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Evaluate the integral of (sin 2x)/(1+cos^2 x)


1. u=cosx and du=-sinx *dx

2. evaluate the integral of -1/(1+u^2)*du

3. result is -ln(1+u^2)+C


Where did the sin2x dissapear too???

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    recall that sin2x = 2 sinx cosx

    (sin2x)/(1+cos^2x) dx
    = 2cosx/(1+cos^2x) sinx dx
    = -2u/(1+u^2) du

    let v = 1+u^2, so dv = 2u du

    = -dv/v

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