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#1 2016-09-19 09:50:57

peter010
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Registered: 2016-09-05
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Why is there a constant of Integration?

Hello,

In my high school, i was told to add a constant C to the results generated from Indefinite Integration! but I did not know why should I do so!! This video illustrates the reason behind this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NIFMp6sx7U

Last edited by peter010 (2016-09-19 09:53:25)

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#2 2016-09-19 12:41:09

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,518

Re: Why is there a constant of Integration?

Hi;

Seems clear enough, you should understand it now.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#3 2016-09-19 20:47:15

bob bundy
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Re: Why is there a constant of Integration?

hi peter010

Very clear.  Thanks,

Bob


Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#4 2016-09-20 02:46:24

peter010
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Re: Why is there a constant of Integration?

Hi

I am very happy you rated it as a clear material smile)

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#5 2016-09-20 03:46:27

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,518

Re: Why is there a constant of Integration?

Hi;

A picture is worth a thousand words and a video is a lot of pictures.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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