- 08 Sep '06 16:32

"These integrals do not have closed forms in terms of elementary*Originally posted by The Avenger***how do u integrate square root of sinx.**

functions, but they are reducible to elliptic integrals of the

first and second kinds.

You can find the definition of elliptic integrals in most books."

http://groups.google.co.uk/group/sci.math/msg/3087fcde6ade8786?dmode=source&hl=en

I don't know what that means unfortunately. - 08 Sep '06 18:44

Erm...well you've not exactly given much time for the "smart guys" to answer before writing this.*Originally posted by Suzianne***so where are all the "smart" guys now, huh?**

too busy in other threads telling people what they can and can't post, I imagine.

As already mentioned, that integral won't have a nice answer in terms of elementary functions.

A numerical approximation, on the other hand, is straightforward.