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There's one stage of the derivation I don't understand on mathematical grounds, which is going from:

$$E_k = \int_0^{v} u\ d\left( \frac{mu}{\sqrt{1-(u^2/c^2)}}\right )$$

To the next line, which is:

$$E_k = \left [ \frac{mu^2}{\sqrt{1-(u^2/c^2)}}\right]_0^v - \int_0^v \frac{mu}{\sqrt{1-(u^2/c^2)}}\ du$$

I guess they have used integration by parts, but how do you get the change of integrating variable? I only really know the rule ##\int f'g dx = fg - \int fg' dx## and can't seem to make it fit here.

Thanks in advance