MA 1505 Tutorial 2: Integration

L.Hospital Rule: if the ratio is \infty/\infty or 0/0, then we can use the L.Hospital Rule to calculate the limit. Precisely, the L.Hospital Rule is 

\lim_{x\rightarrow a} \frac{f(x)}{g(x)}=\lim_{x\rightarrow a} \frac{f^{'}(x)}{g^{'}(x)},

where a is a finite real number or infinity.

If f(x) is a continuous function, then F(x)= \int_{a}^{x} f(t) dt is a differentiable function and its derivative F^{'}(x)=f(x).

General Leibniz Integration Rule.

\frac{d}{d\theta} ( \int_{a(\theta)}^{b(\theta)} f(x,\theta)dx)

= \int_{a(\theta)}^{b(\theta)} f_{\theta}(x,\theta) dx + f(b(\theta), \theta)\cdot b^{'}(\theta) - f(a(\theta),\theta) \cdot a^{'}(\theta)

Question 1. Calculate the value S=\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{\cos x}{\sin x+\cos x}dx .


S=\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{\cos x}{\sin x +\cos x }dx

= \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{\cos(\frac{\pi}{2}-t)}{\sin(\frac{\pi}{2}-t) + \cos( \frac{\pi}{2}-t)} dt

= \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{\sin t}{\cos t+\sin t}dt



= \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{\cos x}{\sin x+\cos x} + \frac{\sin x}{\cos x+\sin x} dx

= \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} 1 dx= \frac{\pi}{2}

Hence, S=\frac{\pi}{4} .

Question 2. Calculate the value S=\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{4}} \ln(1+\tan{x}) dx .


S=\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{4}} \ln(1+\tan x) dx

= \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{4}} \ln(1+\tan(\frac{\pi}{4}-x)) dx

= \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{4}} \ln(\frac{2}{1+\tan x})dx

= \frac{\pi \ln2}{4} - \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{4}} \ln(1+\tan x) dx

= \frac{\pi \ln2}{4} - S

Therefore, S=\frac{\pi \ln2}{8} .

Question 3. 

S=\int_{0}^{1} \frac{x^{4}}{x^{4}+(1-x)^{4}}dx


S=\int_{0}^{1} \frac{x^{4}}{x^{4}+(1-x)^{4}}dx

= \int_{0}^{1} \frac{(1-x)^{4}}{x^{4}+(1-x)^{4}}dx

= 1- \int_{0}^{1} \frac{x^{4}}{x^{4}+(1-x)^{4}}dx

Therefore, S=0.5.

Question 4. 

\lim_{x\rightarrow 0} \frac{\sin x}{x}=1.

\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} x\tan\frac{1}{x} = \lim_{y\rightarrow 0}\frac{\tan y}{y}=1, where y=1/x.

\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} \frac{\ln x}{x^{a}}=0, where a>0.


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