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    Having problem with solving undef integral

    I have this integral which i dont know how to solve...i tried with wolfram matematica but i dont get reasonable result...

    This is my problematic integral...
    \int\sqrt{1-2\ sin(x)}dx
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    That is because thhis one is the proverbial booger. It involves Elliptic Integrals and is not doable by elementary means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galactus View Post
    That is because thhis one is the proverbial booger. It involves Elliptic Integrals and is not doable by elementary means.
    I am loosing my mind with this one at least 2hrs, trying it to solve by hand, but no luck.

    Anyway i dont understand what this integral is doing in exercise book at beginner section.
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    \sqrt{1-2sin x}=\left|sin \frac{x}{2}-cos \frac{x}{2}\right|
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