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Dissonance in E

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## Homework Statement

Evaluate:

INTEGRAL(-1, 1): 1^x2

## Homework Equations

power rule

## The Attempt at a Solution

1/x^2

x^-2

x^-1

**(-1/x)**

plugging in values:

(-1/1) - (-1/-1)

-1 - 1

**-2**

Now i KNOW that -2 is an incorrect answer, the solution is infinity according to maple, nut I am not 100% why. I would guess its something to do with the fact that the integral involves the value x = 0 which is undefined for f(x) = -1/x as it asymptotically approaches 0.

Could i get a nice concise, clarification. thx