What is $0^0$ ($0$ to the power $0$)?
A short answer to this question is that $0^0$ is usually left undefined in introductory calculus classes, just like $0/0$, but it is often (...)
October 15, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Integral of $\cot(x)$
To integrate cot(x), recall that cot(x) = cos(x)/sin(x), so ∫ cot(x) dx = ∫ cos(x)/sin(x) dx. (...)
September 21, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Integral of $\sin(x)\cos(x)$
The function $\sin(x)\cos(x)$ is one of the easiest functions to integrate. All you need to do is to use a simple substitution $u = (...)
September 6, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

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How to calculate the factorial of 1/2
As I proved in my article on integration by parts (at the end), the factorial of a natural number $n$ can be calculated using the (...)
July 8, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Integral of $\log(x)$ (or $\ln(x)$)
The natural (base $e$) logarithm is usually denoted $\log(x)$ in mathematics, but for the sake of students of other disciplines, we will (...)
July 7, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Explanation of integration by parts
Integration by parts is one of the first methods people learn in calculus courses. Together with integration by substitution, it will (...)
July 6, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Integral of $\sin^3(x)$
Integrating the third power of $\sin(x)$ (or any odd power, for that matter), is an easy task (unlike $∫ \sin^2(x)\,dx$, which requires (...)
July 4, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Integral of $\sin^2(x)$
The integral can be calculated using integration by parts (remember that $∫u’(x)v(x)\,dx = u(x)v(x)  ∫ u(x)v’(x)\,dx$):
$$ ∫ (...)
July 3, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Integral of $\tan(x)$
The easiest way to integrate $\tan(x)$ is to recall that $\tan(x) = \frac{\sin(x)}{\cos(x)}$. Do you see the necessary substitution? By choosing $y = \cos(x)$, that is, $dy = \sin(x)\,dx$ (...)
July 2, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics

Derivative of $x^x$
Calculating the derivative of $x^x$ is a very simple task, but it may be hard to find the general idea on your own, so here it is. We will (...)
July 2, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics
