# Thread: Finding integral of x tan^(-1) x dx

1. ## Finding integral of x tan^(-1) x dx

Find $\frac{d}{dx} [tan^{-1} (x^2)]$ I found it to be $\frac{1}{1+x^4}$

Hence find $\int x tan^{-1} (x^2) dx$

i do integration by parts with u= $tan^{-1} (x^2)$
$\frac{du}{dx}=\frac{1}{x^4+1}$
v= $\frac{x^2}{2}$

Then i got $0.5x^2 tan^{-1} (x^2) - \int\frac{x^2}{2x^4 +2}$

i got stuck here. pls help!

2. Originally Posted by helloying
Find $\frac{d}{dx} [tan^{-1} (x^2)]$ I found it to be $\frac{1}{1+x^4}$

This is wrong. Read and apply correctly the chain rule and try again.

Tonio

Hence find $\int x tan^{-1} (x^2) dx$

i do integration by parts with u= $tan^{-1} (x^2)$
$\frac{du}{dx}=\frac{1}{x^4+1}$
v= $\frac{x^2}{2}$

Then i got $0.5x^2 tan^{-1} (x^2) - \int\frac{x^2}{2x^4 +2}$

i got stuck here. pls help!
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