# help with definiations/relations

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Posted by kimCav on October 30, 2002 at 07:41:46:

I just need a better understanding of the following terms- mostly how they relate to the graph of the function. These are my own words please make corrections or maybe use better wordage.

dervative- slope of the tangent line of the function

antidervative- is the inverse process of a dervative. In words it is the function plus the constant of integration. RIGHT!!!!! The antidervatives are vertical transtions of each other. You can have more than one antidervative when you use + C. (family of the function)

constant of intergration- is a constant of the general solution the C in G(x)=x^2+C When C has a mulitple values it produces a family of antidervative for the function

general solution- is the form used when C does not have a value. the C in G(x)=x^2+C Use it when you do not have the initial conditions

I am still working on trying to understand the following any help would be nice!!!

indefinite intergral

definite intergral

limits of intergration

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