In this lecture you will learn Approximating Areas and Distances in Calculus. Professor Switkes will walk you through the three most often used approximations (Right Endpoint Approximation, Left Endpoint Approximation, and Midpoint Approximation). After covering the necessary Formulas you will see real life applications in determining Velocity and Distance. Finally, five fully worked out examples complete this lecture.
starting with a sketch of the function.
correct width for the approximating rectangles.
Draw in the first
couple, and last, approximating rectangles.
Be careful to
include the correct function evaluation for each height.
Approximating Areas and Distances
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.