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Homework Help: Help with integration

  1. Mar 1, 2012 #1
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    Tried integrating with substitution with U = x2+a2)
    Then dU = 2xdx
    x = √(U-a2)

    Leaving me with dU/ (2x) (U)3/2
    = ∫dU/2

    But that doesn't help either.

    Do I need to use a table? Thanks for any help.
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  3. Mar 2, 2012 #2


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    You can use that 1/(1+tan^2(θ))=cos^2(θ)

    Substitute x/a=tan(u).

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