Riemann Sums

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.

If you find this useful, please e-mail me at maymk@slu.edu.

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