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Find the exact value of the following definite integral:
$$\int ^\frac{\pi}{2}_{0} \sin\left(2x+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)\:dx=\left[-\frac{1}{2}(2x+\frac{\pi}{4})\right]^\frac{\pi}{2}_{0}$$ $$=-\frac{1}{2}\left(2\frac{\pi}{2}+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)+\frac{1}{2}\left(2\cdot 0+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)$$ $$=-\frac{1}{2}\left(\pi+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)+\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{\pi}{4}\right)=-\frac{\pi}{2}$$

but the right answer is:


Help me out! thanks!

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hint: where is the $\cos$ after integration? – Raymond Manzoni Jul 27 '12 at 11:41
oh! sorry! my fault!!!!i didn't see. – Sb Sangpi Jul 27 '12 at 11:43

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You have forget $\cos$ after you have done antiderivative.

$$\int^\frac{\pi}{2}_{0}\sin\left(2x+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)\:dx=\left[-\frac{1}{2}\cos\left(2x+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)\right]^\frac{\pi}{2}_{0}$$ $$=-\frac{1}{2}\cos\left(2\frac{\pi}{2}+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)+\frac{1}{2}\cos\left(2\cdot 0+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)$$ $$=-\frac{1}{2}\cos\left(\pi+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)+\frac{1}{2}\cos\left(\frac{\pi}{4}\right)=\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2} \quad \blacksquare$$

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Please see here for how to typeset common math expressions with LaTeX, and see here for how to use Markdown formatting. – Zev Chonoles Jul 29 '12 at 14:29

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