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Integration: what variables can you move outside of the integrand? 
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#1
Jan2413, 04:29 PM

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[tex]1.\int { x } dx=x\int { 1 } dx\\ 2.\int { t } dx=t\int { 1 } dx\\ 3.\int _{ x }^{ x+1 }{ x } dt=x\int _{ x }^{ x+1 }{ 1 } dt[/tex]
Which of the equations are correct? 


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Jan2413, 05:09 PM

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#3
Jan2413, 07:00 PM

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And 1 is incorrect. The following is a property of integrals:
##\int k~f(x)~dx = k\int f(x)~dx##, for k a constant, but there is no property that says you can move a variable across the integral sign. 


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Jan2413, 07:53 PM

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Integration: what variables can you move outside of the integrand?



#5
Jan2513, 09:16 AM

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PF Gold
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You can move constants (and so variables that are independent of the variable of integration and so are treated like constants in the integration) outside the integral.
The integral on the left is [itex]x^2/2+ C[/itex] and on the right [itex]x(x+ c)= x^2+ cx[/itex]. 


#6
Jan2613, 11:52 AM

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Thanks for the clearup. :)



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