# Is solving this possible with Calc 2?

1. Nov 18, 2013

### hddd123456789

Hi,

I'm teaching my self Calc 2 at the moment and made an equation that I want to integrate:

$\frac{1}{x*\phi^{1-cos(2*\pi*x)}}$ (phi is just a really large constant)

I'm not asking anyone to do it for me, but am curious if this is something I can even hope to be able to integrate with just Calc 2 in my tool set. I'm curious because I tried wolframalpha but it returned:

(no result found in terms of standard mathematical functions)

Should I be scared of this? :)

2. Nov 18, 2013

### R136a1

There is no solution in terms of elementary mathematical functions. So you won't find an explicit answer.

3. Nov 18, 2013

### hddd123456789

Got it. I looked up nonelementary integrals, is it safe to say that the solution will likely involve an integral inside a function?