# Thread: simple integration

1. ## simple integration

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\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}x^{-1/2}e^{x/2}dx
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2. Edit: sorry it was wrong

3. Hello,

This is weird because it is not defined for x<0...

4. Originally Posted by wantanswers
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\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}x^{-1/2}e^{x/2}dx
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Well intuitively when say x>1, $e^{x/2}$ grow faster then $\sqrt{x}$ . It follows that $\int_1^\infty \frac{e^{x/2}}{\sqrt{x}}\,dx$ diverges and hence so is the original integral.