# Integral of $\ln^{2}\left(x\right)$

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Find $\int \ln^{2}\left(x\right)\, dx$.

### Solution

For the integral $\int{\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} d x}$, use integration by parts $\int \operatorname{u} \operatorname{dv} = \operatorname{u}\operatorname{v} - \int \operatorname{v} \operatorname{du}$.

Let $\operatorname{u}=\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2}$ and $\operatorname{dv}=dx$.

Then $\operatorname{du}=\left(\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2}\right)^{\prime }dx=\frac{2 \ln{\left(x \right)}}{x} dx$ (steps can be seen here) and $\operatorname{v}=\int{1 d x}=x$ (steps can be seen here).

Therefore,

$${\color{red}{\int{\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} d x}}}={\color{red}{\left(\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} \cdot x-\int{x \cdot \frac{2 \ln{\left(x \right)}}{x} d x}\right)}}={\color{red}{\left(x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - \int{2 \ln{\left(x \right)} d x}\right)}}$$

Apply the constant multiple rule $\int c f{\left(x \right)}\, dx = c \int f{\left(x \right)}\, dx$ with $c=2$ and $f{\left(x \right)} = \ln{\left(x \right)}$:

$$x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - {\color{red}{\int{2 \ln{\left(x \right)} d x}}} = x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - {\color{red}{\left(2 \int{\ln{\left(x \right)} d x}\right)}}$$

For the integral $\int{\ln{\left(x \right)} d x}$, use integration by parts $\int \operatorname{u} \operatorname{dv} = \operatorname{u}\operatorname{v} - \int \operatorname{v} \operatorname{du}$.

Let $\operatorname{u}=\ln{\left(x \right)}$ and $\operatorname{dv}=dx$.

Then $\operatorname{du}=\left(\ln{\left(x \right)}\right)^{\prime }dx=\frac{dx}{x}$ (steps can be seen here) and $\operatorname{v}=\int{1 d x}=x$ (steps can be seen here).

So,

$$x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 {\color{red}{\int{\ln{\left(x \right)} d x}}}=x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 {\color{red}{\left(\ln{\left(x \right)} \cdot x-\int{x \cdot \frac{1}{x} d x}\right)}}=x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 {\color{red}{\left(x \ln{\left(x \right)} - \int{1 d x}\right)}}$$

Apply the constant rule $\int c\, dx = c x$ with $c=1$:

$$x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 x \ln{\left(x \right)} + 2 {\color{red}{\int{1 d x}}} = x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 x \ln{\left(x \right)} + 2 {\color{red}{x}}$$

Therefore,

$$\int{\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} d x} = x \ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 x \ln{\left(x \right)} + 2 x$$

Simplify:

$$\int{\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} d x} = x \left(\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 \ln{\left(x \right)} + 2\right)$$

$$\int{\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} d x} = x \left(\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 \ln{\left(x \right)} + 2\right)+C$$
Answer: $\int{\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} d x}=x \left(\ln{\left(x \right)}^{2} - 2 \ln{\left(x \right)} + 2\right)+C$