral involving the modified Bessel functions of the first and second kinds of order one $I = \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin(ax)}{x} I_1(bx) K_1(cx) \mathrm{d}x$ For ...
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Asymptotic behavior of elliptic integral (first kind)

I came accross some obstacles in proving that the time $T(\delta)$ taken by a pendulum to travel from $\theta=\pi-\delta$ to a considerably distant angle $\theta=\theta_0\in(0,\pi/4)$ diverges ...
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The Divergence of The Elliptical Integral of First Kind $F(\phi,k)$

For what values of $k$ does the following elliptical integral of the first kind diverge? $$F(\phi,k)=\int\limits_0^{tan\phi} \frac{dt}{\sqrt{(1-t^2)(1-k'^2t^2)}}$$ where $\phi=\pi/4$ and ...
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Evaluating Elliptic Integrals in terms of Gamma Function

Some complete elliptic integral of first and second kind $E(k)$ and $K(k)$ can be evaluated for some particular values of $k$ in terms of Euler Gamma function. For example, for $k = \sqrt{2}/2$, ...
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Series expression for $f(k)=4K(k)\left(\frac{b^2}{a^2-b^2}\right)-4E(k)\left(\frac{a^2}{a^2-b^2}\right)$

I'm trying to verify that the series expression for $f(k)=4K(k)\left(\frac{b^2}{a^2-b^2}\right)-4E(k)\left(\frac{a^2}{a^2-b^2}\right)$, where $a$ and $b$ are respectively the major and minor radii of ...
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Arc Length for Superposition of Sinusoidal Curves

I am wanting to compute the arc length, $s$, of a superposition of two sinusoidal functions--say $$y(x) = A\cos\left(k_1 x\right)+B\cos\left(k_2 x\right).$$ There is a special relationship between ...
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Closed-forms of the integrals $\int_0^1 K(\sqrt{k})^2 \, dk$, $\int_0^1 E(\sqrt{k})^2 \, dk$ and $\int_0^1 K(\sqrt{k}) E(\sqrt{k}) \, dk$

Let denote $K$ and $E$ the complete elliptic integral of the first and second kind. The integrand $K(\sqrt{k})$ and $E(\sqrt{k})$ has a closed-form antiderivative in term of $K(\sqrt{k})$ and ...
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Improper integral of $\sqrt{x^4 + 1} - x^2$ [duplicate]

I'm having a little trouble with this integral: $\int^\infty_0 (\sqrt{x^4+1} - x^2)\,dx$. Using the likes of Maple, I can easily find that it takes the form $-\frac{2}{3}\sqrt{2}(1+i)K(i) - ...
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map the UHP to an equilateral triangle

Explain how the upper half-plane can be mapped one-to-one and conformally onto an equilateral triangle. Thanks,
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Second order nonlinear differential equation $x''+Hx =A(1-J/(2x^2))$

I have arrived at a differential equation and I need to solve for $x$. $$ \frac{\mathrm{d}^2x}{\mathrm{d}E^2}+Hx =A\left(1-\frac{J}{2x^2}\right) $$ where $H$, $A$, and $J$ are constants. I know ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^1 \frac{P_3(t)}{\sqrt{1-k^2 P_3^2(t)}}dt$

We have the following integral: $$\int_0^1 \frac{P_3(t)}{\sqrt{1-k^2 P_3^2(t)}}dt$$ where $P_3(t)$ is a third-degree polynomial with all coefficients different from zero. Is it an elliptic integral? ...
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Surface area of the ellipsoid $\frac{x^2}{16}+\frac{y^2}{8}+z^2=1$

My professor gave us this question on a calculus II quiz. One of my calculus III pals suggested I use surface integrals, but that tool is not available to us (I don't know how to use it yet, nor do my ...
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Complete elliptic integral of the first kind $K(m)$ asymptotc expansion at $m = -\infty$

What is the asymptotic behavior of $K\left(-\frac{1}{\delta^2}\right), \delta > 0$ when $\delta$ tends to zero? Here $$ K(m) = \int\limits_0^{\pi/2} \frac{d\theta}{\sqrt{1 - m\sin^2 \theta}}, $$ ...
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Handling complex arguments of elliptic integrals in Maple

I want to solve the integral \begin{equation} I(y)=\int_0^y\sqrt{\dfrac{x(1+ax)}{(1+ax)^2-b^2}}\,\mathrm{d}x,\qquad a<0,\; b\in(0,1),\; y>0,\; (1+ax)^2-b^2>0, \end{equation} using Maple 18. ...
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Is this function defined in terms of elliptic $\mathrm{K}$ integrals even?

Let $R,z > 0$ be positive real constants, and consider the function $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ defined by $$ f(v) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{(R+v)^2+z^2}}\ \mathrm{K}\!\left( \frac{4 R v}{(R+v)^2+z^2} ...
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Good books about elliptic integralsa, hypergeometric and special functions

Can you please tell me some good books from where I can learn elliptic integrals and special functions like hypergeometric functions?
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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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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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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 ...