June 19th, 2014, 01:41 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2012 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0  Changing the intergrator
Hi there, I am studying for an exam, but I'm having problems with an integral, which is: 1/2 * integral(0 to pi)(y sin y^2) dy = 1/4 * integral(0 to pi)(sin y^2) dy^2 I have had some material on RiemannStieltjes integrals, which I can apply here, but I should not be using that for this course, as it is a more introductory course. I am curious if there are simple rules to change the integrator. Thanks in advance. 
June 19th, 2014, 04:09 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,445 Thanks: 2499 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra 
$\newcommand{\d}[1]{\mathbb{d}{#1}}$ Write $x = y^2$ then $\d{x} = 2y \d{y}$, $y = 0 \implies x=0$ and $y= \pi \implies x=\pi^2$ And wee thus have$$2 \int \limits_{0}^{\pi}y \sin{y^2} \d{y} = \int \limits_{0}^{\pi^2} \sin{x} \d{x}$$ which has an odd upper limit, but otherwise all is well. 

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