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Simple Question

  1. Feb 26, 2010 #1
    I have a slight problem taking the anti derivative of a function. Using two methods I get two answers. Look at the picture to see the difference.

    I think that they're both the same, but one has a constant of 1/2. Is this an issue?
    http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs413.snc3/24919_1290260109877_1631487092_714376_3645281_n.jpg [Broken]
     
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  3. Feb 26, 2010 #2
    They're the same. Notice that the only difference in those two is (1/2) (look at the bottom right). However, the C attributes for this difference. The Cs are different in both of these functions, but after applying the initial condition, you will get the exact same function. You were assuming that the two Cs were the same.
     
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