Good Question 13

Let’s end the year with this problem that I came across a while ago in a review book: Integrate  It was a multiple-choice question and had four choices for the answer. The author intended it to be done with a u-substitution, but being a bit rusty I tried integration by parts. I got the correct answer,…

Antidifferentiation

Since a lot of classes start integration with antidifferentiation, I’ll discuss that first. If you decided to go with one of the other plans mentioned in my last post, then file this away for later. ____________ The key to finding antiderivatives is pattern recognition. The simplest integrals are those that follow directly from derivatives such…