ok i have a problem and i dont remember how to integrate...

1/(cos^2(u) + 3)du

the function should read 1 over the function of cosine squared of u +3

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- Feb 14th 2011, 09:48 AMslapmaxwell1integrate the function....
ok i have a problem and i dont remember how to integrate...

1/(cos^2(u) + 3)du

the function should read 1 over the function of cosine squared of u +3 - Feb 14th 2011, 10:01 AMAckbeet
WolframAlpha to the rescue. Click on Show Steps to see how they got it.

- Feb 14th 2011, 10:42 AMDeMath
The WolframAlpha shows not a very elegant result for this example

$\displaystyle \displaystyle{\begin{aligned}\int\dfrac{du}{\cos^2 u+3}&=\int\dfrac{du}{\cos^2u+3(\sin^2u+\cos^2u)}=\ int\dfrac{du}{4\cos^2u+3\sin^2u}\\&=\dfrac{1}{4}\i nt\dfrac{1}{1+{\left(\dfrac{\sqrt3}{2}\tan{u}\righ t)\!}^2}\dfrac{du}{\cos^2u}=\left\{\begin{gathered }\dfrac{\sqrt3}{2}\tanu=t\hfill\\\dfrac{du}{\cos^2 u}=\dfrac{2t}{\sqrt3}\,dt\hfill\\\end{gathered}\ri ght\}\\&=\dfrac{1}{2\sqrt3}\int\dfrac{dt}{1+t^2}=\ dfrac{\sqrt3}{6}\arctan{t}+C\\&=\dfrac{\sqrt3}{6}\ arctan\!\left(\dfrac{\sqrt3}{2}\tan{u}\right)+C\en d{aligned}}$ - Feb 14th 2011, 11:43 AMtopsquark
- Feb 14th 2011, 11:52 AMAckbeet
- Feb 14th 2011, 02:14 PMslapmaxwell1
ok so i need to get a pocket version of wolfram..lol thanks everybody i thought i was losing it..when i couldnt figure it out....