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# Elliptic Logarithm

The elliptic logarithm is generalization of integrals of the form

for real, which can be expressed in terms of logarithmic and inverse trigonometric functions, to

for and real. This integral can be done analytically, but has a complicated form involving incomplete elliptic integrals of the first kind with complex parameters. The plots above show the special case .

The elliptic logarithm is implemented in the Wolfram Language as EllipticLog[x, y, a, b], where is an unfortunate and superfluous parameter that must be set to either or and which multiplies the above integral by a factor of .

The inverse of the elliptic logarithm is the elliptic exponential function.

Elliptic Curve, Elliptic Exponential Function, Logarithm

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http://functions.wolfram.com/EllipticFunctions/EllipticLog/

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## References

Wolfram, S. The Mathematica Book, 5th ed. Champaign, IL: Wolfram Media, p. 788, 2003.

## Referenced on Wolfram|Alpha

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## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Elliptic Logarithm." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/EllipticLogarithm.html