I ran across this integral that looks horrendous, but is actually quite simple. I am sure a lot of you will see it right off, but it is kind of fun.

Just thought I would share.

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- Jan 5th 2009, 04:46 PMgalactusnasty looking but actually easy
I ran across this integral that looks horrendous, but is actually quite simple. I am sure a lot of you will see it right off, but it is kind of fun.

Just thought I would share. - Jan 5th 2009, 04:52 PMJhevon
- Jan 5th 2009, 05:28 PMgalactus
Yes, of course, I knew you would see it. I just thought it was cool. I am sure we could say that about a lot of them. Note that it includes ln(sin(x)) and xcot(x). Two famous non-elementary integrals having been addressed here on MHF.

- Jan 5th 2009, 05:30 PMJhevon
- Jan 5th 2009, 07:02 PMKrizalid
Yes, one would've studied first and the derivative seems clear from there.

- Jan 5th 2009, 07:17 PMMathstud28
Same concept with :D