This is a physics problem, but I only need help with the calculus portion of it. I was having trouble figuring out how to split the integral to properly integrate.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\int[/tex][tex]\stackrel{\infty}{-\infty}[/tex](x/x_0)e^{-2|x|/x_0}dx

where x_o is a constant

3. The attempt at a solution

I was wondering how to write the lower part of the integral. What I have is

[tex]\int[/tex][tex]\stackrel{0}{-\infty}[/tex](x/x_0)e^{2x/x_0}dx+[tex]\int[/tex][tex]\stackrel{\infty}{0}[/tex](x/x_0)e^{-2x/x_0}dx

Is that right or should I keep the negative in front of the 2 in the lower integral?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Splitting an integral with an absolute value

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