integrate: x/(sqrrt(1-9x^2)

• May 11th 2008, 07:33 PM
dangerous_dave
integrate: x/(sqrrt(1-9x^2)
How can I integrate x/(sqrrt(1-9x^2)?

Thanks
• May 11th 2008, 07:37 PM
Mathstud28
Quote:

Originally Posted by dangerous_dave
How can I integrate x/(sqrrt(1-9x^2)?

Thanks

You can do this two ways the first is this...recognize that

$\int\frac{x}{\sqrt{1-9x^2}}dx=\frac{-1}{9}\int\bigg(\sqrt{1-9x^2}\bigg)'dx$ where the answer becoems apparent

The other way is u-sub

Let $u=1-9x^2$
• May 11th 2008, 07:37 PM
o_O
${\color{blue}u = 1 -9x^{2}}$
$du = -18x dx \Rightarrow {\color{red}x dx = -\frac{du}{18}}$

$\int \frac{{\color{red}xdx}}{\sqrt{{\color{blue}1-9x^{2}}}}$
• May 11th 2008, 07:38 PM
Mathstud28
Quote:

Originally Posted by o_O
${\color{blue}u = 1 -9x^{2}}$
$du = -18x dx \Rightarrow {\color{red}x dx = -\frac{du}{18}}$

$\int \frac{{\color{red}xdx}}{\sqrt{{\color{blue}1-9x^{2}}}}$

Ahh dear o_O whats the score again? :D
• May 11th 2008, 07:38 PM
o_O
Haha uh ... let's call it a tie :p
• May 11th 2008, 07:40 PM
Mathstud28
Quote:

Originally Posted by o_O
Haha uh ... let's call it a tie :p

(Handshake) Sounds great to me...you are my team leader after all (Surprised)...::quivers in fear::
• May 11th 2008, 07:42 PM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by dangerous_dave
How can I integrate x/(sqrrt(1-9x^2)?

Thanks

To integrate $\int \frac{x}{\sqrt{1-9x^2}}\,dx$, you would need to make a u-substitution: $u=1-9x^2$. As a result, $du=-18x\,dx$. Let's substitute all this stuff into the integral now:

$\int \frac{x}{\sqrt{1-9x^2}}\,dx$ now becomes $-\frac{1}{18}\int\frac{\,du}{\sqrt{u}}=-\frac{1}{18}\int u^{-\frac{1}{2}}\,du$.

Integrate:

$-\frac{1}{18}\int u^{-\frac{1}{2}}\,du=-\frac{1}{9}\sqrt{u}+C$.

Substitute u back in and we have:

$\int \frac{x}{\sqrt{1-9x^2}}\,dx=-\frac{1}{9}\sqrt{1-9x^2}+C$

Hope that helped you out!!! :D
• May 11th 2008, 07:57 PM
dangerous_dave
That does help heaps, thanks :D