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Homework Help: What is: ʃ 1/(θ - θ') dθ between θ1 and θ2?

  1. Apr 23, 2013 #1
    [QUESTION] What is: ʃ 1/(θ - θ') dθ between θ1 and θ2?

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What is: ʃ 1/(θ - θ'{theta prime}) dθ between θ1 and θ2?

    θ' is not a constant

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I fail to understand how to deal with the " (θ - θ') " thingy. So I haven't made an attempt.

    Mod note: Merged with duplicate thread
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2013
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  3. Apr 23, 2013 #2


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    θ' is just some constant (hopefully not between θ1 and θ2). Integrate it the same way you'd integrate 1/(x-C) dx.
  4. Apr 23, 2013 #3


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    θ' is just a constant as far as the integration is concerned. Treat it just as you would a in this integral:
    $$ \int_{\theta_1}^{\theta_2}\frac{d\theta}{\theta - a}$$
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