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Re: integration troubleIf you guys want to laugh, Mathmatica's online integrator gives; Last edited by irspow (20060216 13:51:19) #29 20060218 12:28:22
Re: integration troubleAs my Calc teacher once said, "Machines sometimes give us some interesting answers..." El que pega primero pega dos veces. #30 20060219 00:23:22
Re: integration troubleYou are correct ryos, it wouldn't really matter if this problem was to be solved by a computer. The two answers are indeed equal. I was thinking however about the scenario in which the result was going to be an integral (pun not intended) part of one's work. Remembering and applying their formula would be much harder than would be necessary. I, for one, had until now believed that such programs simplified their answers for our convenience. #32 20060219 17:27:58
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And that, in a nutshell, is the difference between scientists and engineers. El que pega primero pega dos veces. 