Finding area under curves by integration

 

Area under curves by integration

The area under a curve and the x-axis can be found by integrating the curve between two chosen values of x.


Area = ∫ x2/4 dx

E.g.
Area under the curve between x = 1 and x = 4 = ∫ x2/4 dx
= [x3/12] 41
= 64/12 - 1/12
= 63/12
= 5.3(1 d.p.)


For interactive practice of the above, here is the applet:

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