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**kaiser0792** I'm studying the transmission of signals and have come across an integration that I don't understand. I understand the mechanics of the integration,but not the purpose for solving it the way my textbook does.

Background: It is used to solve for a constant *c* which is a multiplier of signal error

function. The integration gives *c, *such that the signal error will be minimized.

The integral is:

*c* = [1/pi] Definite integral (limits 0 to 2pi) f(t) sin(t) dt,

where f(t) represents the signal and sin t, an approximation of the signal.

My text evaluates as follows:

[1/pi] (Integral (limits 0 to pi) sint t dt + Integral (limits pi to 2pi) -sin t dt) = 4/pi

Again, I understand the integration, but not why it is broken into the sum of the 2 integrals. What is the reasoning behind this process? Thanks for the help.