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Monday, May 29, 2006

INdefinite INtegral is INexplicable

To integrate:
Sin x .Cos x dx

Let I=integral of sinx.cosx dx

(1) Let Sin x = y

Differentiating both sides:

Cos x dx = dy

:. I=integral of y dy

:. I = y2/2

:.I = (Sin2 x)/ 2

(2) Sin x .Cos x = (Sin2x)/2

:. I = integral of (1/2)*(Sin2x) dx

=integral of (¼)*(Sin2x) d(2x)

I = - (1/4)*(Cos 2x)



saurya_time_travel said...

dear pravar,
i am not good at maths but see this
If u analyse both the answers, u get these two things
1/4 - cos2x/4 and - cos2x/4

it is the integration constant which is different in both cases that is making the answers different. If u do the definite integration u will find both answers same ...


bravura said...

hey mate,
i hav very little knowledge of calculus but i would still try to explain this.
Through my little knowledge of calculus i know that when you do indefinite integral you have to introduce a constant. I think the results are different because u haven't introduced the constants. I think if u do that the results will be the same.

saurya_time_travel said...

right bravura,
when integrating over a given range, the constsnt term will take care of the answer. it will be the same in both cases.


Gr81 said...

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TwIsTeR said...

I agree with you guys... just to make the scenario crystal clear, I've added a post on this thing! C it guyz ....

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Antiderivative of cosx said...

I think maths introduce more than one procedure to solve problems,your try is very impressive,but it is a common technique.Could you mention more example for this procedure?.