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ticbol 1 / [x*sqrt(x^2 -1)] dx is not the same as arcsec(x).
Rather, arcsec(x) +C = INT.[1 / x*sqrt(x^2 +1)]dx.
So, after integration,
= arcsec(x) | (sqrt(2) to 2)
= arcsec(2) -arcsec(sqrt(2))
= pi/3 -pi/4
= pi/12 -----------------answer.