# Trigonometric Integral excersice

## Homework Statement

Integral of $$\int \sin^{11/3}\alpha\, d\alpha$$

## Homework Equations

$$\sin^2\alpha = 1 - cos^2\alpha$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

$$\int (\sin^2\alpha)^{4/3}\sin\alpha \, d\alpha$$

$$\int (1-cos^2\alpha)^{4/3}\sin\alpha \, d\alpha$$

$$u = \cos\alphad$$
$$du = \sin\alpha\, d\alpha$$

$$\int (1-u^2)^{4/3} du$$
i dont know what else to do. any hints or tips?

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dextercioby
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Interesting integral. Mathematica returns an answer involving the Gauss hypergeometric function $_{2}F_{1}$

the integral seems pretty hopeless to evaluate due to the cubic root... are there bounds to the integral? that could potentially simply things a whole lot.

the integral seems pretty hopeless to evaluate due to the cubic root... are there bounds to the integral? that could potentially simply things a whole lot.

It doesnt have upper or lower limits im just looking for the antiderivate

dextercioby