# Massively complex anti-derivative. Impossible?

• calisoca
In summary, the conversation discusses finding the anti-derivative of a complicated equation and the struggle of understanding it. The responder suggests that the equation may simplify if rearranged and notes that some terms repeat. The original poster expresses gratitude for the suggestion and mentions making progress on solving the equation.
calisoca

## Homework Statement

Find the anti-derivative of the following equation.

## Homework Equations

$$\frac{df}{dx} = \frac{[\frac{(30x^2 + 10x + 3)(\sqrt[3]{\frac{(4x^3 + 2x^2)}{5x^2}})}{(5)\sqrt[5]{(\frac{(10x^4 + 5x^3 + 3x^2)}{6x})^4}}] \ - \ [\frac{(\frac{(60x^4 - 20x - 20x^2)}{25x^4})(\sqrt[5]{\frac{(10x^4 + 5x^3 + 3x^2)}{6x}})}{(3)(\sqrt[3]{(\frac{(4x^3 + 2x^2)}{5x^2})^2})}]}{(\sqrt[3]{(\frac{(4x^3 + 2x^2)}{5x^2})^2})}$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have no idea where to even start on this! I can find simple anti-derivatives, but I'm not sure where our professor dug this one up from. He's not offering any help on it, nor any clues, either. No one in my class has any idea where to start on this, either. Most of them are just planning to skip the problem and hope it doesn't show up on the test. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm sure he'll try to put something like this on the test.

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Without even looking I am almost sure it will nicely cancel out and simplify if rearranged. That's one of these tricks professors love to play

Note that some terms repeat here and there.

Yea, I'm starting to see it now. However, if you hadn't mentioned it, I probably never would have seen it! Ha! Anyway, thanks for the pointer. I'm working on it, and I'm slowly getting there. Thanks.

## 1. Is there such a thing as a "massively complex anti-derivative"?

Yes, a massively complex anti-derivative refers to an anti-derivative of a function that is extremely complicated and difficult to solve using traditional methods. It may involve multiple variables, trigonometric functions, and other complex mathematical operations.

## 2. Why is it considered impossible to solve a massively complex anti-derivative?

Massively complex anti-derivatives are considered impossible to solve because they often involve functions that cannot be integrated using traditional methods such as substitution, integration by parts, or partial fractions. They require advanced mathematical techniques and specialized software to solve.

## 3. Are there any techniques or methods that can be used to solve a massively complex anti-derivative?

Yes, there are various techniques and methods that can be used to solve a massively complex anti-derivative. These include numerical methods, such as approximation and numerical integration, as well as advanced mathematical techniques, such as contour integration and Laplace transforms.

## 4. Can a computer program or software be used to solve a massively complex anti-derivative?

Yes, specialized computer programs and software, such as Mathematica, Maple, and Matlab, can be used to solve massively complex anti-derivatives. These programs use advanced algorithms and techniques to approximate and solve the anti-derivative.

## 5. Why is understanding massively complex anti-derivatives important in the field of science?

Understanding massively complex anti-derivatives is important in the field of science because many real-world problems and phenomena involve complex mathematical relationships. Being able to solve these anti-derivatives allows scientists to make accurate predictions and models, which can lead to advancements in various fields, such as physics, engineering, and biology.

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