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Integration with Trigonometric Substitution

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Mar2-08, 12:21 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given integral (I):

by words:
Integral of "X" times square root of "9-X(squared)

Use proper trigonometric substitution to solve this problem.
2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
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Mar2-08, 12:29 PM
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You don't even need Trig substitution.

[tex]\int x\sqrt{9-x^2}dx[/tex]

[tex]du=-2xdx \rightarrow xdx=-\frac 1 2 du[/tex]
Mar2-08, 12:31 PM
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I know that I don't need that.
But the problem is, I have to use it.
The exercise require it.

Mar2-08, 01:21 PM
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Integration with Trigonometric Substitution

Well you posted the solution to it? I don't know what else to tell you. Just analyze what they did. Work it yourself a couple times if you have to.
Mar2-08, 01:57 PM
P: 420
You forgot a term when you first did the substitution.

x = 3sin(u)
dx = 3cos(u)du

(9 - x^2)^(1/2) = 3cos(u)

So the integral becomes 27sin(u)cos^2(u)du
Mar3-08, 02:58 PM
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[tex]\int x^2\sqrt{9-x^2}dx[/tex]

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