what is integral of (cos x) / x ?

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what is integral of (cos x) / x ?

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What integration techniques do you have right now?

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techniques? like?

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u-substitution
parts
trig substitution
etc.

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i just wanna find out derivative of cosx/x between 3 pi/2 and pi/2

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and then the integral of cos x/x

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The derivative would be the slope of the tangent line, the integral is the area of the region. Two different (yet related) things.

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i have tried finding out integral of cos x/x but it was an infinite loop!!! need an answer for this plz

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ntegration by parts is a heuristic rather than a purely mechanical process for solving integrals; given a single function to integrate, the typical strategy is to carefully separate it into a product of two functions ƒ(x)g(x) such that the integral produced by the integration by parts formula is easier to evaluate than the original one.

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So it sounds like you tried parts. Which is what I would do. The integral ends up being: \[[\ln(x)\cos(x)+\sin(x)/x]/2 + c\]

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uh huh.

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how did u get that answer? can u plz explain the steps..

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I set u = cos(x) and dv = dx/x and solved for du and v.
Then I put in uv - ∫v du and had to use parts again using u = sin(x) and dv = ln(x)dx and solved for du and v again.
This time I ended up with ln(x)cos(x)+sin(x)/x - ∫cos(x)/x dx = ∫cos(x)/x dx (the original problem) then I added ∫cos(x)/x dx to both sides and divide by two.

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hmm..so derv of cos x =-sinx and intg(dv) =1/x dx right?

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du = -sin(x)dx and v = ln(x) for the first parts.

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the formula is ,
u int (v)- int{d/dx(u) . int(v)}dx right?

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∫u dv = u*v - ∫v du is what integration by parts states.

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intr(u) dv or integral (uv)?

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dont we ve any formula as "something / somethig" in intergral as we ve for derivatives?

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This integral cannot be represented in terms of transcendental and algebraic functions. You can only represent it with series.

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if we have lower limit as pi/2 and upper one as 3 pi/2 then?

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as the sin terms become all zeroes with pi/2 's

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It can't be done with any method other than series, even if you constrained the limits.

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im sry the cos terms

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ohh..isnt there any other way out?

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Not from what I researched online. You may be able to use power series. However, u-substitution, backwards u-substitution, integration by parts, partial fractions, etc. will not solve this integral.
If I could remember power series from three years ago I could help, but I don't remember :(

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ohh :(...anyways thanks

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gotta findout frm somewhere else then

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thanks Tbates and jshowa

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i have got lot many questions to ask....!!!

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anybody there?????

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I'm not sure what you do, I tried typing something and it didn't work for me. You can just ask another question.

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hmm...

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so in such a case we get loops isnt it?

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even if got the upper n lower limits for that

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can anyone answer this?

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I'm not sure, however, I intend on answering this question once I refresh myself with series. So, check back in a day or so.
The limits really don't matter because you still have to evaluate the integral before you use them. And with integration by parts, you will continually get integrals that must be done with parts and it will never end.
You must either construct a power series or Taylor series of cosx/x and estimate the integral.

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yeah..that actually does go on n on..

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n theres one more thing

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n theres one more thing

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tangent is a plane and normal is a line on that plane..is this staement correct?

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anyone there?

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integration by parts would do it

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make 1/x your dv and and your u cos(x)

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hmm...and how wud the final answer look like?

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