MATH103 April 2016
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Question 02 (a)
Compute the following integral:
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Use trigonometric substitution.
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Completing the square in the denominator, we get
The integral can then be written as
We use the substitution to get
Then, we use trigonometric substitution ;
Finally plugging , we rewrite the anti-derivative in terms of :