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Elliptic_kc

Function: elliptic_kc (<m>) The complete elliptic integral of the first kind, defined as

load(romberg);
romberg((3-cos(x))^(-1/2),x,0,%pi/2);
float(elliptic_kc(1/sqrt(2))-elliptic_f(%pi/4,1/sqrt(2)))-%;
plot2d((3-cos(x))^(-1/2),[x,0,%pi/2]);

integrate(1/sqrt(1 - m*sin(x)^2), x, 0, %pi/2)

For certain values of m, the value of the integral is known in terms of Gamma functions. Use makegamma to evaluate them.

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