# Math Help - Integral

1. ## Integral

Hi,
I am trying to solve ∫ln(t)^2 dt. I already solved part of the integral, however I don't know how to complete the exercise. Can someone help me? Thanks.

∫ln(t)^2 dt
u=ln(t)^2 dv=dt
du=2ln(t)*(1/t)dt v =t

t*ln(t)^2-∫t*2ln(t)*(1/t)dt
t*ln(t)^2-∫(t*2ln(t)/t) dt
t*ln(t)^2-∫(2ln(t)) dt

2. Using the fact that $\frac{d}{dt} t \ln t = 1 + \ln t$,

we have:

$\int 2 \ln t \cdot dt = 2 \int \ln t \cdot dt = 2 \left( \int (1 + \ln t) dt - \int dt \right) = 2t \ln t - 2 \int dt$

Does this help?

3. Integrating by parts You obtain...

$\int \ln^{2} t \cdot dt = t\cdot \ln^{2} t - 2\cdot \int \ln t\cdot dt$ (1)

... and integrating by parts again You obtain...

$\int \ln t\cdot dt = t\cdot \ln t - \int dt= t\cdot \ln t - t + c$ (2)

... so that is...

$\int \ln^{2} t \cdot dt = t\cdot \ln^{2} t -2\cdot t\cdot \ln t +2\cdot t + c$ (3)

Kind regards

$\chi$ $\sigma$

4. Thanks