This applet visually represents Riemann sums, including left rectangle, right rectangle, midpoint, Simpson's, and trapezoidal. The relation of these sums to the antiderivative is explored.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: December 02, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 28, 2013
Submitter: Patricia (Pat) Taylor
Keywords: mid-point area, Riemann sums, left area, java applet, right area
Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure
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Discussion for Riemann Sums
5 years ago
Jeffrey Meyer (Staff)
The next time I teach Riemann sums, I intend to use this applet. It is straight forward in its design. It could be useful as either an in-class demonstration or as an homework assignment for students. The interactive nature of the applet has the potential to keep students engaged while developing their intuition for Riemann sums.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent an hour or so playing with the functionality of this site.