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Strange integral notation

  1. Nov 1, 2005 #1
    This is a strange question, but why (in some physics books) are integrals given as:

    [tex]\int dx\,f\left(x\right)[/tex]

    rather than

    [tex]\int f\left(x\right)\,dx[/tex]

    ??
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2005 #2

    Dr Transport

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    No real reason, they are equivalent statements...
     
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