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Homework Help: How do i simplify this

  1. Feb 18, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    sqrt(1+4t^2)


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm not sure if this even can be simplified. If it can't be how would I integrate it?
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2009 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    Why would you want to simplify it? It's already perfectly set up for trig substitution.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2009 #3

    tiny-tim

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    Hi jimbo71! :smile:

    Hint: whenever you see a constant ± a square, it usually helps to try a trig substitution. :wink:
     
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