Integration Summary
Notation
You might be given and asked to find , so you will need to integrate.
Or the question might use the integration notation as follows:

Means:

(

)

Integrate the following

with respect to

Basic integration of Polynomials
Add 1 to the power then divide the expression by the new power (for every term).
(Remember to include “

If:

” in case there was a number in the original expression.

then

e.g. find , if

e.g.

Area under a curve (using limits)
To find the area under a curve between 2 points, integrate the curve, substitute both points
in separately then subtract the lower limit from the upper.
Upper limit
5

e.g.

=

*

+

5

=

[

2

5

]2

2

Lower limit

“Under the curve”
means between the
curve and the 𝑥-axis.

Now do 2 boxes substituting in the limits:
[
] [
]

= [ ( )

( ) ]

[ ( )

( ) ] = 225 – 12 = 213

We have found that the area under the curve between
(We didn’t need “

= 2 and

= 5 is 213.

” in each box because it would have cancelled out.)