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Landen transformations and the integration of rational functions

Authors: George Boros and Victor H. Moll
Journal: Math. Comp. 71 (2002), 649-668
MSC (2000): Primary 33-XX
Published electronically: November 9, 2001
MathSciNet review: 1885619
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Abstract: We present a rational version of the classical Landen transformation for elliptic integrals. This is employed to obtain explicit closed-form expressions for a large class of integrals of even rational functions and to develop an algorithm for numerical integration of these functions.

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George Boros
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Victor H. Moll
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Keywords: Rational functions, Landen transformation, integrals
Received by editor(s): April 27, 1999
Published electronically: November 9, 2001
Additional Notes: The second author was supported in part by NSF Grant DMS-0070567.
Article copyright: © Copyright 2001 American Mathematical Society