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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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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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TaylorSeries of complete elliptic integral of the first kind

I want compute $K(k)$ as a Taylor Series; $k\in\mathbb{R}$ and $\vert k \vert < 1$. Can someone help me? $$ K(k):= \int^{\frac{\pi}{2}}_0 \dfrac{dt}{\sqrt{1-k^2 sin^2t}} $$ Results so far: $$ ...
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Does $\int_0^{2 \pi} \sqrt{1-(a+b \sin\phi)^2} d\phi $ have a closed form in terms of elliptic integrals?

Consider the following integral for real $a, b$ such that the square root is real: \begin{equation} I=\int_0^{2 \pi} \sqrt{1-(a+b \sin\phi)^2} d\phi \end{equation} For $a = 0$, the integral is easily ...
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Infinite series representation of elliptic integrals $F(k,\phi)$ and $E(k,\phi).$

Here is my working so far. For a natural number $n,$$$2^{2n-1}\left(-1\right)^n\sin^{2n}\phi=\frac{\left(-1\right)^n}{2}\binom{2n}{n}+\sum\limits_{r=0}^{n-1}\binom{2n}{r}\left(-1\right)^r\cos ...
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How to get arc-length of polar function $r= 4(1-\sin{\phi})$?

How can I get arc-length of this polar function? $$ r= 4(1-\sin{\phi})$$ $$-\frac{\pi}{2}\leq\phi\leq\frac{\pi}{2}$$ I know that arc-length of polar function can get calculate by ...
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Formula for $\int_0^\infty \frac{\log(1+x^2)}{\sqrt{(a^2+x^2)(b^2+x^2)}}dx$

Is it possible to express the following integral in terms of known special functions? $$I(a,b)=\int_0^\infty \frac{\log(1+x^2)}{\sqrt{(a^2+x^2)(b^2+x^2)}}dx$$ I have managed to solve the special ...
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Proving Legendres Relation for elliptic curves

The legendre's relation can be stated as follows $$ K(k) E(k^*)+ E(k) K(k^*) - K(k) K(k^*) = \frac{\pi}{2} $$ where $k^* = \sqrt{1 - k^2}$ is the complimentary modulus, and $E$ and $K$ are ...
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Heuman Lambda Function in MATLAB

I'm trying to implement the Heuman Lambda function in MATLAB, but i'm having problems getting a correct answer. The Heuman Lambda Function is: $$ \Lambda_0(\beta,k) = \frac{2}{pi}[E(k)F(\beta,k') + ...
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How to compute elliptic integrals in MATLAB

I need to calculate the complete elliptic integrals of the first and second kind , the incomplete elliptic integral of the first kind, and the incomplete elliptic integral of the second kind in ...
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Understanding why $\int_0^{\pi/2} \sqrt{1+\cos^2x} \geq \frac{\pi}{4}\bigl( 1 + \sqrt{2}\bigr)$

Lately I stumbled accros the magnifient paper by Roger Nelsen, which can be found here Symmetry and Integration In this paper it is shown that $$ \int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{\mathrm{d}x}{1 + ...
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How to compute the arc length of $f(x) = ax + b \sin(x)$.

I would like to compute the length of the arc of $f(x) = a x + b \sin(x)$ (let's say from $0$ to $\alpha < 2\pi$.). The traditional method of computing it as the integral $\int_0^\alpha ...
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Closed-form expression for an iterated integral

Does the following iterated integral have a simple closed-form expression in terms of $z$? $$ I = \int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty \sqrt{\frac{1 + x^2 y^2 + x^2 z^2 + y^2 z^2}{(x^2 + y^2 + z^2 + x^2 y^2 ...
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how do i give upper and lower limits to an elliptical integral---

how do i give upper and lower limits to an elliptical integral? I want to compute: $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{\sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2x}} dx$$ for which I get $F(x/k^2)$ I need to put upper and lower ...
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Show that $K=K'$ if and only if $k=(\sqrt{2}-1)^2$ (Ahlfors)

In Ahlfors' Complex Analysis text, page 240, he defines the following two integrals: $$K=\int_{-1}^1 \frac{dt}{\sqrt{(1-t^2)(1-k^2 t^2)}}, $$ $$K'=\int_1^{1/k} \frac{dt}{\sqrt{(t^2-1)(1-k^2t^2)}}. $$ ...
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Difficulties with an elliptic integral (Ahlfors)

