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what are Integrals and what do they tell you?
thharrimw said:so integrals tell you the area of any given function
thharrimw said:how does knowing the area of a equation help you
thharrimw said:how does knowing the area of a equation help you
thharrimw said:how does knowing the area of a equation help you
thharrimw said:how does knowing the area of a equation help you
Integrals are mathematical tools used to calculate the total area under a curve or between two curves. They are also used to find the volume of a three-dimensional shape and to solve various real-world problems in physics, engineering, and economics.
To calculate an integral, you need to find the antiderivative of the function being integrated and then evaluate it at the upper and lower limits of the integral. This is typically done using integration techniques such as substitution, integration by parts, or partial fractions.
The value of an integral represents the sum of all the small changes in the function over a given interval. In other words, it tells you the net effect of the function over that interval. For example, the integral of a velocity function would give you the total distance traveled over a given time period.
The two main types of integrals are definite and indefinite integrals. Definite integrals have specific upper and lower limits, while indefinite integrals do not. Other types of integrals include improper integrals, line integrals, and surface integrals.
Integrals have a wide range of applications, including finding the area and volume of shapes, determining the total displacement or distance traveled by a moving object, and solving optimization problems in economics and physics. They are also used in calculus, physics, and engineering to model and solve various real-world problems.