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Homework Help: Hyperbolic Integration

  1. Mar 30, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the anti derivative of [tex] \int xcosh (x^2) dx[/tex]

    2. Relevant equations

    By parts formula and Hyperbolic Identities of sinh x and cosh x as well as others

    3. The attempt at a solution

    [tex] \int xcosh (x^2) dx[/tex]

    The problem I'm having is integrating [tex] \int cosh (x^2) dx[/tex]

    I tried setting variables [tex]u=x[/tex] and [tex]\frac{dv}{dx}= \int cosh (x^2) dx[/tex] with the assumption this could be solved using the by parts formula.

    I then concentrated specifically on solving [tex] \int cosh (x^2) dx[/tex]. I haven't found a method that I know of that's appropriate given that the composite is (x^2) and not (cosh x)^2. Wolfram Alpha shows the solution with an error function - which I know nothing about yet.

    I've touched up on Euler's formula [tex]cosx+isinx=e^{ix}[/tex] and its parallel [tex]sinhx+coshx=e^x[/tex] and I'm just about to learn its applications, maybe it should be used here. This area is new to me so light explanations are wise at this time.
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  3. Mar 30, 2014 #2
    You don't need parts, all you need is u-substitution. u = x^2 and du = 2x dx
  4. Mar 30, 2014 #3
    I tried that but gave up because of the extraneous x which would mean substituting it for [tex]\sqrt {u}[/tex].

    The x in the numerator cancels ut the out in x in the denominator.

    Sorry I got it.
  5. Mar 30, 2014 #4
    u = x^2
    du = 2x * dx

    du/2 = x * dx


    Now from there its pretty easy as you can see.
  6. Mar 30, 2014 #5

    Yes the x variables cancel each other out. I figured it out
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