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### Algebra of Integrals

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»  Properties of definite integrals

→  int_a^b f(x) dx = int_a^b f(y) dy

→  int_a^a f(x) dx = 0

→  int_a^b f(x) dx = -int_b^a f(x)dx

→  int_a^b f(x)dx + int_b^c f(x)dx=int_a^c f(x)dx

### Properties of Definite Integrals

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Properties of definite integrals is understood as area under the curve

• area under a to b is negative of area under b to a

• area under a to c is sum of area under a to b and area under b to c

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In this page, the properties of definite integrals, specifically based on the limits of integration, are explained.

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Starting on learning "Properties of Definite Integrals". In this page, the properties of definite integrals, specifically based on the limits of integration, are explained.

Definite integral is defined as int_a^b f(x)dx = g(b)-g(a), where g(x) is found by either one of the following

• aggregate-of-change represented by lim_(n->oo) sum_(i=1)^n f(a+(i (b-a))/n) xx (b-a)/n

• the anti-derivative of f(x) represented by d/(dx) g(x) = f(x).

• the area under the curve f(x) between a and b.

To understand the properties of definite integrals one of these is used.

• aggregate of change provides rigorous mathematical proof.

• anti-derivatives provide proof derived from properties of derivatives.

• area under the curve provide the geometrical methods.

A proof given in one of these three can be verified in other.

It is noted that anti-derivatives or indefinite integrals can be used to compute definite integrals.

The properties pertaining to addition, subtraction, and multiplication by constant are studied for indefinite integrals. Will those be applicable to definite integrals?

• Yes, the properties are directly applicable
• No, these have to be figured out independently for definite integrals

The answer is "Yes, the properties are directly applicable".

Consider two forms of definite integrals.

int_a^b f(x)dx = g(b)-g(a) and int_a^b f(y)dy = g(b)-g(a).

The left hand side has different variables x and y inside the definite integrals. The right hand side is independent of the variables. What would be the value of the result of the two integrals? Will they be equal?

• Yes, the results would be equal
• no, the results would not be equal

The answer is "Yes, the results would be equal".

Intuitive understanding of
int_a^b f(x) dx = int_a^b f(y) dy

In int_a^b f(y)dy the variable of integration is y and so the limits a to b are for y.

In int_a^bf(x)dx the variable of integration is x and so the limits a to b are for x.

Despite any relationship between y and x, the given definite integrals are identical.

Given int_a^b f(x) dx = g(b)-g(a), what is the value of int_a^a f(x) dx?

• 0
• 2g(a)

The answer is "0". int_a^a f(x) =g(a)-g(a)=0.

Intuitive understanding of
int_a^a f(x) dx = 0 : The area under the curve is 0 between a and a as the width is 0.

Given int_a^b f(x)dx = k, what is int_b^a f(x)dx?

• k
• -k

The answer is "-k"

Intuitive understanding of
int_a^b f(x) dx = -int_b^a f(x)dx : The area under the curve is positive when the traversal is in increasing x direction. And the area under the curve is negative when the traversal is in the decreasing x direction. So, when the limits are switched, the direction of traversal reverses.

Given int_a^b f(x)dx = k and int_b^c f(x)dx = l, what is int_a^c f(x)dx? Note: int_a^b f(x)dx is the area under the curve from a to b. int_b^c f(x)dx is the area under the curve from b to c. The question is to find area under the curve from a to c.

• k+l
• cannot be computed

The answer is "k+l". That is int_a^c f(x)dx =int_a^b f(x)dx + int_b^c f(x)dx.

Intuitive understanding of
int_a^b f(x)dx + int_b^c f(x)dx=int_a^c f(x)dx

• the aggregate of change continues from the end of one integral to the second integral.  • Area under the curve adds under the given integrals.

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Properties of Definite Integrals:
int_a^b f(x) dx = int_a^b f(y) dy

int_a^a f(x) dx = 0

int_a^b f(x) dx = -int_b^a f(x)dx

int_a^b f(x)dx + int_b^c f(x)dx=int_a^c f(x)dx

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Exercise

practice questions to master the knowledge

Exercise

Given int_0^2 f(x)dx = 20 and y=2x, what is int_0^2 f(y)dy ?

• 40
• 20

The answer is "20".

Given
int_a^b f(x) dx = 2 and int_c^b f(x) dx = 1, what is int_a^c f(x)dx?

• 1
• 3

The answer is "1".

int_a^c f(x)dx

= int_a^b f(x)dx +int_b^c f(x)dx

= int_a^b f(x)dx -int_c^b f(x)dx

= 2-1

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Definite integral is defined as integral a to b, f of x dx, = g of b minus g of a, where g of x is found by either one of the following. Aggregate of change represented by limit of summation. or anti derivative of f of x, or the area under the curve f of x between a and b. ;; To understand the properties of definite integrals one of these is used. Aggregate of change provides rigorous mathematical proof. anti-derivatives provide proof derived from properties of derivatives. area under the curve provide the geometrical methods.
It is noted that anti-derivatives or indefinite integrals can be used to compute definite integrals. The properties pertaining to addition, subtraction, and multiplication by constant are studied for indefinite integrals. Will those be applicable to definite integrals.
yes;s;properties;directly
Yes, the properties are directly applicable
no;these;have;figured
No, these have to be figured out independently for definite integrals
The answer is "Yes, the properties are directly applicable".
Consider two forms of definite integrals. The left hand side has different variables x and y inside the definite integrals. The right hand side is independent of the variables. What would be the value of the result of the two integrals? Will they be equal.
yes;s
Yes, the results would be equal
no;not
no, the results would not be equal
The answer is "Yes, the results would be equal".
Intuitive understanding of given result is: In integral a to b f of y d y, the variable of integration is y and the limits a to b are for y. In integral a to b f of x d x the variable of integration is y and the limits a to b are for x. Despite any relationship between y and x, the given definite integrals are identical.
Given integral 0 to 2 f of x d x = 20 and y = 2 x. What is integral 0 to 2 f of y d y.
40
40
20
20
Given integral a to b f of x d x, = g of b minus g of a. What is the value of integral from a to a, f of x, d x.
0
0
2;times;
2 times g of a
intuitive understanding of integral from a to a f of x d x = 0 : The area under the curve is 0 between a and a, as the width is 0
Given integral from a to b f of x, d x, = k what is integral b to a f of x, d x.
1
2
Intuitive understanding of the given result is : The area under the curve is positive when the traversal is in increasing x direction. And the area under the curve is negative when the traversal is in the decreasing x direction. So, when the limits are switched, the direction of traversal reverses.
Given integral a to b, f of x, d x = k, and integral b to c, f of x, d x = l, what is integral a to c, f of x, d x.
k;l
k+l
cannot;can;not;b;be;computed
cannot be computed
The answer is "k + l"
Intuitive understanding of the given result is: The aggregate of change continues from the end of one integral to the second integral.;; Area under the curve adds under the given integrals.
Simplified nub of area definite integrals is given.
Reference Jogger for properties of definite integral is given
Given two integrals, what is integral a to c, f of x d x.
1
1
3
3