# How would you solve this integral?

1. Apr 16, 2009

### Dell

how would you integrate the following, seemingly simple, function.

f(x)=1/ln(x)

what i tried to do was substitution
t=ln(x)
x=et
dt=dx/x

but from here i get to an integral of $$\int$$((et)/(t))dt, no idea how to continue, tried integration in prts but keep going in cirlces, can anyone see how to do this?

2. Apr 16, 2009

### CompuChip

When I plug it into Mathematica, I get

So I think there is no closed form.

3. Apr 16, 2009

### Dell

4. Apr 16, 2009

### elect_eng

My integral table has this, but it is a series solution.

$$=ln(t)+t+{{t^2}\over{(2)\;2!}}+{{t^3}\over{(3)\;3!}} + ...$$