Partial Fraction Expansions

Partial Fraction Expansions
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Partial fraction expansions. Integration of general rational functions.
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This is perhaps one of the most difficult things to remember and understand how to do in Calculus: partial fractions. This video steps you through the steps to learn how to do partial fraction decomposition of a rational expression. You are then able to integrate each of the individual fractions and usually obtain mostly natural log expressions. Some really great, complicated examples are shown step by step. Really a useful lesson.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on December 20, 2008.
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