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Why might an integral found in a table differ from the

Calculus: Early Transcendentals | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780321570567 | Authors: William L. Briggs, Lyle Cochran, Bernard Gillett ISBN: 9780321570567 2

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Problem 3E

Problem 3E

Why might an integral found in a table differ from the same integral evaluated by a computer algebra system?

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Why might an integral found in a table differ from the same integral evaluated by a computer algebra system?

Answer

 sometimes a CAS may not know how to integrate a particular function, sometimes it may integrate incorrectly, and other times it may give the answer in a strange form which does not match the answer we would expect. We illustrate with an example.

Example

 Use your calculator to evaluate

 The calculator gives back

which means it does not know how to integrate this function.

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Chapter 7.5, Problem 3E is Solved
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Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals
Edition: 1
Author: William L. Briggs, Lyle Cochran, Bernard Gillett
ISBN: 9780321570567

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