# Integration with change of variable

• Dec 14th 2009, 05:00 AM
aceband
Integration with change of variable
Hi i have this question but see what to do. My best guess is that u = 1 + sin^2x and perhaps that is an identity im not quite seeing?

$\int cos(x)(1+sin^2(x)) dx$

Thanks again!
• Dec 14th 2009, 05:02 AM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by aceband
Hi i have this question but see what to do. My best guess is that u = 1 + sin^2x and perhaps that is an identity im not quite seeing?

$\int cos(x)(1+sin^2(x)) dx$

Thanks again!

Substitute $u = \sin x$ to get $\int 1 + u^2 \, du$ ....
• Dec 14th 2009, 05:05 AM
Prove It
Quote:

Originally Posted by aceband
Hi i have this question but see what to do. My best guess is that u = 1 + sin^2x and perhaps that is an identity im not quite seeing?

$\int cos(x)(1+sin^2(x)) dx$

Thanks again!

You're on the right track.

Note that if you let $u = \sin{x}$ then $\frac{du}{dx} = \cos{x}$.

So the integral becomes

$\int{\cos{x}(1 + \sin^2{x})\,dx} = \int{(1 + u^2)\,\frac{du}{dx}\,dx}$

$= \int{1 + u^2\,du}$

$= u + \frac{1}{3}u^3 + C$

$= \sin{x} + \frac{1}{3}\sin^3{x} + C$.