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Homework Help: Integral problem

  1. Jan 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    im trying to solve this integral, though it is solvable using mathematica the solution is horrible. wondered if anyone has any cunning tricks or ideas

    2. Relevant equations

    integral between [tex]\int_{-\sqrt{E}}^\sqrt{E} \frac{\sqrt{E-W^2}}{BW^2+a}\,dW = n \pi[/tex]
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 19, 2010 #2
    what are you solving for? n in terms of the other values?
  4. Jan 19, 2010 #3
    E in terms of n
  5. Jan 19, 2010 #4


    Staff: Mentor

    I fixed your LaTeX.
    I would probably start with a trig substitution.
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