Flashcards in 10.2.2 Limits of Integration and Area Deck (7):
Limits of Integration and Area
• To find the area of a region bounded by the graphs of two functions, find the limits of integration by determining where the graphs intersect. Then take the definite integral of the difference of the two functions along that interval.
- You will have to do some algebra if the endpoints of the region are not stated.
- Remember that the two curves cross when the two functions are equal. So set their expressions equal to each other and solve for the endpoints.
- Once you have the endpoints, you can set up the definite integral normally.
- Remember to take the upper curve and subtract the lower curve.
- Be careful! It is very easy to make an algebraic or arithmetic mistake while evaluating definite integrals. Always double check that your answer agrees with your sketch of the region.
Find the area of the region bound by y = x + 5, y = −x/2 + 1, and the y-axis.
Find the area of the region bound by y = cos x, y = −sin x, and the y-axis in the second quadrant.
Find the area of the region bound by y = x/2 and y=√x
What is the area bound between the curves f (x) = x ^2 and g (x) = x ^3?
A = 1/12