A firstorder (single) integration by parts uses

(1) 

(2) 
so

(3) 
and

(4) 
Now apply this procedure times to
.

(5) 

(6) 
Therefore,

(7) 
But

(8) 

(9) 
so



(10) 
Now consider this in the slightly different form
. Integrate by parts a first time

(11) 

(12) 
so

(13) 
Now integrate by parts a second time,

(14) 

(15) 
so
Repeating a third time,



(17) 
Therefore, after applications,
If
(e.g., for an th degree Polynomial), the last term is 0, so the sum terminates after terms and
References
Abramowitz, M. and Stegun, C. A. (Eds.).
Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, 9th printing.
New York: Dover, p. 12, 1972.
© 19969 Eric W. Weisstein
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