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6-Contributor

## Symbolic solution of an integral

Hi friends,

I have a quick query regarding symbolic solutions of integrals.

While evaluating an integral, Mathcad is returning the following:

(note: no variables have been assigned in this worksheet)

Is it possible to force Mathcad to return the exact solution similar to how WolframAlpha does:

Cheers,

Mike

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24-Ruby V
(To:mbeaumont)

Here the result of oncle Wolfram

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24-Ruby V
(To:mbeaumont)

Better than attaching pictures is to attach the worksheet itself here (you may have to zip it because of a serious bug of this forum software).

Mathcads symbolics (= muPad) does in no way live up to programs like mathematica or Maple.

Have you tried using "simplify" or even "simplify,max" ?

Sometimes it helps to use something like "assume,B=real" or "assume,w>0,L>0" etc.

Otherwise I fear muPad is not capable enough to do the job.

23-Emerald III
(To:mbeaumont)

It is generally very hard to control the output of the symbolic processor.

Here's your definite integral (the indefinite result is much wider):

Success!
Luc

24-Ruby V
(To:mbeaumont)

Here the result of oncle Wolfram

6-Contributor
(To:Werner_E)

Thanks Werner. Hopefully this will be improved in the future..

24-Ruby V
(To:mbeaumont)

@mbeaumont wrote:

Thanks Werner. Hopefully this will be improved in the future..

Wishful thinking! I won't hold my breath, though.

23-Emerald I
(To:mbeaumont)

Since MuPad is now owned by mathworks (the same people as run MatLab) and we've seen that MatLab can reduce this integral while the version of MuPad in Prime cannot. . .

It's a safe extrapolation that this is the way it's going to be until: