## integration gets stuck on equivalent expressions

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dimpase
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### integration gets stuck on equivalent expressions

here the transformation (a/b)^t -> a^t/b^t, for t=5/2, leads to divergent behavours:

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``````4>> integrate(x^(5/2)/(b*x+a)^(5/2),x)
2*(2*((9*b^4*a*1/36/b^5/a*sqrt(x)*sqrt(x)+60*b^3*a^2*1/36/b^5/a)*sqrt(x)*sqrt(x)+45*b^2*a^3*1/36/b^5/a)*sqrt(x)*sqrt(a+b*x)/(a+b*x)^2+10*a/4/b^3/sqrt(b)*ln(abs(sqrt(a+b*x)-sqrt(b)*sqrt(x))))
// Time 0.04
5>> integrate((x/(b*x+a))^(5/2),x)
Warning, integration of abs or sign assumes constant sign by intervals (correct if the argument is real):
Check [abs(x*b+a)]
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here reordering terms in the product apparently invokes quite different code paths, the 1st much more efficient:

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``````0>> integrate(exp(-b*x-a)*(b*x+a)^4*(d*x+c)^3,x)
Done
// Time 0.01
1>> integrate((b*x+a)^4*(d*x+c)^3*exp(-b*x-a),x)
^CCtrl-C pressed (pid 21656)
Stopped by user interruption. Error: Bad Argument Value

Evaluation time: 17.39
"Stopped by user interruption. Error: Bad Argument Value"
// Time 17.39
``````
This is a selection of examples from https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/31222 (done with the current Sage's giac).

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### Re: integration gets stuck on equivalent expressions

The path depends indeed on the input format: the reason is that the algorithm will try some strategies like detecting F(u)*u' form, and u will be formed from the input.
I'll have a look if I can find some strategies to improve the algorithm for your inputs, but integration is a highly sensitive area, I'm therefore very conservative with changes, being stuck is not as critical as returning something wrong.

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### Re: integration gets stuck on equivalent expressions

Second example was indeed a bug, now fixed.
https://dev.geogebra.org/trac/changeset/69729/

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### Re: integration gets stuck on equivalent expressions

Both problems are now fixed, up to date source is 1.6.0-47.