Evaluate integrals: Tutorials with examples and detailed solutions. Also exercises with answers are presented at the end of the page. In what follows, C is the constant of integration.

## Examples## Example 1Evaluate the integralSolution to Example 1:We first use the trigonometric identity 2sin x cos x = sin (2x) to rewrite the integral as follows 6 cos x sinx dx = 3 sin 2x dx Substitution: Let u = 2x which leads to du / dx = 2 or du = 2 dx or dx = du / 2, the above integral becomes 6 cos x sinx dx = 3 (1/2) sin u du We now use integral formulas for sine function to obtain 6 cos x sinx dx = - (3/2) cos u + c We now substitute u by 2x into the above result to obtain the final result as follows 6 cos x sinx dx = - (3/2) cos 2x + c As an exercise, differentiate - (3/2) cos 2x + c to obtain 6 sin x cos x which is the integrand in the given integral. This is a way to check the answer to integrals evaluation.
## Example 2Evaluate the integralSolution to Example 2:Substitution: Let u = x + 1 which leads to du = dx. We also have x = u - 1. The given integral becomes x √(x + 1) dx = (u - 1) u ^{ 1/2} du = (u^{ 3/2} - u^{ 1/2}) du
We now use property for integral of sum of functions and the formula for integration of power function = (2 / 5) u ^{ 5/2} - (2 / 3) u^{ 3/2} + c
We now substitute u by x + 1 into the above result to obtain the final result as follows = (2 / 5) (x + 1) ^{ 5/2} - (2 / 3) (x + 1)^{ 3/2} + c
+ c
To check the final answer, differentiate the indefinite integral obtained to obtain the integrand x √(x + 1) in the given integral.
## Example 3Evaluate the integral^{ 2} dx
Solution to Example 3:Use the trigonometric identity cos ^{ 2} = (1 + cos(2x)) / 2 to rewrite the given integral ascos ^{ 2} dx = ∫ (1 + cos(2x)) / 2 dx
Substitute: u = 2x so that du = 2 dx and dx = du / 2, and the given integral can be written as = (1 / 4) (1 + cos(u)) du Integrate to obtain = (1 / 4) u + (1 / 4) sin (u) + c Substitute u by 2x and simplify = x / 2 + (1 / 4) sin (2x) + c = x / 2 + (1/2) sin x cos x + c As an exercise, check the final answer by differentiation.
## Example 4Evaluate the integral^{ 3} e ^{ x 4} dx
Solution to Example 4:Substitution: Let u = x ^{ 4} so that du / dx = 4 x^{ 3} which leads to (1 / 4) du = x^{ 3} dx, so that the given integral can be written as= (1 / 4) e ^{ u} du
We now use formula for integral of exponential function to obtain = (1 / 4) e ^{ u} + c
Substitute u by u = x ^{ 4}= (1 / 4) e ^{ x 4} + c
## ExercisesUse the table of integrals and the properties above to evaluate the following integrals. [Note that you may need to use more than one of the above properties for one integral].1. √(x + 1) dx 2. sin ^{ 2} x dx
3. x cos(x ^{ 2}) dx
4. x e ^{ x 2} dx
## Answers to Above Exercises1. (2 / 3) (x+1) ^{ 3/2}2. x / 2 - (1/2) sin x cos x 3. (1 / 2) sin(x ^{ 2})
4. (1 / 2) e ^{ x 2}More references on integrals and their applications in calculus. |