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Integration

  • Daniel W. StroockEmail author
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Abstract

Calculus has two components, and, thus far, we have been dealing with only one of them, namely differentiation. Differentiation is a systematic procedure for disassembling quantities at an infinitesimal level. Integration, which is the second component and is the topic here, is a systematic procedure for assembling the same sort of quantities. One of Newton’s great discoveries is that these two components complement one another in a way that makes each of them more powerful.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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