# Math Help - Hypothetical integral

1. ## 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?

2. I doubt you will be able to solve such an integral by elementary means. There is probably not even a closed form solution.

3. I thought so. Thanks.