# Can any one explain me about Integrals and derivatives in breif

1. Oct 4, 2011

### srikar97

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

can any one explain me about Integrals and derivatives in brief

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3. The attempt at a solution

2. Oct 4, 2011

### gash789

A good reference to understand graphically what is happening can be found here http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/math/derint.html" [Broken].

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3. Oct 4, 2011

### Hootenanny

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You seem to be asking for the equivalent of several university level lecture courses. Sadly, this is impossible in a forum setting such as this. You might try searching for some relevant lecture notes on the internet, in particular, MIT's site is extremely useful: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

4. Oct 4, 2011

### Staff: Mentor

I'll try. You know that an equation can be plotted on a set of x-y axes. Well, the derivative of that equation at any value of x tells you the slope of that graph at that value of x (so this saves you having to draw the graph and trying to work out the approximate slope that way).

The integral of that equation between any two values of x tells you the area between the graph and the x-axis, and bounded by those two x values. This saves you having to draw the graph and trying to work out the approximate area, perhaps by counting squares and fractions of squares.

This is just a start, of course. Calculus can do much more.

5. Oct 4, 2011

### srikar97

thank you all for the help!!!