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F is integrable but f^2 is not integrable

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Give an example of a sequence of integrable functions f:R -> R such that f is integrable but f^2 is not integrable. Prove your results.


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would 1/sqrt(x) for x ∈ [0,1] work? any other suggestions?
how would you prove that its does work? woudl you just plug it in and show it doesn't work or is there something more to it?

Thanks! I really appreciate your help!
 

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Sure f(x)=1/sqrt(x) on [0,1] works. Just integrate it. It's improper, but that shouldn't be a problem.
 
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super. I thought proofs had to be more complicated, somehow.
Is there any theorem that explains integrability?
 
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super. I thought proofs had to be more complicated, somehow.
Is there any theorem that explains integrability?
There's a lot of theorems about integrability. There's no one that explains everything. If you can do it as an elementary integral, like this one, you don't need anything complicated. Just a little imagination.
 

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