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I Manipulation of Integral limits

  1. Mar 6, 2016 #1
    I was looking over my lectures notes and became stumped when the lecturer began manipulating an integral using a dummy variable. I've attached the integral below as a JPEG. I can follow the substitution up until the very end but am having trouble understanding why he replaced u with a positive s and not a negative s at the end.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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  3. Mar 6, 2016 #2


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    u and s are dummy variables for the integral. It doesn't matter what letter is used. I suppose he used s at the end, since the dummy at the beginning was s. Once the integral is evaluated neither s or u will appear.
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