# Integtrating secant and tangent

• Aerosion

## Homework Statement

(integrate)sec^3(2x)*tan(2x)dx

## The Attempt at a Solution

Okay, so first I tried to separate secant and tangent, to get (integrate)1/cos^3(2x) * sin(2x)/cos(2x)dx. The u would be cos(2x), the du would be -du=sin(2x)dx.

I subsitute these in the aforementioned equation, whcih leaves (integrate)1/u^3 x 1/u. The problem is, I don't think this is right.

u = 2x
du = 2 dx

$\frac 12 \int \sec ^3 u \tan u du$

Now let $v = \sec ^2 u$ What is dv?

## Homework Statement

(integrate)sec^3(2x)*tan(2x)dx

## The Attempt at a Solution

Okay, so first I tried to separate secant and tangent, to get (integrate)1/cos^3(2x) * sin(2x)/cos(2x)dx. The u would be cos(2x), the du would be -du=sin(2x)dx.

I subsitute these in the aforementioned equation, whcih leaves (integrate)1/u^3 x 1/u. The problem is, I don't think this is right.

There's the mistake.

Slight change to IMDereks post. I don't know wat dv is, can't be bothered working it out, i think my methods quicker. let v= sec u, split the integrand into sec^2 u (sec u tan u), that way the things in the brackets it dv/du, the integral is now integral: v^2 dv. simpler i think