Session 74: Integration by Partial Fractions

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Overview

If guessing and substitution don't work, we can use the method of partial fractions to integrate rational functions. This session presents the time saving "cover-up method" for performing partial fractions decompositions.

Lecture Video and Notes

Video Excerpts

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» Clip 1: Partial Fractions I (00:05:00)

» Accompanying Notes (PDF)

From Lecture 29 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

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» Clip 2: Introduction to the Cover-Up Method (00:08:00)

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From Lecture 29 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

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» Clip 3: The Cover-Up Method (00:05:00)

» Accompanying Notes (PDF)

From Lecture 29 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

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Integrate by Partial Fractions

 

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