Integration techniques include:
- Integration of trigonometric functions:
- Integration of exponential functions:
- Integration of :
- Integrating Fractions: This involves , numerator is the derivative of a function within the denominator and lastly partial fractions.
We know that the process of antidifferentiation is called integration.
Clearly if then where is known as the integrand and the answer is called an integral.
Rules of Integration
2. If a constant is multiplied with a function then the function will be integrand and the constant will remain as multiplier.
3. If and are two different functions, then the sum or the difference can be integrated separately i.e
Now that we have recalled basic rules of integration we move on to several integration techniques that are useful when performing integration. The following techniques are listed below along with examples to help you in understanding them better.
Integration of trigonometric functions
If you remember differentiation of trigonometric functions, it will be very easy for you to learn integration of trigonometric functions as this is just the reverse of differentiation.
Using the reverse result we obtain the following integrals directly:
Integration of exponential functions
We already know that , therefore integration of is:
We know that , therefore:
We have a generalised formula for the above technique:
To be able to use the technique above we must have the derivative of the denominator in the numerator. Thus, to get that form we multiply and divide the above expression by the derivative of the denominator which is “-3” .
Now using the technique we get:
We have three types here:
1. Type 1: In this type the numerator is a complete derivatives of the denominator. In this case we use the formula: .
2. Type 2: In this type the numerator is the derivative of a function within the denominator. i.e , where 2x is the derivative of .
3. Type 3: If the denominator of the given integrand consists of two or more functions in the form of a product, then partial fractions are very useful in solving such functions.
We use partial fractions to solve this:
, so we get
Partial Fractions are explained in detail in the article ”Partial Fractions”.