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- Calculating definite integrals using Riemann Sums
- Explanation of the trapezoid rule
- Approximating definite integrals using technology
- How to approximate definite integrals with Taylor series
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1. Using Riemann Sums to Calculate Definite Integrals
Riemann sums provide a way to calculate definite integrals. The definite integral represents the area under a function, and has a wide variety of applications in math and science.
2. What is the Trapezoid Rule?
In this lesson, you'll move beyond simple rectangles to estimate the area under a curve. Get more sophisticated with your approximations and use trapezoids instead of those pesky rectangles.
3. Using Taylor Series to Approximate Definite Integrals
In this lesson, we explore how to approximate definite integrals using the Taylor series. Using a simple example at first, we then move on to a more complicated integral where the Taylor series approach is very effective.
4. Using Technology to Approximate Definite Integrals
At times, solving for definite integrals by hand may prove to be too tedious of a process. In this event, use of a scientific calculator, specifically the Texas Instruments TI-83 or 84, can make this process much easier.
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