Trouble with the integral Help

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Trouble with the integral!! Help

While I was working some examples of integrals from book, I found this example:

[itex]\int {{x^3-1}\over{4x^3+x}}[/itex]
and I can not solve it, because I get always incorrect result.

Result is: (from book)

[itex]{x \over 4}+{{x \over 16}*{ln ({{x^{16}}\over{(2x-1)^7(2x+1)^9}}})}[/itex]

Can you help me solve it!!

Thanks.
 

Answers and Replies

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gb7nash
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Before you do anything with the integral, take polynomial long division, since the degree of the numerator >= degree of the denominator.
 
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While I was working some examples of integrals from book, I found this example:

[itex]\int {{x^3-1}\over{4x^3+x}}[/itex]
and I can not solve it, because I get always incorrect result.

Result is: (from book)

[itex]{x \over 4}+{{x \over 16}*{ln ({{x^{16}}\over{(2x-1)^7(2x+1)^9}}})}[/itex]

Can you help me solve it!!

Thanks.
You can notice x^3 - 1 is of the form "a^3-b^3". You can factorize ;) !

And you can factorize: 4x^3 + x.

It is a partial fraction.

Good luck ;) !
 
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Thank you!!
 

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