I understand that if you have a function in which you want to determine the full (i.e. account for positive and negative values) integral you need to break down your limits into separate intervals accordingly.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Is there any way in which you can avoid this or is it mathematically impossible? If so, can someone explain to me why you can't?

I thought about trying to incorporate a rectified sine wave (abs(sinx) as an alternative but is such a function applicable/usable (is it even considered continuous)? How do you represent and integrate such a function algebraically?

Thanks.

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# B Definite integrals with +ve and -ve values

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