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    Area under a graph

    I've been asked to find the area under a graph of a function with limits (0\leq x \leq 2 \pi )

    I've found just one solution (the other solution turned out impossible as it was outside the limits for arcos) for a stationary point which is a local maximum, so do I just use zero as a local minimum for x to find the area?

    Any help is appreciated.
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    Re: Area under a graph

    Hang on, do I even need to know the stationary points to find out the area? I've just drawn the graph and it looks like a "hill", a perfectly feasable graph that doesn't have any local minimums.
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    Re: Area under a graph

    area under a curve involves integration ... what is the equation for the curve and limits of integration?
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    Re: Area under a graph

    Hi Skeeter,

    I think I'll be OK with this now, I just got a little confused remembering how to do it.

    Many thanks for offering to help though.
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