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Are there any real life applications of integration for engineers.
Phyisab**** said:What exactly does it mean to be a "real life application for engineering"? There are more applications for integration than can possibly be listed here. How specifically does something have to involve integration to suit your purposes?
For example, Maxwell's equations can be written in integral form. Numerical solutions of Maxwell's equations can be directly used for a huge number of engineering applications.
Integration is involved in practically every physical theory in some way.
Name some type of engineering task you have in mind, and I bet someone can tell you how integration is essential, at least indirectly.
matqkks said:Are there any real life applications of integration for engineers.
kramer2011 said:All these clever replies and not one specific example of how, during the course of say, a mechanical engineers day, what problems he would be trying to solve using a method of integration...?
I'm currently learning all about these methods, and knowing to what practical purpose they are applied will help me greatly in understanding the values I arrive at. For example, when you find the area under a curve, what does it represent?
There seems to be come clever people on here, now be smart.
Integration is used in a variety of real-life applications, such as calculating areas and volumes, determining displacement and velocity, and finding the average value of a function over a certain interval. It is also used in fields such as economics, physics, and engineering to model and solve real-world problems.
In economics, integration is used to find the total revenue or profit of a company, as well as to calculate consumer surplus and producer surplus. It is also used to model supply and demand curves and analyze market equilibrium.
In physics, integration is used to calculate the work done by a force, the center of mass of an object, and the moment of inertia. It is also used to analyze and solve problems involving motion, such as finding the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of an object over time.
In engineering, integration is used to determine the area and volume of complex shapes, as well as to find the center of mass of an object. It is also used in designing structures, such as bridges and buildings, by calculating the forces and stresses acting on them.
Integration is also used in fields such as chemistry, biology, and medicine. It is used to calculate reaction rates, determine the concentration of a substance over time, and model the spread of diseases. It is also used in finance to calculate compound interest and in computer graphics to create 3D images.