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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 3:: Trigonometric Substitutions Revisited 0.1 Reduction Formulae: One idea which is useful is that of a reduction formula. The basic idea is to reduce an integral to a similar integral of lower order. For example: to compute R sin n ( x ) we might do the following Z sin n ( x ) dx = cos( x ) sin n 1 ( x ) + ( n 1) Z cos 2 ( x ) sin n 1 ( x ) dx n Z sin n ( x ) dx = cos( x ) sin n 1 ( x ) + ( n 1) Z sin n 1 ( x ) dx Z sin n ( x ) dx = 1 n cos( x ) sin n 1 ( x ) + n 1 n Z sin n 2 ( x ) dx Thus we can relate R sin 2 ( x ) dx to R sin ( x ) dx = R dx , R sin 4 ( x ) dx to R sin 2 ( x ) dx. Similarly for odd powers we find that we can relate R sin 3 ( x ) dx to R sin( x ) dx , R sin 5 ( x ) dx to R sin 3 ( x ) Self Study Problems: • Compute R sin 6 ( x ) dx using the above reduction formula. • Derive an analogous reduction formula for R cos n ( x ) dx . 0.2 General Trig Substitutions: To start with I will calculate a couple of integrals we’ll use a bunch of times in...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MATH 231 taught by Professor Bronski during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
 Spring '08
 Bronski
 Math, Calculus

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