Guidelines for Partial Fraction Decomposition

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Integrals of Rational Functions Guidelines for Partial Fraction Decomposition of f x g x ( ) ( ) 1. If the degree of f x ( ) is not lower than the degree of g x ( ) , use long division to obtain the proper form. 2. Express g x ( ) as a product of linear factors ax b + or irreducible quadratic ax bx c 2 + + , and collect repeated factors so that g x ( ) is a product of different factors of the form ( 29 ax b n + or ( 29 ax bx c n 2 + + for a nonnegative integer n . 3. Apply the following rules. Case I. Distinct Linear Factors To each linear factor ax b + occurring once in the denominator of a proper rational fraction, there corresponds a single partial fraction of the form A ax b + , where A is a constant to be determined. Case II. Repeated Linear Factors To each linear factor ax b + occurring n times in the denominator of a proper rational fraction, there corresponds a sum of n partial fractions of the form
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Unformatted text preview: ( 29 ( 29 A ax b A ax b A ax b n n 1 2 2 + + + + ⋅⋅⋅ + + where the A ’s are constants to be determined. Case III. Distinct Quadratic Factors To each irreducible quadratic factor ax bx c 2 + + occurring once in the denominator of a proper rational fraction, there corresponds a single partial fraction of the form Ax B ax bx c + + + 2 , where A and B are constants to be determined. Case IV. Repeated Quadratic Factors To each irreducible quadratic factor ax bx c 2 + + occurring n times in the denominator of a proper rational fraction, there corresponds a sum of n partial fractions of the form ( 29 ( 29 A x B ax bx c A x B ax bx c A x B ax bx c n n n 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 + + + + + + + + ⋅⋅⋅ + + + + where the A ’s and B ’s are constants to be determined....
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