So I have to evluate the integral and simplify it. I'm stuck near the end after applying F(b) - F(a) and can't simplify it further.

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- October 1st 2010, 12:42 PMsolidstatemathHaving trouble simplifying this integral
So I have to evluate the integral and simplify it. I'm stuck near the end after applying F(b) - F(a) and can't simplify it further.

- October 1st 2010, 01:59 PMpickslides
- October 1st 2010, 02:06 PMsolidstatemath
Wait so it's + cos y and not - cos y? But to get -sin y it has to be -cos y.

- October 1st 2010, 02:10 PMpickslides
- October 3rd 2010, 01:09 PMsolidstatemath
I'm having trouble simplifying this.

I got:

[(4pi/5)^3 / 3] - [COSpi4/5] - [(-4pi/5)^3 / 3] - [-COS(-4pi/5)]

I think the COS term will cancel out and then we get 2[(4pi/5)^3 / 3] as the answer.

Things I am not sure about: the signs. I'm not sure about:

- [-COS(-4pi/5)] *** does this become positive? What about the -4pi/5? - October 3rd 2010, 01:16 PMsolidstatemath
Okay I think I got it, the COS part cancel out leaving just the 4pi/5 parts.

My end result is then:

[(4pi/5)^3 / 3] + [(4pi/5)^3 / 3]

I am trying to simplify this and have some trouble. I turned it into:

2 * [(4pi/5^3) * 3]

Can it be simplified further? - October 3rd 2010, 01:16 PMskeeter
- October 3rd 2010, 01:36 PMsolidstatemath
Skipping the details here, the format above would then be the first term with pi - cosine term + second pi term + second cosine term.

The is the most I can simplify it: 2 * [(4pi/5^3) * 3]

How does this look? Basically the cosine terms cancel out and leaves just 2 times the pi terms.