## ibp.mpl Version 0.4

Here is a utility (ibp) that allows you to integrate an expression (not an integral) by parts in a manner that could cause permanent damage to any nearby mathematicians. It neglects boundary terms and returns an expression.The primary utility is the removal of high-order derivatives from an expression in, for example, the variation of an action. If you wish to show that an action leads to second-order equations of motion, sometimes you must perform integration by parts before a functional variation in order to see that the field equations are indeed second-order.

This edition contains a new feature - it will attempt to integrate a function whose
integration by parts procedure is recursive.
That is, if it detects that `function --> k*function + terms`

when integrated by parts (where `k`

is some constant),
it will attempt to solve the resulting equation.

In addition, it features an option, `tryhard`

, which is a boolean true/false that will
tell it to attempt to force integration by parts on expressions with non-unity powers of derivatives.
In that case, even though it will not be possible to be rid of the derivative, the procedure will still integrate it by parts.

### Example

```
expr := -2*g(r)^2*f(r)*diff(N(r),r$2)
- g(r)^4*N(r)*diff(f(r),r$2)
+ f(r)*g(r)*diff(N(r),r$3);
newexpr := ibp(expr, 3, r);
newexpr;
(-g(r)*diff(f(r),r)-2*f(r)*(g(r)^2+1/2*diff(g(r),r)))*
diff(diff(N(r),r),r)-g(r)^4*N(r)*diff(diff(f(r),r),r)
```

No third derivatives! Hooray!
### Source Code

```
#This maple procedure will integrate an algebraic function by parts, neglecting
#boundary terms
#First, the helper procedures
_ibp_solveeqn := proc(outexpr,oldterm,ibpcoeff,derivterm,dparam)
local newterm, counter, myinteger;
newterm := expand(diff(ibpcoeff,dparam)*op(1,derivterm));
if is(op(0,newterm) = `+`) then
for counter from 1 to nops(newterm) do:
if is(op(counter,newterm)/oldterm,real) then
myinteger := op(counter,newterm)/oldterm;
newterm := ( newterm - myinteger*oldterm)/(1+myinteger);
break;
fi:
end do:
fi:
RETURN(outexpr - oldterm - newterm);
end proc:
_ibp_specifiedfn := proc(functions,newexpr,term,dparam,power,tryhard)
local function, j, localexpr,exitparam, tmp, thecoeff, derivterm;
exitparam := false;
localexpr:=newexpr;
for function in functions do
if (has(term,diff(function,dparam $ power)) and not(has(term,diff(function,dparam $ power+1))) ) then
for j from 1 to nops(term) do
tmp := op(j,term);
if (has(tmp,diff(function,dparam $ power)) and not(has(tmp,diff(function,dparam $ power+1))) ) then
if is(op(0,tmp) = `^`) then
thecoeff := coeff(term,diff(function,dparam $ power)^op(2,tmp))*diff(function,dparam $ power)^(op(2,tmp)-1);
if is(tryhard=false) then
exitparam := true;
fi:
break;
elif is(op(0,tmp) = `diff`) then
thecoeff := coeff(term,diff(function,dparam $ power));
break;
else
print("Error - could not determine power of term.");
RETURN(localexpr);
fi:
fi:
end do:
if is(exitparam = true) then
break;
else
derivterm :=term/thecoeff;
localexpr := _ibp_solveeqn(localexpr,term,thecoeff,derivterm,dparam);
break;
fi:
fi:
end do:
RETURN(localexpr);
end proc:
ibp := proc(expr,power,dparam,functions:=[],tryhard:=false)
local expr2,newexpr,exprlength,termlength,term,thecoeff,i,j,tmp,counter,derivterm;
description "This utility integrates an expression by parts in the manner most likely to make a mathematician cry, picking out the terms of power \'power\' and differentiating with respect to the other terms. Boundary terms are always neglected. Arguments are: the expression, the power of derivative you wish to lower, the variable with respect to which you differentiate, a list of the functions which possess the higher derivatives which you wish to integrate (optional), and a boolean determining whether we integrate expressions inside of powers or not (optional - default no). If you do not specify the final option, I will assume you want to integrate all function that have a derivative of order \'power\'. Written by W. Brenna, Aug 14 2012. Version 0.4 - modified Aug 23, 2012.";
expr2 := expand(expr);
exprlength := nops(expr2);
newexpr := expr2;
#Make sure we have a reasonable power.
if not(power > 0 and is(power,integer)) then
print("Error! Currently fractional or negative powers are unsupported.");
RETURN(expr2);
fi:
if not(is(functions=[])) then
if is(op(0,expr2)=`+`) then
for i from 1 to exprlength do
term := op(i,expr2);
newexpr := _ibp_specifiedfn(functions,newexpr,term,dparam,power,tryhard):
end do:
else
term := expr2;
newexpr := _ibp_specifiedfn(functions,newexpr,term,dparam,power,tryhard):
fi:
else
#populate the list of functions to be "all functions", if none were specified
if is(op(0,expr2) = `+`) then
for i from 1 to exprlength do
term := op(i,expr2);
termlength := nops(term);
for j from 1 to termlength do
if is(op(0,op(j,term)) = diff) then
if is(op(2,op(j,term)) = dparam) then
tmp := op(j,term);
for counter from 1 to power+1 while is(op(0,tmp) = diff) do
tmp := op(1,tmp);
if is(counter = power) then
if is(op(0,tmp) = diff) then
print("Warning: you have a derivative higher than the power you specified. It was ignored. If you are aware of this, pay no heed to me.");
else
#bonus code to perform infinite integration by parts!
thecoeff := coeff(term, op(j,term));
derivterm := term/thecoeff;
newexpr := _ibp_solveeqn(newexpr,term,thecoeff,derivterm,dparam);
fi:
fi:
end do:
fi:
fi:
end do:
end do:
else
term := expr2;
termlength := nops(term);
for j from 1 to termlength do
if is(op(0,op(j,term)) = diff) then
if is(op(2,op(j,term)) = dparam) then
tmp := op(j,term);
for counter from 1 to power+1 while is(op(0,tmp) = diff) do
tmp := op(1,tmp);
if is(counter = power) then
if is(op(0,tmp) = diff) then
print("Warning: you have a derivative higher than the power you specified. It was ignored. If you are aware of this, pay no heed to me.");
else
thecoeff := coeff(term, op(j,term));
derivterm := term/thecoeff;
newexpr := _ibp_solveeqn(newexpr,term,thecoeff,derivterm,dparam);
fi:
fi:
end do:
fi:
fi:
end do:
fi:
fi:
RETURN(simplify(newexpr,size));
end:
```