# Questions tagged [closed-form-expressions]

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### Extension of closed-form solvability of polynomial equations of x and exp to rational expressions?

Is my conjecture below true? It's a new conjecture. It's an extension of Lin's theorem in [Lin 1983] which is cited in [Chow 1999] - see both references at the bottom of this page. It seems that Ferng-...
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### From Zurab's integral representation for the Apéry's constant to almost impossible integrals

I would like to know if the following integrals are known, or in case that aren't in the literature we can calculate these in closed-form (in terms of elementary and standard functions). I wondered ...
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### A second order nonlinear ODE

In my research (in differential geometry) I recently came across the following nonlinear second order ode: $$\frac{f''(x)}{f'(x)}-\frac{2}{x}+\frac{f'(x)+1}{2f(x)-x-1}+\frac{f'(x)-1}{2f(x)+x}=0$$ It ...
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### Proof of non-solvability of general equations of one unknown in elementary terms (finite terms)?

This question relates to the solvability of equations of one unknown in elementary terms (finite terms) according to Liouville and Ritt. Elementary equations and closed-form solutions can be ...
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### Is the exact solution of the wave equation for the scattering of waves by a disk/cylinder an open problem?

The solution exact solution of the Helmholtz equation for the scattering of waves by a sphere is relatively straightforward and has been known since the time of Lord Rayleigh. The exact solution of ...
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### Infinite sum of reciprocals of squares of lengths of tangents from origin to the curve $y=\sin x$
This question is actually from MSE. I had to post it here due to the lack of response there even after placing a bounty. Here goes the question Let tangents be drawn to the curve $y=\sin x$ from ...