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In summary, dx and dy are used to indicate the variable that is being integrated in terms of. After integration, there should no longer be any "dx" or "dy" in the expression. These symbols represent infinitesimal units of length along the x and y axes respectively, and can be used to create more complex shapes when integrated together.

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One of the things that people associate with dx is an infinitesimal unit of length along the x axis.

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The notation dx and dy are used to represent infinitesimal changes in the independent variable x and dependent variable y, respectively. In calculus, dx represents the change in x and dy represents the change in y as the independent variable changes.

The process of integrating using dx and dy involves finding the antiderivative of the function with respect to the independent variable x. The notation for the integral using dx is ∫ f(x) dx, which means the integral of the function f(x) with respect to x. Similarly, the notation for the integral using dy is ∫ f(y) dy, which means the integral of the function f(y) with respect to y.

Integrating using dx and dy can be thought of as finding the area under a curve. The integral of a function f(x) with respect to x is the sum of all the small areas under the curve, with the width of each strip being dx. Similarly, the integral of a function f(y) with respect to y is the sum of all the small areas under the curve, with the width of each strip being dy.

No, dx and dy cannot be used interchangeably in integration. They represent infinitesimal changes in different variables and have different meanings. The notation used should correspond to the independent variable being considered in the integral.

In multivariable calculus, integrating using dx and dy involves finding the antiderivative of a function with respect to multiple variables. This is done by integrating one variable at a time, while treating the other variables as constants. The notation used for this type of integration is ∫∫ f(x,y) dx dy, which means the integral of the function f(x,y) with respect to both x and y.

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