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5.2 Definite Integrals. Greg Kelly, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington. When we find the area under a curve by adding rectangles, the answer is called a Rieman sum . The width of a rectangle is called a subinterval . The entire interval is called the partition . subinterval.

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5.2 Definite Integrals

Greg Kelly, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington

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When we find the area under a curve by adding rectangles, the answer is called a Rieman sum.

The width of a rectangle is called a subinterval.

The entire interval is called the partition.

subinterval

partition

Subintervals do not all have to be the same size.

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If the partition is denoted by P, then the length of the longest subinterval is called the norm of P and is denoted by .

As gets smaller, the approximation for the area gets better.

subinterval

partition

if P is a partition

of the interval

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is called the definite integral of

over .

If we use subintervals of equal length, then the length of a subinterval is:

The definite integral is then given by:

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Leibnitz introduced a simpler notation for the definite integral:

Note that the very small change in x becomes dx.

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It is called a dummy variable because the answer does not depend on the variable chosen.

upper limit of integration

Integration

Symbol

integrand

variable of integration

(dummy variable)

lower limit of integration

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velocity

time

In section 5.1, we considered an object moving at a constant rate of 3 ft/sec.

Since rate . time = distance:

If we draw a graph of the velocity, the distance that the object travels is equal to the area under the line.

After 4 seconds, the object has gone 12 feet.

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If the velocity varies:

Distance:

(C=0 since s=0 at t=0)

After 4 seconds:

The distance is still equal to the area under the curve!

Notice that the area is a trapezoid.

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What if:

We could split the area under the curve into a lot of thin trapezoids, and each trapezoid would behave like the large one in the previous example.

It seems reasonable that the distance will equal the area under the curve.

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The area under the curve

We can use anti-derivatives to find the area under a curve!

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Let area under the curve from a to x.

(“a” is a constant)

Let’s look at it another way:

Then:

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min f

max f

h

The area of a rectangle drawn under the curve would be less than the actual area under the curve.

The area of a rectangle drawn above the curve would be more than the actual area under the curve.

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As h gets smaller, min f and max f get closer together.

This is the definition of derivative!

initial value

Take the anti-derivative of both sides to find an explicit formula for area.

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As h gets smaller, min f and max f get closer together.

Area under curve from a to x = antiderivative at x minus antiderivative at a.

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Example:

Find the area under the curve from x=1 to x=2.

Area under the curve from x=1 to x=2.

Area from x=0

to x=2

Area from x=0

to x=1

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ENTER

2nd

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Example:

Find the area under the curve from x=1 to x=2.

To do the same problem on the TI-89:

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Example:

Find the area between the

x-axis and the curve

from to .

pos.

neg.

On the TI-89:

If you use the absolute value function, you don’t need to find the roots.

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