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    Intergration by substitution 2

    Find the area under the curve
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    Quote Originally Posted by camherokid View Post
    Find the area under the curve
    y = \sqrt {2x + 1}

    The area under the curve between the limits 0 \leq x \leq 1 is given by:

    A = \int_{0}^{1} \sqrt {2x + 1}~dx

    We proceed by substitution

    Let u = 2x + 1

    \Rightarrow du = 2 ~dx

    \Rightarrow \frac {1}{2} du = dx

    Also, when x = 1 \implies u = 3

    and when x = 0 \implies u = 1 ..........we can use these to change the limits (I wouldn't, but that seems to be the preferred method around here, i always back-substitute to get the integral as a function of x and plug in the old limits)

    \Rightarrow A = \frac {1}{2} \int_{1}^{3} \sqrt {u}~du

    And i think you can take it from there
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    Let \displaystyle I(x)=\int\sqrt{2x+1}dx.
    Substitution: 2x+1=t\Rightarrow 2dx=dt.
    Then \displaystyle I(t)=\frac{1}{2}\int\sqrt{t}dt=\frac{1}{2}\frac{t^  {\frac{3}{2}}}{\frac{3}{2}}+C.
    So \displaystyle I(x)=\frac{1}{3}(2x+1)^{\frac{3}{2}}+C
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