Take the 2-minute tour ×
Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
Why is the area under a curve the integral?

Why does calculating an integral or an anti-derivatives represent an area? How do they figure it out? What is the relationship between them?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by J. M., Pedro Tamaroff, Jonas Teuwen, MJD, Zev Chonoles Jul 14 '12 at 2:33

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

A textbook on calculus will have some explanation and intuitive motivation for this. –  GEdgar Jul 13 '12 at 23:30

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

This is basic level stuff covered in first course of calculus. You may also refer to this:


share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.