I've expanded an old answer to include a general discussion of how to solve integrals by partial fractions.

Before I add it to the list of abstract duplicates, I'd appreciate corrections and suggestions, and also opinions on whether this is a good abstract duplicate answer or not.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! Can you please also modify the question? $\endgroup$
    – Aryabhata
    Mar 5 '12 at 0:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Aryabhata: I'd like to wait for some feedback on the write-up before I do all that (modify the question to make it more general, add the question to the list of abstract duplicates). $\endgroup$ Mar 5 '12 at 0:38
  • $\begingroup$ If you don't modify the question, then people might not be able to judge the answer correctly, IMO. You can always roll back the question to its original. But maybe you are right. $\endgroup$
    – Aryabhata
    Mar 5 '12 at 0:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Aryabhata: I'm asking for feedback as a general answer; people going there to give me feedback in those terms would know to judge it as an answer to an "abstract duplicate" question, would they not? $\endgroup$ Mar 5 '12 at 0:43
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, it was just a suggestion to avoid people having different versions of the general question in mind. But it is probably not an issue. $\endgroup$
    – Aryabhata
    Mar 5 '12 at 0:45
  • $\begingroup$ @Aryabhata: Once I get the feedback, if there seems to be a general agreement that it's a good 'abstract duplicate' answer, I'll rewrite the question to include the generalization along the lines of other "abstract duplicate". I'm not objecting to modifying the question eventually, I just want to wait a bit before doing so. $\endgroup$ Mar 5 '12 at 0:47
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I understood that :-) $\endgroup$
    – Aryabhata
    Mar 5 '12 at 0:48

I've edited the question and the answer. I also added it to the List of generalizations of common question, and have flagged it for moderators to turn it into a community wiki.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. Please add the faq tag in future. $\endgroup$
    – Aryabhata
    Mar 7 '12 at 7:44

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