# Math Help - Question concerning integral equations

1. ## Question concerning integral equations

Hi

Something I don't understand about the derivation of integrals is wether the result will be
y(x) or -y(x)

(Given that we start with $\int_{a}^{b}y(t)\delta t$)

Explanation much appreciated.

2. Originally Posted by Tau
Hi

Something I don't understand about the derivation of integrals is wether the result will be
y(x) or -y(x)

(Given that we start with $\int_{a}^{b}y(t)\delta t$) Mr F says: If a and b are constants then the derivative of this expression is zero since the integral is a number.

Explanation much appreciated.

$\frac{d}{dx} \left[ \int_{a}^x y(t) \, dt \right] = y(x)$.

$\frac{d}{dx} \left[ \int_{x}^a y(t) \, dt \right] = \frac{d}{dx} \left[ -\int_{a}^x y(t) \, dt \right] = - y(x)$.