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Homework Help: Writing a Riemann Sum w/out Sumation signs

  1. Oct 7, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In this problem you will calculate ∫0,4 ( [(x^2)/4] − 7) dx by using the definition

    ∫a,b f(x) dx = lim (n → ∞) [(n ∑ i=1) (f(xi) ∆x)]

    The summation inside the brackets is Rn which is the Riemann sum where the sample points are chosen to be the right-hand endpoints of each sub-interval.

    Calculate Rn for f(x) = (x^2)/4] − 7 on the interval [0, 4] and write your answer as a function of n without any summation signs.


    2. Relevant equations

    I guess the relevant equations are n(n+1)(2n_1)/6 and (n(n+1))/2


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I followed several guides on line and my solution comes up with the integral, however it is not correct when I submit it.

    (32/(4n^3))((n(n+1)(2n+1))/6)-(64/(4n^3))(n(n+1)/2)+(32/(4n^3)(n))-((14/n)(n))


    NOTE:

    See attached files to make more sense of the problem.
     

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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
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