I need to evaluate this integral

∫dt/(t^2-1)^2

I originally tried trig sub, by setting t=secx, but I only got so far as secx/(tanx)^3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike

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- October 15th 2010, 08:21 PMauntjamimaEvaluate the indefinite integral
I need to evaluate this integral

**∫dt/(t^2-1)^2**

I originally tried trig sub, by setting t=secx, but I only got so far as secx/(tanx)^3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike - October 15th 2010, 08:35 PMEducated

Substitute in and use the pythagorean identity.

EDIT: Actually, Nevermind. - October 15th 2010, 08:41 PMharish21
Use partial fractions first and then integrate: