Higher Concepts of Mathematics
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As with the techniques for finding the derivatives of functions, these general techniques for
finding the integral of functions are primarily important only to those who perform detailed
mathematical calculations for dynamic systems. These techniques are not encountered in the
day-to-day operation of a nuclear facility. However, it is worthwhile to understand that taking
an integral is the reverse of taking a derivative. It is important to understand what integral and
derivatives are in terms of summations and areas under graphical plot, rates of change, and
slopes of graphical plots.
The important information covered in this chapter is summarized below.
Derivatives and Differentials Summary
The derivative of a function is defined as the rate of change of one quantity
with respect to another, which is the slope of the function.
The integral of a function is defined as the area under the curve.
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