Mathematica itself is using state-of-the-art integration methods, which are often not the methods taught in calculus. Often, seeing the steps that Mathematica takes would be uninformative.
On Dec 9, 2012, at 10:59 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hi. By way of response to other posters, both Wolfram alpha (the web app) and Wolfram student assistant (ipad app) will show integration steps. It is frustrating this is not in Mathematica, per se. Although Mathematica may occassionally employ integration solutions that are obscure, many of the problems I have done in student assistant have yeilded useful solutions.
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