# Indefinite integral

1. Feb 1, 2005

$$\int sin(9x)sin(16x)dx$$

is there another way of solving the problem above besides using the multiple angles formula?

2. Feb 1, 2005

### vincentchan

use this identity:

$$sin u = \frac{e^{iu}-e^{-iu}}{2i}$$

edit:
expand the sine in term of exponential, multiply them and regroup them into 2 cosine, then do the integral

Last edited: Feb 1, 2005
3. Feb 1, 2005

wow looks more difficult than using multiple angles formula. i just thought there's an easier way to do it so i wont have to remeber crazy amount of formulas when it's test day.

4. Feb 1, 2005

### ehild

use

$$\sin{\alpha}\sin{\beta} = \frac{\cos(\alpha-\beta) - \cos(\alpha + \beta)}{2}$$

ehild

5. Feb 1, 2005

### vincentchan

actually, my way is much much much more easier than remember you formulas.....
I can eye ball the answer using my way......