# Homework Help: How to integrate?

1. Dec 15, 2006

### yamini

how to integrate???

can anybody let me know how to integrate????

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2. Dec 15, 2006

### kesh

that's an absurdly large question. you either don't know this, or expect people here to write whole chapters out of text books for you

3. Dec 15, 2006

...which they won't do, so you'll browse through the tutorial section or get some instructing material somewhere on the internet, or, consult a book.

4. Dec 15, 2006

### kesh

well i was feeling good humoured enough to check the maths tutorials index before posting my reply. nothing on integration

5. Dec 15, 2006

### Mindscrape

Integration and an integration factor are two very different things. One is your basic anti-derivative, and the other is used for exact differentials.

Integration is easy. Just like addition has its inverse law of subtraction, derivatives have its inverse law of integration. So if you want to find an integral you just figure out what function F(x) would give you the function you are given f(x) when you take its derivative. In other words, find a function F(x) such that F'(x)=f(x).

You are a long way off from integration factors.

6. Dec 15, 2006