# Math Help - Trig Identities

1. ## Trig Identities

Can some please explain the steps in-order to show the last statment.

I have tried using trig identites, however i cant get my head around it.

2. By letting $x=cos\theta$, differentiating to get $\frac{dx}{d\theta}=-sin\theta$, which becomes $dx=-sin\theta{d\theta}$

Substituting into the integral, you get

$\frac{-sin\theta{d\theta}}{(1+cos^2\theta)(\sqrt{1-cos^2\theta})}$

However $1-cos^2\theta=sin^2\theta
$

So simplifying the expression

$\frac{-d\theta{sin\theta}}{(1+cos^2\theta)(\sqrt{sin^2\th eta})}$
$\frac{-d\theta}{1+cos^2\theta}$

And as we've changed the variable, we need to change the limits of the integral
As $x=cos\theta$, when $x=1,$ $\theta=0$
And when $x=-1, \theta=\pi$

So the integral becomes
$2\int_{\pi}^{0} \frac{-d\theta}{1+cos^2\theta}$

Becoming
$-2\int_{\pi}^{0} \frac{d\theta}{1+cos^2\theta}$