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Question 01 (b) 

Find the value of the following definite integral: 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We will first compute the indefinite integral and evaluate our results at the boundaries of the integral to get the final result. The first step is to split a factor from in the integrand: Now we use the trigonometric Pythagoras to write and arrive at The next step is to use the substitution rule with . This implies or equivalently . Substituting this into the integral yields Rewriting this integral in terms of by using the substitution equation results in Therefore, we can compute our original definite integral as follows: 