## Part - 2 Lecture - 4 Chapter 7 Integrals

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**INTEGRATION OF ALGEBRAIC FUNCTIONS**

There are three methods to find the integral of Algebraic functions based on the type of Algebraic function.

**FIRST METHOD**

The first method is Partial Fractions, used only if the following conditions are satisfying:

• There is no root in either numerator or denominator (Only for rational functions)

• The denominator can be factorised

• It must be a proper fraction. In case of improper fraction, first, convert it into a proper fraction by division method.

Form of the rational function | Form of partial fraction |

\(\frac{px+q}{(x-a)(x-b)…(x-z)}\) | \(\frac{A}{(x-a)}+\frac{B}{(x-b)} + … +\frac{Z}{(x-z)}\) |

\(\frac{px+q}{(x-a)^n}\) | \(\frac{A}{(x-a)}+\frac{B}{(x-a)^2} + … + \frac{Z}{(x-a)^n}\) |

\(\frac{px^2+qx+r}{(x-a)(x^2+bx+c)}\) | \(\frac{A}{(x-a)} + \frac{Bx+C}{(x^2+bx+c)}\) Where \(x^2+bx+c\) cannot be factorised further… |

In this video, I am discussing second case of partial fractions and the following question:

2. \(\int\frac{3x-2}{(x+1)^2(x+3)}dx\)