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Part 2, leading on from https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=315803"

Given [itex]f(x)=cotx+tanx[/itex] find

[tex]\int{[f(x)]^2}dx[/tex]

I've attempted many different varieties of approaches to the problem. Trying to use the substitution method for sinx, cosx, tanx.... and a few others... re-arranging the function, trying to get it into a more convenient form... trying to use some of the ideas given in the first thread... No luck.

Basically, it has all been a bunch of guessing and hoping something useful will appear. Plus another bunch of frustration on my part, but I wont get into the details of that xD

## Homework Statement

Given [itex]f(x)=cotx+tanx[/itex] find

[tex]\int{[f(x)]^2}dx[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've attempted many different varieties of approaches to the problem. Trying to use the substitution method for sinx, cosx, tanx.... and a few others... re-arranging the function, trying to get it into a more convenient form... trying to use some of the ideas given in the first thread... No luck.

Basically, it has all been a bunch of guessing and hoping something useful will appear. Plus another bunch of frustration on my part, but I wont get into the details of that xD

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