Trying to reproduce the results of a paper I had to solve a difficult integral. I obtain:

\begin{equation} A=-N\left ( \epsilon r+\log(1+r) +\frac{rx^2(1-r\tau + \tau r^2 (\tau +1))}{1+r}+\frac{ry^2(-1+r\tau + \tau r^2 (\tau -1))}{1+r}\right) \end{equation}

However the correct result is: \begin{equation} B=-N\left ( \epsilon r+\log(1+r) +\frac{rx^2}{1+r(1+\tau)}+\frac{ry^2}{1+r(1-\tau)}\right) \end{equation}

I am convinced that the factor $(1+r)$ is correct since it is present in the $\log$. However I do not know how the authors came up with their denominators.

Comparing $A$ and $B$ with specific numerical values shows they are not the same. But when I do $B-A$ on mathematica it does not provide me any help.

Ideally I would like to put the fractions of $B$ in the following form:

$$\frac{a_1}{1+r}+\frac{a_2}{1+r}+\frac{a_3}{1+r}+\dots$$ Then, I could immediately spot which terms are wrong in my answer.

Would you know how to do this? I am open for any advice or different idea, thank you very much.

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