## One integral, two solutions?

Hello dear Physics Forums users!

I ve recently passed to 2nd class, however I failed my Math II lesson, so I was solving some problems.

Here is it, with my solution attempt:

∫(x+3)/$\sqrt{}(x^2-4)$

∫x/$\sqrt{}(x^2-4)$ + 3/($\sqrt{}(x^2-4)$

Well eh, screw the integral on left anyway, what really confused me was the one on right:

Here s my solution:

∫3/($\sqrt{}(x^2-4)$=-3∫1/$\sqrt{}(4-x^2)$

=-3arcsin(x/2)

But on the other side, my book and WolframAlpha claims that the solution for the integral on right is:

3 ln(x+$\sqrt{}(x^2-4))$

So I checked what they look like, and here are the results:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...A%28x%5E2-4%29

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...A%284-x%5E2%29

So they are TWO DIFFERENT EQUATIONS?

Would my answer be wrong on exam?

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 You can't move the - inside the radical. To have an - inside the radical means to have the imaginary unit i outside the radical. Protip: You can use an hyperbolic substitution to evaluate the integral on the right, a trig substitution also works.
 Yeah, that makes quite sense, thanks! I failed to crush the mathematics again, lawl :)

## One integral, two solutions?

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