Integration by Substitution

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Homework Statement



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Homework Equations



None. Well, dx=du/cosx

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I've substituted it in, got new values for the limits but I have u^-1 on the bottom and so can't integrate it from my current knowledge. Basically I'm stuck with:

Integration of u^(-1) du with limits of 1 and 2.

Any help appreciated. Apologies for not being able to work the Latex system.
 

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Seriously, you haven't encountered the derivative of the natural logarithm yet?
 
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I have but I thought it had to be a linear expression to use the natural log. It did cross my mind though - this is what to do, then?
 
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What do you mean by a "linear expression"??
 
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Something of the form (ax+b).

Decided to assume that (u) is in that form and so worked it through. Is ln(2) the final answer?
 
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Ask yourself:
May we write u=1*u+0?

Sure, the answer is ln2
 
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Thanks for your help! :)
 

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