Hi, how would I find the area bounded by the curve y=1/x between 1 and 5? Surely when you integrate y=1/x dx = 0?
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Originally Posted by chunkylumber111 Hi, how would I find the area bounded by the curve y=1/x between 1 and 5? Surely when you integrate y=1/x dx = 0? It's a standard integral: $\displaystyle \int \dfrac{dx}{x} = \ln |x| + C = \log_e |x| + C$.
$\displaystyle \ln{x} = \int_1^x \frac{1}{t} \, dt$
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