In Ahlfors' Complex Analysis text, page 239 he defines $$F(w)=\int_0^w \frac{dw}{\sqrt{(1-w^2)(1-k^2w^2)}} $$ where $0<k<1$ is a constant. He notes this time we agree that ...
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Simple pendulum: Rewriting integral in elliptic integral

I've been reading through the math on nonlinear (large amplitude) pendulum in wikipedia, and it beats me on how can $\displaystyle\int_{0}^{\theta_0} \dfrac{d\theta}{\sqrt{\cos(\theta) - ...
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A tricky integral (flux of a point charge through a disk)

The integrals: $$ \oint \frac{r\,dr\,d\phi}{\left(L^2+r^2+h^2+2Lr\cos\phi\right)^{3/2}}\\ \oint \frac{dx\,dy}{\left((L+x)^2+y^2+h^2\right)^{3/2}} $$ If we have a point charge at the origin and we ...
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Looking for examples where $f(z)=\operatorname{inv} \int_{0}^{z} g(z)\, dz$ with $f(z)$ entire and $g(z)$ not meromorphic.

I'm looking for examples where $f(z)=\operatorname{inv}\int_{0}^{z} g(z) \, dz$ with $f(z)$ entire and $g(z)$ not meromorphic. For clarity, by $\operatorname{inv}$, I mean the functional inverse. ...
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Derivative of the elliptic integral of the first kind

The complete elliptic integral of the first kind is defined as $$K(k)=\int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{dx}{\sqrt{1-k^2\sin^2{x}}}$$ and the complete elliptic integral of the second kind is defined as ...
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Incomplete elliptic integral of the second kind and the arc length of an ellipse - does a `simple` relation exist?

Short introduction For a calculation I am working on I need to determine the arc length $l$ of a part of an ellipse in terms of the major axis $2a$, the minor axis $2b$ and the angle $\phi$. I ...
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Calculating the integral $\int_{0}^{\pi /6}\sqrt{1-\left(\frac{R_s\sin \theta }{C_L}\right)^2} d\theta$

I want to integrate $I=\int\limits_{0}^{\pi /6}{\sqrt{1-{{\left( \frac{{{R}_{s}}\sin \theta }{{{C}_{L}}} \right)}^{2}}}d \theta}$. I get incomplete elliptic integral $E(z\mid m)$ in the calculation by ...
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Approximations of the incomplete elliptic integral of the second kind

For a calculation I am working on I need to determine the arc length $l$ of a part of an ellipse in terms of the major axis $2a$, the minor axis $2b$ and the angle $\phi$. I know that this is a ...
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Help computing rational square root integral

Those integral techniques I thought I'd never need to remember are coming back to bite me. Is there a way to compute integrals of the form: $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{1}{\sqrt{1 + a x^2 + b x^4}} dx $$ I ...
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Inversion of elliptic integral

I have an equation of the type $$ p=\int_0^b\sqrt{\left(a^2-x^2\right)\left(b^2-x^2\right)}dx, $$ in which $a$ and $b$ (with $a>b>0$) are (known) functions of some parameter $H$ (such that it is ...
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Can it possible to calculate this integral directly, probably concerning ellipti integral

A student asked me to help her calculating this problem: Assume the length $L$ of a curve is given, and the equation of the curve is \begin{gather*} y(x)=A \sin\Big(\pi x-\frac{\pi}{2}\Big), 0\leq ...
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Evaluating the average distance from a point in the unit disk to the disk

I am interested in finding the average Euclidean distance from a point $(x,y)\in\mathbb{D}_2$, the unit disk $\{(u,v):u^2+v^2\leq 1\}\subseteq\mathbb{R}^2$, to the disk $\mathbb{D}_2$. This amounts to ...
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Integral involving Complete Elliptic Integral of the First Kind K(k)

I have run into an integral involving the complete elliptic integral, which can be put into the following form after changing integration variables to the modulus: ...
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Can this integral $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{d\theta}{(a^2 \cos^2 \theta +b^2\sin^2\theta)^{3/2}}$ be written in the form of a elliptic integral

I am trying to find the magnetic field due to an elliptic loop of wire. How to do integrals of the type $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{d\theta}{(a^2 \cos^2 \theta +b^2\sin^2\theta)^{3/2}}$$ Where a and b are ...