
Re: Seeking Beautiful SingleVariable Calculus Problems
Posted:
Jul 16, 2006 2:32 PM


Ken wrote, providing information I sought:
> This classic little fallacious argument may be too easy for them. > > Since x^2 is positive, you would expect > > the integral from 1 to +1 of 1/(x^2) dx > > to be positive. However, the usual calculation using an antiderivative > gives > > [1/x] from 1 to +1 > > =  1  ( ( 1)) > > =  2 which is negative. > > Why?
I appreciate the problem. Thanks for your help.
 Karl M. Bunday P.O. Box 1456, Minnetonka MN 55345 Learn in Freedom (TM) http://learninfreedom.org/ remove ".de" to email

