# Integral interpretation.

1. May 10, 2007

### sutupidmath

I would like to know if there is any geometric interpretation of the indefinite integral ? Or perheps to tell me what actually indefinite integral represents??
thnx in return

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2. May 10, 2007

### Office_Shredder

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It's indefinite integral. An indefinite integral is just an integral without bounds; essentially, it's the opposite operator of differentiation.

3. May 10, 2007

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
Also called the "anti-derivative". If you fix a lower bound, x= a,- essentially choose a specific "constant of integration", it can be interpreted as the area under the curve from x= a to x.