# Integration Problem

1. Feb 26, 2007

### foxtrot1985

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

$$\int {\frac{sin^{2}x}{1+sin^{2}x}dx}$$

2. Relevant equations

Let t = tan x/2, then dx = 2/(1+t^2) and sin x = 2t / (1+t^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

I got up to the point where $$\int {\frac{8t^{2}}{(1+6t^{2}+t^{4})(1+t^{2})} dt}$$. Not sure if I'm on the right track and if I am, do I use partial fractions after this?

The final answer is attached. Can't really make out the handwriting :/

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2. Feb 26, 2007

### Mindscrape

Yes, it looks like partial fractions is the way to go after your substitution.

3. Feb 26, 2007

### foxtrot1985

Hmm after I do partial fractions, I get
$$\int {\frac{2}{1+t^{2}} + {\frac{-2t^{2}-2}{(1+6t^{2}+t^{4})} dt}$$

After this, I do not know what's the next step. Kindly advise. Thanks.

4. Feb 26, 2007