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Homework Help: Integral homework problem help please

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #1
    how do i solve this integral

    integral of [ (1+y^2) / (1-y) ] dy

    ??

    i tried my best but i couldnt solve.
    help me out plz.
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2008 #2

    gabbagabbahey

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    Re: integral!!

    You say you've tried your best; but you haven't shown exactly what you've tried.

    So.....what methods have you tried?
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 #3

    lurflurf

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    Re: integral!!

    let u=log(1-y)
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    Re: integral!!

    The first thing I would do is divide that out.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2008 #5

    HallsofIvy

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    Re: integral!!

    This is ridiculous. Obviously Jason Bourne hasn't even bothered to look back at this thread.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2008 #6
    Re: integral!!

    guys,
    m sorry i couldn't reply. i was away for few days.

    thank you very very very much for your replies.
    i apologize for not replying.

    thanks lurflurf ur method did work.
    once again sorry for the late response.

    thank you guys.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2008 #7

    dextercioby

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    Re: integral!!

    Make the substitution

    [tex] 1-y = t [/tex]. Can you rewrite the integral in terms of 't' ?
     
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