Evaluate the following integral:

  1. By the definition of an improper integral we have

  2. We can use the Substitution Rule to find the antiderivative

  3. Now we can combine the above results in order to evaluate the integral

  4. Acknowledgment: The java applet which is used on this page to display the equations in the discussion above is HotEqn from the Virtual Control Lab.

    This page and the javascript on this page was originally written by Marek Szapiel.