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Homework Help: Graphical Integration

  1. Jan 26, 2005 #1
    How would you graph the integral of [tex] f(x) = x [/tex]? What is the process to graph an integral?

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  3. Jan 26, 2005 #2


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    Do you mean to graph this "beauty":
    [tex]\int x \ dx =\frac{x^{2}}{2}+C [/tex]

    It's a family of parabolas...

  4. Jan 26, 2005 #3
    oh ok. thanks a lot
  5. Jan 26, 2005 #4


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    The way to "graph an integral" is to first find the integral (which will involve a "constant of integration") and then integrate! Since you will have a different function for every value of C, you will, as dextercioby said, a "family" of graphs.
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