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    I'm having a problem trying to figure out how to integrate the following integral: ln(y)/y with respect to dy with limits of e and 1.

    Please can someone assist me

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    let  u = \ln y

    then  du = \frac{dy}{y}

    so the integral becomes  \int u \ du = \frac{u^{2}}{2} = \frac{(\ln  y)^{2}}{2} \Big|^{e}_{1}

     = \frac{1}{2} \Big((\ln e)^{2} - (\ln 1)^{2}\Big) = \frac{1}{2} \Big(1-0\Big) = \frac{1}{2}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nas View Post
    I'm having a problem trying to figure out how to integrate the following integral: ln(y)/y with respect to dy with limits of e and 1.

    Please can someone assist me

    Thanks
    \int{\frac{\ln{y}}{y}\,dy} = \int{\ln{y}\left(\frac{1}{y}\right)\,dy}.

    Now make the substitution u = \ln{y} so that \frac{du}{dy} = \frac{1}{y}, the integral becomes

    \int{u\,\frac{du}{dy}\,dy}

     = \int{u\,du}

     = \frac{1}{2}u^2 + C

     = \frac{1}{2}(\ln{y})^2 + C.



    Therefore:

    \int_1^e{\frac{\ln{y}}{y}\,dy}= \left[\frac{1}{2}(\ln{y})^2\right]_1^e

    = \left[\frac{1}{2}(\ln{e})^2\right] - \left[\frac{1}{2}(\ln{1})^2\right]

     = \frac{1}{2}.
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