The complication here is delta x is different on different intervals:
(0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3, pi/2)
dx1 = dx4 = pi/6
dx2 =dx3 = pi/12
Hello,
I need some help with this problem.
It goes like this..
Approximate the integral of sin(x) dx from the 0 to pi/2 by computing the left-hand and right-hand sum. Use the partitions (0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3, pi/2)
I guess I'm just having troubles finding delta x.
The first attempt I tried was using b-a/n which i did pi/2 - 0 /4 which give me pi/8 but that was an incorrect answer. I kinda guessed it because b-a/n wouldn't work because they dont go up by the same intervals.
I think that if I can find delta x then it would be easy sailing from tehre
Have you tried drawing it? Nice and big and neatly on the page, then you will see the rectangles that form the upper and lower sums, and it will become much clearer.
Never underestimate the power of a clear diagram. Once you understand what you're doing and all this becomes clear and obvious, you may not need them - but they're *always* useful for communication. (Obviously not easy to reproduce on a computer, it's more for your own personal benefit.)