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1. Find, by integration, the area under the curve


bounded by the X axis and the lines




verify this by a geometric process.

2. Find the area under the curve

bounded by the X axis and the lines

x = 0


x = 2

3. Find the area between the curve

and the X axis, from

x = -1


x = 3



The following are the major topics covered in this chapter:

1. Definition of integration: Integration is defined as the inverse of differentiation.

where F(x) is the function whose derivative is the function f(x); is the integral sign; f(x) is the integrand; and dx is the differential.

2. Area under a curve:

where (sigma) is the symbol for sum, n is the number of rec­tangles, is the area of each rectangle, and k is the designa­tion number of each rectangle.

Intermediate Value Theorem:

where f(c) is the function at an intermediate point between a and b.

where F(b) - F(a) are the integrals of the function of the curve at the values b and a.

3. Indefinite integrals:

where C is called a constant of integration, a number which is independent of the variable of integration.

Theorem 1. If two functions differ by a constant, they have the same derivative.

Theorem 2. If two functions have the same derivative, their difference is a constant.

4. Rules for integration:

The integral of a differential of a function is the function plus a constant.

A constant may be moved across the integral sign. NOTE: A variable may NOT be moved across the integral sign.

The integral of du may be obtained by adding 1 to the ex­ponent and then dividing by this new exponent. NOTE: If n is minus 1, this rule is not valid.

The integral of a sum is equal to the sum of the integrals.

5. Definite integrals:

where b, the upper limit, and a, the lower limit, are given values.

6. Areas above and below a curve:

If the graph of y = f(x), between x = a and x = b, has por­tions above and portions below the X axis, then

is the sum of the absolute values of the positive areas above the X axis and the negative areas below the X axis.

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE PROBLEMS Evaluate the following integrals:


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