# Thread: Integral of t \sqrt (2t - t^2)

1. ## Integral of t \sqrt (2t - t^2)

$\int {t}{\sqrt{2t-t^2}}dt$
this integral has a long answer.... i need advice on what to do first... then when im stuck on sumthing ill ask for another help here...
thanks

2. One recourse may be to let $t=u+1, \;\ t-1=u, \;\ du=dt$

This gives:

$\int\sqrt{1-u^{2}}(u+1)du$

Now, perhaps try a trig sub.

Just a quick thought from glancing at it.

$\int {t}{\sqrt{2t-t^2}}dt$
this integral has a long answer.... i need advice on what to do first... then when im stuck on sumthing ill ask for another help here...
thanks
Complete the square in the radical:
$\int {t}{\sqrt{2t - t^2}}dt$

$= \int t\sqrt{1 + (-1 + 2t - t^2)}dt$

$= \int t\sqrt{1 - (1 - 2t + t^2)}dt$

$= \int t\sqrt{1 - (t - 1)^2}dt$

Now let $x = t - 1 \implies dx = dt$

$= \int (x + 1)\sqrt{1 - x^2}dx$

$= \int x\sqrt{1 - x^2}dx + \int \sqrt{1 - x^2} dx$

Try these.

-Dan

4. Originally Posted by topsquark
Complete the square in the radical:
$\int {t}{\sqrt{2t - t^2}}dt$

$= \int t\sqrt{1 + (-1 + 2t - t^2)}dt$

$= \int t\sqrt{1 - (1 - 2t + t^2)}dt$

$= \int t\sqrt{1 - (t - 1)^2}dt$
Then