## Partial Fraction Decomposition

A Rational Function can be rewritten using what is known as partial fraction decomposition. This procedure often allows integration to be performed on each term separately by inspection. For each factor of the form , introduce terms

 (1)

For each factor of the form , introduce terms
 (2)

Then write
 (3)

and solve for the s and s.

References

Beyer, W. H. CRC Standard Mathematical Tables, 28th ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 13-15, 1987.

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1999-05-26