# Thread: Some tricky diff problems

1. ## Some tricky diff problems

Hi I have a some problems I could use help working through, if anyone could help me out here Id be v greatful!!

(1)

$
\int {\frac{{dx}}
{{\sqrt {4x^2 - 9} }}}
$

(hyperbolic function)

(2)

$
\oint\limits_r {\{ (x^2 - y)dx + (y^2 + x)dy\} }
$

Where r is the closed path, mapped counterclockwise, described by the square with verticies at (0,0),(1,0),(1,1),(0,1)

(3)

- use greens theorem to evaluate

$
\oint\limits_r {\{ (y\exp [x^2 y^2 ] - y)dx + (x\exp [x^2 y^2 ] + x)dy\} }
$

where r, mapped counterclockwise, is the circle of th radius a with centre at the origin.

2. $\int \frac{dx}{\sqrt{4x^{2} - 9}}$

Recall that: $\int \frac{dx}{\sqrt{x^{2} - a^{2}}} = \cosh^{-1} \left(\frac{x}{a}\right) + C$

So you have to factor out the 4 under the radical in the denominator so you can isolate it from the $x^{2}$ in order to use the standard integral.

3. For (2), can't you sum the integrals along each side of the square, since on any given side, either x or y is constant?

4. Originally Posted by sleepingcat
For (2), can't you sum the integrals along each side of the square, since on any given side, either x or y is constant?
Yes.

-Dan