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Intergration by parts help

  1. Jun 27, 2004 #1
    I'm stuck on this one problem. If anyone can aid me, I would greatly appericate it.

    http://home.comcast.net/~personalcomp1/Impossible_calc_problem.JPG [Broken]

    I scaned in the problem sooo theres the place to view it.

    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2017
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  3. Jun 27, 2004 #2
    you can write it as sec^(n-2)x*sec^2xdx and see where that takes you.
  4. Jun 27, 2004 #3
    Roger that.. i'll do that and see where that takes me.
  5. Jul 2, 2004 #4
    Here's the neater version (avoid the f(x) and g(x)'s when solving problems) of the integration by parts rule:

    \int u dv = uv - \int v du

    Now follow Parth Dave's advice. I mentioned this as some old books still use f(x) and g(x) instead of the neater looking u and v. (Oh well, you might use f and g instead of u and v ;-))

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