The Fundemental Theorum Of Calculus

the fundamental theorem of calculus

Homework Statement

$$\int^{3}_{2}$$12 * (x^2-4)^(5) * x

U substitution.

The Attempt at a Solution

This is part of a FTC problem, but I find myself stumbling a little bit with the u substitution still. I'm not sure when the du= the derivative of the u, and when it is just the numbers left over.

Like in this situation, I set u=x^2-4. Would du=2x or 12x?

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If u = x2 - 4, then the derivative du/dx = 2x. Although we technically shouldn't break up the derivative, it turns out we can do it without affecting results, and all our steps are justifiable with the chain rule. Commonly, however, we treat du/dx as a fraction, and find $$du = 2xdx \implies dx = du/(2x)$$.