Hi folks, I stumbled on this forum in Google and it looks like a really lively and well-mainted help forum. I'm currently doing Calculus II in CEGEP and need quite a bit of help. I've been laying it off for so long and I'm so behind, but I need to start getting things together and catch up.
I'll start with a homework problem, I know you guys have a math code here (which is awesome) I'm not entirely used to it yet, so I've just posted and img of my problem (a rather simple one, but I just don't know where to begin):
We've been studying substitution method and integration by parts, I barely have a grasp on those concepts. If someone can go through this problem and lay things out for me in layman's terms, it would really help me in my first few steps.
I look forward to being a part of this forum. Mathematics is definitely something I want to drastically improve in.
thanks for the help, I don't think you guys realize that I'm incredibly oblivious to these concepts, at this point I merely repeating/following patterns, I don't actually understand what I'm doing
I followed a step by step example from Wikipedia and finished off with
x(tan^2)x + 2ln|cosx| + C
is that right?