# Integrate sinx*sqrt(1+((cosx)^2))dx

## Homework Statement

Integrate sinx*sqrt(1+((cosx)^2))dx

## Homework Equations

integral udv = uv - integral vdu

## The Attempt at a Solution

I tried integration by parts which is: integral udv = uv - integral vdu
I tried substituting (cosx)^2= 1-(sonx)^2
neither of them seemed to work...

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Use the substitution tan(x) = t

$$sin^2(x)=\frac{tan^2(x)}{1+tan^2(x)}=\frac{t^2}{1+t^2}$$

$$cos^2(x)=\frac{1}{1+tan^2(x)}=\frac{1}{1+t^2}$$

$$dx=\frac{dt}{1+t^2}$$

Or even better, you can use the substitution cos(x)=t

You could also use the substitution u = cosx. Then your integral turns into $$- \int \sqrt[]{1+u^2} du$$.

Do you recognize this integral now?