Date: Dec 9, 2012 11:32 PM
Author: Murray Eisenberg
Subject: Re: Displaying the solution step by step in Wolfram Mathematica
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, anzatzi@gmail.com 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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Murray Eisenberg

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