Is it possible to take the derivative of a definite integral? I guess if we have an indefinite one, like:

, taking its derivative, we would get , right?

What if we had ?

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- Sep 16th 2009, 10:04 PMscorpion007Derivative of definite integral?
Is it possible to take the derivative of a definite integral? I guess if we have an indefinite one, like:

, taking its derivative, we would get , right?

What if we had ? - Sep 16th 2009, 10:16 PMseld
wouldn't it be 0? because the solution to the indefinite integral would be a constant, derivative of a constant = 0.

- Sep 17th 2009, 05:59 AMHallsofIvy
Yes, that is correct. is a constant and its derivative is 0.

- Sep 18th 2009, 06:34 PMscorpion007
Thanks guys.

seld, you meant definite integral right? (not indefinite). - Sep 18th 2009, 06:43 PMVonNemo19
- Sep 20th 2009, 11:32 AMseld
- Jun 8th 2010, 02:24 PMPlato