Name:__________________

Below is the graph of f(x) = x
2
+ 2. The shaded area is the area of concern. We have bounded the area between f(x)
and the x-axis over the interval [0,1].
1.)
a. Let n= 2, so partition the area over the interval [0,1] into 2 equal sections by drawing lines up to
the f(x) graph. Use these lines as the right-hand endpoints of rectangles.
b. Determine x ∆ . ( Hint x ∆ =
n
a b −
)
c. Use the right endpoints to estimate the upper sum of the area under the curve by filling out the
chart below:
Height of rectangle
f(c
i
)= f( i x ⋅ ∆ )
Width of
rectangle
x ∆
Area = hw
f(c
i
) x ∆ ×
Rectangle i=1
2
2
2
+
,
_

¸
¸ i
= 2
2
1
2
+
,
_

¸
¸
2
1
8
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
· ×
1
1
]
1

¸

+
,
_

¸
¸
Rectangle i=2
2
2
2
+
,
_

¸
¸ i
=
Total Area:
d.) The area under the curve is 2.
33
or
3
1
2
. How far off were you with your guess?
2.)
a. Let n= 8, so partition the area over the interval [0,1] into 8 equal sections by drawing lines up to
the f(x) graph. Use these lines as the right-hand endpoints of rectangles.
b. Determine x ∆ . ( Hint x ∆ =
n
a b −
)
c. Use the right endpoints to estimate the upper sum of the area under the curve by filling out the
chart below:
Height of rectangle
f(c
i
)= f( i x ⋅ ∆ )
Width of
rectangle
x ∆
Area = hw
f(c
i
) x ∆ ×
Rectangle i=1
2
8
2
+
,
_

¸
¸ i
= 2
8
1
2
+
,
_

¸
¸
8
1
· ×
1
1
]
1

¸

+
,
_

¸
¸
8
1
2
8
1
2
Rectangle i=2
2
8
2
+
,
_

¸
¸ i
=
Rectangle i=3
Rectangle i=4
Rectangle i=5
Rectangle i=6
Rectangle i=7
Rectangle i=8
Total Area:
d.) Represent the process of summing up the 8 rectangles you just calculated in the chart, using
sigma/summation notation for representing.
3.) Draw a picture of the graph f(x) = x
2
+ 2 over the interval [0,1] such that the area under the curve is
partitioned into an infinite amount of rectangles bounded by the curve.
4.) Let n not be defined by a real number. In other words, n is just n, we will partition the interval [0,1] into n
pieces. Use sigma/summation notation to represent the area under the curve f(x) = x
2
+ 2 over the interval
[0,1] if you partition the area into n rectangles.
5.) Find the limit as n-> of the summation of the “n” rectangles as you have found in problem number 4. In
other words find
x c f
i
n
i
x


·
∞ →
) ( lim
1
(Hint: Use the summation formulas from page 399 of your textbook to get rid of sigma notation)
6.) Find F(x) of f(x) = x
2
+2. In other words, integrate f(x), or find the antiderivative of f(x).
Remember the notation: F(x) =

+ 2
2
x
dx.
7.) Find

+
2
1
2
2 x dx by completing parts a – c below
a.) Use your answer from 7 and find F(2)
b.) Find F(1)
c.) Use the fundamental Theorem of Calculus to find

+
2
1
2
2 x dx = F(2)- F(1)
8.) Explain the link between limits of Riemann Sums and integration.
9.) Challenge: Find the area bounded by the equation y = x
2
+2 ; y = x + 2 ; x=0 ; and x = 1

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