# Integration of hyperbolic functions

1. Sep 8, 2010

### Agent M27

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

$$\int cosh(2x)sinh^{2}(2x)dx$$

2. Relevant equations

Not sure

3. The attempt at a solution

This was an example problem in the book and was curious how they got to the following answer:

$$\int cosh(2x)sinh^{2}(2x)dx =$$ $$\frac{1}{2}$$$$\int sinh^{2}(2x)2cosh(2x) dx$$

= $$\frac{sinh^{3}2x}{6} + C$$

My issue with this problem is I don't understand what happened to the $$2cosh(2x)$$. It relates to $$sinh^{2}(x)+cosh^{2}(x)$$ but that only equals 1 in normal trig, not hyperbolic. Thanks in advance.

Joe

Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
2. Sep 8, 2010

### Staff: Mentor

Hyperbolic trig identities would be very relevant.
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The integration was done using an ordinary substitution, u = sinh(2x).

3. Sep 8, 2010

### Agent M27

Ya I just realized that if I set u= sinh(2x) then du=2cosh(2x) dx then substitute from there. Thanks

Joe