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    Integration of Vector Functions

    Okay, when you find the derivative of a vector function at a specific point, you find the tangent vector. Geometrically what do you find when you integrate a vector function, and for that matter what do you find when you integrate a parametric function?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redier View Post
    Okay, when you find the derivative of a vector function at a specific point, you find the tangent vector. Geometrically what do you find when you integrate a vector function, and for that matter what do you find when you integrate a parametric function?
    It depends what integration you are talking about, the regular integration of line integration. I presume you are talking about regular integration.

    I do not see of any geometrical way of thinking of it. I just think that sometimes you need to find the anti-derivative vector in applications and hence are required to integrate, that is all.
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    Yeah, that is what i thought; the basic need to integration I believe is to find the velocity and position functions.
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