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ERIC Number: EJ857914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
A Closed Form Solution for an Unorthodox Trigonometric Integral
Wu, Yan
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n6 p814-817 2009
A closed form solution for the trigonometric integral [integral]sec[superscript 2k+1]xdx, k=0,1,2,..., is presented in this article. The result will fill the gap in another trigonometric integral [integral]sec[superscript 2m+1] x tan[superscript 2n]xdx, which is neglected by most of the calculus textbooks due to its foreseeable unorthodox solution procedure comparing to the other three cases in [integral]sec[superscript m] x tan[superscript n]xdx when "m" is even or "n" is odd.
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Language: English
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