integrate: at the moment, I can only think of the cos^2x = 1/2cos2x + 1/2 thing, but I think that it will make the integration look really ugly any other ideas for how to integrate this nicely? Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by differentiate integrate: at the moment, I can only think of the cos^2x = 1/2cos2x + 1/2 thing, but I think that it will make the integration look really ugly any other ideas for how to integrate this nicely? Thanks in advance i would go with substitution: t = cos^3(x) then you need to integrate
Last edited by josipive; Apr 2nd 2010 at 03:22 AM.
Originally Posted by josipive i would go with substitution: t = cos^3(x) then you need to integrate Lovely idea - if only dt/dx would = 3 sin^2 x (!) integrate sin^2 x cos^4 x - Wolfram|Alpha
Originally Posted by differentiate integrate: at the moment, I can only think of the cos^2x = 1/2cos2x + 1/2 thing, but I think that it will make the integration look really ugly any other ideas for how to integrate this nicely? Thanks in advance I would use the identity
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