Ok guys, this is my first post. Please go easy... This question is from Morris Kline's Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach and unfortunately there aren't solutions for all questions (really annoying). I'm not even sure if this counts as a contradiction but anyway: Let us evaluate int.(1/x)dx by parts. If we let u=1/x and dv=1dx, we obtain int.(dx/x)=1 + int.(dx/x). Then 1=0. What is wrong? I would really appreciate a simple explanation from any of you experienced brains out there! Thanks.