Bug in Elliptic Integral, Maple 6 to Maple 8 (24.9.01)

James R. FitzSimons

Maple is giving the wrong answer using elliptic integrals.

This is the numeric result using DERIVE. 7.2775009819508996444

Koch-Beuttenmueller (26.9.01)

In MapleVr5.1 the results were still identical, but since Maple6 they are different:

Until now I told my students it is good to use different CAS to test if an integral is right. Now I can even tell them use different Maple versions to see if the results can be correct ?

Gerald A. Edgar (26.9.01)

It may be related to choice of square-roots...