(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a) integral of e^(x^2) (ie, integral of e to the x squared power)

b) integral from -1 to 6 of the square root of 3 plus the absolute power of x (sorry i dont know how to make it look nice on these forums...havent learned the code for it yet)

c) this one is slightly different: express the integral from 1 to 5 of x/(x+1) as a limit

2. Relevant equations

n/a

3. The attempt at a solution

(a)integral of e^(x^2) (ie, integral of e to the x squared power)

i know the integral of e^x is itself. but i cant figure out how to adapt to the fact that the x is squared. i tried substitution but that didnt help much.

(b)integral from -1 to 6 of the square root of 3 plus the absolute power of x

since the function is always positive, i feel i can just take the integral of the square root of 3 + x (without the absolute power) and plug us -1 and 6 just like normal. is that correct?

(c)express the integral from 1 to 5 of x/(x+1) as a limit

always had a little trouble with these...

i know it will be: the limit as n -> oo (infinity) of the sum from i=1 to n of f(ci)*xi

(hope you can read that :) )

the f(ci) represents the heights of the infinite rectangles and the delta xi represents the equal widths of all the rectangles (and you just sum them all up).

but i always get confused on what to plug into the function itself. in this case x/(x+1). what is ci?

and also if xi = (b-a)/n (in this case 4/n) how does the integral change if it was from 2 to 6 because xi would again be 4/n? or does it not matter? i would think it should be different since the end points of the function change but xi seems to be the same.

thanks for any help!

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# Couple of integrals questions (and with limits)

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