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    Integrate (2+3x^2)/(x^2(1+x^2))

    \int \frac {2+3x^2}{x^2(1+x^2)}dx

    I tried to substitute 1+x^2 as 't'. But that failed.
    Then i divided all terms by x^2, and that didnt give me any result too..

    Finally, when i saw the answer at the back, i realized that i could write this as a sum of 2 terms..

    But is there any easy method to do this? Without going through all this..?
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    Re: Integrate (2+3x^2)/(x^2(1+x^2))

    Hello, animesh271094!

    I found two ways . . . Neither is "easy".


    \int \frac {2+3x^2}{x^2(1+x^2)}dx

    Partial Fractions

    \frac{3x^2+2}{x^2(x^2+1)} \;=\;\frac{A}{x} + \frac{B}{x^2} + \frac{Cx}{x^2+1} + \frac{D}{x^2+1}


    We find that: . A = 0,\;B = 2,\;C = 0,\;D = 1


    We have: . \int\left(\frac{2}{x^2} + \frac{1}{x^2+1}\right)\,dx \;=\; -\frac{2}{x} + \tan^{\text{-}1}\!x + C


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    Substitution

    Let x = \tan\theta \quad\Rightarrow\quad dx = \sec^2\theta\,d\theta


    We have: . \int\frac{2 + 3\tan^2\!\theta}{\tan^2\!\theta\,\sec^2\!\theta}\,  \sec^2\!\theta\,d\theta \;=\;\int\frac{2+3\tan^2\!\theta}{\tan^2\!\theta}d  \theta

    . . =\;\int\left(2\cot^2\!\theta + 3\right)\,d\theta \;=\; \int\left[2(\csc^2\!\theta - 1) + 3\right]\,d\theta

    . . =\;\int\left(2\csc^2\!\theta + 1\right)\,d\theta \;=\; -2\cot\theta + \theta + C


    Back-substitute: . -2\left(\frac{1}{x}\right) + \tan^{\text{-}1}\!x + C \;=\;-\frac{2}{x} + \tan^{\text{-}1}\!x + C

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    Re: Integrate (2+3x^2)/(x^2(1+x^2))

    hi animesh271094

    did you try using partial fractions?

    \frac{2+3x^2}{x^2(1+x^2)}=\frac{A}{x}+\frac{B}{x^2  }+\frac{Cx+D}{1+x^2}

    just find A,B,c and D.then it will be easier to integrate.
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    Re: Integrate (2+3x^2)/(x^2(1+x^2))

    Thanx a lot guys..
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    Re: Integrate (2+3x^2)/(x^2(1+x^2))

    There is an easier decomposition.
    \frac{2+3x^2}{x^2(1+x^2)}=\frac{2}{x^2}+\frac{1}{1  +x^2}
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    Re: Integrate (2+3x^2)/(x^2(1+x^2))

    hi Plato

    that is the same as Soroban's decomposition.
    Last edited by anonimnystefy; August 22nd 2011 at 10:37 AM.
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    Re: Integrate (2+3x^2)/(x^2(1+x^2))

    Quote Originally Posted by animesh271094 View Post
    \int \frac {2+3x^2}{x^2(1+x^2)}dx
    I always avoid partial fractions anytime I can.

    We have \frac{2+3{{x}^{2}}}{{{x}^{2}}\left( 1+{{x}^{2}} \right)}=\frac{2+2{{x}^{2}}+{{x}^{2}}}{{{x}^{2}}( 1+{{x}^{2}})}=\frac{2\left( 1+{{x}^{2}} \right)+{{x}^{2}}}{{{x}^{2}}\left( 1+{{x}^{2}} \right)}=\frac{2}{{{x}^{2}}}+\frac{1}{1+{{x}^{2}}}  .
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