# integration by partial fractions

• February 17th 2010, 07:58 PM
cdlegendary
integration by partial fractions
http://hw.math.ucsb.edu/webwork/math...933952img1.gif
Does anyone know how to start the above integral using the partial fraction method?
• February 17th 2010, 08:16 PM
jass10816
Quote:

Originally Posted by cdlegendary
http://hw.math.ucsb.edu/webwork/math...933952img1.gif
Does anyone know how to start the above integral using the partial fraction method?

Factor the bottom into $(x+1)(x-1)$ and use this to do your decomposition, then integrate.
• February 17th 2010, 08:18 PM
cdlegendary
Ahh thanks. I see where I made my mistake. For some reason I thought the factor of (x^2)-1 was x(x-1). (Headbang)