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    I need help with integral calculus question!

    Let S_n denote the finite sum 1 + 2^2/3 + 3^2/3 + . . . + n^2/3.

    1. Calculate the integral J = ∫(b=1000;a=0) x^2/3, expressing your answer as a
    positive integer.

    2. Use suitable upper and lower Riemann sums for the function f(x) = x^2/3
    on the interval [0, 1000] to prove that S_999 < J < S_1000.

    3. Hence, or otherwise, find integer lower and upper bounds, no more than
    100 units apart, for S_1000.

    I sat on this for 1 hour and could not solve. Please I need a clear explanation and as simple as you can so I can understand it. Any Help appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftshift View Post
    Let S_n denote the finite sum 1 + 2^2/3 + 3^2/3 + . . . + n^2/3.

    1. Calculate the integral J = ∫(b=1000;a=0) x^2/3, expressing your answer as a
    positive integer.

    2. Use suitable upper and lower Riemann sums for the function f(x) = x^2/3
    on the interval [0, 1000] to prove that S_999 < J < S_1000.

    3. Hence, or otherwise, find integer lower and upper bounds, no more than
    100 units apart, for S_1000.

    I sat on this for 1 hour and could not solve. Please I need a clear explanation and as simple as you can so I can understand it. Any Help appreciated
    What have you tried so far? Can you do part 1? Do you know what a Riemann sum is? Have you got examples in class notes and textbook to follow? What progress have you made on part 2?
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