**Integration of Rational Functions with Quadratic Denominator :**

Here we are going to see some example problems to understand how to evaluate integration of rational functions with quadratic denominator.

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∫ dx/(a^{2}-x^{2}) = (1/2a) log [(a + x)/(a - x)] + c

∫ dx/(x^{2}-a^{2}) = (1/2a) log [(x - a)/(x + a)] + c

∫ dx/(a^{2}+ x^{2}) = (1/a) tan^{-1} (x/a) + c

∫ dx/(√a^{2}- x^{2}) = sin^{-1} (x/a) + c

∫ dx/(√x^{2}- a^{2}) = log (x + (√x^{2}- a^{2})) + c

∫ dx/(√x^{2}+ a^{2}) = log (x + (√x^{2}+ a^{2})) + c

∫ √(a^{2}- x^{2}) = (x/2) √(a^{2}- x^{2}) + (a^{2}/2) sin^{-1}(x/a) + c

∫ √(x^{2}- a^{2}) = (x/2) √(x^{2}- a^{2}) - (a^{2}/2) log(x+√(x^{2}- a^{2}))+c

∫ √(x^{2}+a^{2}) = (x/2) √(x^{2}+ a^{2}) + (a^{2}/2) log(x+√(x^{2}+ a^{2}))+c

**Question 1 :**

Integrate the following with respect to x:

1/(4 - x^{2})

**Solution :**

** = ∫**1/(4 - x^{2})** dx**

**= ∫**1/(2^{2} - x^{2})** dx **

**∫**1/(a^{2} - x^{2})** dx = **** (1/2a) log [(a + x)/(a - x)] + c**

**= (**1/2(2)) log [(2 + x) / (2 - x)] + c

**= (**1/4) log [(2 + x) / (2 - x)] + c

**Question 2 :**

Integrate the following with respect to x:

1/(25 - 4x^{2})

**Solution :**

** = ∫**1/(25 - 4x^{2})** dx**

** = ∫**1/(5^{2} - (2x)^{2})** dx**

**here a = 5 and x = 2x**

** = (1/2**⋅

** = (1/20****)****log [(5 + 2x) / (5 - 2x)] + c**

**Question 3 :**

Integrate the following with respect to x:

1/(9x^{2} - 4)

**Solution :**

** = ∫ **1/((3x)^{2} - 2^{2})** dx**

∫ dx/(x^{2}-a^{2}) = (1/2a) log [(x - a)/(x + a)] + c

**Here x = 3x and a = 2**

** = (1/2**⋅3**(2))****log [(3x - 2) / (3x - 2)] + c**

** = (1/12****)****log [(3x - 2) / (3x - 2)] + c**

**Question 4 :**

Integrate the following with respect to x:

1/(6x - 7 - x^{2})

**Solution :**

** = ∫ **1/(6x - 7 - x^{2})**dx**

** = -∫ **1/(x^{2} - 6x + 7)**dx**

**x ^{2} - 6x + 7 = **

**= (****x - 3) ^{2} - 9 + 7**

**= (****x - 3) ^{2} - 2**

**x ^{2} - 6x + 7 **

** -∫ **1/(x^{2} - 6x + 7)**dx = **** -∫ **1/[**(x - 3)^{2} - (**√

**= **** ∫1/[**√

**∫**1/(a^{2} - x^{2})** dx = **** (1/2a) log [(a + x)/(a - x)] + c**

** = **** (1/2**√

** = (1/2√2) log [(**√2 +

** = (1/2√2) log [(**√2 -

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