Session 73: Completing the Square

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Overview

For integrals involving the square root of some more general quadratic function, complete the square and then use trig substitution.

Lecture Video and Notes

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» Clip 1: Completing the Square (00:11:00)

» Accompanying Notes (PDF)

From Lecture 28 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

Recitation Video

 

Integration by Completing the Square

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Worked Example

 

Complete the Square

 

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