how do you find the integral of a square root of a polynomial? specifically, the integral of the sqaure root of (t^2+t^4)
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Originally Posted by cottekr how do you find the integral of a square root of a polynomial? specifically, the integral of the sqaure root of (t^2+t^4) $\displaystyle \sqrt{t^2+t^4}=\sqrt{t^2(1+t^2)}=|t|\sqrt{1+t^2}$ We can find an antiderviative when $\displaystyle t \ge 0$ or when $\displaystyle t < 0$
in the problem I have, its a definite integral from 0 to 1. but I'm not sure how to find the integral of anything under the square root
Originally Posted by cottekr in the problem I have, its a definite integral from 0 to 1. but I'm not sure how to find the integral of anything under the square root $\displaystyle \int_{0}^{1}t\sqrt{1+t^2}dt$ let $\displaystyle u=1+t^2 \implies du=2tdt \iff \frac{1}{2}du=tdt$ $\displaystyle \int_{1}^{2}\sqrt{u}\frac{1}{2}du=\frac{1}{2}\int_ {1}^{2}u^{1/2}du...$
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