Subject with the hairiest calculations?

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some antiderivatives (partial fractions, trig sub, etc) can be nightmares to compute, but I remember series solutions of differential equations being worse, especially if finding the radius of convergence is included. can anyone think of things that are worse to calculate?
 

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Any Asymptotic approximation solutions - especially boundary layer theory problems
 
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lurflurf
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Asymptodic approximation is (or was befor cas) a good canidate as Newton told Machin that "his head never ached but with his studies on the moon.". Topology has horrible calculations.
 
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i can imagine that... looks like to get an asymptotic expansion you usually integrate by parts over & over.
 

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