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    Hello all, just wondering, what else is integration used for other than on graphs and finding the constant or whatever ? Thanks


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    Can you use it for anything else other than this though?


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    (Original post by mabbotts)
    Hello all, just wondering, what else is integration used for other than on graphs and finding the constant or whatever ? Thanks


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    Many applications ranging from the world of sport to finance.
    Are you at school? If so has your teacher not wowed you with just a couple of little applications?
    I think for those who have done physics (or have any interest in cars/speed) at GCSE the most easy thing to relate to would be the displacement/velocity/acceleration and back again model through differentiation and integration.
    Whilst not sexy maths at least it gives something pupils can relate to given past experiences.
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    (Original post by mabbotts)
    Hello all, just wondering, what else is integration used for other than on graphs and finding the constant or whatever ? Thanks


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    Finding areas, finding volumes, finding arc lengths

    finding a function given its derivative

    solving differential equations, modelling physical situations

    defining complex functions and transforms

    defining an inner product for functions that generalizes the dot product for vectors

    evaluating cumulative probability for continuous distributions

    etc etc
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    Awesome, thanks guys


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