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Homework Help: Substitution of a definite integral

  1. Feb 4, 2012 #1
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    I don't see why the √v disappears in this step


    I understand how they got the 20/3, because they integrated, but if they're integrating then I would think v^-1/2 would become (v^1/2)/(1/2)
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
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  3. Feb 4, 2012 #2


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    The √v disappears because [itex]dv = \frac{2}{3}v^{-\frac{1}{2}}du[/itex] (rearranging the equation they gave for du). Substitute that for dv into the integrand and you'll see why. The 20/3 comes from 10*(2/3) during this substitution, NOT from integration (which hasn't occurred yet).
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