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Calculus Clarity

  1. Sep 14, 2009 #1
    Hello, I'd just like a bit of clarity with my calculus study as I'm learning this not-so-harsh

    subject on my lonesome and would do good to iron out the mental creases I've accumulated.

    [tex] \alpha \lambda \varphi \alpha : [/tex] [tex] \int x^-^1 = 1n |x| + C[/tex]

    What does the [tex] 1n [/tex] mean or stand for, like does the n represent an interger and if

    so, could you provide an example of when this would be used?


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  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 14, 2009 #2
    It's the natural log function. ln(x)

    It's an 'l' not a '1' :wink:

    and the formula is an integral. It would be used when
    integrating :smile:
     
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