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- Why is there a absolute value sign on sinx?
Why is there a absolute value sign on sinx? Does it have to do with the domain of cot x and sin x?
The integral of cotx is equal to Ln|sinx|+c, where Ln|sinx| represents the natural logarithm of the absolute value of sinx and c is the constant of integration.
To derive the integral of cotx, we use the substitution method. Let u = sinx, then du = cosx dx. The integral then becomes ∫cotx dx = ∫cotx (cosx/cosx) dx = ∫(1/u) du = Ln|u|+c = Ln|sinx|+c.
No, the integral of cotx cannot be simplified further. It is in its most simplified form as Ln|sinx|+c.
The domain of the integral of cotx is all real numbers except for multiples of π/2, since cotx is undefined at those points. The range is also all real numbers, as the natural logarithm of any positive number is a real number.
Yes, the integral of cotx can be used to solve real-world problems in physics, engineering, and other fields that involve periodic functions. It can also be used to find the area under the curve of a cotangent function.