# Information on Horseshoe Integration [closed]

I was watching the following video (around 2:56), and he mentioned "horseshoe mathematics/horseshoe integration", though I was unable to find any information on what this is. If someone know's more about the topic could you perhaps provide some resources to learn more about it?

Thanks

• At what point in the video is this mentioned? Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 20:06
• This is MSE. For information about videos, you better ask at youtube.
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Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 20:07
• Don't take that video seriously. It's humor! Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 20:13
• Finding antiderivatives is freshman level stuff. Most antiderivatives do not have nice closed forms. Instead you calculate them by numerical methods (actually, other than rational functions, you calculate those "nice closed forms" by numerical methods, too). His "professor" would be pitied, not celebrated, for wasting 20 years on such a problem. The "horseshoe" is just the trivial fact that everything is equal to itself. True, but of no real use. Commented Nov 4, 2017 at 2:14
• the horseshoe is when you draw that a thing is equal to itself, so it's a joke because it resembles a horseshoe. Commented Feb 12, 2018 at 3:00

## 2 Answers

It's simple, any integrals can be solved by drawing a horseshoe, even the toughest ones! The horseshoe is simply that powerful!

• Yes. Horseshoe integration is integration using semicircular contours, like this: qr.ae/TSkU0u This question should be reopened. Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 9:05

this is a joke video, there is no such thing as horseshoe integration.

• Horseshoe integration is integration using semicircular contours, like this: qr.ae/TSkU0u This question should be reopened. Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 9:05
• It’s still a joke @Anixx they obviously weren’t doing semicircular contour integration. That is a definite method, not an antiderivative-finding method Commented Mar 1, 2023 at 15:03