intergral of (x^3)(e^x^2) dx
I tried to do it with the formula intergral uv = uv - intergral v(du) and my answer come to 1/2(x^2)(e^x^2) - 3/4(e^x^2) + c but in the book says
1/2(x^2)(e^x^2) - 1/2(e^x^2) +c
integrate (x^3)(e^x^2) - Wolfram|Alpha
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I admit that I don't really understand the diagram that tom made. I can show you have to do it by parts, though, if you insist on using that (though WolframAlpha's method is preferable.)
Using and (Use WolframAllpha's substitution here.)
So we get
The last integral is the same you used to get q, so...
(plus an arbitrary constant, of course.)
-Dan
Oh dear, that's always embarassing! However, does it help if I zoom out of the chain rule shape, thus...
Agreed, so far? Now the whole point of integration by parts, surely, is to treat the integrand as one 'fork' of a product-rule differentiation. So fill in the rest of this product rule process (where differentiation is downwards, anti-differentiation up)...
Now the only problem is the whole derivative is unequal to the integrand. So fix that, and finish...
Embedding the chain-rule shape into this diagram was just to help navigate the integration of x e^(x^2) without needing a substitution.
By the way, I don't see how you thought Wolfram's was any different to yours, or mine for that matter. We're all working backwards through the product rule and also the chain rule on the way.