some help with this integration by parts problem
ok, i am pretty comfortable with both my integration by parts, and much moreso my u-substitution
today we went over integration by parts (i had already learned it in a much more challenging course, but for some reason my school is making me take the easier version too)... the problem was: integral of [x^2] [log (x-1)^.5] dx
i got an answer that made sense using 2 waves of integration by parts..it yielded a very ugly answer (i dont have my notebook handy, but i remember one of the terms had like a 115/8 coeficcient or something)...
then i redid the problem with u-substitution, and got a much simpler answer (i set u=x-1, and therefore x=u+1, and obviously du=dx)...is it possible these 2 very different answers are equivalent? if not, i have no idea where i went wrong (i must have gone wrong with at least one of the methods if this is the case)... can someone do this with both methods and see if they get the same thing- hopefully it shouldnt take too long- each way took less than 5 mins.. ill try to find my notebook and put exactly what answers i got, but i cant imagine what i did wrong to get such drastically differing answers