Applying Riemann Sums for Integration

Illustrations include approximating the integral using Riemann sums, specifically the middle Riemann sum for the integration range from 0 to 1. The graph displayed is that of x^2, with 10 terms of the midpoint Riemann sum. Additionally, the function calculates the sum area using left Riemann sums, and delta is the difference between x values. Finally, the area is computed.

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Syntax


rsums(f)

rsums(f,a,b)

rsums(f,[a,b])

Description

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The integral approximation for the range of x from

a

to

b

can be calculated using the values of

rsums(

f

,

a

, and

b

. Additionally,

rsums(f,[a,b])

is included in the calculation.

Examples

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Approximate Integral by Riemann Sum

Use the middle Riemann sum to approximate the integral of x^2 from 0 to 1. Display a graph of x^2 using 10 terms for the integration range and find the total sum, which is 0.3325.

syms x
rsums(x^2)

Adjust the interval of integration for the variable “x” to span from -2 to 5 resulting in a Riemann sum total of 44.0475.

rsums(x^2,-2,5)

Figure contains an axes object and other objects of type uipanel. The axes object with title 44.047500 contains an object of type bar.

Input Arguments

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f



Integrand





symbolic expression

|

symbolic function

|

symbolic number



The input for the integrand can be either a symbolical expression, a function, or a numerical value.


a



Lower bound





number

|

symbolic number



A numerical or symbolic value is designated as the lower limit.


b



Upper bound





number

|

symbolic number



The maximum value can be defined as either a numerical or symbolic representation.

Version History


Introduced before R2006a

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