# Thread: Integration by parts? help plz

1. ## Integration by parts? help plz

integral 0 to infinite (x^ 3)(e^-8x) cos(5x) dx

should I do integrate by part?
help me

Is it: $\displaystyle \displaystyle \int_{0}^{\infty} x^3 \cdot e^{-8x} \cdot \cos (5x) dx$

Or is it: $\displaystyle \displaystyle \int_{0}^{\infty} x^{3e^{-8x}} \cdot \cos (5x) dx$

3. 1st one. ! thanks. how did you do it?

4. To type equations like I did, you use LaTeX to do it. LaTeX Tutorial.

Yes, you would use integration by parts. For the $\displaystyle \cos (5x)$ part you would also need to use integration by u-substitution as well as integration by parts.

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \int f'(x)g(x)h(x)dx = f(x)g(x)h(x) - \int f(x)g'(x)h(x)dx - \int f(x)g(x)h'(x)dx$

5. Originally Posted by ddcamp
integral 0 to infinite (x^ 3)(e^-8x) cos(5x) dx

should I do integrate by part?
do you have to find the actual value of the improper definite integral, or do you just have to show that it converges?

6. I have to find the actual value :S :S thanks!