# Math Help - question about improper integral

1. ## question about improper integral

the lower bounds of integral is 1 and the upper bound is infinite and f(x)=arctan(1/x^2). i am sorry that i don't know if there is any code to write it in mathematical expression

2. Originally Posted by gilgames
$\int_{1}^{\infty}\tan^{-1}\left( \frac{1}{x^2}\right)dx$
Integration by parts with $u=\tan^{-1}\left( \frac{1}{x^2}\right)$ and $dv=dx$ gives
$x\tan^{-1}\left( \frac{1}{x^2}\right)+\int_{1}^{\infty} \frac{2x^2}{x^4+1}dx < x\tan^{-1}\left( \frac{1}{x^2}\right)+\int_{1}^{\infty} \frac{2}{x^2}dx$