the answer i got is 0.
the answer in the back of the book says: Does not exist
what did i do incorrectly?
This is what I did:
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The update will be unnecessary since you probably neglected to recognise it as an improper integral (the integrand is undefined at x = 0 which lies in the interval of integration). The first step is therefore to write:
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(A pre-emptive) by the way, statements like make no sense and certainly do not equal zero ....
ah i see since f is not continuous on [a,b] I can't use the fundamental theorem of calculus:
where F is any antiderivative of f, that is, a function such that F'=f
Thank you so much for pointing that out I just forgot to check if its continuous on [-5,5] since its discontinuous at x=0 the integral does not exist