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Cancellation of areas integral

  1. Jan 20, 2005 #1
    Give an example of an integral on (-infinity, infinity) that will lead to an ambigious answer if we evaluate the interal in terms of cancellation of areas.
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  3. Jan 20, 2005 #2


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    Hmmm, sounds like you want a function that is NOT integrable from 0 to infinity and is an odd function. ( f(x)= x leaps to mind.) Do you see WHY that leads to an "ambiguous answer"?
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