Re: Integrate question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg82334] Re: Integrate question*From*: "Oskar Itzinger" <oskar at opec.org>*Date*: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 04:44:22 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200710160728.DAA08846@smc.vnet.net> <ff4hpp$k0e$1@smc.vnet.net>

Ok, Mathematica 2.1 was "mindless" here, but why was it considered to be "wrong"? /oskar "Andrzej Kozlowski" <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote in message news:ff4hpp$k0e$1 at smc.vnet.net... > > The reason is that Mathematica 2.1 was wrong and Mathematica 5.2 is > much more careful and right. What Mathematica 2.1 did here was simply: > > Subtract @@ (Integrate[x/(3 x^2 - 1)^3, x] /. {{x -> 1}, {x -> 0}}) > 1/16 > > in other words, it applied the Newton-Leibnitz rule in a mindless > way.

**References**:**Integrate question***From:*"Oskar Itzinger" <oskar@opec.org>