## Things to Reconsider: The Integral of \(\frac{1}{x}\)

Absolute Absolutes? Consider the following integral: \[\int \frac{1}{x}\,dx = \log_e|x| + C\] When learning this integral, teachers often stress the need to include the absolute value signs. The reasoning behind this is often to do with the fact that the logarithm of a negative number is undefined. However, is...

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