This applet is designed for the exploration of Riemann sums. The user can overlay the graph of the function with the area represented by the chosen method of sums, the piecewise linear approximation to the antiderivative, and the graph of a guess at the antiderivative.

The source is well documented, but all the files have been put into a single text file, so you will need to rename the file and separate into classes before compiling.

A set of

Instructors Notes
give
comments on how this applet can be used effectively in a calculus
course.

There is also a sample
worksheet that was used with this applet in a class to explore
numeric integration.

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Last updated By Mike May, S.J., March 20, 2006.