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Integrate the natural log of π₯ dπ₯ by
parts using π’ equals the natural log of π₯ and dπ£ equals dπ₯.

Well, this is great. Weβve been told to use integration by
parts. And weβve also been told to let π’ be
equal to the natural log of π₯ and dπ£ be equal to dπ₯. So we recall the formula for
integration by parts. The integral of π’ times dπ£ by dπ₯ is
equal to π’π£ minus the integral of π£ times dπ’ by dπ₯. Now we can rewrite dπ£ equals dπ₯
slightly. And we can say that if dπ£ is equal to
dπ₯, then dπ£ by dπ₯ must be equal to one. Our job is going to be to find the
missing parts of the formula. dπ’ by dπ₯ is fairly
straightforward. The derivative of the natural log of π₯
is one over π₯. And if we integrate both sides of the
equation dπ£ equals dπ₯, we obtain π£ as being equal to π₯. Substituting everything into the
formula, and we get π₯ times the natural log of π₯ minus the integral of π₯ times one over
π₯ dπ₯.

Well, this integral simplifies really
nicely. Weβre actually going to be integrating
one with respect to π₯. The integral of one is, of course,
simply π₯. And of course, since this is an
indefinite integral, we must remember to add that constant of integration π. So we obtain the integral of the
natural log of π₯ dπ₯ as being π₯ times the natural log of π₯ minus π₯ plus π. And integration by parts was really
effective for integrating the natural log of π₯. Because the derivative of the natural
log of π₯ is much simpler than the original function the natural log of π₯.