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Finding the Antiderivative of 1/cos(x)

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What is 1 / cos(x) equal to?

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1. What is the antiderivative of 1 / cos(x)?

2. In deriving the formula for the antiderivative of sec(x), what is the first step?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To answer the questions on this quiz and worksheet accurately you must be familiar with the formulas related to finding the antiderivative of cos(x). You must also know about other related processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will tested on the following:

  • Steps in deriving the formula for the antiderivative of sec(x)
  • The antiderivative of 1/cos(x)
  • What 1 cos(x) is equal to

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding trigonometric identity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on finding the antiderivative
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify du in a given problem

Additional Learning

Learn more about trig functions by completing the lesson titled Finding the Antiderivative of 1/cos(x). Objectives covered include the following:

  • Understand proof of the derivative
  • Know how to use substitution when finding the derivative
  • Review how to plug in u and du
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