Integrating a rational function with a convenient power term

Once upon a time in a calculus class, I was trying to evaluate the following integral: The obvious way was to do a partial fractions decomposition, but I was feeling lazy and decided to use Wolfram|Alpha to compute it and check the step-by-step solution to make sure I had the correct idea. Instead of usingContinue reading “Integrating a rational function with a convenient power term”