# Math Help - integrating inverse trigonometry

1. ## integrating inverse trigonometry

i know that we have to draw the cos and tan graphs and somehow calculate the areas through the method of integration by parts
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2. Originally Posted by christina
For example: $u=\arccos x\Longrightarrow\,u'=-\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}\,,\,\,v'=1\Longrightarrow\,v=x$ , so integrating by parts:
$\int\arccos x\,dx=x\arccos x+\int\frac{x}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}\,dx=x\arccos x-\frac{1}{2}\int\frac{-2x}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}\,dx=$ $x\arccos x-\sqrt{1-x^2}+C$