# Thread: More integral help!

1. ## More integral help!

So I've been trying to figure out the best way to approach this problem, but so far no luck.

$\displaystyle (int(x*ln(x))/sqrt(x^2-1)$

I'm thinking this has something to do with inverse sin, but I am not sure what to substitute...

2. if $\displaystyle u = \sqrt{x^2-1}$ then $\displaystyle du = \dfrac{x\, dx}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}$ giving

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \dfrac{1}{2}\int \ln \left(u^2 + 1\right)\, du$ then try parts.

3. Originally Posted by shaunthepanda
So I've been trying to figure out the best way to approach this problem, but so far no luck.

$\displaystyle (int(x*ln(x))/sqrt(x^2-1)$

I'm thinking this has something to do with inverse sin, but I am not sure what to substitute...

Integration by parts

$\displaystyle u = ln(x)$

$\displaystyle dv = \frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}$

4. Ok so if u=ln(x) then dv should equal x/sqrt(x^2-1) but if that is the case then how do I integrate x/sqrt(x^2-1)?

5. Originally Posted by shaunthepanda
Ok so if u=ln(x) then dv should equal x/sqrt(x^2-1) but if that is the case then how do I integrate x/sqrt(x^2-1)?
$\displaystyle \displaystyle \int \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2-1}} \, dx = \sqrt{x^2-1} + C$

6. Originally Posted by shaunthepanda
Ok so if u=ln(x) then dv should equal x/sqrt(x^2-1) but if that is the case then how do I integrate x/sqrt(x^2-1)?
Here is what I was thinking.

$\displaystyle \displaystyle u=\ln{x} \ \ \ \ dv=\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle du=\frac{dx}{x} \ \ \ \ v=\ln{(\sqrt{x^2-1}+x)}$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle uv-\int vdu=\ln{(x)}\cdot\ln{(\sqrt{x^2-1}+x)}-\int\frac{\ln{(\sqrt{x^2-1}+x)}}{x}dx$

7. Originally Posted by dwsmith
Here is what I was thinking.

$\displaystyle \displaystyle u=\ln{x} \ \ \ \ dv=\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle du=\frac{dx}{x} \ \ \ \ v=\ln{(\sqrt{x^2-1}+x)}$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle uv-\int vdu=\ln{(x)}\cdot\ln{(\sqrt{x^2-1}+x)}-\int\frac{\ln{(\sqrt{x^2-1}+x)}}{x}dx$
You seem to have neglected the first "x" in the integral:
$\displaystyle \int x\frac{ln(x}}{\sqrt{x^2- 1}}dx$

8. Shouldn't it be $\displaystyle \displaystyle u = \ln{x}$ and $\displaystyle \displaystyle dv = \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2 - 1}}\,dx$?

9. Originally Posted by Prove It
Shouldn't it be $\displaystyle \displaystyle u = \ln{x}$ and $\displaystyle \displaystyle dv = \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2 - 1}}\,dx$?
Originally Posted by HallsofIvy
You seem to have neglected the first "x" in the integral:
$\displaystyle \int x\frac{ln(x}}{\sqrt{x^2- 1}}dx$
Try my integration and with the x. They should yield the same results.