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What is the indefinite integral?

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2011-02-07 06:13:09

An indefinite integral is a version of an integral that, unlike a definite integral, returns an expression instead of a number.

The general form of a definite integral is:

∫ba f(x) dx.

The general form of an indefinite integral is:

∫ f(x) dx.

An example of a definite integral is:

∫20 x2 dx.

An example of an indefinite integral is:

∫ x2 dx

In the definite case, the answer is 23/3 - 03/3 = 8/3.

In the indefinite case, the answer is x3/3 + C, where C is an arbitrary constant.

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