Originally Posted by lingyai
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YOUR SOLUTION IS CORRECT!
I think I might have found a typo in my calculus text, "Forgotten Calculus". It would not be the first. Anyway, if it is I and not the author who is wrong, then I'm missing something fundamental, and would appreciate guidance.
The problem asks to find the integral of
(10x - 3) [(5x^2 - 3x + 17)^(1/7)] dx
via substitution.
My solution is
(7/8) [(5x^2 - 3x + 17)^(8/7)] + C.
The author's is
(7/8) [(5x^2 - 3x - 17)^(8/7)] + C.
Note that we differ only over whether one should add or subtract 17.
Who's right?
The edition I've been discussing is the 3rd edition, 2002, ISBN 0-7641-1998-2.
I'm almost through with the book and will be posting a list of errata with the Amazon reviiew I'll write. If you'd like me to send you the list directly let me know.
I should say that the typos aside -- and that's a big aside -- it is still an excellent text for the likes of me (fairly average math ability) and students of lower ability. She certainly has a gift for clear explanation. I've done every exercise in 26 of the 28 units so far, some of them more than once. At the end of the day, I do feel I've got a grasp of the material which I wouldn't have imagined when I started.
In turn, I have a question for you -- do you know of an inexpensive fairly accesible text for multivariate calculus? Bleau saves this for the final (brief) chapter and I think I'll need to go into more depth in order to handle the stochastic modelling which my graduate program (which starts in 4 months) will involve.
Anyway, thanks again for your help,
Ken