What is meant by integration and decision making?
- The hardest part of integration is deciding which technique to use
- There are lots of them!
How do I know which integration method to use?
- The main two requirements for success with integration are
- Always check for Reverse Chain Rule …
- … particularly after changing part of an integral …
- … by using a trig identity for example
Key to diagram above:Exam Tip
- If in doubt, try something … You may gain marks for attempting a suitable substitution.
- You may gain marks from using a trig identity.
- You may gain marks from attempting to simplify or rewrite a fraction.