# Applications of Integration – Accumulation 1

The idea that the definite integral is an “accumulator” means that integrating a rate of change over an integral gives the net amount of change over the interval.Many of the application of integration are based on this idea. Here are some past posts on this idea. Accumulation An introductory activity to explore accumulation and the relationship…

# Applications of Integration – Volume

One of the major applications of integration is to find the volumes of various solid figures. Volume of Solids with Regular Cross-sections  This is where to start with volume problems. After all, solids of revolution are just a special case of solids with regular cross-sections. Volumes of Revolution Subtract the Hole from the Whole and…

# Y the FTC?

So, you’ve finally proven the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and have written on the board: And the students ask, “What good is that?” and “When are we ever going to use that?” Here’s your answer. There are two very important uses of this theorem. Show them BOTH uses right away to help your students see…

# Applications of Integration – Area & Average Value

Usually the first application of integration is to find the area bounded by a function and the x-axis, followed by finding the area between two functions. We begin with these problems First some calculator hints Graphing Integrals using a graphing calculator to graph functions defined by integrals Graphing Calculator Use  and Definition Integrals – Exam…