Sec. 4.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integration By Dr. Julia Arnold
Antidifferentiation is the art of finding the function F(x) whose derivative would be the given function F / (x). Antidifferentiation is also called: Indefinite Integration Just as represents finding a derivative, the symbol represents finding the antiderivative of the function f(x). The symbol is called the integral symbol and resembles an elongated s which as we will see in the next section is associated with finding sums. The dx shows what variable we are integrating.
Read your text book. I will supplement the information there. For most of the examples, you will be using the exponent formula which is like the opposite of the power formula. Example 4 a, b, and c. use this formula. Example 5 shows that you always rewrite radicals and use laws of exponents. You can not integrate numerator and then denominator.
Initial Conditions and Particular Solutions When we find antiderivatives and add the constant C, we are creating a family of curves for each value of C. C=0 C=1 C=3
Finding a Particular Solution Find the general solution of General Solution means the antiderivative + C. A particular solution means that given some helpful information we will find the value of C. The following information is referred to as the initial condition : F(1) = 0 C=1
Setting Up A Vertical Motion Problem When you must set up the motion of a falling object, S is the position function, is the velocity function, and is the acceleration function. Acceleration due to gravity is -32 ft. per second per second. Begin most problems with: Let’s look at a specific problem.
A ball is thrown upward with an initial velocity of 64 feet per second from an initial height of 80 feet. A. Find the position function giving the height S as a function of the time t. B. When does the ball hit the ground? Begin by integrating The initial velocity is 64 feet per second. This means at t = 0, S’ = 64 The initial height means at t = 0, S = 80
C = 80 Thus, the position function is: B. When will the ball hit the ground? When S = 0 Since t must be positive, the ball hit the ground after 5 seconds.
Page 243 provides a nice summary of Integration rules. Sample Homework Problems: 8. Rewrite as Using the sum and difference formula (4th from the top on page 243), we integrate each term using the power formula.
Evaluate the definite integral and check the result by differentiation. 18. Rewrite: Integrate: Simplify:
Find the equation for y, given the derivative and the indicated point on the curve. 47. Multiply both sides by dx, then integrate both sides. Of the family of curves the correct one goes through the point (0,4) Substitute x = 0 and y = 4. Thus c=4 and the solution is:
Solve the differential equation: 52. Integrate: Substitute x=0 and 6 for f’(0) Thus c = 6 Integrate again: Substitute x = 0 and f(0)=3 C=3 Find f(x) Answer:
Vertical Motion: Use a(t)=-32 feet per sec per sec as the acceleration due to gravity. (Neglect air resistance.) 60. A balloon rising vertically with a velocity of 16 feet per second, releases a sandbag at the instant it is 64 feet above the ground. (a) How many seconds after its release will the bag strike the ground? (b) At what velocity will it hit the ground? Solution: Begin with a(t) = -32 and integrate. Remember v’(t)=a(t), thus v(t)= -32t + c. At t = 0 (the moment the sandbag is released, the balloon has a velocity of 16, thus 16 = c. v(t) = -32t + 16 Continued on next page
60 continued v(t) = -32t + 16 Now integrate v(t) which is s(t) the position function. S(t)= -16t 2 + 16t + c A balloon rising vertically with a velocity of 16 feet per second, releases a sandbag at the instant it is 64 feet above the ground. At t = 0, s(t) is 64 feet above the ground. Thus c = 64 and s(t) = -16t 2 + 16t + 64 (a) How many seconds after its release will the bag strike the ground? The position of the bag indicates that s = 0 on ground.
s(t) = -16t 2 + 16t + 64 0 = -16t 2 + 16t + 64 0 = -16(t 2 - t - 4) 0 = t 2 - t - 4 Since this doesn’t factor we will need to use the quadratic formula to solve. One of these t’s is negative. One is positive. We want the positive answer. t = 2.56 approximately Thus the sandbag is on the ground in about 2.6 seconds
(b) At what velocity will it hit the ground? v(t) = -32t + 16 @ t = 2.56 v(2.56) = -32(2.56) + 16 = -65.92 The velocity of the sandbag when it hits the ground is approximately -65.92 feet per second.