Is an elementary function?

I do not think it is, is that right?

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- January 19th 2006, 01:08 PMThePerfectHackerIs this elementary.
Is an elementary function?

I do not think it is, is that right? - January 19th 2006, 04:44 PMJameson
I think it is elementary. The integral however isn't. Check out MathWorld's page on elementary functions for a definition.

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ElementaryFunction.html - January 19th 2006, 05:36 PMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**ThePerfectHacker**

- January 19th 2006, 06:00 PMThePerfectHacker
Curious, why is not elementary? How do you prove it?

It seems to be anagolus with Galios' Theory for the insolvability of the quintic. Namely, to show that in finite steps a solution cannot be reached.