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    riemann stieltjes integral!

     \int_{0}^{\frac{3\pi}{2}}cosx d(|cos2x|)

    pls can anybody help me with a book link or material that treat this sort of problem above, am having challenges with it.

    thanks.
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    Re: riemann stieltjes integral!

    Quote Originally Posted by lawochekel View Post
     \int_{0}^{\frac{3\pi}{2}}cosx d(|cos2x|)

    pls can anybody help me with a book link or material that treat this sort of problem above, am having challenges with it.

    thanks.
    there's no particular trick to this. You just need to observe where within the limits of integration |cos2x| changes sign and account for it.

    \cos 2x \geq 0 on [0,pi/4], [3pi/4, 5pi/4]

    \cos 2x \leq 0 on [pi/4, 3pi/4], [5pi/4, 6pi/4]

    so split the integral up into these pieces using \pm \cos 2x as appropriate.
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    Re: riemann stieltjes integral!

    Quote Originally Posted by lawochekel View Post
     \int_{0}^{\frac{3\pi}{2}}cosx d(|cos2x|)
    help me with a book link or material that treat this sort of problem above, am having challenges with it.
    This is a nasty problem. Look at this webpage.

    On your question, I would do the integration by parts formula first.

    Then use the derivative formula (just above that) on the new integral.
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    Re: riemann stieltjes integral!

    my apologies. I assumed your formula was just mangled like so many here. Ignore my last post.
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    Re: riemann stieltjes integral!

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