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Area Under a Curve


Area Under a Curve

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Applet computes the area of a figure made of rectangles which approximates the region under the given curve. Thiscurve is the graph of a polynomial of degree three or less.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: August 06, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 17, 2011
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Submitter: John Walkup
Keywords: limit, method of false position, area, parabola, geometry


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Bernd Schroeder
14 years ago

Bernd Schroeder (Faculty)

Nice interactive applet to visualize Riemann sums. Great for demonstrations.
Unfortunately limited to polynomials of degree 3 or less, but then again, how
many demonstrations does one need?

Technical Remarks:

Runs fine under WIN98 and Explorer