# Uni Yr1 first week exam - Integration questions

• Sep 18th 2010, 02:13 PM
dojo
Uni Yr1 first week exam - Integration questions
HI, Uni starts next week and we have a first week paper to test our weaknesses. Integration has been a struggle at times but with the mock paper they have provided I am amiss with these 4 questions - sometimes not even understanding the actual question (Doh). Apologies for my notaion...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(i) Given that f & g are continous and that I = f(x) dx = 5 (limts 6 & 2) and I = g(x) dx = 9 (limits 6 & 2) calculate I = 4f(x) - g(x) dx (limits 2 & 6)

(ii) Using method by parts to express I = y^2*log(y) dy (limits x & 1) in the form
A(x) + I= B(y) dy (limits x & 1)

(iii) Integrate I = ((9x^2)/((1-x^3)^0.5)) by using substitution u = 1 - x^3

(iv) Find a suitable substitution of the form y = f(x) for I = x^3*e^(-x^2) dx (limits infinity & 0)
• Sep 18th 2010, 02:27 PM
Plato
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ial-19060.html
Why not learn to post in symbols? You can use LaTeX tags.
$$\int_6^2 {f(x)dx} = 5$$ gives $\int_6^2 {f(x)dx} = 5$.
• Sep 18th 2010, 02:56 PM
HallsofIvy
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Originally Posted by dojo
HI, Uni starts next week and we have a first week paper to test our weaknesses. Integration has been a struggle at times but with the mock paper they have provided I am amiss with these 4 questions - sometimes not even understanding the actual question (Doh). Apologies for my notaion...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(i) Given that f & g are continous and that I = f(x) dx = 5 (limts 6 & 2) and I = g(x) dx = 9 (limits 6 & 2) calculate I = 4f(x) - g(x) dx (limits 2 & 6)

So you are given that $\int_2^6 f(x)dx= 5$ and $\int_2^6 g(x) dx= 9$. You are asked for the value of $\int_2^6 4f(x)- g(x) dx$. To do that you need to know that "integration is linear"- that is that $\int af(x)+ bg(x) dx= a\int f(x)dx+ b\int g(x)dx$.

By the way, just saying that the limits are "6 & 2" doesn't tell us whether the integral is from 6 to 2" or vice-versa. That is, $\int_6^2$ or $\int_2^6$. I have assume the latter. Fortunately, for this problem, as long as all integrations are in the same order, it does not matter.

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(ii) Using method by parts to express I = y^2*log(y) dy (limits x & 1) in the form
A(x) + I= B(y) dy (limits x & 1)
Apparently you are using "I= B(y)dy" to indicate $\int B(y)dy$- not very good notation- that "=" really doesn't belong there!
The integration by parts formula, which you are clearly expected to know, is
$\int u dv= uv- \int v du$.
Here, you have several different choices for "u" and "dv". Simplest is probably $u= ln(y)$ and $dv= y
^2 dy$

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(iii) Integrate I = ((9x^2)/((1-x^3)^0.5)) by using substitution u = 1 - x^3
Okay, if $u= 1- x^3$ what is $du$?

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(iv) Find a suitable substitution of the form y = f(x) for I = x^3*e^(-x^2) dx (limits infinity & 0)
Just at a wild guess you might try $u= x^2$!! what is du?