why are the integrals of secx and 1/cosx not the same??

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- December 7th 2008, 10:01 AMhmmmmintegrals of secx and 1/cosx
why are the integrals of secx and 1/cosx not the same??

- December 7th 2008, 10:04 AMgalactus
They are the same. Because sec(x)=1/cos(x)

What difference do you see?. Please explain so I may know what you're getting at. - December 7th 2008, 10:11 AMhmmmm
the integral of secx= http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/1/9...5af38d2f7d.png

the integral of 1/cosx=

http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/d/c...53b1533d9b.png

?? - December 7th 2008, 10:15 AMgalactus
They are equivalent, just in a different form.

Can you prove it?. - December 7th 2008, 10:24 AMMoo
- December 7th 2008, 12:59 PMhmmmmthanks
thanks ive got it now