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 10-18-2006, 09:07 PM #1 VCDrivesAPorscheToWork Very good NBA starter   Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 8,369 OT: Random Math Question im wondering if anyone knows this. I've come across a potential factor of input function I would like to use in my paper, but I forgot my freshman calculus. anyone know how to integrate (1 + cosx)^(1/2) and ( 1 - cosx)^(1/2) any help will be appreciated.
 10-18-2006, 09:11 PM #2 bigboi_baller NBA rookie of the year     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Cold side of the pillow Posts: 6,852 my high school precal is worthless for this stuff... Im taking calculas senior year (next yr) maybe I can get back to you then? Usually, the trick is to just cancel everything out OR claim it is undefined. lol
 10-18-2006, 09:11 PM #3 Jerm I'm trying to improve myself. I'm the new, better Jerm     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Okokomaiko Posts: 965 You need a special formulae for that, they have tables or something for them. Those are improper integrals I believe.
10-18-2006, 09:19 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by VCDrivesAPorscheToWork im wondering if anyone knows this. I've come across a potential factor of input function I would like to use in my paper, but I forgot my freshman calculus. anyone know how to integrate (1 + cosx)^(1/2) and ( 1 - cosx)^(1/2) any help will be appreciated.

That formula turns into (1/2)(U)^(-1/2) U=1+cos
then the 1+cos turns into -sin.
(1/2)(-sin)^(-1/2) easy!

10-18-2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by VCDrivesAPorscheToWork im wondering if anyone knows this. I've come across a potential factor of input function I would like to use in my paper, but I forgot my freshman calculus. anyone know how to integrate (1 + cosx)^(1/2) and ( 1 - cosx)^(1/2) any help will be appreciated.

Why do u need to learn this sh*it?

10-18-2006, 09:28 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by Wadeisabeast Why do u need to learn this sh*it?
Because Math is a very important subject for many different majors?

 10-18-2006, 09:29 PM #7 Hawker Banned     Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 16,940 what is integrating?
 10-18-2006, 09:35 PM #8 Jerm I'm trying to improve myself. I'm the new, better Jerm     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Okokomaiko Posts: 965 Opposite of differentiating.
 10-18-2006, 10:03 PM #9 VCDrivesAPorscheToWork Very good NBA starter   Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 8,369 re: nvm I figured it out. i had to use the tan(x/2) substitution.
10-18-2006, 10:12 PM   #10
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 Originally Posted by Jerm Opposite of differentiating.
the inverse of differentiating ;)

 10-18-2006, 10:22 PM #11 Jerm I'm trying to improve myself. I'm the new, better Jerm     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Okokomaiko Posts: 965 whatever... in·verse adj [in vúrs, ín vùrs] 1. opposite or reversing: opposite to or reversing something 2. mathematics involving oppositely affected variables: involving two variables that are in a mathematical relationship where, when one increases, the other decreases and vice versa Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 10-18-2006, 10:25 PM #12 kwajo Missing Since 2009     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: On the water Posts: 6,017 yeah I know, I'm just being an ass. I had a prof once that got all upset about people using opposite and inverse interchangeably, so I just thought of him when you said opposite
 10-18-2006, 10:40 PM #13 JordanPippenRodman Banned     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: * Posts: 642 Basketball and math go together like tacos and chinese people.
 10-18-2006, 10:50 PM #14 Jerm I'm trying to improve myself. I'm the new, better Jerm     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Okokomaiko Posts: 965 Stupid salesman, nobody expects you to know a thing about math. You got a \$400,000 home and a Cadillac with \$40,000 a year. Simple arithmetic would have helped you evade such horrible lies.
10-18-2006, 10:53 PM   #15
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 Originally Posted by Jerm Stupid salesman, nobody expects you to know a thing about math. You got a \$400,000 home and a Cadillac with \$40,000 a year. Simple arithmetic would have helped you evade such horrible lies.

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