I will make the substitution . But if I do that, I always need to know what its derivative is, .
If you look into the integral this factor does not appear. So what do we do? We make it appear. Multiply the numerator and denominator by this expression:
Now if we use then, which is good because it appears as a factor and .
Make the substitution,
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You can now do this integral by parts.
just wanted to point out: isn't a sequence a function defined as which means a sequence in the set ? So the codomain doesn't have to be but can be an arbitrary set ? Actually and are equivalent right? And a sequence is null when when . Also, I like to think of functions as follows: pretend you have a box subdivided into smaller boxes. These smaller boxes represent the elements of the codomain, and the points in the boxes represent the elements of the domain. So a function orders the points in the smaller boxes.
TPH, your notes are extremely thorough and detailed, and are an excellent source for anyone studying Calculus. I hope you don't mind that I added some of my "simpler" Calculus notes to this forum. Like yours, my notes are not meant for students taking Advanced Calculus courses such as Real Analysis. I hope I am not stepping on your toes!
that would be all good and well i believe. in fact, we encourage users to do things like that. that's why we have a mathwiki page (but it's not fully functional yet). as long as you're not "re-inventing the wheel" (that is, going over exactly the same stuff TPH covered, unless of course, you feel he left something out) i don't see why you can't post notes. you may want to do it in a different thread though, this is TPH's thread.
I believe the textbook
Introduction to Stochastic Calculus with Applications, 1st Edition
will be useful for you to study Mathematics
Good Luck and wish help for you.
hehe ^_^
On the off chance that TPH or some moderator is still attending responses to this thread--
Regarding elliptical integrals TPH dixit: "Now the problem is that this integral cannot be expressed in elementary functions (the standard functions) like I mentioned in the previous lecture that that sometimes happens. This problem was studied primarily by Abel and lead to something call Elliptic Functions. These are new types of functions that integrate this. I myself do not know what courses actually teach these functions, not because they are difficult but because it is unnecessary."
And elsewhere, regarding the integration of radicals (particularly the arclength formula):
"We did not discuss how to integrate that, it can be done. The types of functions used are hyperbolic functions, they are related to the exponental e^x function. But that is too advacned for us, and all we did was set up the integral."
I would like to look into these related matters a little more deeply. Can TPH or anyone recommend a text please?
No websites please, I've already been there.
Oh yes, and many thanks indeed to the author of this awesome thread.