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Trig sub

  1. Oct 21, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Integral of sqrt(1-x^2) dx

    I subbed in sin(Theta) for x, and did my work and got the integral down to: cos(Theta)^2 dTheta.

    The problem I am having is integrating cos(Theta)^2. I could use a half angle formula, but the problem is I have to rewrite theta in terms of x, and if I use have angle I end up with Cos(2Theta), which I don't know how to convert back in to x. Please help.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2

    Found out the trig property I needed.

    sin(2x) = 2sin(x)cos(x)
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