Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing

This Question is Open

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
better yet, let me convince you what is the physical representation of the integral from x=a to x=b ?
 one year ago

erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i don't know much about integrals but i know they represent sum of anything so how could we sum up zero
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
that is one convincing argument^
 one year ago

honey26Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
There is nothing like integral of zero.You should mention with respect to which you are integrating it.If it is the integration of 0 with respect to ,say some dt,then its value is a constant.in the case of integral of zero with anything gives us a constant.
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
the integral of zero is asking about the area under the curve f(x)=0 what is the area under the line y=0 ?
 one year ago

erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@TuringTest is it ...lol..i am in 9th grade..but love sign of integral lol
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Well your explanation is quite valid :) As I side note, I always loved the symbol of the integral as well ;)
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
@honey26 your explanation is not right, you are describing the integral of 1
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
the integral of zero has a meaning: the area under the curve of y=0, or the sum of all the y values in some interval as @erica.d said, which is 0+0+0+0+0....=0 so there are two ways to see that the answer is zero
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
sorry, what I said is only for definite integrals, I think I see your point now @honey26
 one year ago

honey26Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yah,it is true that integral of zero means area under the line y=0 but indefinite integral of 1 with respect to dt gives us t but not a constant,right.
 one year ago

erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
does indefinite integral represent sum @TuringTest i guess No :)
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yes it does represent a sum actually the symbol you love so much \[\int\]is in fact a medieval S that stands for "summa"
 one year ago

erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh thanks for this nugget of wisdom ..... :D
 one year ago

honey26Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
indefinite integral is also a sum but it has no limits like definite integral.
 one year ago

erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
guys i need to learn it more ::( i feel so stupid here
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
...and that is why the indefinite integral of 0 can be a constant, because \[\int0dx\]asks "what function is 0 the derivative of?" the answer is any constant, (or in multivarible terms, any variable that does not depend on x)
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
if you are in 9th grade @erica.d you are way ahead of where I was back then. I was busy failing algebra, I had to go to summer school ;)
 one year ago

erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
he he thanks :) i am just curious to solve those complex equation that i have seen on TV
 one year ago

TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
you will, I'm sure :D
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.