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    Hypothetical integral

    Let's take the case of 1/sqrt(x^3 + x^2 + 1)

    Partial fractions won't seem to work because of the exponent.

    Trig sub... won't work too I think because you can't complete the square with a variable of degree over two.

    So what now? Is there a technical way to solve this integral?
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    I doubt you will be able to solve such an integral by elementary means. There is probably not even a closed form solution.
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    I thought so. Thanks.
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