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I'm trying to find this integral:

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\int \frac{x}{(x+1)\sqrt{1-x^2}}\ dx

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Because [itex]1-x^2[/itex] has two different real solutions, I can write

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\sqrt{ax^2 + bx + c} = \sqrt{-a}(x_2 - x)\sqrt{\frac{x-x_1}{x_2 - x}}

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so

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\sqrt{1-x^2} = (-1 - x)\sqrt{\frac{x - 1}{-1 - x}} = (-1 - x)\sqrt{\frac{1-x}{1+x}}

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I used this substitution:

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t = \sqrt{\frac{1-x}{1+x}}

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It gives

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x = \frac{1-t^2}{1 + t^2}

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x + 1 = \frac{2}{1+t^2}

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dx = \frac{-4t}{(1+t^2)^2}

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So

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\int \frac{x}{(x+1)\sqrt{1-x^2}}\ dx = \int \frac{ \frac{1-t^2}{1+t^2}}{\left(\frac{2}{1+t^2}\right)\left(\frac{-2}{1+t^2}\right)t}\ \ \frac{-4t}{(1+t^2)^2}\ dt

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= \int \frac{1-t^2}{1+t^2}\ dt = \int \frac{1}{1+t^2}\ dt - \int \frac{t^2}{1+t^2}\ dt = \arctan t -\ \int \frac{t^2}{1+t^2}\ dt

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Damn I know I should be able to solve this integral, but I don't know how, maybe it's too late for me...

Btw the correct result should be:

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\int \frac{x}{(x+1)\sqrt{1-x^2}}\ dx = \sqrt{\frac{1-x}{1+x}} + 2\arctan \sqrt{\frac{1+x}{1-x}} + C

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Thank you.

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