Integrating Trignometric Functions
I know that to integrate functions like cos(x) you search for the expression which gave cos(x) as its derivative in the first place so the integral of cos(x) will be sin(x).So i should think that the integral of cos(2x) should be sin(2x) but is that correct? Afterall maybe z=2x and the integarl of cos(z) will be sin(z).but i have seen a different expression for the integrals of those trignometric functions which have a coefficient>1 with x,in their domain.i did not really understand what they did and please also give some simple reasoning as to why sin(2x) will be incorrect.
And similarly how will I integrate functions like cos(3x+1) , cos(3x^2) , cos(x^(2x+4)) , cos((3x+4)^99).What is the underling principle behind all of them?
Re: Integrating Trignometric Functions
where are constants.
If we use the substitution:
then we have:
If the argument of the cosine function is non-linear, that is, its derivative is not constant, then you will need a function that is a constant times this derivative as a factor to the cosine function within the integrand in order to use this substitution technique.