(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What is wrong with the equation:

[tex]\int^{\pi}_{0} sec^{2} x dx = tan x\right|^{\pi}_{0} = 0[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

None

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't know where to begin. I am inclined to give a mathematical (as opposed to a paragraph-like) explanation as to why this is incorrect. Clearly because of the vertical asymptotes of the integrand, the area under the curve on that interval will be infinite. But I know that this will not suffice as an answer, so how do show this mathematically or perhaps be more specific? Or both an explanation and mathematical explanation.

Thank you in advance!

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# Homework Help: Simple definite integral

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