1. ## Integration by parts

Hi everyone!

I am having trouble doing this integration by parts. Mine got really ugly and it doesn't seem like is should. Can y'all work this for me?

$\displaystyle \int\limits_{1}^{8} 5\cdot\frac{(\ln{x})^2}{x^3} dx$

Thanks!
Molly

2. Yo, Molly.

Now, if you want to make it to the classic way, put $\displaystyle u=\ln^2x$ and $\displaystyle dv=\frac{dx}{x^3}.$ (You're gonna have to make another integration by parts after this one.)

3. WOW!! Thanks so much for that!

4. Using that method you showed me, do I have this right?

$\displaystyle \int\limits_{1}^{8} 5 \cdot (lnx)^2 \cdot (x^{-3})' dx$

$\displaystyle \frac{5}{2} \cdot (\frac{(lnx)^2}{x^2} + \frac{2lnx}{2x^3})$ evaluated from 1 to 8

5. let $\displaystyle t = \ln{x}$

$\displaystyle x = e^t$

$\displaystyle dt = \frac{1}{x} \, dx$

$\displaystyle \int \frac{(\ln{x})^2}{x^2} \cdot \frac{1}{x} \, dx$

substitute ...

$\displaystyle \int \frac{t^2}{e^{2t}} \, dt$

$\displaystyle \int t^2 \cdot e^{-2t} \, dt$

now use parts ... in fact, tabular integration works well.