I tried with $t=x^3$ but then I have the $3x^2$ dt that I can't get rid of.

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    $\begingroup$ The result seems to be non-elementary (for example, could be expressed in an elliptic function), are you familiar with those? $\endgroup$ – mickep Jul 26 '16 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ the result can be expressed by an elliptic function $\endgroup$ – Dr. Sonnhard Graubner Jul 26 '16 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ Are you really interested in the general primitive (that is indeed given by an elliptic integral) or it is enough to compute the integral over some interval, by chance $(0,1)$? In such a case the answer is given by the Euler's beta function. $\endgroup$ – Jack D'Aurizio Jul 26 '16 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ Related: math.stackexchange.com/questions/1631639/… $\endgroup$ – Jack D'Aurizio Jul 26 '16 at 16:37
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    $\begingroup$ @AlexPatient: Wikipedia is your friend: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_integral $\endgroup$ – Jack D'Aurizio Jul 26 '16 at 18:10

For any real number of $x$ ,

When $|x|\leq1$ ,




When $|x|\geq1$ ,



$=i\int x^\frac{3}{2}\sqrt{1-\dfrac{1}{x^3}}~dx$

$=i\int x^\frac{3}{2}\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty\dfrac{(2n)!}{4^n(n!)^2(1-2n)x^{3n}}dx$




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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very very much!!! $\endgroup$ – Healshine Jul 28 '16 at 14:00

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