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Integration using partial fractions.

  1. Nov 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I need to integrate this using partial fractions. "b/(x^2-a^2)"

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have no idea where to begin.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2009 #2
    Well now. The point of splitting into partial fractions would be to split the given fraction into rational functions that you already know how to integrate. Why not see if the following identity will help:
    x2 - a2 = (x - a)(x + a)
     
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