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Computing Definite Integrals Using the Definition

by Jim Hartman

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 2010

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Integration
Applicable Course(s): 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II | 3.5 Non-mainstream Calc II

The author finds Riemann sums that equal exactly the definite integrals for polynomials and negative-integer power functions.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Integration Methods
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