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Calculus Problem (Integration by Parts)
Posted:
Jul 12, 1996 4:35 PM


I am trying to work a problem in Calculus and keep arriving at an answer that is different from the book. Can someone please "enlighten" me? Note: "S" stands for the integral sign:
S (e^2x) (sin 3x)
Here is what I am doing:
u = sin 3x dv = e^2x du = 3 cos 3x v = (e^2x)/2
S (e^2x) (sin 3x) dx = (sin 3x) (e^2x)/2  S (e^2x)/2 (3 cos 3x) dx
" = (e^2x)/2 (sin 3x)  (3/2) S (e^2x) (cos 3x) dx
u = cos 3x dv = e ^2x du = 3 sin x v = (e^2x)/2
" = (e^2x)/2 (sin 3x)  (3/2) [ (cos 3x) (e^2x)/2  S (e^2x)/2 (3 sin 3x) dx ]
" = (e^2x)/2 (sin 3x)  (3 e^2x)/4 (cos 3x) + (9/4) S (e^2x) (sin 3x) dx
(subtract: (9/4) S (e^2x) (sin 3x) dx, from both sides)
(5/4) S (e^2x) (sin 3x) = (e^2x)/2 (sin 3x)  (3 e^2x)/4 (cos 3x)
(multiply both sides by: (4/5) )
S (e^2x) (sin 3x) dx = (2/5) (e^2x) (sin 3x) + (3/5) (e^2x) (cos 3x) + C
But the book has the following for the answer:
S (e^2x) (sin 3x) dx = (e^2x) (2 sin 3x  3 cos 3x)/13 + C
Thanks for any help, steve



