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Simple indefinite integral

  1. Jun 13, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Solve the indefinite integral


    2. Relevant equations
    [tex]\int\frac{dy}{y(1-y)}[/tex]

    How do I best approach this problem? I have been stuck for hours!
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2009 #2

    Cyosis

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    Use partial fractions. That is write 1/(y(1-y)) as:

    [tex]
    \frac{a}{y}+\frac{b}{1-y}[/tex]

    and determine the constants a and b.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2009 #3
    Ok, thank you! I am taking a differential equations class but I have forgotten about the method of partial fractions. I will relearn it, and I will post my solution shortly.
     
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