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B Not following an integral solution

  1. Jun 16, 2017 #1
    In the image below, why is the third line not \frac {ln(cosx)} {sinx}+c ? Wouldn't dividing by sinx be necessary to cancel out the extra -sinx that you get when taking the derivative of ln(cosx)? Also, wouldn't the negatives cancel?

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  3. Jun 16, 2017 #2
    I retract my question. I was imagining plugging cosx back in for u and imagining the second line was simply the integral of 1/cosx. Of course I was forgetting that I would also have to plug back in for du also which would in fact give me the sinx back (not to mention being a ridiculous thing to do because it just brings us back where we started).
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