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Why do we say that f is a function of t and then take the derivative of the integral with respect to x? This confuses me because x is also the upper limit of integration.
If F is an anti-derivative of f, thenASmc2 said:Why do we say that f is a function of t and then take the derivative of the integral with respect to x? This confuses me because x is also the upper limit of integration.
ASmc2 said:Thank you. After I have posted this thread, I proved to myself that the statement makes sense by using the First Fundamental Theorem (which is what you guys are saying). But now I have another question:
What if we have f(x) instead of f(t) under the integral and we take the integral with respect to x? Would that make the statement bogus?
ASmc2 said:Why do we say that f is a function of t and then take the derivative of the integral with respect to x? This confuses me because x is also the upper limit of integration.
The Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is a mathematical theorem that relates the process of differentiation to the process of integration. It states that if f(x) is a continuous function on the interval [a,b] and F(x) is the anti-derivative of f(x), then the definite integral of f(x) from a to b is equal to F(b) - F(a).
The First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus states that the integration of a function can be calculated by finding its anti-derivative. The Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, on the other hand, relates the derivative and integral of a function, showing that they are inverse operations.
The Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus has many practical applications in physics, engineering, and other fields. It can be used to find the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of an object, calculate the area under a curve, and solve various optimization problems.
No, the Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus can only be applied to continuous functions. If a function is discontinuous or has a vertical asymptote within the interval of integration, then the theorem cannot be applied.
The Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus can be proved using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, the Mean Value Theorem, and the definition of the derivative. The proof involves showing that the anti-derivative of a function is the same as the derivative of its integral, and then using the Mean Value Theorem to demonstrate that the difference between the two is equal to the original function.