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    Proof of integration by parts formula

    Use Fundamental theorem of calculus to prove the integration by parts formula

    \int_a^buv'=[uv]_a^b-\int_a^bu'v

    Fundamental Theorem of calculus say that the derivative of \int_a^xf(t)dt=f(x) How can use this to prove the above.

    Thanks for any help.
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    Set f=uv in \int_a^bf'(x)\,\mathrm{d}x = f(b)-f(a).
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    Thanks for that.


    Is it like this:

    f'=uv'+u'v Then \int_a^b(uv'+u'v)dx How do i get to next step from here?


    Thanks
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    Use linearity. \int(f+g) = \int f + \int g and rearrange.
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    Thanks I proved LHS=RHS.

    Do you know what conditions u and v should satisfy (e.g. continuity, differentiability etc.)
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