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

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- Dec 7th 2008, 11:01 AMhmmmmintegrals of secx and 1/cosx
why are the integrals of secx and 1/cosx not the same??

- Dec 7th 2008, 11:04 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. - Dec 7th 2008, 11:11 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

?? - Dec 7th 2008, 11:15 AMgalactus
They are equivalent, just in a different form.

Can you prove it?. - Dec 7th 2008, 11:24 AMMoo
- Dec 7th 2008, 01:59 PMhmmmmthanks
thanks ive got it now