
#1
Oct2307, 03:56 AM

P: 7

The title says it all. im trying to integrate that but im not sure what substitution to use. i tried u=cos(theta/2) but something is not coming out right. does anyone have any suggestions? they would be well appriciated. thanks




#3
Oct2307, 07:58 AM

P: 1,635

well, since thw OP hasn't shown up yet, i am going to make it a little bit easier for him.
Like cristo suggested you need to write sin(theta) in terms of sin(theta/2) notice that sin(theta)=sin(2(theta/2)), now applying the double angle forumula for sin, what do we get?? like sin(x+y) = sin(x)cos(y)+cos(x)sin(y), now apply the same thing here, just notice that in our case we have x=y. Can you go from here?? 



#4
Oct2407, 05:38 AM

P: 7

Integral of Sin(theta)/Sin(theta/2)
ok tnx. i finally got it but at the end i integrated from 0~pi. to get it.



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